Splatoon 3

Summer's almost over, but Switch's sizzling roster of exciting upcoming games is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, September and October have plenty of great titles in store for us as you're about to see.

Below, you'll find a selection of featured titles hand-picked by us, as well as lots of other games and accessories that are launching over the next couple of months. Have a browse and see if anything takes your fancy!

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Temtem - 6th September

There have been plenty of Pokémon-alikes appearing on Switch just lately, and Temtem is the latest to try to tap into your monster-taming nostalgia. The game is a massively multiplayer take on the tried and trusted formula and has you travelling across six islands while becoming a Temtem tamer; you'll be able to join friends to explore the game in co-op mode at any time, engaging in battles and customing your character to your heart's content.

Splatoon 3 - 9th September

September's biggest release for Nintendo fans, without question, is Splatoon 3.

The latest entry in everyone's favourite squid shooter series, Splatoon 3 will give squids and kids alike a fresh chance to take to the splattlefield and claim as much turf as possible. The series has never let us down before, so we have high hopes for this upcoming title. You can grab a pre-order below, although more pre-order options can also be found here.

FIFA 23 - 30th September

Rounding out September is FIFA 23, the final EA football game under the FIFA branding.

As we've come to expect, this year's Switch release is once again a Legacy Edition, meaning it features all the updated teams, kits and squads, but doesn't feature any of the gameplay improvements seen on other consoles. It's a shame, but if you just want the latest title available to play on the go, pre-orders are now available.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope - 20th October

The second entry in Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids series arrives on Switch on 20th October, as Mario and friends head out on a brand new galactic journey to explore planets and save their Spark companions.

There are plenty of familiar faces in the game's eclectic roster, but new combat tactics and bosses will force you to work out brand new ways to get the upper hand. We can't wait to get our hands on this one, and there isn't long to wait! More pre-order options can also be found here, including the special Gold and Cosmic edition releases.

Bayonetta 3 - 28th October

Finally, finally launching on 28th October is Bayonetta 3. Here's hoping years of waiting will pay off!

The game's getting both a standard and special physical edition, with the latter already proving extremely hard to come by. We're keeping track of all the links you need in our dedicated pre-order guide, but you'll want to jump on any stock of the Trinity Masquerade Edition whenever you see it.

Bayonetta struts through multiple locations in an all-new, over-the-top climax action game. Sporting a wicked new ensemble and somehow familiar pigtails, the titular Umbra Witch must face a mysterious evil using her signature guns and time-slowing Witch Time ability. This time, invading manmade bioweapons called Homunculi find themselves in Bayonetta’s crosshairs.

More Upcoming Switch Games For September And October 2022

As well as the highlighted games above, there are plenty of Switch retail games that could pique your interest over the coming weeks...

New Accessories For Your Switch

And finally, below you'll find a selection of Switch accessories coming up soon. Be sure to consult our Switch buyer's guides if you're looking for anything in particular:

So that's it for September and October — did we miss anything? Let us know with a comment and tell us if you've pre-ordered any of these goodies!