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It is hard to believe that we are thinking about shopping for the holiday season, but there is only a few months left and it is always good to start shopping early, especially for amazing games that might be sold out. Here is a list of games that are in everyone's favorite list for this holiday season.
Nintendo Switch will be again one of our preferred brands to gift to family and friends. The variety of games makes it a perfect gift, because there is a game for everyone in your list.
Bayonetta struts through multiple locations in an all-new, over-the-top climax action game. Sporting a wicked new ensemble and somehow familiar pigtails, the titular Umbra Witch must face a mysterious evil using her signature guns and timeslowing Witch Time ability. Tap into Bayonetta’s naughtier side with Demon Masquerade, a new ability that channels the demon linked to her weapon allowing for some exciting action options, not to mention some hair-raising combos. In addition, summon her demonic darlings like Gomorrah, Malphas, and Phantasmaraneae during battle, unleashing their demonic powers in the heat of combat and in new, larger-than life battles where you directly control the action. Fight your way through the streets of Tokyo, the mountains of China, and many other locales! Along the way you’ll meet a virtual coven of Bayonettas, each more fabulous than the last. You’ll also slash and slay as Viola, a feisty witch in training who fights with a sword and a capricious companion, the demon Cheshire. Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 (Available Oct. 28)
Drift into the ultimate hero-based combat racing game, set on high-speed circuits inspired by Disney and Pixar worlds. Master each character’s unique skills on the racetrack and claim victory in this thrilling arcade racing experience from the creators of the Asphalt series! Price:
Free to play (Available 2022)
This hit party game finds up to 60 players running, jumping and shoving their way to victory. Dive into a series of ridiculous challenges and wild obstacle courses with masses of other competitors online, all with the hopes of making the cut and advancing to the next round of mayhem. Shift between competitive free-for-alls and cooperative challenges where everyone on the losing team gets eliminated! Do you have what it takes to claim the crown? Suggested Retail Price: Free (Available Now)
Team up and cooperate with a friend in this critically acclaimed co-op platforming adventure. Venture through fantastical worlds filled with challenges around every corner. In addition to single-system play, the game can also be played on two systems via local wireless or online with a pal via the free Friend’s Pass. Even the bumpiest road can be traveled with someone by your side! It Takes Two launches on the Nintendo Switch system on Nov. 4. Pre-orders begin today in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com.
Suggested Retail Price: TBD (Available Nov. 4)
Now with new modes, personalization, and 3D immersive worlds and new songs, you can experience a never-ending dance party all year long*. And for the first time, dance to record-breaking South Korean boy band BTS with “Dynamite” and other new tracks from the latest hits to classic oldies. Play with up to five friends in local play and online multiplayer with crossplay where you can create private groups, pick your favorite songs, and discover a new era of dance.
Suggested Retail Price: TBD (Available Nov. 22)
Bump, battle, and boost your way to victory! Roll through a smorgasbord of food-themed stages in 4 rounds of 4-player* fun as Kirby…who seems rounder than usual? Race through delicious obstacle courses to collect strawberries as Kirby grows. Then, turn the tides in the final round—a fruity fight atop a floating platform. Suggested Retail Price: $14.99 (Available Now)
Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a delightful 3D platforming adventure Float off on an adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization – like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings and save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the adorable Elfilin. Hope you’re hungry for an unforgettable adventure!
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 (Available Now)
Build your dream team on a galactic journey with Mario and the Rabbids! Team up with Mario, Luigi, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi and their friends on a journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions! Build your dream team of three heroes from an eclectic roster of nine and unleash their skills to take down new bosses and some familiar enemies throughout the galaxy! Be strategic as you dash into your enemies, team jump on your allies and hide behind cover in order to rescue the adorable Sparks, who will provide you with distinct powers to help you in battle. Explore planets throughout the galaxy and uncover mysterious secrets as you complete compelling quests! Suggested Retail
Price: Digital Gold Edition $89.99; Digital $59.99; (Available Oct. 20, 2022)
Double your course options with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass! A total of 48 more courses from throughout the Mario Kart series are racing to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as paid DLC*. Courses include those based on real-world locations like Paris Promenade and Tokyo Blur from the Mario Kart Tour game, in addition to nostalgic favorites like DS Waluigi Pinball and Wii Coconut Mall! Content will release in six waves of eight courses until the end of 2023. Access the courses at no additional cost with a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.**
Suggested Retail Price: DLC: $24.99; Base Game: $59.99 (Available Now)
Tackle, pass and score in this action-packed sport where anything goes! Introducing Strike, a 5-on-5, soccer-like sport with no rules – do whatever it takes to win! Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items and pulling off score-boosting Hyper Strikes. Pummel the pitch with up to eight players. Take the carnage online* or pass the ball to players locally** – just look out for the electric fence! With online* and local wireless**, a player can bring along a secondary striker on the same system, or pair up with up to three other systems (2 players per system, 8 players total).
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 (Available Now)
Bring the thrill of your favorite sports to life! Get moving with Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara (swordplay) using Joy-Con controllers! Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field or arena) and get started. With controlled motions you can curve your bowling ball, add spin to a tennis shot or even use a Joy-Con with the included Leg Strap accessory to kick the ball in Soccer. The Nintendo Switch Sports game offers multiple options for multiplayer fun, so family and friends can join in on the same system* or online**. Plus, a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this Holiday; get ready to Golf! Kick it into gear with a free Nintendo Switch Sports update! Now you will be able to score goals using the Leg Strap accessory in Soccer matches, best your opponents with new Volleyball moves, reach for even greater heights in the Pro League with the addition of the S Rank and ∞ Rank…and more!
