Splatoon 3 (September 9) – Nintendo Switch
It’s been a while since I’ve been excited about a Nintendo Switch exclusive, but Splatoon 3 has changed that (I would have said Xenoblade Chronicles, but that game will have been released by the time this publishes). The heavy-hitting multiplayer shooter looks to be a lot of the same, but with some interesting changes on the way. This is also the first time that a story mode will be available
The 4v4 Turf War mode will feature new moves, weapons, and more, and you can be sure that the other game modes will likely make their return. Some things from the original Splatoon that were missing from the second entry in the series are also making a return such as the Inkzooka, which was seen in the game’s reveal trailer.
Nintendo’s first-party releases have been kind of dry as of late, but Splatoon isn’t the only Nintendo game that made its way to this list.
God of War: Ragnarok (November 9) – PlayStation 5 & 4
The God of War reboot that was released back in 2018 enthralled fans with a completely new setting based around Norse mythology rather than just Greek mythology, and God of War: Ragnarok is aptly named to continue that trend. The only story details we have right now of the highly anticipated release is that Kratos and Atreus will go on a journey through all Nine Realms and once again probably save the world.
PlayStation has been steamrolling the competition in terms of exclusive releases, and God of War is one of the strongest titles they have in their arsenal. After a little more than four years since the last release, fans should be reaping the benefits of their patience.
Kratos actor, Christopher Judge, had an injury that delayed the title to 2022, though it was originally slated for 2021. The studio has been urging fans to be patient as they eagerly await more details about the highly anticipated sequel to one of the best games of the last generation.