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September 2021 Nintendo Direct Recap – Bayonetta 3, Kirby, N64 And More

That was an amazing and stacked Direct!

Nintendo has been pretty quiet since E3 but no more! We had our fingers crossed that this 40 minute Direct was stacked and we weren’t disappointed. Here is our recap for the September 2021 Nintendo Direct.

  • First cab off the rank is Monster Hunter! With a sick looking monster, we find out that a massive expansion called Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is coming Winter 2022.
  • Mario Party Superstars is getting three more boards from N64. It’s really great to see all of these classic boards in high def. Launching October 29.
  • A new RPG called Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is coming to Switch from Square Enix. This game is a new take on tabletop RPGs with great-looking card battles and lovely music. Launching on October 28, a demo is dropping later today.
  • Disco Elysium – The Final Cut is coming to Switch. Launching digitally October 12 with a physical edition coming in early 2022.
  • The second wave of the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – Expansion Pass is dropping on October 20.
  • Chocobo GP, a Final Fantasy-themed Mario Kart, is coming to Switch in 2022.
  • The final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter is going to be announced on October 5 in a separate Smash Bros. presentation with Sakurai.
  • Kirby has finally ventured into a fully 3D adventure in Kirby and the Forgotten Land! It looks amazing and it’s set in a post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the land. Releasing Autumn 2022.
  • Brewster is finally coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons! More details will be shared in a special Animal Crossing Direct in October. The new free content including Brewster will be available in November.
  • Koopa Troopa and Ninji are being added as playable characters to Mario Golf: Super Rush in addition to two new courses. This free update is releasing later today!
  • Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition is a questionable mix of Disney and Miis. Releasing this holiday.
  • The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming to Switch on November 11.
  • The zombie-infected Dying Light 2: Stay Human – Cloud Version is coming to Switch on February 4, 2022. A free demo launches on the same day.
  • Dying Light: Platinum Edition is also coming to Switch on October 19.
  • Triangle Strategy is the next HD-2D adventure in the great Octopath Traveller engine, but this time we’re going tactical. Lots of great changes were made based on the Demo survey. Launching on March 4, 2022.
  • Of course, there’s another Metroid Dread trailer as October 8 is not far away.
  • Nintendo Switch Online news! A new membership plan is being added and it includes N64, Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64 and more! And thats not all, Sega Genesis games are coming too! The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is launching in late October. Even more games are coming, including Majora’s Mask, Banjo Kazooie and the original Paper Mario. You can switch your existing membership to this new version of you’re keen. They’re also making wireless N64 and Sega Genesis controllers that will be purchasable if you have a Switch Online membership.
  • The Shadowrun Trilogy is coming to Switch in 2022.
  • Castlevania Advance Collection brings together four games: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow and Dracula X. Best of all, it launches later today!
  • Actraiser Renaissance is a HD remaster of an almighty classic from the SNES. An interesting combination of side-scrolling combat and world building. Also releasing later today!
  • Deltarune Chapter 2 is coming for free to Switch later today.
  • A sudden jump into quick highlights: Hot Wheels Unleashed (September 30), Surviving the Aftermath (Holiday 2021), Shin Megami Tensei V (Preorder now), Wreckfest (Spring 2021), Arcade Archives PAC-MAN and XEVIOUS (Available today), Rune Factory 5 (March 22, 2022).
  • Miyamoto is here! The Super Mario movie is coming Holiday 2022. Chris Pratt is Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy is Peach, Charlie Day is Luigi, Jack Black is Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key is Toad, Seth Rogen is Donkey Kong, Charles Martinet is also involved and will be appearing in surprise cameos.
  • Another in-depth look at Splatoon 3! There’s a new crab hamster ball-turret and a kind of inky claw-shot. The story mode looks like its going to be really good. Return of the Mammalians? The squid research lab is back! Splatville is where the game is set and it is a city of chaos. The surrounding areas are called the Splatlands. Return of the Mammalians is the name of the story mode. Still scheduled for 2022.
  • Last trailer! Bayonetta 3 finally makes an appearance!! She’s got a new look and it appears to be set in Shibuya. She can summon a big dragon for giant kaiju battles! Bayonetta 3 is coming in 2022.

Wowza, that was an awesome Direct if I do say so myself. So many things I’m super jazzed to see and definitely a great range of things! What was your favourite announcement? Let us know in the comments or on our social media.

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When Eleanore isn’t trying to figure out how the Earth works she’s trying to pay off her loan in Animal Crossing, complete her Pokedex or finishing one more RPG or platformer. She is a lover of great characters, cute or creative art styles and awesome game soundtracks.


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