Nintendo Announces SPLATOON 3 and More With New Nintendo Direct
After a long time, Nintendo had a full-length Nintendo Direct. The show started off with a trailer announcing Pyra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the next character joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Mythra is also going to be joining the fray alongside Pyra in a sequence similar to Pokémon Trainer.
Next, we saw that the popular game Fall Guys is coming to the Nintendo Switch via Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout in Summer 2021. Annapurna Interactive gives us a sneak peek of Outer Wilds where gamers will have 22 minutes before the solar system explodes also coming out this summer.
If you like murder mysteries, two Famicom Detective Club games will be making their way to North America for the first time ever. Both games will release separately on May 14 with pre-orders live today. Samurai Warriors 5 was also revealed from Koei Tecmo releasing this summer. Square Enix’s Legend of Mana with HD graphics will be coming this June 24. The game will come with new arrangements for the musical score and you can choose between the new versions and the classics.
Monster Hunter fans got a look at a number of new monsters coming to Monster Hunter Rise. The game looks superb and fun to play. We got an amazing look at the Rampage where you need to protect the village from all kinds of monsters. The game is releasing on March 26.
Mario is coming back to the fairway with Mario Golf Super Rush. These games are always enjoyable for the family, You can even use motion controls via the Joy-Con if you want to get more physical. In addition, new game styles will bring new and interesting ways to play. There’s also Story Mode where you play as a Mii trying to become the greatest golfer out there. The game will release on June 25 with pre-orders live now.
Tales from the Borderlands is coming March 24 and it will come with all 5 episodes. Capcom Arcade Stadium will offer a collection of classic games to play including Street Fighter II. This revealed today. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse releases March 16.
No More Heroes 3 was highlighted as well. You’ll have to use Travis Touchdown to save the world from an alien invasion. Earn money with odd jobs to be able to face off against your enemies. The game launches on August 27. Neon White is an interesting game where you need to take out Demons in Heaven. It will release this winter. DC Super Hero Girls are also getting a game with DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power where you’ll play as one of the main characters from the Cartoon Network series and save Metropolis, but you’ll also have to be a normal teenage girl. You’ll be able to play Teen Power on June 4.
Plants vs. Zombies Battle for Neighborville launches on March 19. Miitopia will allow your Mii characters to take up various RPG characters and it looks like it could be fun. The game will launch on May 21.
If you’re a fan of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll be able to enjoy new Super Mario Bros. Items like costumes, a Thwomp, warp pipes, and more starting February 25 as part of a free update.
A new HD 2D tactical RPG from Square Enix was shown off called Project Triangle Strategy. The game features three nations and limited salt and iron. You’ll have to try to save the world as a group from the kingdom of Glenbrook. If you like tactical RPGs, you’ll probably love this game. You’ll have to make choices throughout the game which will impact the story as events unfold. The game will launch in 2022. If you can’t wait, you can download a demo of the game right now.
Star Wars is getting a new game on the Switch which is called Star Wars Hunters. It’s releasing this year and is a free-to-play 3rd person shooter. Knockout City looks like a game of dodgeball gone wild and releases on May 21. World’s End Club follows the Go-getters club and is a sidescroller with a “suspensive narrative.” The game will be available on May 28.
Hades is a critically acclaimed game that is a lot of fun to play. Well, it’s getting a physical release that comes with a digital copy of the soundtrack and a character compendium. This is clearly something fans will want to check out on March 19.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is releasing to let you be Ryu Hayabusa in three games. Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will be included along with all previously released extra content including DLC and costumes. Enjoy the three ninja games on June 10.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is getting some DLC. The game is entertainment and now players will be able to use new weapons, an expanded roster, and more with the Expansion Pass. On May 28, players will get a new weapon and costume for Link; then in June they’ll get more characters, new weapon types, new challenges in the Royal Ancient Lab, and new enemies; finally in November, players will get new character vignettes, new stages, even more characters in the roster, and new battle skills for existing characters. The expansion pass costs $19.99.
Bravely Default II hits February 26, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection on February 25, SaGa Frontier Remastered launches April 15, and Apex Legends hits the Switch on March 9.
Breath of the Wild 2 production is going smoothly, but we’ll learn more later this year. However, we were then shown that Skyward Sword is getting ported over to the Switch as an HD remaster. Sadly, the game will still use motion controls although the Joy-Con should in theory be more accurate. Thankfully, the game will feature button controls, so things should be a little less frustrating at least. In addition, fancy Skyward Sword Joy-Con were shown off. Skyward Sword HD will be available on July 16 with pre-orders now live.
The final game shown off in the direction was Splatoon 3. Fans have been hoping for a new Splatoon game, and now you got it. Splatoon 3 will be available in 2022.