These are the Nintendo Switch games launching December 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures: Erik and Mia closeup on faces
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It's new game time! Nintendo Switch has quite a few new games coming out this month, and we've gathered them all into one handy list for you! Whether they're new games or refreshed takes on some old favorites, here are all of the Switch games scheduled for release this month.

DRAGON QUEST TREASURES

Releases December 9

It's been five years since the release of Dragon Quest XI S and now Dragon Quest fans will have a whole new set of adventures to explore in DRAGON QUEST TREASURES. Erik and Mia discover another world, Draconia, and are trying to find a legendary treasure hidden somewhere in the land. Partner up with monster companions and together your abilities will help you explore.

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DRAGON QUEST TREASURES

Join Erik and Mia while they partner with monster companions to travel the mysterious lands of Draconia. There's a treasure to discover, and you're determined to find it! 

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Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent

Releases December 9

A new strategy RPG with a cute grid-based battlefield. Build up the team you want and customize each students abilities, appearance, personalities, and more! You and your team go out on battle quests to progress the story. See if you can build the perfect team and make your way through the monster hordes.

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Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent

Customize your students and build up a dream team to take out into the battlefield against hordes of monsters. Purchase new gear and weapons along the way, and trade out your party as you see fit.

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SAMURAI MAIDEN

Releases December 8

This trio of samurai women are running through the Underworld on a mission to destroy the Demon Lord. Use your sword to slash your way through enemies and hone your skills with your blade. The beasts have taken down your temple and it's up to you to battle your way to revenge. 

For those who purchase the Deluxe Edition, you get the base game as well as 32 different outfits, an additional weapon, and extra background music. 

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SAMURAI MAIDEN

Your temple has been burned and you aren't waiting around to be saved. This group of women is adventuring through the Underworld, blades drawn, ready to take on the Demon Lord themselves.  

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Other Nintendo Switch games releasing in December

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There are so many adventures in the Nintendo Switch games launching this month. Our favorites are SAMURAI MAIDEN, Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent, and DRAGON QUEST TREASURES, but we can't wait for all the other games too! There are so many games on the Nintendo Switch that it can be hard to decide what to purchase and play. Thankfully, we create guides separated by genre to help you get your game on. Whether you're into the best card games, action games, platformers, and more, we've got you covered!

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend. 

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