A couple of days ago, Nintendo had a rather large Nintendo Direct, showing off a bunch of games. This is the first major livestream since September 2019, and we saw multiple titles coming to the Nintendo Switch this year and in 2022. There are also updates for known games like No More Heroes 3, Monster Hunter Rise and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
There was also plenty more revealed during this show, and this round-up will be covering all the major announcements that happened during the stream. You can check out the biggest reveals first, then everything else — below:
The Biggest News
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
This game was originally a Wii title, but is making a return to the Nintendo Switch via an enhanced port. Along with an HD resolution update, the original sword fighting combat that used motion-control mechanics have been enhanced to work with JoyCons. However, if you want to play without motion-controls, you can now do that with the new revamped control scheme.
You can see more about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD’s release date and pre-order guide, here.
Mario Golf: Super Rush
It has been a number of years since the last Mario Golf was released, but it appears Nintendo is planning on launching another entry this year. Mario Golf: Super Rush is coming to the Switch June 25th.
In the game, Mario and friends take to the golf course and compete across the Mushroom Kingdom; with a brand new story mode staring your Mii character exploring the Kingdom and interacting with characters from the series.
Super Smash Bros. New Fighters
The show started with the unveiling of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 characters Mythra and Pyra joining the roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These fighters are also bringing a new stage with them to fight on, which will release sometime in March.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC
Nintendo revealed two big drops for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The upcoming expansion pass, which purchasing would grant access to new characters, costumes weapons and new locations that have new challenges. The typical DLC stuff. The first. The content update will launch sometime in June, with the second arriving in November.
Right at the end of the show, the next entry to the Splatoon series was revealed. You can check out the post-apocalyptic imagery in the Splatoon 3 in the video below. The game is planned to launch sometime in 2022.
Fall Guys Is Coming To The Switch
The quirky battle royale game is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. It launches sometime this summer, with all the current content the game has to offer.
Outer Wilds Comes To Switch
The space-exploration narrative focused time-loop game from Mobius Digital will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer.
The Famicom Detective Club
This visual novel series is making a first-time appearance in North America on May 14th. The western release will have a new localized script, which focuses on a muder investigation of a wealthy family.
Samurai Warriors 5
The Samurai Warrior series is being revived, with the next installment heading to the Nintendo Switch this summer. Set in the Sengoku period, the game will cover the rise of Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. Starting February 25th, Koei Tecmo will be launching a series of livestreams showcasing what’s to come.
The Legend of Mana
Square Enix’s next remaster from the series Legend of Mana is set to release on June 24th for Nintendo Switch. It’s a full remaster of the original PlayStation 1 game from 1999, which features updated 2D backgrounds and character sprites.
Monster Hunter Rise Trailer and Special Pro Controller
Capcom revealed a new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise, showcasing new monsters and key characters to meet in the story. There was also a glimpse of a special Monster Hunter branded Pro Controller that will release with the game.
Tales From The Borderlands
Telltale Games’ Tales From the Borderlands will arrive to the Nintendo Switch on March 24th. This will feature all five episodes, covering the time between Borderlands 1 and 2.
Capcom Arcade Stadium
This arcade features a collection of classic Capcom arcade titles, like Ghosts and Goblins, Strider and many more. This collection brings many of the publisher’s biggest titles from the past all in one place. It is currently available right now on the Nintendo Switch.
Stubbs The Zombie
This game is from 2005, but is now being launched on the Nintendo Switch on March 16th. It’s a zombie action game that lets you take control of humans. It’s available for preorder now.
No More Heroes 3
Alien invasions and rival assassins are Travis Touchdown’s next targets in No More Heroes 3. The game is scheduled to launch on the Switch on August 27th.
Neon White is a first-person action game about assassins taking out demons who’ve invaded Heaven. You use tarot cards to conjure up guns, swords, and other magical attacks. Neon White will launch on Nintendo Switch June 4th.
Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville — Complete Edition
This game will finally make a debut on the Nintendo Switch March 19th. It will feature all DLC and content released for the game.
Miitopia Returns To The Nintendo Switch
The original Mii kingdom builder from the 3Ds Miitopia will make its debut on the Nintendo Switch with an enhanced port. The game plays exactly as it did on the 3DS, allowing your Miis to help grow your kingdom.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seasonal Update
During the stream, new costumes and items were shown that pay homage to the residents of Mushroom Kingdom. Releasing on February 25th, this new update with coincide with the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario series.
Project Triangle Strategy
The same team the developed Octopath Traveller, brings the next game, Project Triangle Strategy. This game ventures into the turn-based RPG, set in the land of Zorzelia — where nations are fighting over resources. Your party of warriors and mages will battle others soldiers and beat them using team attacks and other skills.
Star Wars Hunters
This spin-off is a competitive free-to-play third-person shooter that’s set before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In Hunters, you can control different characters and battle against rivals in duals and other skirmishes.
EA’s next online multiplay game will be Knockout City, which blends team-based tactics with an intense version of dodgeball. This game will launch on Switch and other platforms on May 21st in a special free trial for all players.
World’s End Club
Originally released on iOS, this mystery game will get an enhanced version on the Switch, which launches on May 28th.
Ninja Gaiden Master Collection
The modern Ninja Gaiden trilogy is coming to the Nintendo Switch. This includes Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Sigma 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge — all enhanced ports of the original games that includes all DLC. The collection releases on June 10th.
Saga Frontier Remastered
This is the remaster of the original PlayStation 1 RPG, which launches on the Nintendo Switch on April 15th. There are new HD sprites and backdrops, as well as a new protagonist who has their own unique side-story.