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Nintendo Direct September 23 Recap

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Nintendo Direct September 23 Recap

This week's Nintendo Direct included a few exciting announcements and a plethora of trailers and release dates for previously announced games. Among the most exciting were a brand new 3D Kirby Game, new information for the long awaited Bayonetta 3, and Nintendo 64 games coming to Nintendo Switch Online.

There were plenty of other announcements in addition to these, and a little something for everyone. Here's a quick recap of all the significant announcements from the direct:

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a brand new 3D Kirby game set in an abandoned world. It's coming to Switch in Spring of 2022.
  • Bayonetta 3 got a new gameplay trailer. Bayonetta has a new look and her newest game will reach shelves in 2022.
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a large DLC expansion for the latest Monster Hunter game. It is a paid expansion that includes a new story and monsters. It will release summer 2022.
  • Splatoon 3 got a new gameplay trailer that showed off several new weapons and vehicles coming to the classic 4 vs. 4 turf war battles. The single player campaign will center around a species of Mammalians. The game will still release in 2022.
  • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is a new card-based RPG from Square Enix. It's a turn-based RPG with heavy Japanese themes. It launches on Switch on October 28, 2021 and has a free demo available now.
  • TRIANGLE STRATEGY is another upcoming RPG from Square Enix. They have incorporated many changes from recent user feedback and the HD-2D strategy RPG will lanuch for Switch on March 4, 2022.
  • Actraiser Renaissance is a remaster of the classic SNES game Actraiser. The HD version of this side-scrolling action game is now available for Switch.
  • Dying Light 2 Stay Human will be coming to the Switch as Cloud version. This means that it will require a constant internet connection so that it can stream to your Switch from external servers. It will release on February 4, 2022. It's prequel, Dyling Light: Platinum Edition is also coming to Switch on October 19, 2021.
  • DELTARUNE Chapter 2 is the next expansion in the DELTARUNE series that explores the Dark World. Known for it's fantastic mix of comedy and drama, this DLC comes in the form as a free update to DELTARUNE and is available now.
  • Animal Crossing New Horizons will get another free update in November. Full details of the content were not revealed, but we know that the popular cafe "The Roost" will return.
  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will get its second DLC wave on October 29, 2021. It includes a new playable character duo, more stages, and a new story arch.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will get its own direct on October 5. The final DLC fighter will be revealed, marking the end of DLC for the latest smash game.
  • Mario Party Superstars got its final two boards revealed. They are Yoshi's Tropical Island and Horror Land. The game will be released for Switch on October 29, 2021.
  • Castlevania Advance Collection is a collection of four classic Castlevania GBA games available now on the Switch eshop. They are Cirlce of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow,and Dracula X.

There were several smaller announcements in addition to the above. If you are interested in them or the gameplay shown for various games, you can check out the Nintendo Direct in full here:

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