February 9, 2022, Nintendo dropped some exciting titles and DLCs to look forward to this year. I did not include them all. Click here to watch the full direct. Here are the ones that I am most excited to play in the following months.
Mario Strikers Battle League
This franchise has been around since 2005; but this is the first time I have heard of it. Many young Mario fans are going to be exposed to this action packed sports game.
Mario and his friends use different gear to enhance their speed, strength, and pass accuracy on the field. Use items like bombs to make gameplay explosive! Tackle the other team and steal the ball! Create a hyper strike and shoot a goal to earn double points!
Mario Strikers supports up to 8 players on a single Switch. Nintendo Online members can join games worldwide and even join clubs to become the best Strikers there are.
Mario Strikers Battle League is available June 10, 2022. Preorders available now. Watch the trailer below.
Splatoon 3 Salmon Run Next Wave
Nintendo released a trailer of Splatoon 3 Salmon Run Next Wave which displays the multiplayer gameplay. In the apocalypse looking world, the squidlings must battle enemies such as Fish Stick and Flipper Flopper. Hopefully there are more Splatoon updates soon.
Splatoon 3 Salmon Run Next Wave comes summer 2022. Watch the trailer below.
Nintendo Switch Sports
I spent a good deal of my childhood playing memorable sports in my living room, flinging the Wii-Mote in all directions. Wii Sports gave us great memories, great music, and hilarious videos. And who could forget throwing the bowling ball behind you and all the Miis freaking out!?
Let’s hope Nintendo Switch Sports will be new and fresh while sustaining the nostalgic feeling of starting your own family bowling team. The base game includes the fan favorites of tennis, bowling, and chambara (swordplay) with the addition of soccer, volleyball, and badminton. Later updates will include a kicking action in soccer (with leg strap included with physical game) and the added sport of golf.
February 18-20, Nintendo Online members can take part in the online play test. See details below or visit the web page here.
Nintendo Switch Sports will be available April 29, 2022. Watch the trailer below.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass
We didn’t get the Mario Kart announcement that was speculated by many. But I for one am excited to be getting anything Mario Kart related. The paid DLC will include a total of 48 remastered courses from across Mario Kart history. The $24.99 USD pass includes 6 waves of 8 additional courses through the end of 2023. These courses will be available to play locally and online.
The first wave releases March 18, 2022. Preorders available now. Watch the trailer below.