Nintendo has unveiled some of the upcoming games for Nintendo Switch on a new Direct show. Fans can look forward to a lot of highlights that will be released for the hybrid console in the next few months, including The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Electronic Arts' Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, Apex Legends and Legend of Mana . Even better, two other Nintendo brands are also releasing new games for Nintendo Switch: Mario Golf and Splatoon 3.
The new edition of the “Nintendo Direct” show recently revealed more than 30 new games for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. The consequence of the streaming format was tough: in-house brands were shown, as well as a new competitive Star Wars game and classics in a new guise. There is also information on games that are already available or will appear shortly. Many of the featured titles will be launched in the first half of 2021. And: The Nintendo Direct presentation ended with the announcement of Splatoon 3, which will be released for Nintendo Switch next year.
New games for Nintendo Switch: from Mario Golf to the Zelda remaster
One of the other highlights of the 50-minute Nintendo Direct edition was the unveiling of the fourth of the six warriors in Fighters Pass Vol. 2: Pyra / Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Also announced for Nintendo Switch: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which comes up with new control options; Mario Golf: Super Rush, the newest installment in the popular sports game series that features new modes and motion controls; as well as Miitopia, whose stars are the Mii - characters that are designed by the players themselves and make this adventure a very personal one.
As if that wasn't enough, there was more information and announcements in the program. Innovations that are currently under development were also shown. This includes a game that runs under the working title “Project Triangle Strategy”. It is said to be a “new tactical RPG from Square Enix. Also on show: Fall Guys - Ultimate Knockout, due out this summer; Star Wars: Hunters, a free-to-play online multiplayer title set between Star Wars episodes VI and VII; World's End Club from the creators of the Danganronpa series; DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power, an action title based on the animated series of the same name; as well as a physical version of the hit game Hades.
In this new installment in the series, players leave Inkopolis behind and head for a new region: the Splatsville District. In the heart of this dusty no man's land is Splatsville, also known as the City of Chaos.
Here battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings meet for turf wars for two teams of four players each - this time equipped with a multitude of new options such as new styles, new moves and an expanded arsenal such as a bow-shaped weapon. More information on the third installment in the Splatoon series will be announced at a later date.
Pyra / Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Originally the 2-in-1 allies of Rex, the hero from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Pyra / Mythra are now joining the warriors of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They are the newest DLC fighters of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which also includes Min Min from ARMS, Steve & Alex from Minecraft and Sephiroth from the FINAL FANTASY VII series - as well as two other fighters who have not yet been revealed. More information on Pyras / Mythras Moveset and the release date will be announced at a later date.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
Originally released for Wii in 2011, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword tells the earliest story in the series revolving around the creation of the master sword. The HD version for Nintendo Switch offers new control options as well as an improved frame rate and revised graphics.
The game can be controlled either using the motion control of the two Joy-Con - similar to the original game for Wii - or, brand new, via button control.
The latter also makes the title playable in handheld mode, with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or on Nintendo Switch Lite. At the same time as the game, a new set of specially designed Joy-Con appears: the right controller is adorned with the master sword, the left the Hylia shield. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and the matching Joy-Con will be released on July 16. The game can be pre-ordered from the Nintendo eShop.
Mario Golf Super Rush
The tee for the latest game in the Mario Golf series will take place on Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2021. On a variety of picturesque golf courses, players play games with some of the most popular characters from the Mushroom Kingdom. There are several multiplayer variants waiting for them in local and online mode, for example speed golf, in which everyone tee off and speed to the green at the same time.
There is also the story mode, in which the Mii of the players interact with well-known characters from the Mushroom Kingdom, take part in golf competitions and collect experience points in order to improve their values. You can even use motion controls by swinging your Joy-Con like real golf clubs. The new, virtual fairway will be open from June 25th. Seat reservations can now be made in the Nintendo eShop.
