Nintendo has a lot of coals in the fire as far as 2022 Nintendo Switch games. Pokémon Legends: Arceus launches in two weeks. Square Enix’s Triangle Strategy and Kirby and the Forgotten Land launch in March. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is expected not long after that. Splatoon 3, PlatinumGames’ Bayonetta 3, Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and Square Enix’s Chocobo GP are all coming at some point this year. And the earth-shattering megaton that is the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is speculated to be arriving toward the end of the year. Yet there are inevitably even more Nintendo games where that came from, and according to industry insider Emily Rogers, a sequel to a “casual game” may arrive on Switch in 2022 as well.
What makes this year interesting is how many Nintendo games are either finished or near-finished. I don't expect any major gaps in the release schedule.
I'm curious to see the critical reception to an upcoming casual game. I doubt this sequel will win over many new fans.
— Emily Rogers (@EmilyRogersBlog) January 12, 2022
It’s anyone’s guess what this casual game sequel on Nintendo Switch could be, but the fact that Rogers says she doubts it “will win over many new fans” implies this is not a massively anticipated title. One of the leading guesses is that it could be a sequel to 1-2-Switch, a title that received a hard shrug from critics. It could also theoretically be Arms 2, but that game certainly had more proponents than 1-2-Switch. Or the casual game sequel could be a follow-up to any number of Nintendo DS or 3DS titles, as opposed to a sequel to a Switch game. Again — there are a lot of possibilities.
It seems like it would be asking too much to get a sequel to Wii U’s Nintendo Land — since that would make too many people happy. What do you think this alleged casual sequel might be?