Nintendo Fans Ecstatic as New Games Come Out in 2022


The Nintendo Switch has been a huge hit and is on its way to selling more than the hugely popular PlayStation 4. The Nintendo Switch was a big success in 2021, releasing games like Metroid Dread, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.  On January 28, the long-awaited Pokemon Legends: Arceus was released, where players can explore the beautiful Hisui region while catching all sorts of exotic Pokemon. After this, more amazing games will follow in the year, including Splatoon 3 and the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild.

Ayan Aliyi is a 7th grader here at Glasgow, and is a huge fan of Nintendo. He was asked about what he thinks of the upcoming Kirby and the Forgotten Land game. “To be honest, the game looks really good because I’ve never seen a 3D Kirby game before. I am excited and can’t wait for this game to come out, so I’ll be looking forward to it!” he says.

Aside from games, Nintendo fans wonder if a new Switch model will be released this year. Chances look slim, especially since a tweet from Nintendo in July 2021 stated that the company had no plans for any model apart from the OLED Model. After all, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model just released in October 2021, so releasing a new model would be a very unwise move. 

One of the biggest joys of having a Nintendo Switch is playing online with friends. Unfortunately, the ability to do so for most games is locked behind the Nintendo Switch Online membership. Members of the service not only get the ability to play online, but also get to enjoy retro games from consoles like the NES, Super NES, and Nintendo 64. A handful of Nintendo 64 games will be available soon such as The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Banjo-Kazooie and more. 

Overall, this year is looking especially good for Nintendo fans all over the world. Whether it’s with the stunning new releases, retro games we’ll get to enjoy or simply all the memories we’ll make, Nintendo fans are in for a wild ride.