Today, Nintendo held an all-new Nintendo Direct, which featured a look at the Holiday 2021 season and beyond.
First, the direct revealed that Monster Hunter Rise will be receiving a new DLC expansion titled, “Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak,” which will release in Summer 2022. Next, the direct revealed another look at Mario Party Superstars. The trailer reveals some returning maps, which include:
- Woody Woods (Mario Party 3)
- Yoshi’s Tropical Island (Mario Party)
- Horror Land (Mario Party 2)
Additionally, they revealed details about a minigame only mode called Mount Minigames, which will consist of seven courses. Pre-orders for the game will be available later today and the game will be released on October 29.
Third, the direct revealed a new card based RPG titled, “Voice of Cards: Isle of Dragon Roars.” Whereas, a demo will be available later today, and the game will be released on October 28. Then the direct took a look at a game titled, “Disco Elysium The Final Cut.” The game will be released digitally on October 12 and a physical release will be available at a later date.
The fifth trailer featured a look at the second wave of the Hyrule Warriors Age of the Calamity Expansion Pass. Wave 2 will be titled, “Guardian of Remembrance,” and will include:
- New story – Battle for Kakariko Village: Battle of Goponga Village, and more
- New stages – Coliseum, and more
- Newly added playable characters – Purah & Robbie, and one more
- Added actions for existing characters.
Following Hyrule Warriors, the direct revealed that Chocobo Racing GP will be released for the Nintendo Switch next year. Then it was announced that the final DLC character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be revealed in a Mr. Sakurai Presents on October 5 at 10 AM EST. Also, the direct revealed that the Kirby franchise will finally be receiving a 3D platformer game. The game will be titled, “Kirby and the Forgotten Island,” and is set to release in Spring 2022.
The ninth direct reveal was for an Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct in October, and it will feature new major updates starting in November. Then the direct revealed a look at some upcoming DLC for Mario Golf: Super Rush. The update will include a playable Ninji, two courses, and be available later today. Following that the direct revealed at the 3DS game Disney Magical World 2 will be receiving a port on the Nintendo Switch. Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition will be available during this Holiday season. Also, it has been revealed that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will be released for the Nintendo Switch on November 11. However, keep in mind this is a port of the original release and not the upcoming remake.
Next the direct announced that Dying Light: Platinum Edition will be released on October 19 and Dying Light 2 Stay Human Cloud Edition will be released on February 4, 2022. Then the direct revealed that Square Enix’s Project Triangle Strategy will be released on March 4, 2022. However, more details about the game are available on Nintendo’s website. Following Project Triangle Strategy, the direct featured a new story trailer for Metroid Prime Dread. Yet, keep in mind the trailer may feature major spoilers, so people should watch at their own discretion. Nevertheless, Metroid Prime Dread will be released on October 8.
The sixteenth announcement in the direct revealed a new membership plan will be made available for the Nintendo Switch sometime in October. The new plan will include N64 and surprisingly Sega Genesis titles for the virtual console. Also, new Nintendo Switch online exclusive N64 and Sega Genesis controllers will be available for purchase at a later date. Now, at launch the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack will include the following games.
- Super Mario 64
- Mario Kart 64
- Super Mario 64
- Yoshi’s Story
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Tennis
- Dr Mario 64
- Sin and Punishment
- Castlevania Bloodlines
- Contra Hard Corps
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Echo the Dolphin
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage
Other confirmed titles, which will be available at a later date include:
- The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask
- F-Zero X
- Mario Golf
- Pokemon Snap
- Kirby and the Crystal Shards
- Paper Mario
Then the direct revealed that the Shadowrun Trilogy will be released for the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Following the Shadowrun Trilogy, it was confirmed that the Castlevania Advance Collection will be available later today. The collection will include the three GBA Castlevania titles and Castlevania Dracula X. Also, the direct revealed that a remake for the first Actraiser game will be released later today titled, “Actraiser Renaissance.” Furthermore, the direct revealed that the second chapter for Deltarune will be released later today.
Eventually, Shigeru Miyamoto appeared to announce that the Illumination Super Mario Bros animated movie will be released on December 22,2022. The cast will include:
- Chris Pratt as Mario
- Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach
- Charie Day as Luigi
- Jack Black as Bowser
- Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
- Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
- Charles Martinet as Suprise Cameos
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
- Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
- Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike
Closing out the direct, it was revealed that the third Splatoon game is titled, “Splatoon 3: Return of the Mammalians.” However, the game is set to release sometime in 2022. Whereas, the final reveal was the first gameplay trailer for Bayonetta 3, which is also confirmed as a 2022 release.