It’s been 529 days since the last Nintendo Direct (genuinely, yes a real proper direct was that long ago). So once again as Nintendo tends to do, there’s an awful lot of hype around this Direct. Here’s what came from the first Nintendo Direct in well over a year.
First up is a trailer teasing Xenoblade Chronicles X 2, buuuut… it’s actually a reveal trailer for Pyra from the game joining Smash Bros Ultimate. This fighter releases in March.
Our first batch of Nintendo Switch headlines. Fall Guys is coming to Switch. Coming Summer.
Outer Wilds is shown next from Annapurna Interactive, it’s out this Summer.
Famicom Detective Club are coming to North America for the first time. The Missing Heir and The Girl Who Stands Behind are 2 games being localised for Switch available on May 14th.
Looks like Samurai Warriors is up next. It is, Samurai Warriors 5 from Koei Temco. Available this Summer
After 20 years, Legend of Mana with remastered graphics is coming to Nintendo Switch. Out on June 4th.
Capcom Presents is shown next. Monster Hunter Rise gets an extended trailer. Coming March 26th. There’s a special edition Monster Hunter Switch releasing too.
Mario Golf is shown next. Mario Golf: Super Rush. It features a Story Mode. Available June 25th.
More Nintendo Switch headlines: Tales from the Borderlands coming March 24th.
Capcom Arcade Stadium is out today.
Stubbs the Zombie Rebel Without a Pulse is coming March 16th.
No More Heroes 3 is shown next. Available August 27th
Neon White from Annapurna Interactive is next. This looks very nice. Available Winter 2021.
DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power is shown next. Available June 4th.
Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighbourville coming to Switch March 19th.
Miitopia is back for Nintendo Switch. Coming May 21st.
Super Mario Anniversary Items are coming to Animal Crossing. It’s a free Update Feb 25th. They’ll be available via Nook shops from March 1st.
The next game up is Project Triangle Strategy ( A working title), Launching in 2022. A demo will be available after this presentation.
Star Wars Hunters is teased coming 2021, it’s a free to play game.
Knockout City from EA is shown next, coming May 21st.
Worlds End Club coming May 28th shown next.
Hades is getting a physical release. Coming March 19th.
Ninja Gaiden sigma, Sigma 2 & 3 Razors Edge coming to Switch as Ninja Gaiden Master Collection. It’s coming June 10th.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is getting an expansion pass.
Bravely Default coming February 26th. An updated demo available
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection coming February 25th.
Saga Frontier Remastered from Square-Enix coming April 15th
Eiji Aonuma is next to be shown. No updates for Breath of the Wild 2 today. He asks us to wait a bit longer. However this Zelda game will be coming to switch. It’s Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. Originally released 10 years ago in 2011. They’ve configured the controllers from the Switch Joycon to recreate the Switch controller. You can also play with button only mode so it can be played on Switch light or docked switch controller.
Some Special designed joycon controllers for Skyward sword are shown. The game will be available July 16th. The controllers will also release the same date.
The last announcement now. Looks like Splatoon update. Nope, it’s Splatoon 3. Coming in 2022.
Well it was a long wait, but it was seemingly a worthwhile wait, some nice surprises given here.