Tales from the Borderlands
In the Nintendo Switch version of this title, players return to the peculiar world of Pandora. You will receive all five episodes of the game, experience the typical joke of the series and meet well-known Borderlands characters. Gangsters, gang leaders and exterminators are just a few of the characters who stand in their way in this unusual adventure in which every decision counts. Tales from the Borderlands is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 24th.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
Aspyr's popular action game is back. The players assemble a zombie horde to take revenge on the city by turning its inhabitants into the undead. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse bites its way on Nintendo Switch on March 16.
Project TRIANGLE STRATEGY
This game continues the great tradition of SQUARE ENIX's acclaimed tactical role-playing games. The fights take place on a terrain with different elevations, so that the range for attacks depends not only on the weapons of a character, but also on their location.
Therefore, it is imperative to get an overview of the battlefield before taking action. In addition, the decisions made during the course of the game have an impact on how the story develops and which characters join the players in their campaign. Project TRIANGLE STRATEGY (working title) will fight its way exclusively to Nintendo Switch in 2022. But a free demo version is already available to download from the Nintendo eShop.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Be the last case guy standing in the end! Up to 60 players run, jump and push each other to victory in this party hit. Opponents compete online against crowds of other players in a series of insane challenges and wild obstacle courses - all with the aim of successfully reaching the next level of chaos.
You can alternate between free-for-all anarchy and cooperative challenges in which all members of the losing team are eliminated. Proof that you have everything you need to be able to claim the crown for yourself can be provided from this summer.
Monster hunter rise
During the course of the game, an attack called a rampage occurs again and again, in which the hunters jointly have to knock down a monster attack on the village of Kamura. As already announced, players who want to immerse themselves particularly deeply in this role-playing adventure can purchase the Nintendo Switch MONSTER HUNTER RISE edition. In addition to the console, this hardware bundle includes a download code for MONSTER HUNTER RISE, a deluxe kit DLC package and other bonus content. It will be released at the same time as the game on March 26th. On the same day, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller - MONSTER HUNTER RISE edition will also be released. Its design is inspired by Magnamalo, one of the game's most formidable monsters.
Players set out on this hilarious adventure with friends, family members and anyone else who would like them to be with them to bring down the face-streaking Dark Lords. In Miitopia, players create Mii characters according to their mood and let them take part in the unique fantasy adventure. Thanks to expanded functions, you can now make your Mii characters look more versatile than ever before - for example by giving them wigs and make-up. You can now also choose a horse as a companion: if it is cherished, it will let its hooves fly in battle. Which Mii characters become allies? And which of them will become the villainous Dark Lord? All Nintendo Switch fans can find out in the carefree game Miitopia from May 21st. Pre-orders are already possible now.
Star Wars: Hunters
This team-based online multiplayer title offers a thrilling adventure in the galaxy. Players assemble a team of unique, all-new Star Wars characters - from daring bounty hunters to Heroes of the Rebellion and Imperial Stormtroopers. They use them to compete against other teams in online multiplayer battles in front of the iconic Star Wars backdrop. The plot is located between the films "Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". May the force be with Nintendo Switch fans when the free-to-play Star Wars: Hunters launches later this year.
After the fall of the galactic empire, Star Wars: Hunters lets players compete against each other in real-time in Star Wars-inspired locations. Players choose from a range of unique new characters, including daring bounty hunters, Heroes of the Rebellion, and Stormtrooper fighters, to compete in the fast-paced, visually engaging conflicts of the world of Star Wars.
"Bringing Star Wars: Hunters to the Nintendo Switch and its passionate fan base is an exciting milestone for Zynga," said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing, Zynga. “We created Star Wars: Hunters for players who have always dreamed of playing a high-impact action game set in the Star Wars galaxy. We look forward to celebrating our entry into console gaming with Switch players. ”
"We are thrilled that Zynga is releasing their first console game, Star Wars: Hunters, for Nintendo Switch," added Steve Singer, senior vice president of publisher and developer relations for Nintendo of America. "We look forward to Nintendo Switch players around the world experiencing this world-famous franchise in a new way."
