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Everything Revealed During Today’s Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Direct Sept 21

Nintendo made a couple of announcements during their latest Direct livestream.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

The latest paid DLC called Sunbreak for Monster Hunter Rise brings new stories, locales, monsters, hunting actions & quest rank.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is coming to Switch in summer 2022.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo is hosting an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct in October, with content set to go live in November. We do not have a release date but will get new information soon.

Mario Party Superstars

Mario Party is back for the Nintendo Switch. You’ll be able to play classic board from previous titles and three new ones.

Mario Party Superstars hits Nintendo Switch on October 29, 2021.

Mario Golf: Super Rush

Nintendo has released version 3.0.0 update for Mario Golf: Super Rush. Koopa Troopa has been added as a playable character, ans also Ninji. Two new course — Blustery Basin, a snow themed course is available, and also Spiky Palms, a desert-themed course.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

The critically acclaimed, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is making its way to Switch.

In a post-war era, you play an amnesiac detective who is solving

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is launching on October 12th.

Chocobo GP

Chocobo GPis a thrilling new kart racing experience set in the Chocobo universe. Featuring a variety of whimsical characters from across the franchise, players will be able to dash to the finish as the game’s namesake and star, Chocobo and friends. Chocobo GPwill challenge racers to master courses from well-known Chocobo and Final Fantasy series locations. Set off on a new journey with Chocobo and friends as they enter a racing tournament to win an unbelievable reward: a wish for anything their heart desires!

You’ll be able to play as your favourite Final Fantasy character and play locally or online with your friends.

The game is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby is back on another adventure in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. In this new 3D platforming game, players can freely navigate areas using familiar Kirby copy abilities. What lies in store for Kirby as he explores a mysterious setting filled with abandoned structures from a past civilization?

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is coming in Spring 2022.

Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition

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The 3DS title is making its way to Nintendo Switch with this new Enchanted Edition.

According to Nintendo, here’s what the game is about:

“Disney Magical World 2, the follow up to the popular franchise, lets players enjoy a variety of new adventures in six Disney-themed worlds, such as exploring the world of Disney Frozen, dancing with Disney princesses or soaring through special Magical Dream events. Players will encounter and interact with well-known characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Ariel, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck.”

Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition is launching in October.

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, players will venture through a story set long ago in a world shrouded in mystery, guided by the narrative voice of the Game Master. Set in a world of swords and sorcery, the game is told entirely through the medium of cards. Players will follow the protagonist as he sets off on a journey to defeat a recently reawakened Dragon, that is threatening the land and its people, in hopes of securing an immense reward. He is joined on his travels by his companions; Mar, a monster very attached to him, and Melanie, a black witch with a grudge against the Dragon. Players will need to make choices throughout the story, as well as join in turn-based field and dungeon battles that unfold on a board, in the manner of traditional tabletop RPGs.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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Aspyr Media will release Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for Switch on November 11, 2021.

Four thousand years before the Galactic Empire, hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith and you are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force and save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side?

Triangle Strategy

Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictions—Utility, Morality, Liberty—which together make up Serenoa’s world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself.

Triangle Strategy will launch for Switch on March 4, 2022.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human – Cloud Version

The upcoming Dying Light is coming to Switch via a cloud version.

The game is set to launch alongside the other console versions on February 4, 2022.

A Switch version of the first game called Dying Light: Platinum Edition is launching on October 12th.

Nintendo 64 & Sega Genesis games coming to Switch Online

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A new membership plan for Switch Online is called the Switch Online plus Expansion Pack.

With the new plan, you’ll be able to play a selection of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games.

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For Nintendo 64, the launch includes Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Yoshi’s Story, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, WinBack, Mario Tennis, Dr. Mario 64, and Sin and Punishment.

Upcoming Nintendo 64 Games set to launch after later include Banjo-Kazooie, Pokémon Snap, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Mario Golf, Paper Mario, F-Zero X

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For Sega Genesis, the launch includes Castlevania Bloodlines, Contra: Hard Corps, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Ecco the Dolphin, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, MUSHA, Phantasy Star IV, Ristar, Shining Force, Shinobi III, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, and Strider.

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Nintendo will also be launching a Nintendo 64 Controller and Sega Genesis Control Pad, that can wireless connect to the Switch to play the 64 and Genesis games. These controllers cost $49.99 USD each.

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The Switch Online plus Expansion Pack is coming in late October, pricing is to be announced closer to launch.

Castlevania Advance Collection

In addition to the three legendary Castlevania games that were first released in the early 2000s, this collection also includes Castlevania: Dracula X and some never-before-seen sketches and artwork from the games!

All four games are enhanced with newly added modern features such as Rewind, Save/Load and Replay, making this the best way possible to experience these classics or discover them for the first time!

Actraiser Renaissance

Actraiser Renaissance combines 2D platforming action (Realm Acts) with a City-building simulation (Realm Management) in the ultimate battle between good and evil!

Featuring the soundtrack that sent shockwaves through the gaming world when it was first released, composed by the legendary Yuzo Koshiro – now remastered!

Metroid Dread

Samus’ story continues after the events of Metroid Fusion when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR?

Illumination’s animated Mario film

Nintendo announced some of the English voice cast for the upcoming animated Mario from Illumination.

Mario will be voiced by Chris Pratt, Peach by Anya-Taylor Joy, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Keegan Michael Key as Toad, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong and Sebastian Maniscalo as Spike.

Charles Martinet, the original voice of Mario in all the games will be making a voice cameo in the film.

The film is set to hit theatres in North America on December 21, 2022.

Splatoon 3

Nintendo showed off the Story Mode for Splatoon 3, which takes place in Splatsville.

The mode will be Return of the Mammalians, where things are about to get a lot tougher for the Inklings.

No release date has been announced for Splatoon 3.

Bayonetta 3

It’s been a couple of years since Bayonetta 3 was first announced and now Nintendo has shown off some new gameplay for the upcoming sequel.

Bayonetta 3 will launch for Nintendo Switch in 2022.

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