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Nintendo Announces Splatoon 3, Skyward Sword HD and Dozens More

In the very early hours of this morning, Nintendo hosted a 50-minute direct where the company showcased some new titles and showed off new trailers to some existing ones. While most of the announcements were smaller ports of older games, the company also revealed some upcoming first-party games which look rather spectacular.


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Three big first-party games were announced including Splatoon 3, Mario Golf: Super Rush and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Other announcements include Fall Guys on Switch, a new Super Smash Bros Character Pyra and Mythra and Plants Vs Zombies Battle For Neigborville yes, the one EA is no longer supporting.

Let’s go through all the announcements Nintendo made during the February Direct:

Splatoon 3

Out 2022 – The sequel to the popular Splatoon 2.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Draw your sword in this high-flying adventure with Joy-Con controllers or the newly added button-only controls. Available 16 July 2021.

Mario Golf: Super Rush

Enjoy golfing with familiar Mushroom Kingdom characters along with newly added features such as Story Mode, multiplayer modes like Speed Golf, and much more. Available 25 June 2021.

Fall Guys

Coming to Nintendo Switch this June/July

Two Famicom Detective Club Games

Two deep cuts from Nintendo history are making their debut in North America! In Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind, dive into two deep narrative mysteries, localized and modernized for Nintendo Switch, launching 14 May 2021

Monster Hunter Rise – New Trailer

Face your biggest challenge yet when the Rampage and Magnamalo threaten the fate of Kamura Village! Do you have what it takes to fend them off? Available 26 March 2021.

No More Heroes III

Grab your Beam Katana and get ready for a wild ride when No More Heroes III releases for Nintendo Switch on 27 August 2021.

DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power

Shopping with your besties after school, sharing photos on Superstapost, and then defending the city when justice calls…all in a day’s work as you’re living the Super Life! Available 4 June 2021

Miitopia Coming to Switch

Embark on an adventure where the cast and enemies are determined by you in Miitopia for Nintendo Switch! Cast your friends, family, or anyone you want in the story, then experience surprising and hilarious interactions on your quest! Available 21 May 2021.

Animal Crossing Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Bros. themed furniture and fashion items are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons! After downloading the free update on February 25, a variety of Super Mario Bros. items will be available in Nook Shopping starting 1 March 2021. 


Project TRIANGLE STRATEGY, launching for Nintendo Switch in 2022, continues Square-Enix’s legacy of tactical RPGs. Featuring deep gameplay full of choices and consequences, strategically survey the battlefield to gain the upper hand.

Capcom Arcade Stadium

Capcom Arcade Stadium includes 32 of Capcom’s arcade classics and is available now on Nintendo Switch! Get 1943 – The Battle of Midway for free and purchase additional packs, as well as the Ghosts ‘n Goblins stand-alone add-on. Available Now.

Bravely Default Final Trailer

Bravely Default II is almost here! Before the game launches on 26 February, get a last look at the battles, jobs, and characters for this brand-new title in the Bravely Default series!

Knockout City

Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout CityTM, where epic dodgeball battles settle the score in team-based multiplayer matches. Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance – it ain’t dodgeball it’s dodgeBRAWL! Knockout City launches 21 May on Nintendo Switch!

Outer Wilds

Venture into a hand-crafted solar system and unravel the mysteries of the universe 22 minutes at a time when the critically acclaimed Outer Wilds comes to Nintendo Switch this summer!

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition

Ready the Juice Cannons and prepare for battle when Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition comes to Nintendo Switch on 19 March.

Samurai Warriors 5

Dive into the history of the Sengoku period when SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 slashes its way onto Nintendo Switch!

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