"Star Wars: Hunters is inspired by classic Star Wars stories and settings, but has a look of its own that is different from anything we've done before," said Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games. "We are happy to offer Nintendo Switch players a very diverse character roster that they can use to compete against their friends on the sofa or on the go."
Star Wars: Hunters will be available to download for free on Nintendo Switch, the App Store and Google Play. Star Wars: Hunters does not require a Nintendo Switch Online membership to play.
Form teams and beat rival teams in thrilling dodgeball games - that's what the thrilling multiplayer games of Knockout City are all about. The players throw, catch, pass and straddle their way to victory. The sport game developed by Velan Studios and published by EA kicks off on May 21 on Nintendo Switch.
DC Super Hero Girls Teen Power
In this game, which is based on the cartoon of the same name by Cartoon Network, players slip into the roles of well-known DC superheroes such as Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Woman - albeit as teenagers. They also have to save their city while they go to school.
Each superhero has her own special skills: one heroine can fly while another uses special gadgets in combat. As teenage superheroes, the players explore Metropolis, post selfies of their adventures on their in-game Superstapost account or refurbish a shabby district. DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power will develop its superhero powers on June 4th on Nintendo Switch and can now be pre-ordered in the Nintendo eShop
Famicom Detective Club
The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind: For their first appearance in Europe, these two Japanese Nintendo classics were localized in English and completely redesigned for Nintendo Switch.
The two tense titles surprise with ever new twists and turns and dramas. The deadly truth will have to be found out when the bundle of games hits Nintendo eShop on May 14th. Budding noses can now pre-order the games in the Nintendo eShop.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition
Now it's time to load the juice cannons and get ready for battle in one of the craziest shooters ever. Up to four Nintendo Switch fans can explore the Vertigo Park together or plunge into 8v8 multiplayer battles in the Turf Takeover mode.
Alone or in online mode, players fight in the war of plants and zombies, which takes them to the borders of Neighborville and back again. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition will be released on March 19th for Nintendo Switch and can be pre-ordered now from the Nintendo eShop.
In this free-to-play battle royale shooter, a steadily growing ranks of so-called "legends" compete in strategic, cross-platform battles. To celebrate the launch of the title on Nintendo Switch, all players on Nintendo Switch will receive the new, iconic Pathfinder skin as well as 30 free levels for the Season 8 Battle Pass - Chaos.
On top of that, you will earn double experience points until March 23rd. Exciting and strategic battle royale battles await from March 9th when Apex Legends hits Nintendo Switch.
Legend of Mana
For the first time, Legend of Mana from the popular Mana series by SQUARE ENIX appears in Europe. With completely revised HD graphics, new musical arrangements and other features. The mana tree will have to be restored to its old size when Legend of Mana hits Nintendo Switch on June 24th.
In this award-winning science fiction adventure, players take on the role of the youngest member of Outer Wilds Ventures. This fledgling space program is looking for answers in a mysterious, constantly changing solar system.
With their spaceship, the researchers head for planets full of hidden places that change over time, and there they explore the remains of an extinct high culture. You have to solve mysteries and put the pieces together before they reach the end of the time warp. The countdown for Outer Wilds is on: The extraordinary game will be released for Nintendo Switch this summer.
SAMURAI WARRIORS 5
This historical action-adventure immerses players in the Warring States era in Japan during the Sengoku period. The focus of the game, which comes up with revised character designs and stylized graphics, are the warriors Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 hits Nintendo Switch this summer.
World's End Club
The creators of Danganronpa and the Zero Escape series challenge Nintendo Switch fans to a real fight for survival. Together with eleven other players they form the Go-Getters Club and embark on an exciting journey across Japan. They experience an adventure that combines side-scrolling action with a captivating story. On the way back to Tokyo you have to face various challenges - sometimes alone, sometimes in a team - and defeat monsters. Starting May 28, the World's End Club is welcoming new, daring members to Nintendo Switch.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons + Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary
Items inspired by the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. will soon enrich Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The residents can order items such as the super mushroom or the? -Block and use them to decorate their virtual island as they please.
