2022 video games: The most anticipated releases still to come

Until they get delayed, at least.

At this point, some of us have actually managed to wrap up Elden Ring, leaving our games calendars looking, well, rather empty. 2022 may seem like another year of endless delays, but there are still plenty of gleaming gaming gems waiting to be unearthed in the latter half of the year. 

We’ve rounded up the biggest games of 2022 that are still to come, along with plenty of other highlights that we’re looking forward to. Unfortunately, we can’t promise that the games below won’t also get delayed. But hey, at least these games are still letting us hope.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

When is it coming?

2022

What is it?

Sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence, Requiem continues the story of medieval French orphans Amicia and Hugo. Requiem will see the pair travel to new lands as they attempt to escape their harrowing past. They’ll also need to content with Hugo’s rodent-wrangling curse as the rat plague springs forth once more. Here’s hoping Requiem retains Innocence’s excellent character writing and puzzles while touching up the lackluster stealth elements.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

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© Nintendo

When is it coming?

TBD

What is it?

After being delayed from its original 2021 release date and then again in 2022, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp doesn’t yet have a scheduled release date, but it’s likely it’ll arrive some time this year. It revives the first two Advance Wars titles with new visuals, letting you lead the Orange Star nation to victory once again. A custom map maker is included, and it’ll also support online play.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch

Bayonetta 3

When is it coming?

2022

What is it?

The next adventure of our favorite gun-toting witch. Bayonetta 3 has been in development an awfully long time, but it seems to be shaping up for a 2022 Nintendo Switch release. The first gameplay trailer teased a new look for Bayonetta, but she’s still more than capable of laying the smack down on hordes of enemies as she summons monster from her hair.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch

Forspoken

When is it coming?

October 11

What is it?

A new fantasy action RPG from Luminous Productions. Frey is a young woman from New York thurst into an alternate and extremely dangerous magical land known as Athia. Fortunately, she discovers a propensity for incredibly powerful magic that lets her parkour rapidly across the land and combat both monsters and malicious humans none too happy with her arrival. 

What is it on?

PS5, PC

God of War Ragnarok

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© Santa Monica

When is it coming?

2022

What is it?

The much-anticipated followup to 2018’s axe-tion-adventure, God of War. Ragnarok directly continues the story of Kratos and Atreus after their god-murdering antics in the first game drew the ire of norse god Thor. Probably something to do with killing his sons. If it actually lands on PS4 and PS5 this year, expect it to be one of the biggest releases of the new generation.

What is it on?

PlayStation

Gotham Knights

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© Warner Bros.

When is it coming?

October 25

What is it?

A co-op focussed beat-em-up in the style of the Arkham games. After the supposed death of Bruce Wayne, Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood must team up to keep the streets of Gotham safe from your usual band of dastardly villains. Right now only two-player co-op has been confirmed, but there have been some teases that four-player co-op is due to be unveiled.

What is it on?

PlayStation, Xbox, PC

Hollow Knight: Silksong

When is it coming?

2022, maybe

What is it?

The sequel to Metroidvania perfection. Silksong is the game fans clamor for at every single Nintendo Direct. So far, though, they’ve been left hanging every time. Interest in Team Cherry’s title hasn’t waned, however, and we still can’t wait to explore gorgeous 2D environments as new protagonist Hornet.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

When is it coming?

2022

What is it?

Turn-based tactical combat pairing Mushroom Kingdom’s finest with Ubisoft’s rabbids. It’s basically X-Com, but much, much sillier. Sparks of Hope is the sequel to the immensely successful Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, and it promises to drop the grid movement system for a more free-form range. There’s also a rabbid Rosalina.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch

Mario Strikers: Battle League

When is it coming?

June 10

What is it?

A revival of the popular soccer/football series starring grumpy versions of the Mushroom Kingdom cast. Throw down with Donkey Kong, Daisy, Bowser, and more in this punchy version of the world's most popular sport. Battle League promises a lot of customizability for each character, as well as dedicated online leagues and competitions.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

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© Firaxis

When is it coming?

