Nintendo Direct Announcements (2/9/22)

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Nintendo once again held a Nintendo Direct to whip the gaming world into a frenzy.  The latest direct provided the gaming world with updates on titles like Mario Kart, Kirby, Metroid Prime, and featured some great new announcements for new titles.  Let’s take a look at some of the announcements.

Nintendo Direct Features Mario Strikers Return & More

Mario Strikers: Battle League

The Mario world once again takes on the footballing world with the return of the Mario Strikers series.  Not since the days of the Wii has a new Mario Strikers title released but the much-loved title will make a return later this year on the Nintendo Switch with some new mechanics to boot.

Nintendo Switch Sports

Wii Sports has got a makeover and makes its way to the Nintendo Switch. With new sports to boot and a lack of mii’s Nintendo Switch Sports aims to continue the legacy of one of the most memorable Wii titles.

Full Nintendo Direct Announcement List

  • Advance Wars Remake
  • No Man’s Sky Switch port
  • Mario Strikers
  • Splatoon 3 (summer)
  • Front Mission 1st: Remake
  • Front Mission 2: Remake
  • Disney Speedstorm
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection
  • SD Gundam Battle Alliance
  • Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land (March 25 release)
  • MLB: The Show (Nintendo Switch Port)
  • Kingdom Hearts Intergrum Masterpiece on Cloud
  • Portal: Companian Collection
  • Klonoa: Door to Phantomile & Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil
  • Nintendo Switch Sports (April 29) Golf coming this fall
  • Taiko no Tatsujiin: Rythm Festival
  • Triangle Strategy
  • Cuphead DLC
  • Metroid Dread Update (includes Dread mode)
  • EarthBound/EB Beginnings on NSO
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War
  • GetsuFumaDen
  • Demona Slayer
  • Lego Brawls
  • Two-Point Campus
  • Mario Kart 8 Course Booster Pack (includes 48 courses)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Last Word on Gaming Viewpoint

That was a blood pumping, heart-stopping Nintendo Direct.  The fact Nintendo did so while largely leaving their biggest series’ untouched says a lot about how much the company has going for them.

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A wrestling fan since the age of 3 and a gamer since even earlier Alex Richards brings lifelong experience and passion for both mediums to his writing. He aims to cover the Joshi wrestling scene and Irish wrestling scene better than anyone else and loves to analyze sales charts over at Last Word On Gaming
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