Nintendo Direct February 17, 2021 - roundup
Beginning in just ten minutes is a long-awaited Nintendo Direct. This is a major event, as the last main Nintendo Direct, without Partner Showcase or single-game focused labels occurred last on September 4, 2019. Be sure to catch this one live, or if you can't, keep an eye on this thread, because even though it's been over 500 days since the last one, as always, GBAtemp is here to cover them live and round up all the best announcements in one place.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Pyra joins Super Smash Bros. Along with a transformation into Mithra. Rex appears in her final smash attack.
Nintendo talks about not having been able to have a real Nintendo Direct for quite some time, but the company is excited for today's announcements.
The latest Smash DLC will release in March.
Fall Guys is coming to the Switch. Summer 2021.
Outer Wilds is also getting a Switch port. You get 22 minutes to explore a solar system before it gets destroyed. You then repeat your journey and find mysteries and a way to save the universe. Available this Summer.
Two Famicom Detective Club games make their way to the west for the first time in a remake. You'll need to figure out cases and culprits in these games. May 14th launch.
Samurai Warriors 5 announced. It focuses on Nobunaga and features a new art style. Summer launch.
Legend of Mana is getting a remake. June 24. Comes with a remastered soundtrack and new features.
A spider-like creature and other foes are shown off in a teaser for Monster Hunter: Rise. March 26. A limited edition console and Pro Controller will be available in the west.
A new Mario Golf. There are several modes, including speed golf. You race through the course to be the first to finish. There's also a story mode, and you can level up your custom character with stats. Mario Golf: Super Rush arrives June 25.
Tales from the Borderlands arrives on the Switch. March 24.
Capcom Arcade Stadium. Classic games like 1943, Ghosts 'N Goblins, Street Fighter II and Strider will be available. Releases today.
Play as a zombie trying to take over in Rebel Without a Pulse.
No More Heroes 3 has aliens. You'll need to do menial tasks to have the chance to fight bosses. Lots of new skills. August 27.
Neon White has you assassinate demons in heaven. It's a first person game. You have cards that dictate your attacks. Winter 2021.
DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power announced. June 4.
Plants Vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition releases March 19. Has an offline mode, or online multiplayer.
3DS game Miitopia is getting a port to the Switch. May 21.
Super Mario items will be in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Clothes and furniture can be bought with Nook Points. You can use Warp Pipes to teleport on your island, even. Feb 25.
Octopath Traveler-styled "HD 2D" RPG Project Triangle Strategy. It's a grid-based strategy RPG similar to Fire Emblem. You'll have points in the story that will change the outcome based on utility, morality, and liberty. Your playable characters will change based on that as well. 2022. A demo is available now.
Star Wars Hunters will be a third-person shooter that's free to play. Zynga is developing.
Knockout City is an online battle royale where you throw giant bombs at your enemies and pass between your teammates. May 21. Velan Studios is developing.
World's End Club is made by both the Zero Escape and Danganronpa writers. May 28.
Hades is getting a physical release. Comes with an artbook, OST, and the game cart itself. March 19.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma, 2, and 3 are all going to be bundled in Ninja Gaiden Master Collection. Comes with all DLC. June 10.
Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity is getting an Expansion Pass.
Bravely Default 2 launches Feb 26. New demo available.
Ghosts 'N Goblins Resurrection is releasing this month, Feb 25.
SaGa Frontier Remastered comes with new gameplay tweaks and graphics. April 15.
Apex Legends hits March 9.
Breath of the Wild 2 gets NO news.
However, Skyward Sword is coming to Switch. Skyward Sword released 10 years ago. The motion controls have been improved with the Joy-Cons. Button controls also exist. Tilt the right control stick to swing the sword in specific ways. July 16.
Skyward Sword Joy-Cons will be sold.
We end on a final game.
Splatoon 3 announced. 2022.
- Skyward Sword HD announced, now has button controls. Launches July 16th.
- Pyra/Mithra join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Breath of the Wild 2 has no new information to discuss.
- Legend of Mana is getting a remake.
- Mario Golf: Super Rush announced.
- Project Triangle Strategy is the Octopath Traveler development team's latest game.
- No More Heroes 3 launches this August.