2022

What is it?

Another tactical-combat RPG, this time starring a squad of mean Marvel heroes. After mega demon Lilith is awakened, it’s up to the player character to work with the likes of Wolverine, Blade, and Captain Marvel to take her and her demonic hordes down.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC

Metal: Hellsinger

When is it coming?

2022

What is it?

A rhythm-based heavy metal FPS. It's basically DOOM but where you're rewarded for slaying to the beat. You're a demon, and your job is to kill other demons with whatever guns you have at hand. Pulsating lines constantly shift toward your crosshair, rewarding you for landing hits to the tempo of the level's tune. The soundtrack promises plenty of stars, including System of a Down's Serj Tankian. A must for metal-loving gamers.

What is it on?

PlayStation, Xbox, PC

Neon White

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© Angel Matrix

When is it coming?

Early summer

What is it?

Hard to describe. A speedrunning FPS in which you sacrifice cards to unleash powerful mobility moves that let you parkour through levels. You're racing against the clock to slay demons and compete for a chance to earn your place in heaven. Also there are visual novel dating elements? Whatever it's genre, Neon White looks ace.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch, PC

Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals

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© Night School Studio

When is it coming?

2022

What is it?

The sequal to critically acclaimed indie narrative game Oxenfree. The story takes place five years after the events of the first game, with protagonist Riley investigating mysterious radio signals in her home down. Oxenfree's impressive conversation system returns, allowing you to shape the events of the game and your relationships through dialogue.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

When is it coming?

Late 2022

What is it?

The next mainline Pokémon game pairing. Scarlet and Violet will take players to a new region clearly themed around Spain. Details are slim, but we know it'll be taking open-world lessongs from Legends Arceus. The three new starters have already been shown off, so it's time to pick your favorite from Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxily .

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch

Saints Row

When is it coming?

August 23

What is it?

A reboot to the wacky open-world chaotic gang game series. Take command of the Boss and forge the Saints by recruiting members of other gangs and coming to command the city of Santo Ileso. The art style may have raised a few eyebrows, but subsequent trailers have shown the traditional Saints Row ridiculous action is certainly still on offer here.

What is it on?

PlayStation, Xbox, PC

Sonic Frontiers

When is it coming?

Holiday 2022

What is it?

An open-world Sonic game. That's pretty much all we know about it so far, so don't be surprised if this one ends up slipping. SEGA is apparently hoping for high review scores on this one though, meaning there should at least be a solid effort behind its development.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC

Splatoon 3

When is it coming?

September 9

What is it?

The Squid-kids return for another fashion-filled shoot out. Competitive multiplayer ink-spraying matches may be at the heart of the game, but Splatoon 3 also promises plenty of other modes like the co-op survival of Salmon Run and a single-player story called Return of the Mammalians.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch

Stray

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© BlueTwelve

When is it coming?

Summer 2022

What is it?

A game about a cute cat trying to find its way out of a neon-lit future city inhabited only by robots. Our feline protagonist will partner up with a small AI companion to solve puzzles and communicate with the forgotten robots living in the city.

Terra Nil

When is it coming?

2022

What is it?

An environmental ecosystem reconstruction city builder. By placing down environmentally friendly structures that encourage the growth of flora, you’ll revitalize barren wastelands and return wildlife to its rightful place.

What is it on?

PC

Two Point Campus

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© Two Point

When is it coming?

August 9

What is it?

Build up and developp a rather outlandish college/university in this new management sim from the makers of Two Point Hospital. Unlike real life college, here students can enrol in entertaining courses such as Knight School (ho ho ho). You'll need to keep your students well educated and happy by offering entertaining activities for them to engage in.

What is it on?

Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC

Have we missed any games of 2022 that you’re looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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