Summary Nintendo Direct 9-2-2022: Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Mario Strikers, Mario Kart DLC, Splatoon 3 and all the news presented

The first Nintendo Direct presentation of 2022 is here. Each new broadcast brings together millions of fans eager to find out what’s new for Nintendo Switch, and this time, fulfilling the tradition of every February, we have before us 40 minutes of news.

As always, in this article you have a summary with all the games that have been seen live, starting with the new Fire Emblem Warriors and ending with Xenoblade Chronicles 3… with many surprises in between!

Below is a link to watch the presentation live, and if you’re curious, you can compare this presentation with the one from February 2021 and the last Nintendo Direct generates, in September 2021.

Summary Nintendo Direct 9-2-2022

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

A new musou based on Fire Emblem Three House will be released on the 24th June on Nintendo Switch. As in Hyrule Warriors Age of Cataclysm, it will expand the story of the most recent title in the saga.

Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp

The double remake of the first two Advance Wars games, released on the Game Boy Advance, will have multiplayer online and map editor… Confirms its release date April 8.

No Man’s Sky

The popular space exploration game will have an adaptation for Nintendo Switch this summer.

Mario Strikers Battle League Football

The game of sports created by Next Level Games, which had installments on Game Cube and Wii, returns with a new installment for Nintendo Switch. Yes, it’s a soccer game, but Mario-style… and yet it’s much wilder and more intense than other Mario games like Mario Golf or Tennis.

Eight players will be able to play on one Nintendo Switch locally and online, coming out June 10.

More information on Mario Strikers Battle League.

Splatoon 3

New Splatoon 3 gameplay reveals the return of Salmon Run mode, a cooperative mode where you endure rounds of salmon attacks. It will be released in summer 2022, but no date has been set.

More information on Splatoon 3 here.

Front Mission 1st Remake

Remakes of Square Enix’s strategy games Front Mission 1 and 2 are announced. The first will be out in the summer, the second later.

Disney Speedstorm

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

On April 20 There will be a port of this action game in the saga released in 2008, and it will have Wii motion controls!

Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection

Reminder that the Ezio Collection is on its way to Switch, coming out February 17.

SD Gundam Battle Alliance

Bandai Namco has a new game in the Gundam universe in the works, due out in 2022.

Chrono Cross

The rumored remaster of Chrono Cross, a sequel to Chrono Trigger that came out on PlayStation, has just been announced or for Nintendo Switch. It will be released on April 7, it is multiplatform (PS4, PC, Xbox One).

More information about Chrono Cross here.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby New trailer for the Kirby game that is wowing the world, a 3D adventure that is just around the corner corner, March 25 In this gameplay, Kirby’s new transformations are revealed, such as a car, a machine, ina dispenser or a cone. These transformations are in addition to Kirby’s copy abilities, which you can upgrade.

MLB The Show 2022

First gameplay of the Switch version of MLB The Show, the baseball game developed and published by PlayStation. It’s the first time it’s coming out on Switch, and it’ll get crossplay when it comes out in April.

Kingdom Hearts Cloud Version

A look at several compilations of games in development for Nintendo Switch, starting with the controversial compilation of the Kingdom Hearts saga… cloud exclusive

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series

The two games of Klonoa, the platform series from Namco, also receive a compilation on Switch, but also coming to PC, PS4, Xbox on July 9.

Portal: Companion Collection

Both Portal games are coming to Nintendo Switch. They come out this year, without a specific date, also maintaining online multiplayer.

Live a Live

An RPG set in various eras (prehistory, the West, feudal Japan or even the future) that was exclusive to Japan is getting a remake in gorgeous HD graphics, coming out on July 22.

Nintendo Switch Sports

We were hoping for a sequel to 1-2-Switch… and we got it! a sequel to Wii Sports! Badminton, Soccer, Volleyball, Chambara (sword duels), Bowling, Tennis… all controlled by c with the motion control of the Joy-Con. It will have new characters, but you will be able to use the Mii, and there will be online multiplayer.

Comes out on April 29, and there will be a free update in the summer in which you can use the Ring Fit strap to play soccer… and in the fall the Golf.

From February 19 to 20 there will be an Online Play Test to test the online. Learn more about Nintendo Switch Sports here.

Taiko no Tatsujin Rythm Festival

New musical game of beating the drum to the rhythm, which will have 76 songs, including Zelda or Undertale themes. , there will be a paid subscription where you can get up to 500 new songs.Coming out this year.

Triangle Strategy

New images of Triangle Strategy, the tactical RPG coming out March 4. A free demo will be released in a few hours.

Cuphead The Delicious Last Course

Images of the Cuphead DLC, which will be released as on the other platformsin June.

Metroid Dread

MercurySteam’s game will receive a free update with a new difficulty mode, which will kill you in one hit. A rookie mode will also be added, and a boss rush mode will be released in April.


The classic SNES Earthbound will be released on Nintendo Switch Online, and the NES original, Earthbound Origins, will also be released on their respective Switch Online subscriber apps. Available today.

More information on Earthbound here.


A slew of games for Switch, highlighting that Konami’s GetsuFumaDen is out today.

  • Zombie Army 4 Dead War (26-04)
  • GetsuFumaDen Undying Moon (now available)
  • Guardians of the Night -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (10-06)
  • LEGO Brawls (June)
  • Two Point Campus (15-05)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will receive a new DLC with remastered circuits from previous installments: extra tracks.There will be 48 circuits, which will be released in 6 waves of 8 circuits each… up to 2! 023! The first tracks will be released March 18, and the season pass costs 24.99 euros, although it is included in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Announced the new installment of Xenoblade Chronicles, which will unite the two worlds of the first and second Xenoblade. It will be released in September 2022.

More information on Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

And that’s it! What did you think of this Nintendo Direct presentation? What is your favorite game seen today? Which one do you miss?