7 of the best new Nintendo Switch games out in 2022 – BBC Science Focus Magazine

From Mario to Pokémon to Kirby, there’s no shortage of incredible series on Nintendo Switch – and it seems like there are more released all the time. And if the classic Nintendo characters aren’t your cup of tea, more recent series like Xenoblade Chronicles and Splatoon are sure to keep you entertained, too.

Yes, we’re disappointed that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 has been pushed back to 2023, but in the meantime, there are more than enough fantastic titles to tide us over until then.

Read on to find out the new Nintendo Switch games that we’re most excited about in 2022.

Best new Nintendo Switch games out in 2022

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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On sale 28 January 2022

Explore the history of the world of Pokémon in this action RPG. You play as a member of the Galaxy Expedition Team’s Survey Corps, whose job is to create the very first Pokédex. You will explore the Hisui region in a time before Pokémon and humans lived side by side, surveying, catching and researching all the wild species you encounter.

Meanwhile, certain Pokémon in the region are turning frenzied, and you’ll have to work out how to calm them down. Could this have something to do with the mysterious Arceus?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass

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On sale 18 March 2022

If you’re anything like us, you bought Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and then played it until you practically knew the courses with your eyes closed. Luckily, with the Booster Course Pass, the fun doesn’t have to end.

Nintendo is releasing six waves of extra courses for the game, with eight courses in each wave. All 48 are remastered from previous games – but, of course, with all the features unique to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe added in.

The first wave has been released already, with the remaining five due by the end of 2023.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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On sale 25 March 2022

In the 30th anniversary year of the series, Nintendo has published Kirby’s first 3D adventure. In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, the little pink hero is swallowed by a vortex and wakes up far from home, on a world where civilisation has been overtaken by nature. Kirby’s friends, the Waddle Dees, are captured by a gang called the Beast Pack. It’s Kirby’s job to rescue them, with classic Copy Abilities and brand new ones, too.

You can team up with a friend over the course of this adventure in local co-op mode.

Nintendo Switch Sports

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On sale 29 April 2022

The newest edition in the hugely popular Wii Sports series is coming to Nintendo Switch in April. The game features six sports in total, including both familiar and new events, each of which can be played alone or with friends.

Take to the courts with tennis and badminton, swinging your Joy-Con like a racket, or use the Leg Strap Accessory included in physical copies of the game in football. Bowling includes both the classic game and challenge modes with obstacles and ledges. In …….

Source: https://www.sciencefocus.com/buyers-guides/new-nintendo-switch-games/

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