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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – Summer 2022

The Nintendo Direct live stream has kicked off with a glimpse of Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, the new expansion for Monster Hunter Rise which includes new stories, locales, monsters, and new hunting actions and quests coming in Summer 2022.

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Mario Party Superstars – 29th October 2021

Next up we have Mario Party Superstars which include Spaceland, Peaches Birthday cake, and 5 boards from Nintendo 64 games. Take a stroll around Woodywoods, travel between two islands in Yoshi’s Tropical Island, party day and night in Horrorland, take a break from boards and head to Mount minigames, and compete against players worldwide or work together in co-op mode. Mario Party Superstars will be available on 29th October 2021.

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Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars – 28th October 2021

A new RPG is on the cards…

You will set off on a fantastical journey to slay a dragon for honor and fortune. Everything in this game is represented as cards, including the protagonist, towns, environments, and more. In this game, you will square off in turn-based card battles, using skills and luck to determine the victor. A spellbinding experience from Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito, available to pre order today and release on the 28th October 2021.

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Disco Elysium – The Final Cut – 12th October

Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being…

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Interrogate people and uncover clues, to investigate you will need help from the 24 skills living within you. The way you behave and what you choose will affect how the story progresses, what sort of detective will you become? Launching on 12th October and pre orders begin today on Nintendo eShop.

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity Expansion Pack

Uncover more stories in Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity expansion pack

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A one-minute glimpse into the latest expansion pack of Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity has been shown, coming on the 29th of October.

Chocobo GP

Ready, set Chocobo!

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Start your engines and get set for a new type of racing experience. Choose familiar characters from Final Fantasy. The clip looks to be a very similar game dynamic to that of Mario Kart whilst adopting familiar elements from Final Fantasy including character abilities as well as collecting two or more of the same element to create a stronger weapon to take out your opponents. In Chocobo GP up to 64 players can compete in a bracket-style tournament to determine the racing champion. Chocobo GP will be made exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate – Final Character Announcement

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Coming on the 5th of October, Mr. Sakurai will announce the final character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Kirby & The Forgotten Land – Spring 2022

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In a post-apocalyptic 3D world play as Kirby coming in Spring 2022. Using familiar Kirby moves, explore the new area, full of abandoned structures from a past civilization.

Animal Crossing New Horizons

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A sneak peek into the new Animal Crossing New Horizons content, which will be arriving in November. Before this, Animal Crossing Direct will be presented in October with a closer look at what new content is coming to Animal Crossing.

Mario Golf: Super Rush – Free Update Today

Mario Super Rush Free Content Update

Two games, one games update, and lots of fun

More free content is coming to the fairway, including new characters Koopa Troopa and Ninji as well as two new courses all available later today for free.

Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition

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Live in a magical world with Micky Mouse and dozens of other Disney characters, spend time with friends. Coming to Nintendo Switch this holiday.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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Blast of to captivating planets with this beloved Star Wars game coming to Nintendo Switch on 11th November, pre orders begin today!

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

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Humanities’ last stronghold against the virus that turns people into the undead. The cloud version of Dying Light 2: Stay Human. Unravel secrets during the day and plunder the lair during the night. Your decisions shape the story, both positively and negatively. Launches on Nintendo Switch 4th February 2022 and a free demo will launch on the same day.

Dying Light: Platinum Edition

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Scavenge for supplies, craft weapons, and face hordes of the infected. Launches October 19th, with pre orders starting today.

Triangle Strategy

Utility, morality, or liberty?

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Presented in stunning 2D, your actions will lead you through a riveting story. Using survey feedback the game has been fine-tuned, including adjustments to the difficulty settings, improvements to on-screen visual, camera angle controls, the ability to review previous dialogue, and screen loading times. Triangle Strategy will launch on Nintendo Switch on 4th March 2022 with pre orders starting today.

Metroid Dread

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Here we get a glimpse of the latest Metroid Dread, you can read the volumes over at Launches on Nintendo Switch 8th October with pre orders available right now.

Nintendo Switch Online – New Content

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After the September 2018 launch, in addition to the current membership, a new membership plan will be launching and as part of this new content, you will be able to play a collection of Nintendo 64 games. As well as the N64 games, you will also be able to play a collection of games from the Sega Genesis system. This new plan will include all the basic content and features as well as access to N64 games and Sega Genesis games. Pricing and the release date will be announced at a later date.

Nintendo Online – Nintendo 64 Games

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Nintendo Online – Sega Genesis Games

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Amazingly, Nintendo has also launched both Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers that can be purchased to be used with the Nintendo Switch both of which can be used wirelessly.

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Shadow Run Trilogy

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There’s plenty to play in these collections. Launching on Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Castlevania Advanced Collection

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Bringing you four classic Castlevania games including Dracula X, Castle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, and Aria of Sorrow including all regional versions of each game, launching on Nintendo Switch today.

Actraiser Renaissance

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Remastered in HD, as the lord of light and almighty god, wage war and strike down monsters in the side-scrolling action phase and then cultivate the lands in the world building creation phase.

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Coming to Nintendo Switch today!

Deltarune chapter 1 & 2

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Hot Wheels Unleashed

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Coming on 30th September 2021, Hot Wheels Unleashed.

Surviving the Aftermath

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Surviving the Aftermath coming in Holiday 2021.

Shin Megami Tensei V

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Available to pre order from today!


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Coming in Fall 2021.

Arcade Archives – Pacman & Xevious

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Available from today.

Rune Factory 5

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Available from March 22, 2022.



Shigeru Miyamoto joins us and begins to discuss the development of the feature-length Mario film, developed by Illumination who are known for Despicable Me and Sing amongst others.

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The release date for North America is 21st December 2021 with more release dates to be announced shortly for Japan, Europe and other regions. Unfortunately, Nintendo will not be showing a clip of the movie yet. However, we do get a glimpse at the actors who will be playing the main characters of the film.

Chris Pratt – Mario

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Anya Taylor-Joy – Peach

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Charlie Day – Luigi

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Jack Black – Bowser

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Keegan-Michael Key – Toad

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Seth Rogen – Donkey Kong

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Charles Martinet – Suprise Cameos

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That’s all Nintendo can share today about the Mario movie, with a fantastic line up this looks to be fantastic.


Splatoon 3 – Return of the Mammalians

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Nintendo presents Splatoon 3 with the latest ‘research footage’ a.k.a gameplay footage including footage from Splatsville, the City of Chaos. Presented is the battle-based turf war, where whichever team inks the most area wins. Splatoon 3 includes new weapons and the reappearance of mammals. Splatoon 3 is scheduled to release in 2022, Nintendo urges us to look forward to new updates coming soon.

Bayonetta 3 – 2022 Release Date

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Nintendo teases a 3-minute clip of Bayonetta 3 and simply mentions its release date is 2022.

That’s all for Nintendo’s Direct Event for September 2021, a jam-packed event that leaves us waiting patiently for more!