The June 2022
Here’s everything announced during the show.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak debuted a new trailer
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, set to launch on 30 June 2022, kicked off the
If you weren’t already sold on the new Sunbreak expansion, this trailer went a long way towards hyping up its eventual release.
At the end of the trailer, a new roadmap for Monster Hunter Rise content also revealed the game would be supported with new hunts until 2023. Here’s how the content roadmap is shaping up:
- Free Title Update 1 (August) – Seething Bazelgeuse, Lucent Nargacuga and new rare monsters, new locale: Forlorn Arena
- Free Title Update 2 (Fall, Northern Hemisphere) – Rare species and subspecies monsters
- Free Title Update 3 (Winter, Northern Hemisphere) – Several monsters
- Free Title Updates X (2023) – To be continued…
NieR:Automata is being ported to
NieR:Automata, the award-winning action RPG from PlatinumGames, is finally coming to
If you’ve yet to dive in with this adventure, the Switch port is the perfect chance.
Lorelei and the Laser Eyes looks absolutely frightening
Lorelei and the Laser Eyes is a new horror-mystery game that appears to take inspiration from classic PlayStation One-era games like Resident Evil, and the surrealist movement. You’ll journey through a haunted house in this adventure, and discover its secrets in odd, black-and-white gameplay snippets.
This one comes from studio Simogo, responsible for games Sayonara Wild Hearts, Year Walk, and Device 6.
While it doesn’t have a release date, it’s expected to land sometime in 2023.
Super Bomberman R is getting a sequel
Super Bomberman R (2017) is getting a sequel in the form of Super Bomberman R 2. Gameplay appears to be largely the same here, but there is a brand new ‘Castle Mode’ that allows up to 15 players to fight over massive treasure chests.
The game launches in 2023.
10 classic GBA Mega Man Battle Network games are being ported to Switch
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection brings ten classic Game Boy Advance-era Mega Man RPGs to
Games included are:
- Mega Man Battle Network
- Mega Man Battle Network 2
- Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue & White
- Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon & Red Sun
- Mega Man Battle Network 5 Team Colonel & Team Protoman
- Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar & Cybeast Falzar
Pac-Man World is being remade
Pac-Man World Re-PAC is a remaster of the classic PlayStation One platformer adventure, and it includes shiny new characters, gorgeous worlds, and plenty of puzzles. This nostalgic surprise is very welcome, even if it is unexpected.
The remaster launches on 26 August 2022.
Blanc is a gorgeous adventure game starring two animal friends
In Blanc, a faun and a wolf cub work together to find a way home from a snowy wilderness. This adventure looks absolutely gorgeous, and features black and white landscapes filled with puzzles – and yes, it’s co-op, so you’ll be able to jump into this journey with a friend.
It’s set to launch in February 2023.
Return to Monkey Island: Debut gameplay trailer
Long-awaited Monkey Island sequel, Return to Monkey Island, got a stylish gameplay trailer in the latest
It launches for PC and comes to consoles first on
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope launches in October 2022
Following a leak earlier in the week, it was also confirmed that Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope will launch exclusively for
A new gameplay trailer also showed off how the game’s turn-based combat will work.
Nintendo Direct Mini: Headlines
Following this announcement was a highlight reel for a number of games including:
- Little Noah: Scion of Paradise, a side scrolling adventure now available on Switch
- Railgrade, a train management simulator coming Fall 2022 (Northern Hemisphere)
- RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, a storybook-like RPG arriving on 18 August 2022
These were followed by a fresh look at Sonic Frontiers running on
Disney Dreamlight Valley will arrive on
Nintendo Switch in September
Disney Dreamlight Valley, the life simulator that’s like a cross between Animal Crossing with Kingdom Hearts, got a new trailer during the latest
While it’s rare the console gets early access titles (these are usually reserved for the PC audience), Disney Dreamlight Valley appears to be bucking the trend. With fishing, farming, and a number of delightful activities available for players, it looks set to be a wholesome experience.
This was followed by a trailer for Live a Live (launching 22 July 2022), which now has a demo on the
Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom announced
Doraemon Story of Seasons (2019) is getting a sequel, in the form of Friends of the Great Kingdom, a new farming simulator that retains the charming aesthetic of the original title. In addition to new farming features, this game will also allow multiple players to farm together in local play.
It arrives for
Minecraft Legends got a sweeping new trailer following this reveal. It arrives for Switch, PC, and other consoles in 2023.
Dragon Quest Treasures looks adorable
A brand new Dragon Quest game is on the way, in the form of Dragon Quest: Treasures. This chibi adventure features two siblings exploring a vast land discovering treasures and fighting monsters. It appears to be an open world game with plenty of sandbox potential.
It arrives for
This was followed by a flash reel for the following games:
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, a muso-style adventure now available for
- No Man’s Sky, the space exploring sim, launching for Switch on 7 October 2022
- A Plague Tale: Requiem – Cloud Version, a grim adventure landing on 18 October 2022 only in regions with access to
- Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions, a grid-based battler available 28 July 2022
- Portal: Companion Collection, which features both iconic Portal games, now available for
Harvestella is a new farm simulator, with a twist
You’ll be able to ‘farm, fight, and forge friendships’ in Harvestella, a new anime-inspired farm simulator that features a really nifty twist. While you’ll be doing all the usual things in this game – hunting, farming, chatting, decorating, cooking – you’ll also need to venture out of your village to fight a mysterious darkness known as Quietus.
It appears this title will lean heavily into JRPG storytelling when it launches for
Persona 3 Portable, 4 Golden, 5 Royal are coming to
During the latest
The first game to arrive will be Persona 5 Royal on 21 October 2022, with the other games arriving at a later date.
This news concluded the