First Full Nintendo Direct Since 2019 Coming Tomorrow

The presentation will focus on new Super Smash Bros Ultimate info and upcoming Switch games

Published: February 16, 2021 9:26 AM /


A banner announcing the new Nintendo Direct

A new Nintendo Direct presentation has been announced. It'll air tomorrow and will focus on new info about Super Smash Bros Ultimate, as well as upcoming Switch games being released in the first half of 2021.

What can we expect from the new Nintendo Direct?

This will be the first major Nintendo Direct the company has aired since September 2019. That's more than 15 months between Direct presentations. In between, Nintendo has aired Direct Mini presentations focusing on smaller indie games, as well as reveals focused on specific games. There hasn't been a "full" Nintendo Direct since then, though, so it's exciting to think about what Nintendo could be about to reveal. The presentation will last around 50 minutes.

In the tweet announcing the presentation, Nintendo specifically names Super Smash Bros Ultimate as a focal point. This could be the first we hear about the fourth fighter in Smash Bros' second Fighters Pack. So far, Arms' Min Min, Minecraft's Steve, and Final Fantasy VII's Sephiroth have been added to the game as DLC fighters. We still don't know who the remaining three battlers are yet, so here's hoping we get to find out tomorrow. This likely isn't where we'll hear more about Pokemon, beyond perhaps a brief showing of New Pokemon Snap and a tease of more next week. The Pokemon Company has been teasing next week for those announcements, which would coincide with the franchise's 25th anniversary.

The new Nintendo Direct will focus on Super Smash Bros Ultimate in part, and could reveal the fourth DLC fighter in Fighter Pass 2
Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct could reveal the fourth Super Smash Bros Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol 2 DLC fighter.

There will also be some info regarding games coming to Switch in the first half of 2021. Likely candidates for reveals or more info include Bravely Default 2Monster Hunter Rise, and JRPG homage Cris Tales, among other titles. We might also hear more about the upcoming Bayonetta 3, which doesn't have a release date yet. While it's unlikely, we can also hold out hope that we'll hear about Metroid Prime 4 or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. This is, after all, Nintendo's first big presentation since 2019, so hopefully the company has something big to reveal. It's worth noting that the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda falls on February 21st, so this could well be the week we finally get a full Breath of the Wild 2 reveal, or that they announce a Zelda 35th anniversary collection. We'll bring you more on the upcoming Nintendo Direct as soon as we get it, of course.

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