Nintendo hosted a pretty jam-packed Direct stream in the early hours of this morning. The company announced some brand-new games as well as showcased our first look at the Bayonetta 3 gameplay. Yes, we finally got to see the much-anticipated game in action for the first time and it looks great. Some highlights from the stream include a new 3D Kirby game called Kirby and the Forgotten Land, an upcoming Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion and Splatoon 3.
Nintendo also announced that the Nintendo Switch Online service is getting a new tier. This new expansion will include all the benefits of the current NES and SNES games but will also enable users to download Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive games. We don’t know what the extra cost of this service will be at the moment.
Take a look at all the announcements down below.
Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive Games
These titles are part of the new Nintendo Switch Online expansion service.
- Nintendo 64 Games at Launch in October
- Super Mario 64The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Kart 64
- Lylat Wars
- Sin and Punishment
- Dr. Mario 64
- Mario Tennis 64
- Operation: WinBack
- Yoshi’s Story
- Nintendo 64 Games Coming Later
- Pokémon Snap
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- Mario Golf
- Paper Mario
- F-Zero X
- SEGA Mega Drive Games at Launch
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2Streets of Rage 2
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
In this new unforgettable 3D platforming adventure, Kirby explores a mysterious world full of abandoned structures from a past civilization. What surprises await the pink puffball? – Coming in 2022.
A racing experience featuring Chocobo and FINAL FANTASY characters comes to Nintendo Switch in 2022! In Chocobo GP, race across familiar FINAL FANTASY and Chocobo tracks, and use special character abilities and Magicites to speed past the competition. Coming in 2022.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons October Direct Teaser
Tune in for a live-streamed Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct in October to learn more about the new content coming to your island in November. Look out for more details to come in the near future.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Sink your teeth into a teaser for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, coming Summer 2022. This massive paid expansion pack to Monster Hunter Rise brings new stories, locales, monsters, hunting actions & quest rank. Coming mid-2022
Details are fuzzy but Splatoon3’s new weapons are sure to intensify Splatsville’s multiplayer Turf Wars. And some very familiar faces will be lending a hand in the game’s Story Mode, Return of the Mammalians, where the Inklings’ world is about to get a lot hairier…
Mario Party Superstars
Three more boards from the Nintendo 64 era join Space Land and Peach’s Birthday Cake in Mario Party Superstars! Also, want to focus on minigame action? Head to Mt. Minigames for a variety of courses! Out 29 October 2021.
A new-look Bayonetta returns to battle foes with her signature Witch Time! This time, she’ll wield her new Demon Masquerade ability to channel the power of demons and engage in larger-than-life action. Out 2022.
Mario Golf: Super Rush Free Content
Dash onto the green & into victory with Koopa Troopa, or use Ninji’s blinding speed to make quick work of your opponents. Plus, two new courses – Blustery Basin and Spiky Palms – are available now!
Stranded on Planet ZDR, when the E.M.M.I. are approaching, Samus’ only option is to survive.
The HD-2D tactical RPG from SQUARE-ENIX revealed this year, TRIANGLE STRATEGY leads you through a riveting story that changes based on your decisions. Your strategies & conviction will guide your fate in the end.
You can watch the full Nintendo Direct here.