Oct 24, 2022 3 min read

Bayonetta 3 leads witching season as nearly 50 games come to Nintendo Switch this week

Plenty of spooky games are coming to the Switch this week, including Bayonetta, Resident Evil Village, and Oddworld: Soulstorm.

Bayonetta 3 for Nintendo Switch

๐Ÿ› Monday, October 24 โ€” Sunday, October 30

You can tell it's nearly Halloween โ€”ย with nearly 50 titles coming to the eShop over the next seven days, a good chunk of them are spooky (and rated 'M for mature').

I've gone over all them and listed each one for you below. You'll find a quick description of what every game is, plus a link to more information, where you'll find screenshots, a trailer, and more details.

As for highlights, last week saw Mario + Rabbids and Persona 5 Royal land on Nintendo's hybrid โ€”ย and this week the long-awaited Bayonetta 3 lands, along with Factorio, Resident Evil Village Cloud, and Oddworld: Soulstorm.

The full list of games hitting the Nintendo Switch this week is below

All dates are EU and US unless noted. Release data is sourced via Switch Scores. A ๐Ÿ“ฆ emoji means the title is also available physically. A ๐ŸŽฎ emoji denotes a playable demo is available.

๐ŸŽƒ Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games:

Monday, October 24

  • Howloween Hero โ€” A trick-or-treat adventure about a puppy on a mission to score candy. (Already available in U.S.)
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Pompom: The Great Space Rescue โ€” Hamster side-scroller platformer. Looks good. (Oct 25 in U.S.)

Tuesday, October 25

Wednesday, October 26

  • Dire Vengeance โ€” Heavy-metal 2D action platformer with tough demon boss fights.
  • Escape String โ€” Send input commands to a robot in this 2D puzzle game. (Oct 27 in U.S.)
  • Hot Springs Story 2 โ€” Hotel sim with hot springs aplenty. (Oct 27 in U.S.)
  • Insomnis โ€” First-person horror with focus on story, exploration and solving puzzles to advance through a terrifying mansion. M for mature.
  • Robotry โ€” Physics-based platformer without a jump button.

Thursday, October 27

Friday, October 28

  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Bayonetta 3 โ€” First announced in 2017, the Umbra Witch returns. M for mature. Physical release.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Charon's Staircase โ€” Bury the past of a 'tyrannical government' in this first-person horror mystery. M for mature.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ CoComelon: Play with JJ โ€” The world's second most-subscribed YouTube channel, in videogame form.
  • Factorio โ€” Build and maintain factories and manage resources. Has online.
  • Live by the Sword: Tactics โ€” An "unashamedly old school" tactical RPG.
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Resident Evil Village Cloud โ€” You can download this demo now ahead of the full cloud release. M for mature.
  • Silenced: The House โ€” Visual novel with plenty of "horror and despair". M for mature.
  • Sophstar โ€” A "proper arcade" vertical shoot'em up inspired by genre bests of the 90s.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Yomawari: Lost in the Dark โ€” Explore a haunted town and search for missing memories in this puzzle adventure.

Saturday, October 29

  • Halloween Shooter โ€” Arcade shooter featuring zombies, mummies and scary aliens.

Sunday, October 30

This list of upcoming games first appeared in Issue 305 of Switch Weekly โ€” Chris Brandrick's Nintendo newsletter digest.
Chris Brandrick
Chris Brandrick
Curator of Switch Weekly. Loves Nintendo. Uses too many emoji. โœŒ๏ธ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
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