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These are the Nintendo Switch games launching October 2022

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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.

NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition

Releases October 6

The original version of NieR:Automata released back in 2017 but wasn't available on Nintendo Switch until this month. It has gained a big fanbase since launch as it tells a powerful and sometimes emotional story. 

Taking place on Earth's distant future, characters control 2B, a combat droid who helps wage a war against enemy machines. Battles are not only challenging in this action role-playing game but honestly a feast for the eyes. The End of YoRHa Edition includes content from DLC as well as the ability to unlock NieR Replicant. You'll want to check it out if you haven't played it already. 

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NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition

In the far distant future, a war wages on Earth between humanoid combat androids and machine lifeforms. You play as 2B and must take on several missions in the course of this emotional story. 

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No Man's Sky

Releases October 7

Hello Games' No Man's Sky is yet another classic title that has been available on other consoles for years now, but is only just coming to Switch. Players control their character and can travel just about anywhere. Hop from planet to planet and have fun discovering the procedurally generated creatures and plants on any given world. 

You can gather materials, build your own base, ride alien animals, and fight off attacking creatures. There are so many things to see and do that you'll easily sink hours into this action adventure game. 

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No Man's Sky

Get in your spaceship and travel around the universe exploring procedurally generated planets, each with its own unique creatures and fauna. You can build your own base, take on missions, and try to be the first player to explore any given area.  

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Releases October 20

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is the sequel to the original Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle which, released on Switch in 2017. The newest games still employs the tactical combat we've grown to love, making this a great choice for anyone who like to think strategically. 

Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and other Mushroom Kingdom characters must work alongside their Rabbid friends who dress an awful lot like them. Each character has their own unique attacks and abilities, so you'll need to employ them on the field in the most efficient way possible.

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario, Peach, Luigi, and other Mushroom Kingdom pals are teaming up once again with their Rabbid doppelgangers to save everyone from an evil force. This new game will take our heroes to space. 

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Bayonetta 3

Releases October 28

It has been a very long time since Bayonetta first appeared and stole fans' hearts around the world. Now in her latest adventure, Bayonetta 3, the Umbra Witch uses her iconic combat style to take down evil Homunculi, which have been created by humans to be bioweapons and are out to get her. Along the way, she'll show off several new outfits as well as her pigtail hairdo.

This is an adult game and it's known that Bayonetta's clothes are made from her hair and tend to disappear when she performs her strongest attacks. Not to mention, she can make some very sensual noises. However, Bayonetta 3 also offers Naive Angel Mode, which makes certain scenes a whole lot less naughty while you play. 

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Bayonetta 3

Take on the role of the famous Umbra Witch as she returns for her third game. Homunculi are targeting Bayonetta and its up to her to use her impressive moves to fight them off. 

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Physical Nintendo Switch October releases you can preorder now

Other Nintendo Switch games releasing in October

So many awesome games to play

There are so many adventures in the Nintendo Switch games launching this month. Our favorites are Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Bayonetta 3, and No Man's Sky, 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!

Updated September 2022: Updated the slate of games set to hit the Switch in October.

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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