Every game from The Wholesome Direct 2022 is coming to Switch


Every game from The Wholesome Direct 2022 is coming to Switch

As part of IGN’s Summer Game Fest and Summer of Gaming, the Wholesome Direct took place on June 11, 2022, with around 100 game trailers and announcements related to the “Wholesome Games” trend. We’ve seen games about frogs, cats, bears, witches, and mail delivery – but which of those are coming to Switch, you ask?

(Also, if you missed Wholesome Direct, you can watch it again here!)

Here’s a list of every Wholesome Direct game coming to Nintendo Switch, with brief descriptions of the developers and release windows or dates, if any!

(Note: some of these games are announced only for “console”, or “planned” for console, or simply “planned” for console… but we assumed this would include Switch as well, so be warned that this may not be all the case are destined for Switch!)

Lil Gator game

Explore a lovingly crafted island brimming with areas to discover, make friends and have fun. Each area of ​​the island brings with it unique quests and characters to meet. Glide through the mountaintops and drop by the theater company kids, swing your cane sword through the woods with the prep students, or find the “Cool Kids” down in the Creaklands. With so many more areas to explore, you won’t know who you might encounter!

Release date: 2022

mail time

It’s mail time! As a newly trained mail scout, strap on your backpack, grab those letters, and deliver them across Grumblewood Grove! The woodland creatures eagerly await the sight of your mushroom hat in this cozy cottagecore light platformer adventure!

Release date: Q4 2022

Great mini market

Super Mini Mart is a cozy take on the management genre, with charming 3D aesthetics and a lovable cast of characters. Store, oversee and manage business activities in a relaxed environment, befriend locals and convert these one-time bargain hunters into loyal customers for life!

Release date: TBA


Soar, plunge and glide across the vast Pacific Ocean as Toroa, the northern royal albatross. Discover the hidden wonders of the sea and sky on your epic journey home with the help of the Māori god of winds, Tāwhirimātea.

Release date: TBA


in the LumbearJack, players will don Jack the Bear’s bright yellow suspenders as he picks up his trusty ax to reclaim the forest from the greedy EVIL Inc., who pollutes the forest without a single thought for its inhabitants. Jack shreds machines, buildings, and trash (all in the name of recycling) as he works his way through the forest to bring it back.

Release date: June 11, 2022

Freshly frozen

Place conveyor belts to solve puzzles in the world’s most adorable donut factory! A dozen dazzling donut dilemmas await you in this sweet pastel world featuring twelve different donut shapes, from jelly-filled to maple bars, pumpkins, stars and more.

Release date: Available now

Mika and the witch’s mountain

Mika and the Witch Mountain follows the witch apprentice Mika in a fantasy adventure adventure. In order to complete her education, Mika must help the residents of the town at the foot of the mountain and bring them packages on her magical broomstick.

Release date: 2022

A walk with Yiayia

A Walk with Yiayia is a light adventure game/visual novel about taking a walk with your Greek grandmother after a scary fall made her lose her confidence. Connect through stimulating conversations, explore relaxing environments, and complete microquests in this thoughtful, bite-sized adventure.

Release Date: TBA

chicken trip

Play as an adorable chicken in this relaxing platformer. Jump, climb and solve puzzles to find the answer to the ULTIMATE question chickens can ask.

Release date: Q4 2022

Puzzles for clefs

Join Clef on an adventure on a magical sky island where her family once lived. Solve puzzles, uncover mysteries, and experience a tale of sisterly love – and more if you’re willing to dig deeper…

Release date: Q2 2023

Turn to page 2 for more games from Wholesome Direct 2022! You’re not even a quarter of the way to the end!

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