Now let’s get to the actual games. There will be plenty to keep Switch players busy through the remainder of the year, and some excellent stuff is now confirmed for 2022. Like a fully 3D Kirby, Splatoon 3 and the finally confirmed release window for Bayonetta 3!
Castlevania Advance Collection — today
It was already common knowledge this was coming, but instant delivery was a lovely surprise. If you’ve never played these, the GBA Castlevanias are some of the finest in the series.
Actraiser Renaissance — today
Great day to be a fan of the classics! Actraiser was one of the best console launch titles made (originally for the SNES) and now it’s back with an HD makeover.
Deltarune Chapter 2 — today
Arcade Archives: Pac-Man
Arcade Archives: Xevious — both today
I know rights can be tricky things, but the Arcade Archive’s been around since the Switch’s inception and it took this long to bring out the original Pac-Man?
Hut Wheels Unlimited — September 30
The final Smash Bros Ultimate fighter — October 5
When you wake up that morning and access the Internet, you will know who the final fighter is (reveal’s at 7 AM Pacific). Set your unrealistic expectations super-high!
Metroid Dread — October 8
You all know this one by now. The first new Metroid in years, and the first 2D one since far longer, will be ours in just two weeks!
Disco Elysium — October 12
That’s the date for the digital release….since they knew you’d ask, the physical version is set for early 2022.
Dying Light Platinum Edition — October 19
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars — October 28
A card battling game from Square. A demo is available starting today.
Mario Party Superstars — October 29
Hyrule Warriors Age Of Calamity Expansion Pass Wave 2: Guardian of Remembrance — October 29
You will get a bigger story, new stages, three new playable characters and new actions for existing characters.
Animal Crossing Content Update: November
An announcement for an announcement: the content of this update will be revealed sometime next month.
Star Wars KOTOR: November 11
An XBox classic now remastered and available on multiple platforms, including this one.
Wreckfest — Fall 2021
Surviving the Aftermath — Holiday 2021
Dying Light 2: Stay Human — February 4, 2022
Warning: it’s one of those “cloud” games that won’t work one day once the servers shut off.
Triangle Strategy — March 4, 2022
From the makers of Octopath Traveler…uses the same art style, but different gameplay.
Rune Factory 5 — March 22, 2022
Kirby and the Forgotten Land — Spring 2022
One of the best reveals of this Direct was the first fully 3D Kirby game, which has the pink puffball exploring a long-abandoned city. The setting looks intriguing and it’s something that hasn’t been done with Kirby before so we’re hyped.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Expansion — Summer 2022
Chocobo GP — 2022
Anyone remember Chocobo Racing on the original Playstation? This appears to be patterned after that, with the same characters and art style. FLOOR IT OR GET OUT OF THE WAY
Splatoon 3: Return of the Mammalians — 2022
Now invading the world of Splatoon…it’s…FUR! AIIIIEEEEEEE!!
Bayonetta 3 — 2022
This is the one everybody’s been waiting for, and we didn’t just get a trailer or a teaser, we got actual gameplay! Watch Bayo tear it up on the streets of Tokyo…