Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Purple
When Pokemon Legends: Arceus debuted earlier this year, and even earlier Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl, hardly anyone expected that this year we would get the ninth generation of Pokemon! And yet, after the controversial but successful Pokemon Sword/Shield, the developers at Game Freak decided to take us to regions inspired by Spain!
We waited, waited to finally live to see it! Bayonetta 3 will hit living rooms this year and once again sweep the angels away. A beautiful but dangerous lady is taking us on an even crazier ride without handlebars than before, and even then it was very interesting. However, we won’t see what comes out of it for another few months, though, as the game’s premiere date will likely only be known during the summer holidays during the annual E3 Direct.
Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp
Without the war in Ukraine, we would already be enjoying the remake of the cult Advance Wars. Nintendo rightly decided that it wasn’t worth adding to the oven and delayed the typical wartime production. Soon, however, we will again dedicate ourselves to a unique adventure in the struggle for freedom, happiness, peace and other similar values. If you like tactical games, you absolutely have to check out this title!
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
The musou genre might not be the most popular, although Nintendo’s Warriors series definitely has something missing from these Dynasty Warriors or Samurai Warriors. In Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes we will discover a brand new story related to Fire Emblem: Three Houses from a few years ago.
Square Enix likes to refresh old jRPGs, as evidenced by Live A Live – a remake of the 1994 classic, which unfortunately never had a chance in the West, as it was overshadowed by the premiere of Chrono Trigger. This time, in the well-known Square Enix HD-2D formula, this title will return and present us with fascinating stories of warriors from different historical periods – we will visit prehistory, the Wild West, the Middle Ages, the Edo era and several other beautiful lands.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
The sensational Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle showed that the iconic Marian can literally cut through any genre, even tactical strategy like the XCOM brand, and it will come out really well. Ubisoft is preparing a big sequel for this year, which will however offer us a slightly different combat system, more associated with such Divinity: Original Sin.
Mario Strikers Battle League
FIFA, eFootball, UFL? Who is it for, sir. Mario Strikers will now play, not those bloated hits. If you are interested in unusual sports games, you liked Mario Golf and Mario Tennis, you will love Mario Strikers – crazy football with Nintendo characters as players. In addition to the usual goals, you can also set a trap for your opponent or use bonuses to feel like in Galactic Football.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
The Xenoblade Chronicles brand is becoming one of the most important Nintendo brands and after the success of “two” and a solid remaster of the original Nintendo Wii, it’s time for us to discover the beautiful world of XC3 this summer. We will see the impressive world again, expressive heroes and, of course, we will experience an exciting story that, like its predecessors, sweeps our hearts.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
Finally, I left myself two productions which will appear or not in the next 12 months. The first is the sequel to Breath of the Wild, which surprisingly little is known about, but one thing is certain. No Zelda has ever gone below a very high quality level, and after the absolutely outstanding final episode, the expectations for this item will be as high as ever.
Metroid Prime 4
We’ve been waiting far too many years for Metroid Prime to return, and the fact that Nintendo decided to take the “four” on their own, rather than push it to Bandai Namco, is a very good signal. It means Big N is taking this project very seriously and after years of feeding us sloppy stuff, we’re finally getting the groundbreaking work we’ve been waiting for.