Nintendo managed to fit in a huge number of new and upcoming games into its 40 minute Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday (over 26 in all). Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi even introduced a new Switch Online expansion pack that gives you access to a range of N64 and Sega Megadrive games. While Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto made an appearance to drop a huge announcement about the upcoming Mario film.
Mario also stars in one of the biggest game announcements of the night, Mario Party Superstars, which features classic Nintendo 64 era boards. Kirby gets the 3D treatment in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Splatoon 3 takes ink and color to extremes and we got a first look at a trailer for the new-look Bayonetta 3.
Star Wars fans will also be very excited to hear that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming to the Switch this November. Meanwhile, on the lighter side of Disney, the Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition is bound to raise a smile from the younger ones.
Here's a full list of all the titles introduced and when you can expect to see them.
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Mario Party Superstars
Three more boards were revealed for Mario Party Superstars, including Woody Woods, Yoshi's Tropical Island and Horror Land. Launches October 29.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby gets to explore a 3D world of abandoned structures and pull off those classic Kirby moves while doing it. Coming to Switch in spring 2022.
Splatoon 3: Return of the Mammalians
Bayonetta is back with a new look in this early trailer, which reveals new game mechanics, including demon control. Due for release sometime in 2022.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
We already knew that Star Wars KOTOR was getting a rerelease on PlayStation 5 but now we know it's coming to Nintendo Switch as well. The game launches on November 11, with pre-orders available now.
Other game releases
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (opens in new tab) coming summer 2022
- Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars a tabletop RPG coming October 28
- Chocobo GP (opens in new tab) Final Fantasy meets Mario Kart in 2022
- Triangle Strategy launching March 4, 2022
- Actraiser Renaissance a Super NES classic in HD, out today
- Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Cloud Version (opens in new tab) coming October 19
- Deltarune Chapter 2 free update available now
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab) free update coming in November
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity expansion pass DLC on October 29
- Super Smash Bros Ultimate (opens in new tab) the final DLC fighter will be revealed on October 5
- Mario Golf: Super Rush DLC two new characters and two new courses, available now
- Disco Elysium – The Final Cut the role-playing adventure lands on October 12
- Castlevania Advanced Collection four classic Castlevania games launching today
- Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition (opens in new tab) here in time for the holiday season
- Shadowrun Trilogy three classic RPGs available in 2022
- Shin Megami Tensel V coming on November 12
- Rune Factory 5 launches March 22, 2022
- Arcade Archives Pac-Man and Xevious two classic games available now