Well, it's happened, we've hurtled into a New Year. While the previous 12 months brought plenty of exciting games, we'd suggest that 2022 is looking like a bumper year.
As 2022 gets underway we've taken the liberty of rounding up some upcoming Switch game highlights dropping in January and February; it's typically a quieter period in game releases, but Nintendo is partially bucking that trend. Yep, there's a big ol' Pokémon release, and more besides.
Beneath the physical launches below you'll also find a selection of other games releasing in the next couple of months — usually physical versions of previously digital-only Switch eShop games — plus some Switch accessories and related peripherals available in the coming months as we gear up for another big year of gaming.
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus - 28th January
Confirmed for a 28th January 2022 launch, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set long long ago in the Sinoh region (Gen 4 for the non-Poké Fanatics) and sees you on an adventure to compile the region's very first Pokédex. We've recently revisited that region in the Switch remakes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but we'll get to go back in time in this spin-off that looks like it may shake up the tried-and-tested-and-a-little-bit-stale formula of the mainline games.
It promises a different flavour of Pokémon adventure and we're excited to see how this spin-off can take the Pokéverse in new directions in 2022.
Life is Strange: True Colors - 25th February
A title that took a little longer to reach Switch before its eShop release in December, physical collectors and enthusiasts don't have too much longer to wait. A bold new era of the award-winning life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth - and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
More Awesome Nintendo Switch Games
Aside from the highlighted games above, there are lots more Switch retail games which might take your fancy in January and beyond.
Awesome Accessories For Your Switch
And finally here are a selection of the finest Switch accessories coming up in January and beyond, for your consideration.
So that's it for January and February — did we miss anything? Let us know with a comment and also tell us if you've pre-ordered any of these goodies!