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Every Nintendo Direct reveal: Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Bayonetta 3, more

This Nintendo Direct packed a punch. With news about Kirby, Bayonetta, Metroid, and the final Smash fighter, there's a lot to get into.

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The September 23 Nintendo Direct has come and gone, and there were some huge announcements made along the way. From a new Kirby game, the Bayonetta 3 release date, and the return of the Metroid franchise, here’s what you missed from the presentation. 

This new content package will allow player to play a curated set of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games from their Nintendo Switch.

The list of available games will grow over time, with titles like Majora’s Mask and F-Zero-X being name dropped as early additions.

Every Nintendo Direct reveal: Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Bayonetta 3, moreNintendo has created a new batch of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers ahead of the Nintendo Online + Expansion Pack release.

Nintendo is also releasing wireless Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers alongside the expansion pack.

Everyone will be able to play their favorite old-school games just the way they remembered them – for another $50 of course.

Triangle Strategy

The latest Tactics style game from Square Enix has made massive updates ahead of its March 4th, 2022, release date.

Square gathered community feedback from their playtest earlier this year to refine the controls, mechanics, and quality of life for the entire game.

The game is set for release on March 4, 2022.

Nintendo rereleases Shadowrun and Castlevania titles

Every Nintendo Direct reveal: Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Bayonetta 3, moreShadowrun is coming to a new generation of players.

There are a few classic Nintendo series being re-released for the Switch. Namely the Shadowrun Trilogy and four Castlevania games.

Paradox Interactive’s Shadowrun Games blended tactical gameplay with a cyberpunk setting to great effect. As a whole, the games are looked back at as the originators of the Cyberpunk setting in gaming. You can pick up Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun Dragonfall – Director’s Cut, and Shadowrun Hong Kong – Extended Edition sometime in 2022.

Classic Castlevania titles Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow, and Dracula X are all available as of September 23.

The games will have new features such as rewinding, quicksave, and button mapping as well a gallery of never before seen artwork.

Deltarune Chapter 2 free update.

Deltarune Chapter 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch as part of a free update for Chapter One.

While the rest of the story will likely feature paid expansions, Toby Fox released a statement on the Deltarune website explaining why he decided to make this update free.

If you haven’t already played it on PC and want to see what you’re getting into, you can take a peek at the reveal trailer here.

Upcoming releases

Nintendo also showcased a number of upcoming releases and their release dates.

  • Wreckfest, coming Fall 2021
  • Rune Factory 5, March 22, 2022
  • Hotwheels Unlimited, September 30, 2021
  • Surviving the Aftermath, Holiday 2021

Mario Movie

mario luigi chris pratt and charlie day

The Mario movie – produced in cooperation with Illumination, the studio behind Despicable Me – is set to hit theaters in time for the Holiday season in 2022.

The cast will feature Chris Pratt and Charlie Day as Mario and Luigi, with Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and Jack Black as the fearsome Bowser.

It will arrive on Dec. 21, 2022, in the United States, with international release dates still to come. For more information, you can find our write-up here

That’s all for this Nintendo Direct. Go forth and make the decision whether to take care of yourself or your wallet with all these exciting new announcements.

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