Not every game is fully confident enough to have confirmed a 2022 release yet, but these games are worth keeping an eye out for some time soon.
She Dreams Elsewhere - "Soon"
"A deeply personal narrative dealing with real world themes such as mental health and self-identity combined with strategic turn-based combat, mind-bending levels, and a surreal, visually-striking world ripe for exploration."
Mineko's Night Market - TBD
"Explore a large handcrafted world filled with unique resources, diverse townsfolk to meet, and crafting goods to sell, all while unravelling the island’s mysteries behind the mythological Sun Cat, Abe. Or what was always believed to be a myth…"
Neon White - TBD
"A lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a past life?"
Lonesome Village - TBD
"A cosy RPG adventure, taking place in a formerly sleepy town in dire need of help. The animal villagers are trying to return to life as normal following a calamitous event which wiped out their homes. And the less said about the mysterious tower which has appeared just outside of town, the better."
"Shipwrecked on a strange island. A terrible storm ravages the seas around you, casting your mighty vessel into the perilous rocks of a nearby island. You awake to find your ship in pieces, shipwrecked on a strange island filled with… frogs?"
Rune Fencer Illyia - TBD
"An intense, atmospheric action-platformer with a heavy focus on exploration and combat. Traverse an enormous, mysterious and dangerous world, meet strange allies and enemies, and outfight your numerous foes with fast-paced swordplay and powerful runic magic."
Peglin - TBD
"A Pachinko Roguelike - Fight enemies by collecting special orbs and popping pegs to deal damage. Acquire special relics that radically change the game and ensure no two runs are the same. Aim carefully to survive in this unique turn-based RPG!"
SacriFire - TBD
"A modern JRPG-inspired game with a unique battle system, rich story, fantastic visuals and music by Motoi Sakuraba."
Morkredd - TBD
"A co-op puzzle adventure game where darkness kills. Your goal is to ferry a glowing orb of light through a dark world full of obstacles without getting in the shadows from you environment or your fellow player(s)."
A Walk With Yiayia - TBD
"A light adventure game/visual novel about taking your Greek grandmother on a walk around the neighborhood after she's lost her confidence from having a scary fall. Connect with yiayia through engaging conversations, explore a beautiful, relaxing environment, and complete microquests throughout the neighborhood in this thoughtful, bite-sized adventure."
2022 is looking pretty good — make sure to check out our other list for the bigger games coming this year, too! And, if you're more about looking to the past, you can read our "Best Switch Games" article that covers everything up to this year.
Which indies are you looking forward to in 2022? Are there any "TBD"s you'd love to see some time soon? Let us know in the comments!