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Nintendo Direct – An overview of all announcements

During a major Direct, Nintendo presented over 50 minutes of what awaits us on the Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2021 and beyond.

Here you can find an overview of all Nintendo Direct announcements.

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

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Announced

The crazy multiplayer shooter PvZ: Battle for Neighborville is also coming to the Switch two years after its release for PS4, Xbox One and PC – in a complete edition

Release: March 19th

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.

Release: 2022

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

Splatoon 3 announced

Another big surprise was the announcement of Splatoon 3. There was a first trailer of the competitive ink shooter, but there was little gameplay to be seen.

Release: 2022

If you want to catch up on Nintendo Direct, you can do it right here:

All other Nintendo Direct games in the overview

You can find the respective release dates in brackets

  • Fall Guys (Summer)
  • Outer Wilds (summer)
  • Famicom Detective Club (May 14)
  • Samurai Warriors 5 (Summer)
  • Legend of Mana (June 24th)
  • Tales from the Borderlands (March 24th)
  • Capcom Arcade Stadium
  • Aspyr (today)
  • Stubbs (March 16)
  • No More Heroes 3 (August 27)
  • NeonWhite (winter)
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power (June 4th)
  • Miitopia (May 1st)
  • Star Wars Hunters (2021)
  • World’s End Club (May 28)
  • Hades (physical version, March 19)
  • Ninja Gaiden Master Collection (June 10)
  • Hyrule Warriors: Time of Desolation – DLC (Today)
  • Ghosts and Goblins Resurrected (February 25)
  • SaGA Frontier (April 15)
  • Apex Legends (March 9th)
  • New Zelda design for the Joy-Con

How did you like the first major Nintendo Direct since 2019?

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