Nintendo Direct: Every New Game and Announcement


For the first time since September 4, 2019, a brand-new Nintendo Direct has arrived. Here is every new announcement from the Direct, including Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Pyra and Mythra joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Pyra and Mythra Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in March 2021

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Xenoblade Chronicles’ Pyra and Mythra are the next fighters to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They will be released in March 2021.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 News Planned for Later This Year

While there was nothing new announced for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma did say there will be more news revealed later in 2021.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Announced for Nintendo Switch

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will be released on Nintendo Switch on July 16, 2021. The title, which originally released on the Nintendo Wii in 2011, will be playable with motion controls or with a new button-only controller scheme.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword-Themed Joy-Con Announced

Special The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword-Themed Joy-Con will be released alongside the game on July 16, 2021.

Splatoon 3 Announced for Nintendo Switch

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Splatoon 3 has been announced for 2022. The reveal trailer showed an Inkling in a desert heading to a new city called Splatlands. We also got a glimpse at a new bow weapon, customization options, and more.

Mario Golf: Super Rush Announced for Switch

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Mario Golf: Super Rush will be released on the Nintendo Switch on June 25, 2021. This new Mario Golf game features a Speed Golf multiplayer mode, motion controls, a Story Mode, and so much more.

Project Triangle Strategy Announced for Switch, Demo Available Today

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The newest in Square Enix’s HD-2D series, Project Triangle Strategy is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Project Triangle Strategy is a working title and appears to be successor (but not a sequel) to Octopath Traveler. Also, there is a demo available today.

Star Wars Hunters Announced for Nintendo Switch

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Star Wars Hunters, a new free-to-play, squad-based, online multiplayer game by Zynga that is set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, is headed to Switch in 2021.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Arrives on Switch in Summer 2021

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will be released on Switch in Summer 2021.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass Announced

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will be getting an Expansion Pass that will feature two “Waves” of content.

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection Announced for Nintendo Switch

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection was announced for Switch and brings together remasters of Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninjda Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. The collection will be released on June 10, 2021.

Super Mario Items Will be Added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons This Month

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting Super Mario-themed items and costumes on February 25, 2021. These items include coins, Thwomps, various Blocks, mushrooms, Warp Pipes that let you travel between two parts of your island, and more.

Nintendo 3DS Title Miitopia Arriving on Switch in May 2021

The Nintendo 3DS RPG known as Miitopia is arriving on Nintendo Switch on May 21, 2021. This game features your Mii avatars and lets you battle enemies, travel to different worlds, build homes, and make relationships with others.

Outer Wilds Coming to Switch in Summer 2021

Outer Wilds will be released on Switch in Summer 2021.

Two Famicom Detective Games are Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021

Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind (sold separately) are both being fully localized for the Nintendo Switch.

Samurai Warriors 5 is Headed to Nintendo Switch

Samurai Warriors 5 will be released on the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021. This spin-off of the Dynasty Warriors franchise takes place in the Sengoku Period of Japan and will follow historical figures Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akeshi.

Legend of Mana Remaster Announced for Nintendo Switch

The classic Square RPG Legend of Mana is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The game’s music has been rearranged for this remaster, and features like turning off enemy encounters will be added.

New Monster Hunter Rise Trailer Revealed

A new Monster Hunter Rise trailer was showcased ahead of its release date on March 26, 2021.

Tales From the Borderlands Announced for Nintendo Switch

Tales from the Borderlands is headed to the Nintendo Switch on March 24, 2021.

Capcom Arcade Stadium Surprise Releasing on Switch Today

Capcom Arcade Stadium beings some of Capcom’s most beloved games to the Nintendo Switch later today.

Stubbs the Zombie Will Shamble Its Way to Switch in March 2021

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse will be released for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 16, 2021.

No More Heroes Arriving on Switch in August 2021

No More Heroes 3 will be released on the Nintendo Switch on August 27, 2021. A new trailer shows Travis Touchdown tearing through aliens with his beam katana and more.

Neon White Announced for Nintendo Switch

Become an assassin of demons in heaven in this first person card battler coming to Nintendo Switch.

DC Super Hero Girls Teen Power Announced for Nintendo Switch

Play as Super Heroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl when DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power arrives on Nintendo Switch on June 4, 2021.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for the Neighborville Complete Edition Is Coming to Switch

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville brings its 8v8 multiplayer madness to Switch on March 19, 2021.

Knockout City Announced for Nintendo Switch

Developed by the studio that brought us Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Knockout City is a dodgeball multiplayer game headed to Nintendo Switch.

World’s End Club Arriving on Switch in 2021

World’s End Club is a new game from the creators of Danganronpa and the Zero Escape series. The official description reads: You and 11 others, known as the Go-Getters Club, set off on a captivating journey across Japan, and experience an adventure that blends side-scrolling action with a suspenseful narrative.

Bravely Default 2 Final Trailer Revealed

Bravely Default 2 received a new trailer ahead of its release date on February 26, 2021.

SaGa Frontier Remastered Reveal Trailer

SaGa Frontier Remastered will be arriving on Nintendo Switch on April 15, 2021.

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection Release Date Trailer Revealed

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection will be released on Switch on February 25, 2021.

Apex Legends Gets for Switch Gets a New Trailer

Apex Legends is arriving on Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021. Furthermore, players will be able to enjoy Double XP on Switch for the first two weeks after launch.

Hades Physical Edition Announced for Nintendo Switch

Hades on Switch is getting a physical edition on March 19, 2021. It also includes a PC download code for the Hades original soundtrack and a 32-page, full-color character compendium.

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