Nintendo finally aired its first Nintendo Direct of the year and the finding is rather… half fig, half grape. Many announcements of course, but the news announced were not necessarily as ambitious as expected (Mario golf, really?), except of course the surprise Splatoon 3 and the JRPG Bravely Default II (available February 26). The announcement of Zelda Skyward Sword HD has had its small effect (the game was originally released on Wii) but we are obviously far from a remake ++. The tactical-RPG Triangle Project of Square Enix is quite intriguing, and Monster Hunter Rise could finally ensure the cachou.
The objective good news has often come from third-party publishers, with the arrival on Nintendo Switch of the fabulous Outer Wilds (incredible really), of Samurai warriors 5, of the three episodes of Ninja gaiden (!!!) and the eagerly awaited Fall Guys (which is also announced on Xbox One and Series X). Fortunately, most of these titles will be available on Switch during the summer. As for Tales of The Borderlands, the Switch release is set for March 24. Other announcements are frankly more anecdotal, such as the arrival of Pyra and Mythra (from Xenoblades Chronicles II) in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, the special content ofAnimal Crossing New Horizon for 35 years of Super Mario, the extension passHyrule warriors (Zelda), or even the European location of the investigation game Famicon Detective Club.
Much nicer this time, the HD remaster of the legendary Legend of Mana, which will be entirely localized in French for the occasion and available on PS4, PC and therefore, Nintendo Switch. On the other hand, we will pass an almost shameful handkerchief over Star Wars Hunters, a free to play zynga that will be available on Switch and mobile. History to wash away this affront, we saved the best for last: No More Heroes III will be released on Nintendo Switch on August 27th. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until 2022 for Splatoon III, and that’s bad.