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Everything Announced at Nintendo Direct February 2022

Everything Announced at Nintendo Direct February 2022

The new year is off to a strong start with both game releases and digital showcases. Just last week, PlayStation held two showcases to give players a deeper look at the new Gran Turismo and GhostWire: Tokyo. Today, Nintendo is up to bat with another Nintendo Direct, this one aiming to shine some light on some of the games releasing on the Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2022. Here is the full list of all the announcements from the forty-minute presentation:

  • Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hope | June 24, 2022
  • Advance War 1+2: Re-Boot Camp | April 8
  • No Man’s Sky | Summer 2022
  • Mario Strikers: Battle League | June 10
    • 4v4 Mario Soccer with a gear system that will change character attributes. Characters will have their own unique special abilities. There will be an online club system that allows you to create a team with friends online and compete.
  • Splatoon 3: Salmon Run Next Wave | Summer 2022  
  • Front Mission 1st: Remake | Summer 2022
  • Front Mission 2 | TBA
  • Disney Speedstorm | Summer 2022
    • Free-to-play Disney racer game that will have a season pass system that introduces new Disney characters. Cross-play is enabled.
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed | April 20
    • The Wii edition of The Force Unleashed is coming to the Nintendo Switch with optional Joy-Con motion controls.
  • Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection | February 17
  • SD Gundam Battle Alliance | 2022
  • Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition | April 7
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land | March 25
  • MLB The Show 22 | April 5
  • Kingdom Hearts: Integrum Masterpiece for Cloud | February 10 
  • Klona Phantasy Reverie Series | July 8
  • Portal: Companion Collection | 2022
  • Live A Live | July 22
  • Nintendo Switch Sports | April 29
    • Free online test February 18-20 of three of the sports: Bowling, Champaca, and Tennis 
  • Taiko no Tatsukin: Rhythm Festival | 2022
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War | April 26
  • GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon | February 9
  • Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles | June 10
  • LEGO Brawls | June 2022
  • Two Point Campus | May 17
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass | March 18
    • 48 remastered courses that will be released as paid DLC throughout four different waves by the end of 2022. The first wave launches on March 18, 2022. Free with Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass Subscription
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 | September 2022

One has to admire Nintendo's game support, providing DLC for what is essentially an eight-year-old game. Star Wars: Force Unleashed and Chrono Cross are just examples of ports coming to Nintendo Switch this year. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection and Zombie Army 4: Dead War are two others. There were no crazy mic drop moments at this showcase. Unless, of course, you count Nintendo Switch Sports. Who would have guessed that the spiritual successor to Wii Sports would make everyone go crazy like a bunch of Miis who had a bowling ball thrown in their direction? Not us. What did you think about the February Nintendo Direct? Let us know down in the comments.

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