Suggested Retail Price: Physical $49.99, Digital $39.99 (Available Now)
Get ready for a reimagined multiplayer experience in Overwatch 2! It's about to get real! On October 4th, Overwatch 2 launches as a free to play live service featuring all new content. Rush into battle as new Support hero, Kiriko, and level up your look with new cosmetics like souvenirs and weapons charms. A brand new Battle Pass system offers 80 tiers of rewards to unlock. Experience reimagined 5v5 gameplay with your friends on Nintendo Switch.
Price: Free (Available Oct. 4, 2022)
Journey through a new, open-world Pokémon™ adventure The newest chapters in the Pokémon series, the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, are coming to the Nintendo Switch system later this year. Catch, battle, and train Pokémon in the Paldea Region, a vast land filled with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, small towns, and sprawling cities. Explore a wideopen world at your own pace and traverse land, water, and air by riding on a form-shifting Legendary Pokémon—Koraidon in Pokémon Scarlet and Miraidon in Pokémon Violet. Choose either Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly, to be your first partner Pokémon before setting off on your journey through Paldea. You can experience a new style of adventure, with a world that you’re free to explore at your leisure and not in an order dictated by the story. There is no set path on your Paldea adventure, so you can weave freely through your Treasure Hunt consisting of three grand stories. Challenge Gyms and aim to achieve Champion Rank, take on gigantic Titan Pokémon, and face off against the troublemaking Team Star. Along the way, encounter Pokémon that take on a gemstone-like appearance and gain special power thanks to the Terastal Phenomenon.
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 per version (Available Nov. 18)
Worlds are colliding in Sonic the Hedgehog’s newest high-speed adventure! In search of the missing Chaos emeralds, Sonic becomes stranded on an ancient island teeming with unusual creatures. Battle hordes of powerful enemies as you explore a breathtaking world of action, adventure, and mystery. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high-velocity, open-zone platforming freedom as you race across the five massive Starfall Islands. Jump into adventure, wield the power of the Ancients, and fight to stop these new mysterious foes. Welcome to the evolution of Sonic games!
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 (Available Nov. 8, 2022)
Enter the Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings Get ready to make a splash with the next game in the Splatoon series! Splatsville, the city of chaos, is the adrenaline-fueled heart of this dusty wasteland. Even in this desolate environment, Turf War* reigns supreme and battles rage in new stages located in the surrounding wilds. Dynamic new moves help these fighters dodge attacks and cover more ground, along with a new bow-shaped weapon to sling ink. Join Agent 3 in a fight against the unruly Octarians in story mode. Discover the secrets of Alterna, the Fuzzy Ooze, and how they connect to the mode’s theme, “Return of the Mammalians.” Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 (Available Now)
With a blend of retro and modern visuals, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge finds the four favorite turtles kicking some serious shell in classic arcade-style beat-’em-up action. Up to six players can play locally or online in this bodacious game developed by Tribute Games and published by Dotemu, who also published Streets of Rage 4 and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. Enjoy pixelated and colorful graphics and a vintage TMNT spirit that will take you back to the fantastic 1980s. All the characters, vehicles, weapons, items and scenes are directly inspired by the 1987 TV series and will make you feel like you jumped directly inside television.
Suggested Retail Price: $24.99 (Available Now)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection delivers 13 radical games from KONAMI’s entire archive of retro 8-bit, 16-bit, and arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles titles! These classics have been adapted for modern gaming systems with a fantastic set of quality-of-life features, local couch co-op and online play. The Cowabunga Collection goes beyond the heated battles against Shredder’s hapless henchmen and dives deeper into the sewers to uncover never-before-seen development documents, game concept art, and sketches directly from KONAMI’s TMNT vault. Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 (Available Now)
Can’t wait to get home to play your favorite Nintendo games? Well, no need to wait! With the Nintendo Switch system, you can play the hottest games at home on your TV, or play in Handheld mode while you’re on the go. Nintendo Switch lets you enjoy a wide library of games anytime, anywhere. This includes fun multiplayer games the whole family can enjoy and play together, in addition to titles that are great for relaxation and unwinding. With Nintendo’s vast library of games, it’s perfect for families, friends and players of all ages. Nintendo Switch is designed to fit your life, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap.
Suggested Retail Price: $299.99 (Available Now)
Meet the latest member of the Nintendo Switch family! The system features a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port (LAN cable sold separately), 64 GB of internal storage (a portion of which is reserved for use by the system) and enhanced audio in Handheld and Tabletop modes. Just like Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model system allows players to play on the TV and share the detachable Joy-Con controllers for right-out-of-the-box multiplayer fun. And just like both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, with Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, the system can be taken on the go to enjoy its play-anywhere versatility. Suggested Retail Price: $349.99 (Available Now)
Looking for another way to play the hottest Nintendo Switch games when you’re on the go? With the Nintendo Switch family of systems, players have the choice of a system that best fits their needs and play styles! The Nintendo Switch Lite system is a dedicated handheld version of Nintendo Switch, and it plays all of the games in the Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode. With a range of colors that includes turquoise, gray, yellow, coral and blue, Nintendo Switch Lite is designed specifically for handheld play – so you can jump into your favorite games wherever you happen to be.
Suggested Retail Price: $199.99 (Available Now)