Everything announced in the Nintendo Direct
This morning, the Nintendo gods blessed us with 50 solid minutes of news about upcoming Switch releases in the first Nintendo Direct of 2021 – in fact, the first one in over 17 months. While we weren’t given an update on the long-awaited Breath of the Wild sequel (that news will likely come later in the year), Zelda fans will be happy to know there’s still something on its way.
Here’s a roundup of all the titles announced today.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
First launched on the Wii back in 2011, a remastered version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to the Switch, with eShop pre-orders kicking off tonight. In addition to improved graphics, those frustrated with the original game’s motion controls will be pleased to know Nintendo has remapped the controls to make use of the analog sticks, in addition to optional motion controls. Additionally, new special edition Skyward Sword Joy-Cons will launch alongside the game on July 16.
Mario Golf: Super Rush
It’s time to hit the fairway with Mario and pals in the all-new Mario Golf: Super Rush. You can use your Joy-Con as a golf club thanks to motion controls, suss out the course’s terrain, play with your friends and even turn your Mii into a golf champ with Story Mode. The title launches on June 25.
Splatoon goes Mad Max in Splatoon 3, the final title announced in this Nintendo Direct. We don’t really know much about the game itself (which isn’t even dropping till 2022), but you can catch the teaser trailer below.
Project Triangle Strategy
It’s not the snappiest name we’ve ever seen (even if it is just the working title), but nevertheless, Square Enix’s Project Triangle Strategy looks like a worthy successor to the popular Octopath Traveler. Again, it’s not launching until next year, but you can grab a demo on the Nintendo eShop right now.
Tales from the Borderlands
Telltale’s 2014 episodic point-and-click title Tales from the Borderlands is getting a re-release on all platforms, including a Switch port, which lands on March 24. Check it out below.
Everything else announced in the Nintendo Direct
- Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Star Wars Hunters (expected 2021)
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (expected winter 2021)
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass (expected May 28, 2021)
- Ninja Gaiden Master Collection (expected June 10, 2021)
- Super Mario items coming to Animal Crossing on February 25, 2021
- Miitopia (expected May 21, 2021)
- Outer Wilds (expected winter 2021)
- Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir (expected May 14, 2021)
- Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind (expected May 14, 2021)
- Samurai Warriors 5 (expected winter 2021)
- Legend of Mana remaster (expected June 24, 2021)
- Monster Hunter Rise (expected March 26, 2021)
- Capcom Arcade Stadium (out now)
- Stubbs the Zombie (expected March 16, 2021)
- No More Heroes (expected August 27, 2021)
- Neon White (expected winter 2021)
- DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power (expected June 4, 2021)
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for the Neighborville (expected March 19, 2021)
- Knockout City (expected May 21, 2021)
- World’s End Club (expected May 28, 2021)
- SaGa Frontier Remastered (expected 2021)
- Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins Resurrection (expected 2021)
- Hades physical edition (expected March 19, 2021)
Missed out on watching the Nintendo Direct live? You can catch it in full below.