Nintendo Direct February 2022: New games, trailers, and everything else announced

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Nintendo Directs are Nintendo’s reminder that they exist and also you’ll most likely be shopping for video games from them quickly. Until particularly famous (i.e. the Smash Bros. Direct) these function a seize bag of sport bulletins and updates.


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This time, Nintendo didn’t disappoint with its record of bulletins. Bulletins ranged from new DLC to rereleases of iconic video games, and even some new sport bulletins.

I sat down with my 8 and 14-year-old sons (Drake and Aiden) and watched the direct. Right here’s what was vital and in addition what we considered the Nintendo Direct.

Fireplace Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

What it’s essential know is that the Fireplace Emblem: Three Homes sport is being reimagined as a “Warriors” or “Musou” sport. Which means this sport will pit you in opposition to a whole bunch of enemies on a battlefield that you just roughly struggle singlehandedly. It’s hack-and-slash mayhem, however the preview was probably not that thrilling. It releases on June twenty fourth.

Aiden: “This seems to be sort of mid. I wager that is a kind of video games that’s nothing just like the trailer.”

Drake: “Wow! This seems to be cool. Will it’s exhausting?”

No Man’s Sky

Ah, the sport that’s beloved by nearly everybody right here at KnowTechie. I actually ought to give it one other probability since my launch day evaluation. This was a shock for me, of all of the video games that can make it to the Swap, No Man’s Sky wasn’t on the record for me. The house journey sport will hit the console this summer season.

Aiden: “Yo! Is that No Man’s Sky? That’s a day one decide up for me!”

Drake: “This seems to be like my sort of sport. Truly, it jogs my memory of that sport with water, the place all the things tried to kill you!” (No concept?)

Mario Strikers: Battle League

Mario Strikers is a soccer sport that options Mario characters, whereas the brand new Battle League model for the Swap takes a extra American Gladiators method with armor, full contact, and tremendous strikes. With the eight-person native multiplayer and customizable characters, this can be a game-winning objective on June 10.

Aiden: “That’s fairly cool. I’d most likely play it as soon as.”

Drake: “I’m going to play this with my mates!”

Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Version

I bear in mind downloading the trailer to Chrono Cross on my previous 56k web. I additionally bear in mind being barely upset {that a} sport initially billed because the sequel to Chrono Set off was principally a sequel in identify solely.

I’m really hyped that this RPG is getting a remaster and they’re additionally including the Japan-only sequel bits again in! This one is out on April seventh.

Aiden: “This jogs my memory of Trials of Mana. I’ll play it for 2 hours and neglect it exists.”

Drake: “When it confirmed all of the characters you may play as, I’m fairly certain I noticed somebody’s mother.”

Splatoon 3: Salmon Run Subsequent Wave

We lastly get a stable take a look at PVE content material from Splatoon 3. The Nintendo Direct trailer is actually quirky but additionally confirmed off a bunch of co-op expertise that you just and your teammates can use. It additionally showcased some enemy sorts and all types of oddities that you could be encounter, just like the “Fish Stick”. Sadly, there is no such thing as a launch date but.

Aiden: “The place’s the PVP, has Splatoon ever even had PVE?”

Drake: “This trailer sort of scared me. Why did they select this music?”

Nintendo Swap Sports activities

We knew it was coming in some unspecified time in the future! Nintendo Swap Sports activities is the successor to Wii Sports activities. As the present sports activities for this sport have been proven off, I did discover there are extra sports activities being added in content material updates.

No baseball or boxing, but, however with future assist, it’s most likely only a matter of time. There may be an internet stress check in a bit over per week. beginning on February 18.

Aiden: “WHAT? NO! WHAT? NO! I liked this sport after I was little. Is Matt going to be on this too?!”

Drake: “I don’t suppose I can play this since I solely have the Swap Lite.” (This can be a good level, there was no point out of the Swap Lite having compatibility.)

Stay A Stay

Sure, one other JRPG. What’s attention-grabbing right here is Stay A Stay is a former Sq. Enix sport that by no means noticed any localization outdoors of Japan. Fully remastered and given the 2D HD therapy, we’re lastly getting this one internationally.

