The Biggest Announcements From the February 2021 Nintendo Direct

The first full Direct in more than a year, today’s Nintendo Direct featured 50 minutes of information about the biggest titles coming to the Nintendo Switch. Catch up on the highlights with our recap – no multi-page clickthrough required.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Pyra/Mythra Character Reveal

Hailing from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, both Pyra and Mythra will make their way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in March.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

The lovable beans of Mediatonic Games and Devolver Digital’s Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will make their way to the Nintendo Switch this summer.

Famicom Detective Club

Making their North American debut are the mystery titles Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind. Both will make their debut on the Nintendo Switch on May 14, 2021.

Monster Hunter Rise

Ahead of its release on March 26, 2021, the latest trailer for Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise made its debut. In it, the future of Kamura Village is under siege when the Rampage and Magnamalo make their way to the scene.

Mario Golf: Super Rush

The latest entry in the long-running Mario Golf series, Mario Golf: Super Rush will feature a Story Mode with a leveling system, the multiplayer Speed Golf mode, and more. The title will come out on June 25, 2021.

No More Heroes III

Series mainstay Travis Touchdown will have to contend with the intergalactic superhero ranking tournament with the upcoming release of No More Heroes III. Players can grab their beam katanas when the title comes out on August 27, 2021.

DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power

Iconic superheroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl will team up to take down any super-villains that stand in their way with the release of DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power. The game will hit the scene on June 4, 2021.


Players will be able to cast the production of their dreams with the upcoming release of Miitopia. Players will be able to embark on an adventure where everybody is of your choosing when the title releases on May 21, 2021.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons x Super Mario Collaboration Items

Super Mario Bros.-themed fashion and furniture will make its way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Players can pay a visit to Nook Shopping to grab these goodies beginning March 1, 2021.


Square-Enix’s lineage of strategy RPGs continues with the release of Project TRIANGLE STRATEGY in 2022. Players will be able to strategically survey the battlefield to gain the upper hand, and can make a number of choices along the way.

Star Wars: Hunters

Set in the Star Wars universe, Star Wars: Hunters is a squad-based, free-to-play arena combat game. The title will make its debut in 2021.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – Expansion Pass

Additional characters, stages, and more will make their way to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity as part of its expansion pass. Players can get ready to expand your quest to save Hyrule when it comes out later this year.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Players will be able to discover the origins of Hyrule when The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD comes out for the Nintendo Switch on July 16, 2021. Support for both Joy-Con controllers and the newly added button-only controls will be included.

Splatoon 3

Set in the new city of Splatsville, Splatoon 3 will task players with contending with a number of battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. New weapons, moves, and more await all goers when the title comes out for the Nintendo Switch in 2022.

NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection

Team NINJA and Koei Tecmo return to the Ninja Gaiden series with the release of Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection. The collection of three Ninja Gaiden titles will make its way to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 10, 2021.

Legend of Mana

A remake of the PlayStation 1 classic, Legend of Mana will feature remastered visuals, a rearranged soundtrack, and the “Ring Ring Land” mini-game. The title will come out for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on June 24, 2021.

SaGa Frontier Remastered

Players will experience Square-Enix’s classic JRPG Saga Frontier once more with the release of SaGa Frontier Remastered. Eight heroes can be chosen with its Free-Form Scenario System, and a number of pieces of cut content will make their debut. The title will come out for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, iOS, and Android devices on April 15, 2021.

[infobox style=’success’ static=’1′]Source: Press Release, YouTube[/infobox]

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