Every announcement from today’s Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Direct in Australian times

Looking for every announcement from today’s Nintendo Direct? You’ll find them here. Ninty dropped a plethora of new trailers and kicked the 2021 hype train into motion. After announcing the broadcast only yesterday, we’ve quickly laid out everything Nintendo had to talk about, in chronological order.



Pyra blazes into battle!

Super Smash Bros Ultimate added yet more sword fighters in Xenoblade Chronicles’ Pyra and Mythra. Trailer credit: ProsafiaGaming on YouTube.


Fall Guys

2020’s breakout battle royale is on its way to Switch. The Bean Men are on the go in Q2-Q3 2021.


The Outer Wilds

One of 2019’s best and most inventive independent games comes to the Switch. You’re not gonna want to miss this one. Q2-Q3 2021.


Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir + Famicon Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind

Two of the greatest visual novels of the NES era return with fresh visuals and localisation in 2021. The grandfather of games like Phoenix Wright. Unmissable. Out on May 14, with preorders live today.


Samurai Warriors 5

Musou fans, get hype. The Samurai Warriors series is back in Q2-Q3 2021.


Legend of Mana

One of the greatest SNES era Squaresoft JPRG’s, Legend of Mana, returns in 2021. New visuals, new music, new options, new mini-games. Out June 24.


Monster Hunter Rise

The next title in the Monster Hunter RPG series is not far away now at all. Following on from Monster Hunter World, Rise leans back toward classic MH battles and stories. March 26.


Mario Golf: Super Rush

The most beloved and infuriating golf game in the world is back. Mario Golf: Super Rush launches on Switch June 25.


Tales from the Borderlands

The Telltale classic returns. The whole series launches March 24, on Switch, as a single collection.


Capcom Arcade Stadium

Launching later today!


Stubbs the Zombie

One of the great forgotten gems of the original Xbox era, Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse rises from the grave on March 16 for the Switch.


No More Heroes 3

Travis Touchdown fights his way through yet another bizarre, high octane story that pokes fun at the video game industry itself. August 27.


Neon White

For some reason, assassins are an important component in maintaining order in Heaven (?????). Anyway, Neon White rolls through Q3-Q4 2021.


DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power

An action brawler based on the popular DC Comics TV show lands on Switch June 4.


Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

The massively underrated multiplayer shooter arrives on Switch starting March 19.



What is this? Seriously, we’ve watched the trailer three times and it still doesn’t make any sense. Miitopia, whatever it is, comes out May 21.


Animal Crossing x Super Mario

30th Anniversary Super Mario items are on the way to Animal Crossing New Horizons!


Project Triangle Strategy

The follow up to Octopath Traveller is on its way, now with tactics! Launches in 2022. The demo goes live today!


Star Wars Hunters


Competitive online game from Zynga. Trailer told us nothing, which is a bit disappointing.


Knockout City

Do you still possess the drive to kick people’s asses at dodge ball years after the end of high school? Then Knockout City is for you. May 2021.



2020’s Game of the Year gets a physical release on Switch in March!


Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity‘s expansion pass is getting even more content in 2021! Musou fans need only apply.


Ninja Gaiden Master Collection

Three of the greatest and hardest action games of all time are coming to the Switch. Can you believe these are technically part of the Dead or Alive universe? Wild. June 10.


Bravely Default 2

Out next week!


Ghosts n Goblins Resurrection

A classic returns! Out February 25.


SaGa Frontier Remastered

Another classic getting the remaster treatment! Out April 15.


Apex Legends

Free-to-play! Apex fans get double XP on Switch for 2 weeks after launch so take advantage of that. You can drop in on Switch starting March 9.


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

One of the most divisive Zelda games ever released is getting an HD remaster! One of the biggest gripes from players lay in its Wii-era motion controls. Those remain in the game, but Nintendo is also including more standardised button controls for weapon attacks. Has time been kind of Skyward Sword? Find out on July 16.


Splatoon 3

Nintendo’s own multiplayer shooter is back in action at last. Back in the ink 2022.


And there you have it! Every announcement from today’s Nintendo Direct. Thoughts? Comments? Concerns? We’d tell you to let us know what you think on socials but, uh, Facebook shut down all news in Australia? So find us on Twitter! Or right here on the AU!

David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.