Nintendo Reconfirms Release Windows For Major Upcoming Switch Games

Kirby's Dream Buffet
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Nintendo has released its latest financial results today, and as with every update, the company has updated its list of upcoming releases.

June and July have been pretty busy months for the Big N, but the rest of the year is looking much calmer. This updated schedule does include July’s releases — so Live A Live and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are both here.

The big news is that Bayonetta 3 finally has a release date. PlatinumGames’ third entry in the series locked in an October release date last month. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope also blasts off in October, though this is listed as Winter 2022 in the report. And Pokémon Scarlet & Violet also has an official release date too! The end of the year is looking good.

We’ve also got the appearance of a brand new Kirby game, Kirby’s Dream Buffet. This sweet surprise will be coming out on Switch sometime this summer, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer for an official release date.

Otherwise, Splatoon 3 rounds out the list. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 still sits comfortably in Spring 2023, and Metroid Prime 4 and Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp are keeping that TBA bench warm.

Launch Schedule of Primary Nintendo Products by Region (extracts: July 2022~)


We’ve got a pretty fantastic-looking end to the year ahead of us, it seems! Hopefully, we’ll hear about some more solid dates for those last three games on the list very soon.

What are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments!

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