So was another Nintendo Direct behind us and the internet draws a collective sigh of relief / pleasure / disappointment / frustration – all depending on who you ask. For those of you who did not have the strength to sit up or who simply want to have everything gathered in one and the same clear place, we have compiled a nice little list of everything from the 50-minute presentation.
Pyra / Mythra and Smash
You should definitely check out the trailer for this ad, because it was as unexpected as it was hysterically fun (it’s the first trailer in the video link in the header!). Xenoblade Chronicles 2Mythra and Pyra join the fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate along with support from the game’s other characters. The release will be already in March.
The near future
The absolute closest thing we have to look forward to on the Nintendo Switch is just pitiful days away. Capcom releases, for example, its Capcom Arcade Stadium now. In this compilation you can enjoy the pang classic 1943 -The Battle of Midway- and download three more game packages for SEK 159 each (or all three for SEK 419).
Are you still sitting with the pandemic voice game Animal Crossing: New Horizons can you look forward to a new one update with lots of Mario-related items. This dims down already on February 25 and is usually free.
Hyrule Warriors 2: Age of Calamity does not quite unexpectedly get an Expansion Pass that includes two waves of new content, as well as two bonus items to Link if you buy it at the moment. The first wave arrives in June and adds characters, weapon types and new challenges. The second road comes in November and provides new courses, abilities, characters and vignettes.
March 2021 offers some games for the Nintendo Switch. For the sake of simplicity, we take it in point form. Something tells me that it will be difficult to beat the hype around the list’s last game, but here is still something for most people.
- Apex Legends (March 9)
- Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (March 16)
- Hades (physical edition) (March 19)
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (March 19)
- Tales from the Borderlands (24th of March)
- Monster Hunter Rise (March 26)
Summer 2021 feat. Zelda, remakes and extra everything
Summer will be a really hot period for Nintendo Switch owners this year. New Pokemon Snap was not even mentioned (but will come in itself just before the summer), but the list is still moderately long:
- Fall Guys (date unknown),
- Outer Wilds (date unknown),
- Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir / The Girl Who Stayed Behind (double pack, 14 May),
- Miitopia (May 21),
- Knockout City (May 21),
- World’s End Club (May 28),
- DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power (June 4),
- Ninja Gaiden Master Collection (June 10th),
- Legend of Mana (June 24th),
- Mario Golf: Super Rush (June 25),
- Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (July 16),
- No More Heroes 3 (August 27th).
The future is uncertain
Host Shinya Takahashi also invited us to a couple of unexpected announcements and projects that may not even reach us this year. Among these, unfortunately, came the news that Breath of the Wild 2 delays; we will not even get more information until the end of the year. But we are not completely without lots when these titles dim down.
Samurai Warriors 5
Japan’s latest sengoku fight was confirmed to the Switch with a preliminary “quarter 3” as the release date.
This colorful first-person parkour (seriously, it’s starting to become its own genre now) we’ll have to wait until the winter of 2021, but it might be worth it, right?
Star Wars Hunters
A little unexpectedly, a battle royale game will be set in the Star Wars universe. It received a teaser of just over half a minute and a diffuse 2021 as the release date. It remains to be seen Star Wars: Heroes has what it takes to compete with its big brothers in the genre, but with such a franchise behind it and a developer who Zynga there is no limit to how unimaginatively greedy it can be. Next.
Project Triangle Strategy
Let us pray to any SRPG-God that this title be preserved until the finished game release. Project Triangle Strategy looks like the love child between Final Fantasy Tactics and Octopath Traveler and it got almost five hearty minutes in the spotlight. We got to see how the battles are supposed to work and also a review of the game’s equivalent to a moral system. The release date is a preliminary 2022, but a demo can be refueled right now, after which you are asked to give back what you thought of the experience. Not entirely different how Octopath Traveler began its path, quite simply.
SplatoonThe series gets a sequel with a preliminary 2022 as a release. At first look trailers looks like from an RPG, so maybe we’ll see more of the world around Splatoonthe universe when the next part makes its entrance.
So was another Nintendo Direct presentation out of the world. Yet another that leaves many fans bitter and resigned; others satisfied and happy. Do you belong to any of the camps, or are you somewhere in between?