2021 is just starting and we already have a lot of exciting news, at least within the gamer universe. Not even the coronavirus pandemic stopped this industry and from what we see, this year will not be the exception either, because they have many surprises in store for all of us. That is just the case with Nintendo, who announced with great fanfare an extremely special and somewhat mysterious event.
As you may recall, the Japanese company raffled off a few weeks ago releasing an update to Super Mario 3D World – which was originally from the Wii – and a new title, Bowser’s Fury. Both games arrived on the Switch and since then we have waited for them to release more information about those projects they have been working on all this time and finally, after a long wait, we know what they have in their hands.
Nintendo kicks off with all of 2021
Last Tuesday, Nintendo informed us that on February 17 it would be holding one of its most important events of the year, the Direct. For obvious reasons, they had to adapt to the health crisis, that is why they decided to do everything virtually. However, and although we were all following him from a distance, that did not take away the emotion at all, because we expected very strong games and other very special announcements.
The company mentioned it from the beginning, all of this was aimed at two things: reveal news about titles we all know, What Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Y Some games coming to the Switch in the first half of 2021. But we better stop talking and move on with the information, then we will tell you in detail everything that was announced so that they are saving and not spending the fortnight.
The Switch will have a ton of games
Nintendo Direct started with everything, and that the event would last 50 minutes. With no time to lose and throwing the house out the window, They showed us that Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be the new fighters of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which will hit the game in March. Of course they didn’t leave us empty-handed, well, too They let us see some of their powers and even a special stage.
Continuing with the surprises, they announced that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout coming to Nintendo Switch in summer 2021. Later we had a little look at games like Outer Wilds, two titles of Famicom Detective Club who will be on this side of the pond for the first time from May 14, Samurai Warriors 5 or Legend of mana; while Capcom was present with a spectacular game, Monster Hunter Rise.
Of course, Nintendo could not forget the good Mario, that is why it will also have a new game for the Switch, Mario Golf Super Rush, what It will premiere on June 25 with a lot of gestures within the controller to create a unique experience, as if you were playing on a real field. In addition to using everyone’s favorite plumber, Luigi, Bowser and company, you will also have the chance to put together a story mode with your own character.
As icing on the cake, the Japanese company also mentioned that it will reach Animal Crossing: New Horizons some special objects of Super Mario Bros. starting March 1, closing with a flourish the 35th anniversary of this title. From there, They announced another batch of games that we will see between 2021 and 2022, and not to make the long story short, here is the complete list so that you can consider which one will be assembled.
Tales From The Borderlands – March 24 Capcom Stadium Arcadium featuring classics like Street Fighter II and Commando – February 17 Travis Touchdown vs. Aliens – August 27 Neon White – Winter 2021 DC Super Hero Girls Teen Power – June 4 Plants vs. Zombies, Battle for The Neighborville – March 19 Miitopia – May 21 Project Triangle Strategy (tentative name released in 2022) Star Wars Hunters – 2021 Knockout City – May 21 World ‘End Club – May 28 Hades – May 19 March Nija Gaiden Master Collection – June 10 Bravely Default 2 – February 26 Ghosts N ‘Goblins Resurrection SaGa Frontier Remastered – April 15 Apex Legends – March 5 Splatoon 3 – 2022
What happened to Zelda?
Just before finishing the Nintendo Direct, they answered us one of the biggest doubts we had about this event, What’s up with Link and company? Well, unfortunately they announced that for now they have nothing to show for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, although they mentioned that next year we will have more information about it. So we can only wait.
However, they did not leave us empty-handed, because they revealed that The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, the title that originally debuted on the Wii will have a remastering for the Switch. As if this wasn’t enough, they also showed some special edition joycon, that will come decorated with elements that remind us of our protagonist. They will be able to enjoy the game and the controls starting July 16.