Tonight at 11 p.m., Nintendo invites you to a 50-minute Nintendo Direct game dedicated to the games of the first half of 2021 on the Switch. Tonight, we should have information on games already known, announcements of new games, announcements of DLC and much more. We hope for one or two big surprises!

The firm has already announced that surprises around Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be on the program. For the rest, we will have to wait a few more minutes.

The last Nintendo Direct dates back to September 2019. So it’s been more than a year and a half that the company has not carried out this kind of communication. The fans have high expectations and we hope they will not be disappointed!

Zelda & Pokémon?

Sunday, February 21, The Legend of Zelda license will celebrate its 35th anniversary. While Pokémon will celebrate its 25th anniversary on February 27th. So fans are hoping for big announcements on these two licenses. A “Zelda 35th Anniversary” compilation, information about Breath of the Wild 2. And why not the announcement of a new Pokémon game!

Alas, we won’t have everything tonight! There is a good chance that a “Pokémon Direct” will be organized by the Pokémon Company in the coming days, we can already forget the announcements on pocket monsters. As for Zelda, the announcement of a compilation as well as a small teaser for Breath of the Wild 2 is not impossible, however.


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11 p.m. Nintendo Direct begins on February 17, 2021! Nintendo begins its video with an announcement message. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates that will be announced in the Direct are subject to change.

11:01 p.m. We start directly with the announcement of the next Super Smah Bros. fighter. Ultimate with Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2! Both characters will arrive in March 2021.

11:05 p.m. – Announcement of Fall Fuys on Nintendo Switch. The game is slated for release this summer.

23:06 – Announcement of Outer Wilds. The game will also arrive this summer.

23:08 – Announcement of Famicom Detective Club – The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club – The Girl Who Stands Behind. The games will arrive as a pack on May 14, 2021. Pre-order is already available on Nintendo eShop.

11:10 p.m. – Announcement of Samurai Warriors 5 on Nintendo Switch. The game is due out this summer.

11:11 p.m. – Announcement of Legend of Mana! This improved version will offer new sound-design features and allow you to keep the original settings. The game is due out on June 24, 2021.

11:12 p.m. – Introducing Monster Hunter Rise! The opportunity to discover a new trailer. The release is still scheduled for March 26, 2021 exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

11:15 p.m. – Announcement of Mario Golf Super Rush. It will be possible to play with the motion detection of the joy-con. THE game will offer several game modes including “Speed ​​Golf” where everyone is playing at the same time. You will have to go faster than your opponents to win the game!

The game will also offer a story mode with the possibility of improving your character. The game will be available on June 25, 2021!

11:18 p.m. – The Nintendo Direct continues with a medley of the next releases to come on Switch with

  • Tales from the Borderlands (March 24)
  • Capcom Arcade Stadium (Today)
  • Stubbs the Zombie (March 16)

11:19 p.m. – Announcement of No More Heroes 3 scheduled for release on August 27, 2021.

11:20 p.m. – Announcement of Neon White scheduled for release this Winter.

11:21 p.m. – Announcement of DC Super Hero Firl: Teen Power. The game is scheduled for release on June 4, 2021!

11:23 p.m. – Announcement of Plants vs Zombies – Complete Edition which will be available on March 19, 2021 on Nintendo Switch! On the program, the famous game “Battle for Neighborville”!

11:25 p.m. – Miitopia announcement. The “Mii” are back in a game where you will be able to create your avatar to make it “fabulous” and you will have to create relationships and fight with other mii! It will be important to have strong ties. The game is scheduled for release on May 11, 2021.

23:26 – The universe of Super-Mario arrives in Animal Crossing New Horizons with costumes, items, items, new furniture and special islands! The free update will arrive on February 25th.

11:27 p.m. – Big Nintendo Direct announcement with Project Triangle Strategy (working title). This is a new tactical RPG from the makers of Ocropath Traveler. The game is expected to be released in 2022. A demo is already available on Nintendo eShop.

23:33 – Announcement of a new Star Wars game with Star Wars Hunters for 2021! A free-to-play game that will arrive later this year and set between Star Wars VI and Star Wars VII.

23:34 – Announcement of Knockout City, an online game where several teams will have to compete with cartoon graphics (à la Fortnite) which will arrive on May 21, 2021.

23:36 – The makers of Zero Escape are back with World’s End Club. The release is scheduled for May 28, 2021.

23:37 – Hades is coming in a physical version soon on Nintendo Switch. The physical version with the soundtrack of the game and an artbook will be available on March 19, 2021!

23:37 – Announcement of the Ninja Gaiden trilogy coming to Nintendo Switch with the “Master Collection”. Released on June 10.

23:39 – The Nintendo Direct continues with some info on the latest Hyrule Warriors available since November 2020. Nintendo announces the € 19.99 expansion pass available now!

11:40 p.m. – New medley of games coming to Switch with:

  • Bravely Default II
  • Ghosts’n ‘Goblins
  • SaGa Frontier Remastered (April 15)
  • Apex Legends (March 2021)

11:42 p.m. – The Legend of Zelda producer takes the stage! The latter tells us that we will have to be patient for the sequel to Breath of the Wild, but we have the right to the announcement of The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD! The original game released in 2011 for Wii returns in a remaster version on Switch. It will be possible to play the game with the joy-con as on Nintendo Wii at the time.

It will also be possible to play the game in a “classic” way on your TV or in portable mode on Switch Lite. Two special joy-cones are announced in Skyward Sword colors.

The game will arrive on July 16, 2021 for Nintendo Switch. The special joy-con will also arrive on this date.

Joy-Con Zelda

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23:47 – Place now for “One More Thing”, the last announcement of the evening. This is a new installment from Splatoon! This is Splatoon 3 which presents its first trailer and whose release is scheduled for 2022!

11:50 p.m. – This is the end of this new Nintendo Direct.