That was it, the first major Nintendo Direct since 2019 is over. So that you have a precise overview of what has been announced and which games you can play on your Nintendo Switch in the future, we have summarized everything important for you in this article. High up you will find the highlights of the showcase, further down the rather smaller news.
New fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
As announced in advance, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was also part of Nintendo Direct. A crossover with Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been confirmed. So you can soon play the characters Pyra and Mythra in the Brawler.
Mario Golf is coming to the Switch
It has long been rumored that a new Mario sports game is coming. During the Direct, a new Mario Golf offshoot was announced for the Switch, which not only comes with a story mode, but also with a competitive speed golf mode for up to four players.
Release: June 25th
Animal Crossing is getting Super Mario Bros. crossover
For Animal Crossing fans, the announcement should not come as a surprise, there was already a first teaser for the event. But now we have seen the first pictures from the crossover that brings Mario items into the game.
When does it start: The update will be available on February 25th. The Mario items, on the other hand, can only be ordered from March 1st in the Nook Shopping catalog.
Project Triangle Strategy, the new game from the Octopath makers
What a surprise. The makers of Octopath Traveler unveil their new tactical RPG, which you can now allude to in a first demo. However, the name is still a working title. The distinctive graphic style was immediately visible in the first trailer.
Zelda: Skyward Sword gets HD port
Contrary to expectations, there will be no Zelda collection for the Switch for its 35th birthday and there was also no new information about Breath of the Wild 2, but in a few weeks we will get an HD port from Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Switch. In addition to a slightly revised graphic, the focus was on movement control via Joy-Con, which makes the combat system more active.
Release: July 16