It’s been quite a while since Nintendo has hosted a substantial Direct presentation that focuses on trailers and news for the biggest upcoming Switch games. In fact, this is really the first Nintendo Direct of its kind since September 2019.
Of course, the long gap between such presentations is understandable given that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed production schedules across the industry and impacted everyone’s ability to share substantial updates about their upcoming releases. As a result, 2020 Nintendo Direct presentations were highlighted by a celebration of Super Mario‘s 35th anniversary, indie showcases, and various Super Smash Bros. updates. At least Switch owners had Animal Crossing to keep them occupied.
Even still, the long wait for another Nintendo Direct presentation has sent the always wild speculation that comes with these showcases into overdrive. Fans are already resurrecting franchises such as Star Fox and F-Zero in anticipation of what you may believe will be the biggest thing to happen to Nintendo fans since the release of the NES.
In Nintendo’s own words, though, this presentation will largely focus on Nintendo Switch games scheduled to be released in the first half of 2021 as well as updates to existing Nintendo Switch games such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That’s sure to be music to the ears of New Pokémon Snap and Monster Hunter Rise fans everywhere who are looking for more information about the biggest Nintendo Switch games currently on the 2021 schedule.
At a time when more than just scalpers are finally starting to get their hands on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, though, it’s understandable that Nintendo fans are looking towards the future. The Nintendo Switch has been a historically successful console that shows no signs of slowing down, but as PlayStation and Xbox fans look forward to the releases of major games like God of War 2 and Halo Infinite, the Nintendo Switch’s lineup is facing increased scrutiny.
Will the Switch’s immediate future include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2? Is Nintendo ready to reveal a brand-new Super Mario game? Will we finally learn more about Metroid Prime 4 and the company’s other major dormant franchises? Will Nintendo Switch Online finally be expanded to include free N64 games?
We may not get the answers to every burning question we have for Nintendo, but if you’re ready to finally learn what the future of the Nintendo Switch holds, then be sure to watch all of these new trailers straight from Nintendo’s Direct presentation:
This section will be updated with Nintendo Direct trailers as soon as they’re available!
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