The latest Nintendo Direct video presentation showed us a range of exciting new games and content that will fill up all your free time this year.
We’ve chosen a few games that we just can’t wait to get our hands on, check them out below!
Nintendo Switch Sports
How can you not be excited about the new Nintendo Switch Sports? A new iteration of the classic Wii Sports series, you can play together in person or online with family and friends or challenge friendly competitors near and far. Competing in six sports using Joy-Con controllers, including Football (Soccer), Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara (Swordplay), players will turn their real-world actions into in-game movements!
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, a vast world awaits the next game in the acclaimed RPG series from developer MONOLITHSOFT. Players step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the hostile nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations take part in a grand tale with “life” as its central theme.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC
A total of 48 remastered courses from across the Mario Kart series will be coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as paid downloadable content. Eight courses will be released over six waves by the end of 2023, which can all be played locally or online. The first wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass will launch on 18th March. Players who don’t yet own Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and are interested in joining the racing fun can purchase the game on sale for 33% off on Nintendo eShop in Australia and New Zealand until 20th February 2022, 11:59pm AEDT. It’s time to get your race on!
Mario Strikers: Battle League Football
Prepare for Strike, a five-on-five football (soccer)-like sport with no rules – do whatever it takes to win! Compete against each other on one Nintendo Switch console. In addition to individual matches, online play will let 20 players join up and compete to become the world’s top club.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Can Kirby rescue the Waddle Dees and restore peace to this mysterious world? A new trailer for Kirby’s latest 3D platforming adventure introduced Mouthful Mode. With Mouthful Mode, Kirby can inhale objects and transform into them. To name just a few examples, he can turn into a car and zoom around, become a vending machine and attack with juice cans, or even take on the form of a piercing cone. If Kirby evolves his copy abilities at Waddle Dee’s Weapons Shop, which is located in Waddle Dee Town, his appearance will change, and he’ll become even more powerful!
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Join the characters as you engage in massive battles across a war-torn Fódlan. Unleash devastating combos and stunning special moves in action-packed, real-time combat. Cut through hordes of enemies as characters from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Take down dozens of foes with Edelgard’s axe or Dimitri’s lance, or blast enemies with Claude’s bow from a distance. Slash, swing and spear your way to a brighter future for Fódlan.
From the creators of the Asphalt series comes rip-roaring racing action with a legendary roster of characters and high-speed Disney and Pixar-inspired racetracks. Disney Speedstorm is a free-to-play game with new seasons added regularly, bringing more exciting Disney and Pixar characters, circuits and karts. Plus, enjoy cross-platform play, as well as split-screen and online multiplayer modes.
Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course
This time around, Cuphead and Mugman are joined by Ms. Chalice for a rollicking adventure where you’ll explore the new Inkwell Isle and use some of Ms. Chalice’s new moves like double jumps and rolling dodges. Defeat new bosses with their own distinct personalities, not to mention wild and monstrous attacks.
LIVE A LIVE
Previously unreleased outside of Japan, the RPG game LIVE A LIVE is releasing on Nintendo Switch in the HD-2D style! Seven different stories featuring different protagonists, time periods and gameplay styles await. In the Wild West, a wanderer with a bounty on his head fights for his life; In the Twilight of Edo Japan, a shinobi undertakes a secret mission. Experience these tales in any order you choose – the adventure is yours to control.
SD GUNDAM BATTLE ALLIANCE
Strange incidents called Breaks are occurring across the GUNDAM universe. Find out what’s causing them and restore the proper timeline in SD GUNDAM BATTLE ALLIANCE. You’ll lead three Mobile Suits in dynamic action-RPG battles, with the ability to enhance each suit with Parts to improve their power. You can also battle alongside friends in online co-op multiplayer.