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.

Biggest Reveals

  • 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.
 

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I normally wouldn't jump to, "just emulate it," but just emulate it. If you're gonna play the worst mainline Zelda game at all, might as well make it look decent by pumping up the internal resolution. It's the one Zelda game I don't own a physical copy of and probably never will.

" Worst mainline Zelda game"...

We're not talking about BotW.

In all seriousness though? I agree with the Sentiment. I am excited to play it on the Switch though. Won't be buying it.
 

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my standard after-nintendo-direct flaming:

no Bayonetta 3 [ check ]
no Metroid related anyting [ check ]
no SMT V [ check ]
no F-Zero [ check ]
no Zelda OoA/OoS Remakes [ check ]

at least Mario Golf and Legend of Mana look fun

Sega was given the rights to produce f-zero during the GameCube era. I wish Nintendo would do the same with other dormant franchises...*ahem advance wars*.
 
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Skyward Sword HD - great, but we need more Zelda. Ocarina of Time, Majoras Mask, sure, the mighty Wii U will play them all, but most Switch users never owned a Wii U, or a Wii, Gamecube or N64. I understand a quick release of Zelda HD remakes might flood the market, but releasing one HD remake every 4 months would be realistic?
 

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It came out back in 2017 around the Switch's launch iirc.

Yeah. People are soooooooooooo excited for the next call of.....AHEM....Splatoon game instead of new Mario/Zelda/Metroid game.Those are shit. Me wants mah shoooootaaas.....

Now for real, Not a problem with the fans of Splatoon series, but that EA saying becomes more and more true by day. The single player hayday is long gone and multiplayer games are in the big league
 

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I really don't know what to think about Splatoon 3, I love Splatoon and I'm so happy to see something new, but did I really need to have a third game this early and still on the same console?

I wonder how the active people in Splatoon 2 are feeling now, it was a good thing, but I don't know... I think I would prefer that Splatoon was just one per console so as not to saturate the series so fast.

But at least, if we had two Splatoon on the same console, that means that a Mario Kart 9 is not impossible, right ?, that I would like to see.
 

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I really don't know what to think about Splatoon 3, I love Splatoon and I'm so happy to see something new, but did I really need to have a third game this early and still on the same console?

I wonder how the active people in Splatoon 2 are feeling now, it was a good thing, but I don't know... I think I would prefer that Splatoon was just one per console so as not to saturate the series so fast.

But at least, if we had two Splatoon on the same console, that means that a Mario Kart 9 is not impossible, right ?, that I would like to see.

No odyssey 2 for you. THAT IS WAY TOOOO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But online multiplayer BY THE BUTTLOAAAAAAAAAADS
 

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I really don't know what to think about Splatoon 3, I love Splatoon and I'm so happy to see something new, but did I really need to have a third game this early and still on the same console?

I wonder how the active people in Splatoon 2 are feeling now, it was a good thing, but I don't know... I think I would prefer that Splatoon was just one per console so as not to saturate the series so fast.

But at least, if we had two Splatoon on the same console, that means that a Mario Kart 9 is not impossible, right ?, that I would like to see.
Honestly, I would've preferred Nintendo have released MK9 on the Switch instead of 8 Deluxe - because that just totally invalidates the older Wii U version, when 9 doesn't quite do that. I mean, I had just gotten MK8 for my Wii U, then heard they were making MK8 Deluxe for this new console I don't have, that has shitty JoyCons and an inferior Pro Controller; I wasn't happy when I heard about that. If I had heard they were making MK9, then I wouldn't have been so frustrated, since it's just a sequel.
 

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Splatoon game instead of new Mario/Zelda/Metroid game.Those are shit. Me wants mah shoooootaaas.....

Now for real, Not a problem with the fans of Splatoon series, but that EA saying becomes more and more true by day. The single player hayday is long gone and multiplayer games are in the big league
Why not both? I'd really like to see it happen again...
 
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Why not both? I'd really like to see it happen again...

No problem with multiplayer games. But when all you have to play is multiplayer games these days and when nothing good ever comes out of the singleplayer industry..... It's kinda tiring.
Last year what single player games other than AC did nintendo released exactly?
 

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Pyra seems interesting, smash fans seem to be upset, but declaring smash fans are upset is like saying the sky's blue
It's not the character herself so much as it is yet another sword fighter. Nintendo sure is ignoring a lot of genres with their fighter selection.
 
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