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The first Nintendo Direct of 2021 streamed 50 minutes of news relating to existing Nintendo Switch titles and glimpses of games releasing throughout the year.
A new addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster brings Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 into the fray as DLC.
Additional updates for existing titles include free Super Mario items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and an expansion pass for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.
Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda are celebrating anniversaries with two titles on the way. For Mario, its Mario Golf Super Rush which includes a story mode that guides players from the very beginning of their virtual golf career to the big leagues in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario Golf Super Rush releases in June 2021.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which first appeared on the Nintendo Wii a decade ago is returning as a remaster on July 16th, 2021.
Splatoon 3 was revealed, but won’t be coming to the Switch until 2022.
No More Heroes III from Grasshopper Manufacture is finally coming to the Switch after being delayed. Travis Touchdown is back to save the world, this time from an alien invasion. Launches August 27th, 2021.
It’s all girl power with the action game DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power. Fight for justice with a selection of characters from the animated series like Batgirl, Wonder Woman and Supergirl. Becomes available June 4th, 2021.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is on its to the Switch this summer. The brawler is available on PlayStation 4, Steam and mobile as of last year, but is now coming to Nintendo from Mediatonic.
Remember those adventures your Mii characters could travel on with the Nintendo 3DS? Miitopia expands on that with full customizable Mii avatars that can get into all sorts of trouble. Miitopia is available on May 21st, 2021.
In 22 minutes, the sun explodes and decimates the entire solar system. It’s quite a challenge to save a small part of the universe, but with Outer Wilds, the time just keeps looping. Launches summer 2021.
One samurai versus one thousand? If you’re good enough, this will be a slice in Samurai Warriors 5 from Koei Tecmo America. Launches summer 2021.
In Neon White, as an assassin, the player must take out the demons that have infiltrated Heaven in order for them to transition from the underworld to the world beyond the pearly gates. From Annapurna Interactive and becomes available winter 2021.
The Ninja Gaiden: Master Edition contains all three games together in one package. Plus, Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, and Kasumi join Ryu Hayabusa in these furious battles with some fearsome foes. Includes Ninja Gaiden Σ, Ninja Gaiden Σ2 and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. Releases on June 10th, 2021.
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