It’s felt like forever since the last big Nintendo Direct in September of last year. However, a surprise full-fat Direct landed earlier today, February 17, and we’ve compiled all of the biggest reveals in one handy list. Today’s livestream ran for roughly 50 minutes and focused on available Switch games, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as some fresh titles set to arrive throughout the year.
Fan expectations were at an all-time high prior to the show, what with The Legend of Zelda’s 35th anniversary just on the horizon. Personally, we’d been hoping to see some sort of The Legend of Zelda remastered collection.
Thankfully, Nintendo delivered a surprising, though still very welcome, reveal in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. And that wasn’t even the final major announcement of the night. Nope, that honour went to Splatoon 3’s reveal.
So, without further ado, here’s every major announcement from today’s Nintendo Direct in quickfire form:
- Splatoon 3 launches next year
- Star Wars: Hunters release date is 2021, is a free-to-play multiplayer arena game from Lucasfilm Games and Zynga
- Neon White, a stylish action game, comes to Switch this winter
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD release date is July 16
- No More Heroes 3 release date is August 27
- Project Triangle Strategy release date is 2022, seems kinda like Octopath Traveller meets Final Fantasy Tactics
- Mario Golf: Super Rush release date is June 25
- Fall Guys Switch is coming this summer
- Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection brings super-tricky hack-and-slash action to Switch on June 10
- Xenoblade’s Mythra and Pyra join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate next month
- Tales from the Borderlands releases March 24
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets Mario-themed items on February 25
- Samurai Warriors 5 hits Switch this summer
- Miitopia makes a return on May 21
- Legend of Mana remastered comes to Switch on June 24
- Indie hit Outer Wilds launches this summer
And that’s just about it in terms of major reveals. We’ve already had our say on the first Nintendo Direct 2021 livestream with a harsh-but-fair feature. Whether you’re happy with today’s reveals or not, you’d best check it out.