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First look: 'Splatoon 3' and 'Star Wars: Hunters' among new video games headed to Nintendo Switch


That action moves to Splatsville in "Splatoon 3," coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022.

There’s a new wave of multiplayer paint splattering in the works for the Nintendo Switch.

“Splatoon 3,” the newest edition of the colorful family-friendly combat game, is in development for a 2022 release, the game maker announced during its 50-minute Nintendo Direct reveal on YouTube Wednesday.

While Switch players must wait for that one, there’s plenty of other games in the Switch pipeline.

New items are coming to “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of “Super Mario Bros.” You can get Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach costumes. You can also order the Super Mushroom and Question Block as furniture and install a pair of Warp Pipes to travel between locations on your island. The game will get an update on February 25 and items will become available March 1.

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Fans of the game “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” will be able to expand their roster with the fighting females Pyra and Mythra from “Xenoblade Chronicles 2” in March.

Online battle royale game “Apex Legends” comes to the Switch on March 9. All players will get a new Legendary Pathfinder skin and 30 free levels for the Season 8: Mayhem Battle Pass. And you earn Double XP for the first two weeks. 

“Monster Hunter Rise” hits on March 26 and Nintendo will release a gray and gold-emblazoned special edition Switch console on that same date.

Two Nintendo mystery games, originally released in Japan more than three decades ago, are being localized in English for the Switch: “Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir” and “Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind,” coming to the Nintendo eShop on May 14.

“Mario Golf: Super Rush,” coming June 25, also lets you swing the Joy-Con controller to play golf. And the game has a speed golf options and a Mii Story mode that lets you bring your virtual self into the game. 


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