Everything from Thursday Morning’s Nintendo Direct
Think you missed something? Have a scroll and see!
If you jumped out of bed this morning with a smile on your face because 1. mornings mean you can have coffee, 2. mandatory lockdown ended, and 3. there was the first Nintendo Direct in 17 months scheduled for 9 AM, then hey! We may be the same person!
This morning we were blessed with – finally – a Nintendo Direct for EVERYONE! I find that these Directs can go a bit over my head given my gap in gaming over the years, but I was wowed and came out the other end full of beans for some future releases! So, with that, let’s get through this recap!
Rex’s two-in-one blade, Pyra/Mythra are heading over to the arena in Super Smash Bros Ultimate this March. She brings her sword wielding skills as well as the ability to change between Pyra and Mythra on the fly.
Fall Guys is coming to Switch
Coming this Winter
The ever-growing PlayStation Plus title, Fall Guys, is making its way to our grubby, little hands later this year as it plummets onto the Nintendo Switch! Last thing to do… add it to Xbox!
Outer Wilds is coming to Switch
Coming this Winter
You have 22-minutes to explore as much of the Outer Wilds as you can before the solar system destroys the planet and everything on it – including you! But, with the knowledge you’ve gathered during your time, you’ll restart with a whole new take on the world and unravel the universe’s mysteries.
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind coming West
Available May 14
These detective mysteries set in Japan head West for the first time ever. One, a chilling murder mystery, the other, a supernatural enigma. Sleuth out the clues and get to the bottom of it all!
Samurai Warriors 5 coming to Switch
Coming this Winter
Visuals and character designs have been revamped from the previous titles as Koei Tecmo brings Samurai Warriors 5 to the Nintendo Switch. 1 v. 1000 battles?! My brain cannot comprehend what that even looks like…
Legend of Mana coming to Switch
Available June 24
After 20 years, Nintendo is bringing Legend of Mana to Nintendo Switch with awesome revamped, HD graphics. It’s also had its music rearranged, and you can switch between listening to the newer melodies or the original tunes.
New Monster Hunter Rise trailer
Available March 26
This new trailer talks of the Rampage that destroyed Kamura Village 50 years ago and is currently threatening it again. They also show off a special Monster Hunter Deluxe Edition Switch console,(including a digital download code for Monster Hunter Rise and the Deluxe Kit DLC) as well as the Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller.
Mario is getting his golf on! In thisgame, Mario tees off on beautiful courses against his Mushroom Kingdom pals, with plenty of gauges to help him get to the green as quick as he can, and motion controls. There’s also a Story Mode (I’ve already made the joke!), where you follow your Mii’s golfing career as they go from rookie to champ. However, the Speed Golf mode has taken us all by storm, as you and your friends start swingin’ at the same time and literally race to get their ball in the hole first using a variety of unique power-ups.
Tales from the Borderlands coming to Switch
Available March 24
Set between Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3, this game includes all five episodes of the TellTale series in one place.
Capcom Arcade Stadium coming to Switch
Available right now!
A whole heap of Capcom’s arcade classics are on your Switch RIGHT NOW! Games like Street Fighters 2, Dynasty Wars, 1941 Counter Attack and more are available in a various of difficulties and display options. Local co-op is also available!
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse coming to Switch
Available March 16
This 2005 title for the original Xbox is shambling its way to the Nintendo Switch console with improved graphics and the decomposing bodies more decomposed than before.
NO MORE HEROES 3 coming to Switch
Coming August 27
Travis Takedown must rise up the ranks and defeat the aliens that are deciding the fate of humanity! But, you know, it costs money and there are jobs to be done.
Neon White coming to Switch
Coming this Summer (that’s now!)
This card game turned first-person shooter will have you scooting around heaven, getting rid of all the sinners that made their way up through the cracks until there’s only one left. (Hopefully you)
DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power coming to Switch
Available June 4
Become a part of the Teen Power squad as some of your favourite female DC Superheroes! Save the town from evil by using each hero’s unique powers and abilities.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville coming to Switch
Available March 19
Join the side of the plants or the zombies in this all-out battle for complete domination. Join head-to-head multiplayers, boss battles, and offline play as a range of different plant and zombie classes. There’s one for every occassion!
Create the perfect Mii, join your friends, and venture off to defeat the Dark Lord and keep Miitopia safe! This time, build relationships to aid you in battle, and if you find a horse along the way… maybe give him a carrot.
The special items announced during the Super Mario 35th-Anniversary Direct last year are FINALLY coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Find yourself wearing some familiar outfits while collecting coins and avoiding Whomps. There’s also a fully functional warp pipe that you can place around your island for easy travelling!
A follow-up to the highly successful 2018 title, Octopath Traveller, this HD-2D tactics game follows the story of three nations on the verge of war and the group of people trying to stop it.
Star Wars Hunters announced
Coming in 2021
This third-person shooter Star Wars title is set between the events of the 6th and 7th movie. And that’s about all we know!
Knockout City announced
Available May 21
In this team-based multiplayer dodgeball turned brawler, teams find themselves battling it out in a city setting as a variety of colourful characters alongside a HEAP of customisable costumes.
World’s End Club announced
Available May 28
From the creators of Danganronpa, a group of fellow youngsters find themselves inside of a mystery. While they’ve been locked inside, everyone has gone missing. It’s a side-scroller with a compelling narrative that reeks charm. I am in.
Hades is getting a physical release, PC download code for the soundtrack, and art book
Available March 19
That’s it! That’s the whole Tweet.
NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection coming to Switch
Available June 10
NINJA GAIDEN: Sigma, NINJA GAIDEN: Sigma 2, and NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge are heading to the handheld console as one huge collection with all DLC and addition costumes included.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass coming
Available May 28, June 2021, November 2021
For $19.99USD, you’ll get a bunch of goodies for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity as the Expansion Pass rolls out from May until November, including an expanded roster, newly added weapons, and more.
Bravely Default II coming to Switch
Available February 26
This final trailer shows off the battle system a bit more and what you can expect from the enemies within this RPG.
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection coming to Switch
Available February 25
Join your friends as Arthur battles monsters within the demon realm, now with local co-op for the first time in the series.
SaGa Frontier Remastered coming to Switch
Available April 15
This 1997 PlayStation title has been remastered for the Nintendo Switch as you journey through eight different protagonists and their stories.
Apex Legends coming to Switch
Available March 9
This free-to-play, first-person hero shooter is making its way right into your hands this March, and for the first two weeks after launch, enjoy the double XP when you plug in and play!
After getting told we weren’t getting any Breath of the Wild 2 information today, Mr. Aonuma announced that instead, we would be getting an HD remake of the 2011 Wii title, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, along with redone motion controls with the Joy-Cons, and an option to not play with motion controls at all. Alongside this announcement, a pair of brand new Master Sword and Hylian Shield-themed Joy-Cons will be available to purchase the same day as Skyward Sword.