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The Biggest Announcements From the February 2022 Nintendo Direct

The first major Nintendo Direct since last September, the February 2022 Nintendo Direct provided a firsthand look at the different titles coming to the Nintendo Switch. Catch up on the highlights with our recap – no multi-page clickthrough required.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC

48 new courses will make their way to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of the Booster Course Pass DLC for the game. The first wave of DLC will come out on March 18 (out of six waves), and will be available at no additional cost for players with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Tying together the worlds depicted in Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will come out for the Nintendo Switch this September.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Set in the same universe as Fire Emblem: Three Houses, players will once again be able to join Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude when Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes comes out on June 24.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

Featuring voiced Commanding Officers and additional modes, WayForward’s Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will come out on April 8.

Mario Strikers: Battle League

Mario once again hits the pitch with Mario Strikers: Battle League. Changing up the game of soccer with special shots, items, and tackles, this eight-player battler (both online and off) will come out on June 10.

Splatoon 3 – Salmon Run Next Wave

The co-op action of Salmon Run will make its return in Splatoon 3. Players can encounter the new Salmonid when the game launches this summer.

Metroid Dread Free Update

Metroid Dread will see a free update that includes both Rookie Mode and Dread Mode. Players can dive in today.

No Man’s Sky

Featuring an infinite procedurally generated universe, Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky will take Nintendo Switch owners on an epic voyage across the galaxy this summer.

FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake

The Wanzers return to the battlefield with the release of FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake for the Nintendo Switch this summer.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby and the Forgotten Land will bring with it the new Mouthful Mode, which allows Kirby to inhale real-world objects and use moves different from copy abilities. The game will come out for the Nintendo Switch on March 25.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition will serve as a remake of both Chrono Cross and the origin story Radical Dreamers. The game will come out on April 7.

KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series

KLONOA: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil will come out for the Nintendo Switch as the KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series. This collection will come out for the Nintendo Switch on July 8.

LIVE A LIVE

Originally released for the Super Famicom, LIVE A LIVE features seven stories that contain a variety of protagonists, time periods, and gameplay styles. The game will come out for the Nintendo Switch on July 22.

Nintendo Switch Sports

The latest entry in the Wii Sports series, Nintendo Switch Sports brings with it bowling, tennis, chambara, soccer, badminton, and volleyball. The game will come out on April 29.

Triangle Strategy

Ahead of its release on March 4, players can dive into a demo of chapters 1-3 of Triangle Strategy today on the Nintendo eShop.

Portal: Companion Collection

Portal and Portal 2 will make their way to the Nintendo Switch as part of the Portal: Companion Collection, set to release later this year.

Source: YouTube, Press Release
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