This was an everyday on “Finest JRPG video games you’ll by no means play” lists. That modifications on July 22.

Aiden: “So, I’m digging that 2D on 3D look. No cap.”

Drake: “You get to be heroes from throughout time? The cowboy and the psychic child look actually cool.”

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

We bought a great take a look at Nintendo’s open-world Kirby sport. A lot of the trailer was dedicated to displaying off “Mouthfull Mode”. This mechanic permits Kirby to succeed in locations or go locations that aren’t usually accessible. This open-world journey is trying good and is popping out on March twenty fifth.

Aiden: “Open world Kirby? You’d higher consider I’m getting this one.”

Drake: “Dad, can I’ve this? Please? I want this sport. How far is March twenty fifth from now? Please?”

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC?

Dangerous information: no Mario Kart 9 till no less than 2023. Excellent news: there will probably be 48 remastered tracks from each different Mario Kart launch coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I assume it’s higher than nothing? Sorry, Mario Kart followers.

Aiden: “We simply bought Coconut Mall’d!”

Drake: “You would need to pay for this? Why?”

MLB The Present 22

I’m going to be sincere. This wasn’t actually one thing worthy of the Nintendo Direct. MLB The Present 22 seems to be actually tough and I can solely assume that is some contractual obligation. Apparently, you may play this on one Pleasure-Con, nevertheless.

Aiden: (walked away in the course of the trailer) “Is {that a} puppet?”

Drake: “Hey, Dad. That Kirby sport? Can I pre-order it?”

Triangle Technique

The tactical RPG sport made by the Last Fantasy Ways crew that looks like a sequel to that in all however identify comes out March 4th. There may be additionally a brand new demo for Triangle Technique that enables gamers to play all the best way to chapter 3 and can carry over the save to the total sport.

Aiden: “Hey Dad, there’s a sport for you right here.”

Drake: “Triangle…Technique? I don’t see any triangles although.”

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Nintendo Direct began with a shock and ended with one other shock. Xenoblade Chronicle video games are fairly nice and this seems to be like a pleasant mix of one of the best components of each the primary and second video games. The characters on this one look much more memorable, in order that’s a win in my e book. It’s popping out this September, as properly!

Aiden: “Oh hey, I performed a bit of the primary one. It was actually good. I’ll play your copy.”

Drake: “Did you see that particular person sliding on that cable within the air and once they have been swimming? That is on Swap?”

Remakes and rereleases

The Nintendo Direct this week additionally introduced with it a complete bunch of remakes and rereleases which might be coming to the Swap. For this part, we’re going to take a rapid-fire method:

  • Portal: Companion Versionis launching later this 12 months. This consists of each Portal video games
  • Klonoa 1 and 2are coming to Swap July seventh
  • Entrance Mission 1stand Entrance Mission 2nd are coming to Swap, fully remade
  • Advance Wars 1+2is popping out April eighth and can embrace 4-player customized maps
  • Murderer’s Creed: The Ezio Assortmenttakes a leap of religion onto Swap on February 17
  • Star Wars: The Power Unleashedis coming to Swap, sadly, it seems to be tough
  • Earthboundand Earthbound Beginnings are actually within the Digital Console

There may be additionally an replace for Metroid Dread that’s including two modes. A one-hit kill mode and a simple mode. Aiden calls them the “Professional-gamer mode” and “Loser mode.” Do with that data what you’ll.

There have been a couple of different titles that flashed up on the display briefly in some unspecified time in the future nevertheless it was anime and Gundam stuff that has already been launched elsewhere.

General, RPG followers can have their 12 months full with Swap releases. I do know I will probably be shopping for a ton of video games that I merely don’t have sufficient time to play. Stay A Stay excites me although as a result of I as soon as thought of studying Japanese to attempt to play it.

My children have been most excited concerning the new Kirby sport and the Nintendo Swap Sports activities video games introduced throughout this Nintendo Direct. Aiden was additionally extremely hyped for Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Pageant, which I didn’t point out however is a rhythm sport that options in style anime music.

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