2021 Nintendo Direct brings long-awaited games and a movie


The Nintendo Direct 2021 event took place on September 23 via Nintendo’s YouTube channel. The event highlights upcoming games and other projects the company will be working on over the next year. Here is everything that was mentioned during the event:

Starting off strong, viewers got a glimpse of the new “Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak” expansion pack slated for release in summer 2022. Following the announcement came the introduction of the live event host , Yoshiaki Koizumi. He is a well-known video designer, director and producer for Nintendo.

Koizumi has introduced several Downloadable Content (DLC) expansion packs and new games. This included the DLC “Mario Party Superstars” (October 29), “Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars” (October 28) and “Disco Elysium: The Final Cut” (October 12). “Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity” also receives an expansion pack, which introduces two DLCs (Wave 1: Pulse of the Ancients and Wave 2: Guardian of Remembrance), which will be available on October 29 from the Nintendo E-Shop.

This Nintendo Direct included a wide variety of party game content, such as the new “Chocobo GP” (2022), an update “Mario Golf: Super Rush” and “Hot Wheels Unleashed” (September 30). They even premiered a remake of “Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic,” which is available for pre-order now. “Dying Light: Platinum Edition” (October 19) and “Dying Light 2: Stay Human – Cloud Version” (February 4, 2022) were also announced.

“Triangle Strategy” (March 4, 2022) was also mentioned. A second demo separate from the first will be released; However, this will include a survey in which each player can participate to give their opinion to the developers. It’s a great way to interact with their players and improve their game for future projects like graphics, storytelling, and more.

Nintendo video game designer, producer and director Shigeru Miyamoto has announced the cast of the upcoming Super Mario movie. The cast includes Chris Pratt as Mario, Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek , and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Full of comedic actors, the film should be a nostalgic but reimagined take on the highly entertaining franchise.

This year’s Nintendo Direct delivered even more than consumers were asking for. The next 3D “Kirby and the Forgotten Land”, “Bayonetta 3” and “Splatoon 3” will be released in 2022 in addition to more of this event. We even got the date and time of Mr. Sakurai’s last giveaways for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”. It will be held on October 6 at 10:00 a.m. PST, where you can tune in via Youtube.

As it was announced the day before its digital release, tons of fans were completely impressed with this Nintendo Direct. The commitment of the entire Nintendo team actively demonstrates how much they love their fans and they use unique ways to engage their community to showcase what they have been working on. To watch the Nintendo Direct 2021 event again, visit Nintendo’s official YouTube channel.


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