Nintendo’s latest Direct has arrived and promises roughly 40 minutes of information “focused mainly on #NintendoSwitch games launching this winter.” While we know the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) and Metroid Dread are arriving in just a couple weeks and should make an appearance in this show, there is always a chance we will get another look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s sequel, Splatoon 3, Metroid Prime 4, and so much more!
We will be updating this roundup throughout the show with all the biggest news and trailers from this much anticipated Nintendo Direct!
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Is an Adorable New Adventure for Switch
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a 3D adorable adventure launching on Nintendo Switch in Spring 2022.
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Announced, Includes N64 and Sega Genesis Games
Nintendo Switch Online is getting a big update that will add both N64 and Sega Genesis games to its service with a new Expansion Pack membership. This update will arrive in October 2021 and Nintendo promises it will reveal more about pricing and an exact release date closer to its launch.
The launch lineup of N64 games include Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Sin and Punishment, Dr. Mario 64, Mario Tennis 64, WinBack, and Yoshi’s Story.
The launch lineup of SEGA Genesis games include Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Contra Hard Corps, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, M.U.S.H.A., Phantasy Star IV, Ristar, Shining Force, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, Strider.
The service will also get more N64 games in the future like Banjo-Kazooie, Pokemon Snap, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Mario Golf, Paper Mario, and F-Zero X.
Nintendo Switch Online Members Will Soon Be Able to Pre-Order Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis Controllers for Switch
Alongside the announcement that N64 and SEGA Genesis games will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo also announced two new Switch controllers that are modeled after the controllers for these systems. Pricing and their release dates will be announced at another time.
Bayonetta 3 Gameplay and 2022 Release Window Revealed
Nearly four years after its reveal, we finally got a look at Bayonetta 3 gameplay and a release window of 2022. The stylish trailer showed off a ton of action that fans can expect from the game and a new ability that allows Bayonetta to control demons. The end of the trailer also showed a mysterious character who looked a bit like Vergil from Devil May Cry. Crossover, anyone?
Splatoon 3 Gameplay and ‘Return of the Mammalians’ Single-Player Campaign Revealed
While there was no update to the 2022 release window, Splatoon 3 did get a new gameplay trailer that showed off its “Return of the Mammalians” single-player campaign. We also got a look at the updated Turf War mode that will have new weapons and possibly traversal mechanics.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Expansion Pack Announced for Summer 2022
Capcom started off the show by announcing Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a “massive expansion” coming to Monster Hunter Rise in Summer 2022. This new expansion will contain “newly added stories, locales and monsters, as well as newly added hunting actions and quest rank.”
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Final DLC Fighter Will Be Revealed In Early October
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final DLC fighter will be announced during a special presentation on October 5, 2021.
Animal Crossing Will Get Its Own Direct in October and the Roost Is Coming Soon
Not only will Animal Crossing: New Horizons be getting its own Direct in October, but Brewster and The Roost will also be coming to the game in the near future.
Mario Party Superstars Gameplay and Maps Shown
A new gameplay trailer was revealed for Mario Party Superstars that revealed new details and some of the maps that will be playable when that game launches on October 29, 2021.
Shigeru Miyamoto Announces the Cast and Release Date of the Super Mario Bros. Movie
The Super Mario Bros. movie will be released in theaters in North America on December 21, 2021. Also, Chris Pratt will play Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy will play Peach, Charlie Day will play Luigi, Jack Black will play Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen will play Donkey Kong. Charles Martinet, who voices Mario in the games, will appear in the movie as well as special characters.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Will Make Its Way to the Switch This November
Following the news of its remake, Aspyr has announced that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will be released on the Switch on November 11, 2021.
Castlevania Advance Collection Brings Four Classic Games to Switch… Today!
After many leaks and rumors, it was officially announced that Castlevania Advance Collection will be released later today.
Yoko Taro’s Card RPG Voice of Cards Heads to Switch this October
The Nintendo Direct revealed that Yoko Taro’s upcoming card-based RPG, Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, will be released on Switch on October 28.
Mario Golf Gets New Characters and Courses
Mario Golf will be getting new characters – Koopa Troopa and Ninji – and new courses later today.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Arrives on Switch on October 12
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, which we gave a 10/10, will be released on Nintendo Switch on October 12, 2021.
New Trailer Shown Off for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s Expansion
We received a new look at Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s newest expansion, which will be released on October 29, 2021.