With so many game release dates getting pushed into 2022, this will certainly be an epic year for Nintendo Switch! The bar has been set by Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and many developers are rising to the challenge. After watching trailers and reading reviews, here are the top four games that I’m most excited to play in 2022!
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
After playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in late 2021, I immediately searched to see if there was a sequel. I was extremely excited to see that the sequel wasn’t only in development but expected to launch in late 2022! In the trailers, it looks like Zelda may have a leading role in the actual gameplay along with Link. Along with this change, we also have sky temples and enhanced enemies to look forward to! I’m very happy that this game will pick up where the first one left off.
I’ve been waiting for an RPG, cinematic, epic Harry Potter game for Nintendo Switch and it looks like my wishes will be answered this year! It has officially been confirmed that Hogwarts Legacy will be released for Nintendo Switch and the expected release date is in late 2022. After watching the trailer, it looks like you start as a student at Hogwarts and can eventually explore the wizarding world by flying on hippogriffs, battling dementors, and discovering other magical creatures.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
This game combines two of my favorite things… LEGOs and Star Wars. And when it is released in April, it will be the biggest LEGO video game. One of my favorite aspects of the game is that you get to pick the episode that you want to play. It also looks like you can pick the character that you play as and each one has certain moves and abilities specific to that character. With it being a LEGO game, you can be sure to expect a certain level of humor throughout which is always a nice touch.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
I have an equal amount of excitement and dread for this game and it comes down to one issue… Gollum. He is probably the character that I like the least so for me, it is extremely unfortunate that you play as this particular character in the game. With that said, it makes sense as to why Gollum was selected after watching the trailer. With so much to explore and plenty of enemies to deal with, the game seems to make use of the entire epic fantasy world of Lord of the Rings.
And there you have it… my top four games that I’m most excited to play in 2022! What Nintendo Switch games are you most looking forward to playing this year? Let me know in the comments!