Everything Nintendo Showed During Today's Direct

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Nintendo held its first full-length Direct in nearly two years today, and it was chock-full of smaller announcements and some neat surprises.

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There was still no news about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, nor the new Metroid game Nintendo teased forever ago, but we did get our first look at Splatoon 3, a new Mario Golf, and a bunch of other stuff.

Here’s a quick rundown of all of it:

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Pyre is joining Smash Bros. Ultimate in March.

The Legendary Blade will be able to fight as Mythra too, and the platform fighter will be getting a level and music from the Switch JRPG as well. Who had that on their Smash bingo card?

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Fall Guys is coming to Switch this summer. Yay!

And so is The Outer Wilds!

And Samurai Warriors 5!

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Two Famicom Detective Club stories are getting localized.

The murder mystery visual novel series will see The Missing Heir and The Girl Who Stands Behind remade and ported to Switch on May 14.

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Um, the Switch is also getting Legend of Mana???

An enhanced version of the PS1-era action JRPG will appear on a Nintendo platform for the first time on June 4.

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Monster Hunter Rise got a new trailer.

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There’s a new Mario Golf.

Called Mario Golf Super Rush, it’ll feature your standard golf, a speed mode, story campaign, and of course online and local multiplayer. It’s out June 25.

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A bunch more release dates:

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Neon White is a new anime shooter from the maker of Donut County.

It reminds me of if you turned Paradise Killer into an arena first-person shooter, and it’s slated to come to Switch next winter.

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Switch is getting Miitopia.

The Tomodachi Life meets JRPG game was originally released on 3DS.

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Mario and friends are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, sorta.

A bunch of “collaboration items” from the Mario universe including outfits, obstacles, and enemies will get added to the sim in an upcoming update on March 1.

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Project Triangle Strategy is a new tactical RPG with another ridiculous name from Square Enix.

It looks like Octopath Traveler and Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together had a baby and I need it injected directly into my veins (the game, not the baby). A demo goes live on the eShop today.

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Star Wars Hunters is a multiplayer shooter coming later this year.

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World’s End Club is a new detective story from the makers of Danganronpa. 

It’s out May 28.

The Switch is getting a Ninja Gaiden trilogy release.

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection collects Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and it’s out this summer.

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will get DLC this spring.

The first batch arrives in June and adds more characters, with the second coming in November and bringing new stages.

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Skyward Sword will get a second chance on Switch.

First released at the end of the Wii’s life, an HD port of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will finally give you the option of forgoing motion controls to play the game with a standard controller. It’s out July 16.

Nintendo announced Splatoon 3.

It looks a lot like more Splatoon, but prettier, though some of the trailer reveal makes it seem like it might build out the world in-between matches a lot more. Time will tell.

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Correction - 6:43 p.m. ET, 2/18/21: clarified what type of game Neon White is.

Kotaku staff writer. You can reach him at ethan.gach@kotaku.com

DISCUSSION

helpiamacabbage
PossibleCabbage

Extremely excited about Legend of Mana coming to the Switch. All you really need to know about the game is that a plotline involves a monkey and anthropomorphic phonograph musical duo who are unable to express their true feelings towards each other, so one ends up having to descend to the underworld in order to save his good buddy who died from “feeling unappreciated.”

It is bananas and it is wonderful.