If you place several warp tubes in different places on the island, you can even travel quickly and easily between them. The next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be available on February 25th. Those who download it can use the new Super Mario Bros.-style items from March 1st and celebrate the 35th birthday of the classic.
Hyrule Warriors: Time of Desolation
The mission to save Hyrule is far from over. With the Expansion Pass for Hyrule Warriors: Time of Devastation, two waves of new downloadable content are rolling towards fans of this action adventure - with new characters, new stages and much more.
The first package will be released in June, the second in November. If you buy the expansion pass in the Nintendo eShop for 19,99 euros, you can play both DLC packs immediately upon publication. From May 28, buyers will also receive an additional weapon and a new outfit for Link. The Expansion Pass for Hyrule Warriors: Time of Desolation is now available from Nintendo eShop.
Ghosts' n Goblins Resurrection
The brave knight Arthur uses weapons, spells and skills to fight the monsters of the demon realm in challenging levels. For the first time in the series, there is a local cooperative game mode in which one of three supporting characters supports Arthur: Barry helps him with the defense, Kerry with the transport and Archie with the bridge construction. Ghosts' n Goblins Resurrection is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 25th and is available for pre-order now.
This lightning-fast first-person platformer is about the annihilation of the sky demons. In the role of White, a handpicked assassin from hell, the players fight with other demon hunters for the chance to live permanently in heaven.
But the other assassins seem familiar - maybe White has already met them in a previous life? Neon White, developed by Ben Esposito, creator of Donut County, will fight for a permanent place in Nintendo Switch heaven starting winter 2021.
Capcom Arcade Stadium
This vast collection contains dozens of Capcom's most popular arcade classics. Nintendo Switch fans can rewind the games, set their own pace and level of difficulty and choose from a variety of display options to relive the arcade fun of yesterday. Players get the title 1943: The Battle of Midway for free and can buy additional game packs or the stand-alone add-on from Ghost 'n Goblins to expand their collection. Capcom Arcade Stadium is now available for Nintendo Switch with local multiplayer.
No More Heroes 3
The casual hit man Travis Touchdown is swinging his laser katana again and this time he is at the top of the superhero rankings. After all, someone has to save the world - and compete against aliens ?! How convenient that the new and expanded Death Glove gives Travis numerous devastating abilities that can be adjusted and improved before each fight. Starting August 27th, the blades will be crossed in No More Heroes 3 for Nintendo Switch.
In search of the four crystals, the four heroines and heroes of light explore the kingdoms of Excillant. But even before the enchanting role-playing game appears on Nintendo Switch on February 26th, the new trailer "Bravely Default II - Last Trailer" gives a glimpse of the upcoming adventure. For the curious, a free demo version is already available to try out in the Nintendo eShop.
Awarded as “Game of the Year” many times, a physical version of Hades is now available for Nintendo Switch. In addition to the game itself, which guarantees numerous hours of breathless action in combination with a captivating story, great extras are included. Buyers will receive a PC download code for the original soundtrack as well as a 32-page compendium with portraits of gods, ghosts and monsters. The physical version of Hades emerges from the underworld on March 19th.
NINJA GAIDEN Master Collection
This collection includes three action-packed titles from the NINJA GAIDEN series. The legendary ninja Ryu Hayabusa plunges into battle with an arsenal of dangerous weapons. Each of these requires a different style of fighting and different skills. In addition, there are other spectacular ninjutsu techniques with which opponents can be quickly eliminated. All previous downloadable content, including the costumes and game modes, is also included. The NINJA GAIDEN Master Collection sneaks into Nintendo Switch on June 10th.
Saga Frontier Remastered
Eight Heroes undertake eight adventurous journeys in this revised version of the role-playing game SaGa Frontier. Alongside the eight characters, each with their own goals and ambitions, players explore an impressive sci-fi world. A new playable character, exciting battles and new events make SaGa Frontier Remastered an adventure not to be missed. The journey begins on April 15th on Nintendo Switch.
Here's the entire Nintendo Direct show:
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