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Finally! A New Nintendo Direct Announced

We had almost given up hope that there would ever be a general Nintendo Direct ever again. Nintendo has released plenty of smaller videos or focused on specific games, but the last regular Nintendo Direct aired way back in September 2019. That’s all about to change because they’ve got a 50 minute super-sized Nintendo Direct heading our way tomorrow! That’s right, on February 17, 2021 at 2pm PT / 4pm CT / 5pm ET there will be a brand new Nintendo Direct featuring games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and other games coming to the Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2021.

Expect to see updates on games just around the corner, like Monster Hunter Rise, New Pokémon Snap, and Bravely Default II. Third party games like Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, and more along those lines are a strong possibility as well. That doesn’t mean Nintendo won’t have a few surprises up its sleeves. February marks the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda in Japan, so it’s quite possible we might hear some plans to celebrate, hopefully with a new trailer for the sequel to Breath of the Wild or maybe some sort of anniversary compilation pack. Heck, we’d take ports of Windwaker HD and Twilight Princess HD from the Wii U!

It’s not lost on us that Metroid is also celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The original game released on the Famicom in August of 1986. Perhaps we’ll finally get to see the oft-rumored Metroid Prime Trilogy port come to Switch? Or maybe a first brief look at Metroid Prime 4? It’s doubtful, but you never know. Granted, Nintendo did say they’re focusing on the first half of the year, but that hasn’t stopped them from showing far off future releases in the past.

Other possibilities include updates on Bayonetta 3, revealing Pikmin 4, showing off a new Kirby game, or updating us on the progress of Rune Factory 5 and Shin Megami Tensei V. The possibilities are endless, but don’t get your hopes too high or you’re bound to be disappointed. Either way, we’re looking forward to seeing what Nintendo has in store for us!



You can watch the Nintendo Direct right here.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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