Nintendo debuted its latest Direct special yesterday afternoon, with many wondering what the company would deliver. And we’re here to tell you – a lot.
First off, yesterday saw some surprise releases, which we’ll get to. But, of course, we got a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, along with a few extra announcements.
Let’s get right into it!
Metroid Prime, Baby!
Though there was no sign of Metroid Prime 4 during the Direct, we did get Metroid Prime Remastered, a remake of the original GameCube game that started it all. The game features remastered visuals, as well as improved controls and, of course, that sweet, sweet Samus. What’s more, the game’s available now digitally, with a physical release planned for February 22nd. Check out the trailer below!
Game Boy Classics Join Nintendo Switch Online
We’ve been waiting for what seems like an eternity for Game Boy games to come to Nintendo Switch Online – and yesterday, Nintendo delivered. A handful of favorites from both the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance libraries are available for subscribers to play, with Advance exclusive to Expansion Pack subscribers. Favorites like Super Mario Land 2, Tetris, Link’s Awakening, Mario Kart and several others are available, and the apps are free to download.
More Tears of the Kingdom!
As expected, Nintendo came through with another fresh look at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which is set to drop this May. It looks spectacular, with a huge new world to explore, items to collect and more. But be prepared – this is the first title that will release for Nintendo Switch at the $69.99 price. (There’s also a collector’s edition for $129.99 if that suits your fancy.)
Pikmin 4 Gets a Release Date
The fourth chapter in the Pikmin saga is nearly upon us, with a slew of new characters to master, along with fun tactics with your little Pikmin army. It’s set to drop on July 21, so don’t miss out!
Disney Illusion Island
Dlala Studios is just about finished with its latest adventure, a multiplayer (or single player) side-scrolling platforming romp featuring a number of Disney favorites. Bring your friends and prepare to explore a fun new world on Nintendo Switch, starting on July 28th.
Octopath Traveler II Demo, Anyone?
Square Enix’s Octopath sequel arrives on Nintendo Switch later this month, but why wait? You can try the game’s opening hours now through a free demo, available on the eShop. Get ready for the full game on February 24th.
Samba De Amigo: Party Central!
Holy cow, Samba de Amigo is back! The Dreamcast favorite returns with over 40 new songs, along with an online party mode, great gameplay options and so much more. Shake your maracas when it arrives this summer for Switch!
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Boot Camp, Finally!
After being delayed for what feels like an eternity, Advance Wars is finally ready to take over Switch! Fans can look forward to it starting on April 21st.
Sea of Stars Has a Release Date!
This inspired retro role-playing adventure will finally arrive on Nintendo Switch starting on August 29th. But you don’t have to wait, as a demo for the game is available for free starting today!
A Demo For Kirby’s Return To Dream Land Deluxe
Though the latest Kirby game is set to arrive on February 24th, you can officially take the game for a test drive today with a free demo, now on the eShop!
Splatoon 3 Expands!
The new Expansion Pass for Splatoon 3 is available now, with the first content circling around Inkopolis this spring. As for the second…it’s a very interesting expansion called Side Order. Can’t wait!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Expands Further
The fourth wave of DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is ready to arrive this spring, bringing with it an entirely new Yoshi’s Island course, as well as the return of Birdo. Get your Nintendo Switch Online subscription or expansion pass and join the party!
Castlevania Comes To Dead Cells Next Month
Aw yes. Dead Cells will get its biggest DLC on March 9th with the addition of Return To Castlevania, featuring three new stages, two new bosses and a whole new storyline!
Professor Layton Returns!
A new Professor Layton game, The New World of Steam, is finally coming to Nintendo Switch! There’s no release date yet, but it’s expected sometime this year.
You can watch the full Nintendo Direct below, so check it out!
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