February Nintendo Direct – The Highlights

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Every Nintendo Direct that comes out feels like Christmas! What fun do they have in store for us this time? Let’s dive into the February Nintendo Direct and see what announcements they’ve got.

In the announcement for the Direct, Nintendo said they’d be focusing on available games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and also on upcoming games for the Switch. You can read more about the announcement here!

February Nintendo Direct
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t the part I was most excited for. Every time a new character is due to be announced my friends and I go on a whirlwind of speculation. My pipe dream character is Professor Layton, formerly Banjo & Kazooie, so I’ve felt pretty happy about the DLC fighters so far.

Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles join the Smash Bros. roster! As one fighter, you can swap between the two of them at will on the battlefield.

Upcoming Switch Games

We’ve got these upcoming titles arriving on the Switch in 2021 and beyond!(click on the links below for more details or to pre-order the games directly, some links can be affiliate ones) :

Fall Guys – Summer 2021

Outer Wilds – Summer 2021

Famicom Detective Club (2 titles) – May 14th

Samurai Warriors 5 – Summer 2021

Legend of Mana – June 24th

Monster Hunter Rise – March 26th, including Switch and Pro Controller styles

Mario Golf Super Rush – June 25th (pre-order immediately)

Tales from the Borderlands – March 24th

Capcom Arcade Stadium – Today!

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse – March 16th

No More Heroes 3 – August 27th

Neon White – Winter 2021

DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power – June 4th

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition – March 19th

Miitopia – May 21st

project Triangle Strategy (working title) – 2022

Star Wars Hunters – 2021

Knockout City – May 21st

World’s End Club – May 28th

Hades (physical release) – March 19th

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection – June 10th

Bravely Default 2 – February 26th

Ghosts n’ Goblins Resurrection – February 25th

SaGa Frontier Remastered – April 15th

Apex Legends – March 9th

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – July 16th, including Switch controllers

Splatoon 3 – 2022

Game Updates

New Super Mario apparel and items are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons! This update launches February 25th, and items will be available March 1st. These include warp pipes, costumes for your villager, and other Mario themed goodies!

More battles for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity! This expansion pass releases in waves from June to November!

What releases are you looking forward to? Let us know! If you enjoyed this article, check out our others like Donkey Kong Country – the Apex of the Platformer Genre or Sonic Adventure 2 – Why Knuckles’ Music is the Actual Best.

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