Nintendo shared updates on several games during the September 2021 Nintendo Direct. Many of these games shown during this 40 minute presentation could end up being some of the best Nintendo Switch games. In addition some new reveals, there were updates on games that haven't been seen in a long time.
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak expansion announced
Monster Hunter Rise is getting a "massive expansion" called Sunbreak. This expansion is due out sometime in Summer 2022 and brings new locales, monsters and more.
New look at Mario Party Superstars
We get a look at the varied gameplay of Mario Party Superstars with several new boards, all of which support online play. It's set to arrive on October 29.
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is a new role-playing game from Square Enix. It's designed to be a spin on tabletop gaming and is coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 28.
Disco Elysium comes to Nintendo Switch!
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is launching for Nintendo Switch on October 12.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC continues
DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is continuing, with Wave 2 coming on October 29, 2021.
Chocobo GP announced
Have you ever wanted a Mario Kart-style game but in the world of Final Fantasy? Chocobo GP delivers just that. It's coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022.
Final Smash incoming
Nintendo confirmed that the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter will be revealed on Oct. 5, 2021. This will complete the long list of characters available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land arrives in 2022
Animal Crossing: New Horizons update coming soon
A specific Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct will air in October and brand new content will appear in November. We got a tease for Brewster and his coffee shop the Roost.
Mario Golf: Super Rush update today
Koop Troopa and Ninji will be added as playable characters and two courses will be added to Mario Golf: Super Rush later today.
Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition
Interact with Disney characters and explore magical worlds when it comes to Nintendo Switch this holiday season.
KOTOR comes to the Switch
A port of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Dying Light 2 hits the Cloud
A Cloud-enabled version of Dying Light 2 Stay Human is coming to Nintendo Switch October 19.
Triangle Strategy is coming in 2022
There's a new trailer for Metroid Dread.
Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games added to Nintendo Online
Yes, you read that correctly. Some Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games are coming to Nintendo Online. Matching Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers are also being produced.
Shadowrun Trilogy arrives on Switch
The Shadowrun trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Castlevania Advanced Collection announced
Castlevania Advanced Collection is announced for Nintendo Switch and it's available now. It includes four games, with Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and Castlevania: Dracula X
ActRaiser Renaissance is available now
After all this time, ActRaiser is back, with ActRaiser Renaissance now available on Nintendo Switch.
Deltarune Chapter 1 and 2 are now available on Nintendo Switch.
New look at Splatoon 3
There's a new gameplay trailer for Splatoon 3, which is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022.
Mario movie in holiday 2022
In an absolutely transcendent announcement, Nintendo revealed the cast for the Mario movie, which is coming to theaters in North America on December 21, 2022. Chris Pratt plays Mario.
Bayonetta is back and Bayonetta 3 has a release window!
Watch the Nintendo Direct
Excited about everything announced? You can watch the full presentation here.
Gaming on-the-go or at home
Grab a Nintendo Switch eShop gift card and you'll be good to go. Stock up now and you'll be ready for any new games that release.
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance gaming writer who started working for iMore and its sister sites Windows Central and Android Central in July 2019. He handles news, previews, reviews, and exclusive original reporting, and has also been featured on TechRadar.
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