Nintendo has hosted a Direct presentation for the first time in over a year. The latest presentation of the company was focused mainly on the games which are planned to hit Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2021. In the 50 minutes long event, the company has revealed the game titles which are going to hit the hybrid console in the first half of 2021. The game titles will include indie games like Fall Guys, Outer Wilds, No More Heroes and Splatoon. Here is the list of game titles which are announced during the Nintendo Direct presentation.
Nintendo Announced New Games
According to the Nintendo Direct presentation, the company has slated to launch the Splatoon 3 in 2022. It is an action multiplayer game which seems to feature the same paint shooting action similar to the previous version. The game title seems to arrive with new “Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. Splatsville, the city of chaos, is the adrenaline-fueled heart of this dusty wasteland.”
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
The company announced the re-release of the 2011 Wii U exclusive game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on July 16th, 2021. The game title is based on the story of the Legend of Zelda series. It’s an adventure action game and arrives with a new pair of Zelda-themed Joy-Cons.
Mario Golf Super Rush
As per the announcement the company is also adding Mario Golf Super Rush on June 25th, 2021. This is said to be the first Mario golf Title which comes on Nintendo’s hybrid console. The game is also up for pre-orders at USD 59.99 (approx Rs 4,364). The game title will arrive with new modes, a story campaign and motion controls.
“Tee off at the same time with up to three other players* and race through the course to get your ball in first. Outpace and interrupt your opponents with dashes and special shots. Mario, for example, can blow other players’ balls away,” reads the official page.
Several Mario-themed items and furniture
Nintendo also confirmed that the Several Mario-themed items and furniture will be up for purchase via the Nook Shop in Animal Crossing: New Horizons starting from March 1st, 2021. The company will also add a free update which is slated to be rolled out on February 25th, 2021.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
One of the most popular games on PC and other consoles are soon going to hit the Nintendo Switch. It is a multiplayer online game where players need to “dive into a series of ridiculous challenges and wild obstacle courses with masses of other competitors online.” The company is yet to reveal any release date, but it seems that the game is going to be available in summer of this year.
Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles Joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
A new DLC fighter for Super #SmashBrosUltimate has been announced! This fighter will release in March, so stay tuned for more information soon. pic.twitter.com/5yBSEMOyx9
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 17, 2021
At the beginning of March Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles are slated to join the Super Smash Bros.Ultimate. According to the company, both the characters will be counted as a single-player and this is going to be the fourth DLC character in the second Fighter Pass of the game. Nintendo confirmed to share more details about the characters as we move closer to release.
Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity is Receiving an Expansion Pass
According to the company the Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity is going to receive an expansion pass which is said to include two “waves” of content. The first wave is going to launch in June and the second one is arriving in November. The expansion pass is already up for pre-orders at USD 20 (approx Rs 1,454).
Indie Darling Outer Wilds Is Coming To Switch
Venture into a hand-crafted solar system and unravel the mysteries of the universe when the critically acclaimed #OuterWilds comes to #NintendoSwitch this summer! #NintendoDirect @Mobius_Games pic.twitter.com/O5Z5Y8N139
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 17, 2021
Outer Wilds was launched back in 2019 by Mobius Digital and now the action-adventure game is hitting the Nintendo Switch with some interesting changes. According to the official website, the game will be available sometime in summer. The company is yet to reveal any release date.
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir
The game was originally released in Japan and now the old-school murder-mystery game is hitting the Nintendo switch. The company claims that the developers have recreated the graphics, sound effect and music of the game. This is a merger of two detective games which were released on Famicom Disk System in the late ’80s. Nintendo confirmed that the game will be launched on May 14, 2021.
No More Heroes Trilogy
Nintendo has confirmed the arrival of the third title in the No More Heroes Trilogy which is said to be launched in late August this year.
Monster Hunter Rise
The trailer of the Monster Hunter Rise shows new story details and the newly added monsters which you are going to encounter during your gameplay. The company has also confirmed to launch a Monster Hunter-themed Nintendo Switch priced at USD 369.99 (approx Rs 26,923).
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
It’s a third-person action game where players can take control of a zombie and devour brains and spread huge chaos in the city. Asypr Media is the one behind the development of the game.
So these are the big announcements made by Nintendo during the Drive presentation. Notably, the list is long and the aforementioned games are among the best titles. You can head to the official forum to know more about the titles which are going to launch this year. Also, do share your thoughts about the game titles which are going to be the part of Nintendo Switch in the comment section.