Nintendo Direct Announcement Roundup

SunBreak DLC coming to Monster Hunter Rise in summer of 2022 This will be a massive paid DLC that will add new Stories, Locals, Monsters, Quest Ranks, and Hunting actions.

The classic Mario Party game boards Woody Woods (from Mario Party 64), Yoshi’s Tropical Island, and Horror Land have been confirmed in Mario Party Super Stars. It was also revealed that the game will have full online play including a global online minigame mode were players can compete in survival mode or cooperate in tag team mode. The game is set to release on October 29.

SquareEnix revealed a new RPG game from Neir creator Yoko Taro. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, is an RPG game where everything in the entire world is represented by cards and the game plays as a tabletop RPG. The game will release on October 28. A free demo of the game is available now on Nintendo Eshop.

The Enhanced Port of 2019’s hit Disco Elysium is coming to Nintendo Switch. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is a role-playing mystery game where the player takes on the role of an amnesiac detective and makes choices that shape hos character along with the story as they try to get to the bottom of the mystery. The game launches digitally on October 12 with a physical version coming in early 2022.

During the direct it was announced that the final DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be revealed in the Final Mr. Sakurai Presents which will air on October 5th, and in the presentation Sakurai will reveal the character and show game play.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC Wave 2: Guardian of Remembrance is scheduled to release on October 29th.

Chocobo GP, a Mario Kart styled arcade racer featuring characters tracks, and powers based on the Final Fantasy series will becoming to Nintendo Switch in 2022.

A brand new Kirby game, Kirby and the Forgotten Lands, was revealed. This game will be the first open-world 3D Kirby game. The story seems to involve Kirby landing on a post-apocalyptic world and trying to find out what happened to the world and rescue captured dreamland denizens. The trailer game play shows that Kirby will have is usual copy abilities. The game is expected to launch in spring of 2022.

The direct announced that a new free content update will be coming to Animal Crossing New Horizons in November. An Animal Crossing Direct that will detail all the new content will be coming in October. The teaser indicates that among the updates Brewster’s Cafe “The Roost” will be added to the game.

A new free content update was added to Mario Golf Super Rush. The content adds Koopa Troopa and Ninji as playable characters, and adds 2 new courses to play on.

Disney’s Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition is an enhanced port of the Nintendo 3DS game that includes all of the DLC. It is coming to Nintendo Switch this winter.

The original Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is coming to Nintendo Switch. This classic launches on November 11th.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human Cloud Edition will be coming to Nintendo Switch February 4th 2022.

Dying Light Platinum Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch in a physical and digital edition on October 19th.

Triangle Strategy will be releasing on March 4, 2022. The feedback from the demo survey has been applied to the game and the UI has been streamlined, camera controls have been added along with the ability to review previous dialogue and overall improvements to graphic effects and reduction in loading time.

More details on Metroid Dread were revealed including that a certian boss will be in the game. The trailer also reveals that planet ZDR may have been the homeworld of the Chozo in the ancient past.

The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack was announced. This will be a new subscription tier that users can upgrade to. This new tier brings Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games to the service, the Nintendo 64 titles include Mario Kart 64, Starfox 64, and more. The game’s multiplayer features have been adapted so they can be played online. Nintendo is making a classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers that will be available for $49.99 USD to all Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers.

Castlevania Advance Collection is a collection of the 4 Game Boy Advance Castlevania games. It has Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, and Castlevainia: Dracula X, the remake of Rondo of Blood. The collection will also feature quicksaves, button mapping, and a gallery containing never before seen character art from the games.

Shadowrun Trilogy brings the classic cyberpunk RPG series to the Nintendo Switch. The collection contains all three Shadowrun franchise games.

A remake of the Super Nintendo classic, ActRaiser was announced for Nintendo Switch. ActRaiser Renaissance is a remake that features updated graphics, new content including new bosses and areas, and the choice to play using the the original or updated OST.

Deltarune Chapter 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch Eshop as an update to Deltarune Chapter 1.

  • Arcade Archives: Pac-Man – Out Now
  • Arcade Archives: Xevious – Out Now
  • Wreckfest -Fall 2021
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed – September 30th
  • Surviving the Aftermath – Holiday 2021
  • Rune Factory 5 – March 22, 2022
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5 – November

New details on the upcoming Super Mario Movie were revealed. The release date was confirmed as Holiday 2022 with a December 21st 2022 release in North America. The voice cast was also revealed along with the detail that Mario will be doing a lot of talking during the film. The voice cast will be:

  • Chris Pratt as Maro
  • Charlie Day as Luigi
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach
  • Keegan Michael Key as Toad
  • Jack Black as Bowser
  • Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong
  • Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario and many other characters in the games, will be making cameo appearances throughout the movie
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
  • Fred Armisan as Cranky Kong
  • Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike

More details were given on Spaltoon 3. The game takes place in Splatsville: The City of Chaos, this is likely the outcome of the final splatfest from Splatoon 2, where chaos won over order. The story mode will see the return of Callie and Marie and more as the player discovers that mammals are returning to the world of Splatoon which has only been occupied by sea creatures. Where did the mammals go, and why are they returning now? These mysteries will be solved in the Return of the Mammalians story mode of Spaltoon 3. The game play shows off some of the new mechanics and weapons including a hookshot-like grapple ability and a crab mecha that inklings can ride in.

The direct closes with the reveal of Bayonetta 3 the game looks to be true to Bayonetta form with the over-the-top frantic action game play and the wit and sexiness of Bayonetta are as sharp as ever. The game is expected to release in 2022.

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