The days are getting darker and the weather is getting colder, but there’s one bright spot in these dreary autumn months: we’re at the end of the shopping season, which means more games for us!
There’s a lot to look forward to in October and November and below you’ll find a selection of featured titles handpicked by us, as well as a host of other games and accessories launching in the coming months. Take a look around and see if there’s anything to your liking!
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The second installment in Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids series comes out on Switch on October 20, as Mario and his friends embark on an all-new galactic journey to explore planets and rescue their Spark companions.
There are many familiar faces in the game’s eclectic roster, but new combat tactics and bosses will force you to come up with brand new ways to gain the upper hand. We can’t wait to get our hands on these, and the wait isn’t long! More pre-order options can also be found here, including the special Gold and Cosmic edition releases.
Since the arrival of Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo fans have become increasingly hungry for Persona content on Switch. Persona 5 Royal will be added to the collection on October 21.
This is a definitive release of the game that comes with a lot of DLC included – over 40 items of DLC in total, we’re told. You fight for justice on the streets of Tokyo, unlock personas, customize your very own Thieves Den and more. If you want to become the ultimate Phantom Thief, pre-order below.
Finally, And last but not least Bayonetta 3 launches on October 28. Let’s hope years of waiting will pay off!
The game will come in both a standard and special physical edition, with the latter already being extremely hard to come by. We’ve got all the links you need in our dedicated pre-order guide, but you’ll want to jump on any stock of the Trinity Masquerade Edition when you see it.
Bayonetta traverses multiple locations in an all-new, over-the-top climactic action game. With an awesome new ensemble and somehow familiar pigtails, the titular Umbra Witch must confront a mysterious evil with her signature guns and time-delaying Witch Time ability. This time, invading man-made bioweapons called Homunculi are in Bayonetta’s crosshairs.
Indeed, one of the most intriguing Sonic titles in a long time is coming to Switch very soon, as Sonic Frontiers launches for the system on November 8th.
With an all-new open-zone platforming system at its core, as well as a neat combat system and skill tree to contend with, Frontiers takes Sonic in a rather different direction than we’re used to. Stranded on an ancient island, he’s looking for missing Chaos Emeralds, but you must help him defeat hordes of enemies as you explore the game’s five islands to find them.
If you’d like to learn more before pre-ordering, be sure to check out our hands-on impressions of the game.
Making us feel even older than we already do, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet introduces the franchises ninth generation on November 18.
This time, Trainers are invited to explore the brand new Paldea region, finding new people and Pokémon along the way. The new games promise a “vast land of vast open spaces” to explore and appear to be moving in a more modern direction, allowing players to freely move back and forth between three different story routes and even beat the region’s eight Gyms in any order. . More pre-order options for these can be found here.
More upcoming Switch games for October and November 2022
In addition to the games highlighted above, there are plenty of Switch retail games that could pique your interest in the coming weeks…
New accessories for your Switch
And finally, below you’ll find a selection of Switch accessories that are coming soon. Be sure to check out our Switch buyer’s guides if you’re looking for something specific:
So that’s it for October and November – did we miss something? Let us know with a comment and tell us if you reserved any of these goodies!