The wait is over: The latest Nintendo Direct is here. While the company has held plenty of smaller indie and partner showcases over the past year, Nintendo hasn’t hosted a proper Direct since December 2019. Naturally, fans have been restless for an E3-caliber presentation — and that’s exactly what they’re getting with this 50-minute digital showcase.
The presentation will focus on the company’s plans for the first half of the year. That means that players can expect to see updates on titles like Monster Hunter Rise, Bravely Default II, and New Pokémon Snap. There are also plenty of anticipated games that don’t have a release date attached yet, like No More Heroes 3, that could make an appearance. There are also plenty of rumors about new game releases to celebrate The Legend of Zelda‘s 35th anniversary, so Breath of the Wild 2 or a sort of Super Mario 3D All-Stars package could be imminent.
If you’re not able to watch the stream or just missed it and want to catch up, we’re keeping track of every announcement as it happens right here.
Pyra and Mythra join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s newest character is actually multiple characters: Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The protagonists from Nintendo’s RPG act as a dual character. The fighters are set to drop in March.
Fall Guys comes to Switch
Multiplayer hit Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is coming to Nintendo Switch. Originally released last summer as a free PS Plus title, the game will land on Switch sometime this summer.
The Outer Wilds lands on Switch
Indie hit The Outer Wilds is coming to Nintendo Switch. The adventure game is a sort of sci-fi version of Groundhog Day where players repeat a 22-minute loop. The game will land on Switch this summer.
Two Famicom Detective Club games coming to Switch
The Switch will get a duo of Famicom Detective Mystery Club games on May 14. Both The Missing Heir and The Girl Who Stands Behind will hit the console on that day.
Samurai Warriors 5 coming this summer
Hack and slash game Samurai Warriors 5 is coming to Switch sometime this summer. A short trailer gave a glimpse at the game’s new characters and combat.
Legend of Mana gets a remake
A remake of the popular RPG Legend of Mana is coming to Switch on June 24. The game is an HD remaster with rearranged music music, new visuals, and a feature that lets players turn off encounters.
Mario Golf returns
A brand new Mario Golf game is coming to Nintendo Switch. Mario Golf: Super Rush features multiple new tweaks to gameplay as well as new motion control support. The game features several new modes, including Speed Golf, a multiplayer mode where all players play at the same time. The game also features a story mode where players control a Mii and can level up stats. The game launches on June 25 with pre-orders available today.
Third-party games coming to Switch
Nintendo showed off a reel of third-party games coming to Switch including Tales From the Borderlands, Stubbs The Zombie, and Capcom Arcade Stadium, the latter of which launches today.
No More Heroes 3 gets a release date
No More Heroes 3 finally has a release date: August 27. A new trailer showed off the game’s alien-filled trailer, minigames, and new abilities.
Neon White comes this Winter
Neon White is a new indie game by Annapurna Interactive. The action game is about slaying demons in Heaven and it appears to feature a unique card-based combat system.
DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power coming to Switch
A new DC Comics video games called DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power is coming to Switch on June 4. The cute superhero game features classic DC characters and a colorful art style.
Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville announced
A complete edition of Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is coming to Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders for the tower defense game start today.
Nintendo 3DS game Miitopia returns
Nintendo 3DS game Miitopia is coming to Nintendo Switch. The light RPG lets players customize Miis and take them out on RPG adventures.
Animal Crossing gets Mario items
As teased in the last Animal Crossing season reveal, Mario items are coming to New Horizons. That includes warp pipes that can transport players to different parts of their island. A new update will hit the game February 25.
Octopath Traveler gets a spiritual sequel
Project Tringle Strategy is a new retro RPG that appears to be a spiritual successor to Octopath Traveler. The game is a tactical, grid-based RPG in the vein of Fire Emblem. The game allows characters to combine elemental abilities to create powerful attacks and features a story that changes based on player decisions. The game features the same retro art style that was used in Octopath Traveler. The Square Enix game will launch in 2022 with a demo available today.
Star Wars Hunters is a new free-to-play game
Star Wars Hunters is a new free to play third-person shooter coming to Switch later this year. Not much was shown beyond a teaser trailer, but it appears to be developed by mobile game developer Zynga.
Knockout City is a new dodgeball game
Knockout City is a dodgeball-inspired multiplayer game where players try to knock each other out with colorful bombs. A trailer showed off a cast of colorful characters including a giant orc and a football player. The game features character customization and fashion. The game, published by EA, launches on June 21.
World’s End Club coming in May
A new game called World’s End Club is coming on May 28. The visual novel is created by the team behind the Zero Escape series.
Ninja Gaiden gets a collection
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is coming to Nintendo Switch, which includes three 3D Ninja Gaiden games including Ninja Gaiden Sigma. The game lands on Switch June 10.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity gets DLC
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is getting a $20 expansion pass, which brings new content to the game. Players will get new costumes, characters stages from May through November.