At least so far...
To say Nintendo's happy hybrid console has had a great year is an understatement. The Nintendo Switch in 2022 is a show-stopper!
While technically PC gamers have had it pretty good this year as well, we are just going to be focusing on console gaming here (yes I know From Software's Elden Ring is amazing). The Switch as far as consoles go, has had huge releases back to back to back!
So let's talk about the Switch in 2022
What have been the big releases so far?
(first party titles)
Pokemon Arceus Legends
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Nintendo Switch Sports (Wii Sports for Switch)
Mario Strikers League
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
(and third party titles)
LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga
Eastward (Physical Edition)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge
Capcom Fighting Collection
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series
Which are worth picking up?
All first party games so far have been reviewed and received fairly positive, if you are looking for exclusives to the console, Pokemon Arceus Legends and Kirby and the Forgotten Kingdom are must-buys if you are a fan of either series. Pokemon has a brand new fantastic open world style, set back in time in the Pokemon universe, making the game feel fresh and interesting for long time fans and newcomers alike. Kirby makes a first into a 3D world setting, as most prior Kirby adventures were set in a 2D or 2.5D space. The others should not be skipped out entirely and are at least worth a look to see if they my yield some family fun!
The third party line up is stellar as well, with a huge amount of great game collections, remakes and remasters, as well as the indie darling Eastward, getting a physical release. Once again all of the listed games are at least worth a look, and are definitely worthy of a play if they pique your interest. Check them out and others here: here https://amzn.to/3RLLJ98
What is yet to come?
The Switch is not slowing down soon this year with plenty of more great titles coming out in 2022 that are first part alone:
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Pokemon: Scarlet and Pokemon: Violet
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The Switch is on fire, and won't go out soon!
While it has been a fantastic year for gaming as a whole, it has been extra special for patrons of Nintendo's whimsical little handheld! Plenty of fantastic upcoming games, and dozens of of pre existing games, all in a budget friendly package, make it the hot stop for gaming in 2022! What do you think, are any of these games on your must have list?