Everything Nintendo announced at its first 2021 Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Direct February
Nintendo Direct February (Image credit: Nintendo)

Nintendo held its first proper Direct presentation in over a year today, after several Minis. It revealed new information about Super Smash Bros Ultimate, as well as games coming to the Switch in 2021.

Pyra and Mythra join Smash

Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are the latest fighters to join Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is coming to Switch

The hit multiplayer title Fall Guys is finally coming to Switch some time this summer.

Outer Wilds is coming to Switch

The cerebral adventure game will be available on Switch this summer.

Famicom Detective Club has been localized

Famicom Detective Club is a visual novel-style adventure game that's being released outside Japan for the first time. It'll be available on May 14.

Samurai Warriors 5

Samurai Warriors

Samurai Warriors (Image credit: Nintendo)

Nintendo revealed the latest Samurai Warriors game, which will be coming to Switch sometime this summer.

Legend of Mana has been remastered

The classic RPG Legend of Mana is getting a beautiful HD remaster. It'll be coming to the Switch on June 24.

Monster Hunter Rise has new monsters

The upcoming Monster Hunter Rise got a new trailer showing off some of its biggest monsters to face off with. The game will be out on March 26.

Mario Golf: Super Rush revealed

We're getting a new Mario Golf game, which will come with a dedicated single-player campaign and the ability to play as a Mii.

Tales from the Borderlands is coming to Switch

Another of the games making its way to Switch is Telltales' Tales from the Borderlands, which will released on March 24.

Stubbs the Zombie is shambling onto Switch

Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse, is making its way onto Switch on March 16.

No More Heroes 3 release date revealed

Travis Touchdown returns to fight aliens in his third adventure. It'll be released on the Switch on August 27.

Neon White from Annapurna revealed

Annapurna Interactive's new game, where you play a demon assassin invading heaven, was revealed in a new trailer. It's coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam on PC.

DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power debuts

This animated action game starring several of DC's leading ladies -- including Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl -- is launching on Switch on June 4.

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville coming to Switch

Plants Vs Zombies Neighborville Switch

Plants Vs Zombies Neighborville Switch (Image credit: Nintendo)

The classic Plants vs Zombies is getting a Complete Edition release on Nintendo Switch on March 19.

Miitopia announced for Switch

The 3DS game about the adventures of Miis is finally getting a Switch port. It launches on May 21.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets Mario items

You will soon be able to outfit your island in New Horizons with Mario-themed outfits, items, and warp pipes. The update launches on February 25, with the items becoming available on March 1.

Project Triangle Strategy is revealed

A mysterious new tactical RPG from Square Enix, with the working title of Project Triangle Strategy, was revealed for the Switch. It's coming some time in 2022.

Star Wars: Hunters announced for Switch

Star Wars: Hunters, a free-to-play game from Zynga, is coming to Switch some time later this year.

Knockout City coming to Switch among other platforms

Velan Studios is making a dodgeball team game called Knockout City, which will be released on Switch, alongside other platforms, on May 21. A closed beta is available now.

Hades is getting a physical Switch release

Hades Physical Edition

Hades Physical Edition (Image credit: Nintendo (screenshot))

Hades, 2020's indie darling, is getting a physical release on Switch. It'll come with a download for the official soundtrack and an artbook.

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection coming to Switch

Koei Tecmo is remastering the Ninja Gaiden trilogy for the Switch on June 10. It will include Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity receives Expansion Pass

The Legend of Zelda spin-off Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will receive new warriors and stages later this year, and you can now pre-order the Expansion Pass. The first extras available through the pass will be available May 28.

More games coming to Switch

Nintendo released several rapid-fire trailers towards the end of the direct. These include Bravely Default 2, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection, and SaGa Frontier: Remastered.

Apex Legends is coming to Switch finally

Apex Legends Fuse

Apex Legends Fuse (Image credit: EA)

Battle royale game Apex Legends is coming to Switch and will include cross-platform play. It launches March 9.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD announced

We didn't get any news about the Breath of the Wild game, but Nintendo offered us a trailer for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch as a consolation prize. It launches on July 16.

Skyward Sword-themed Joy-Con coming as well

Hyrule Zelda Joy-Con

Hyrule Zelda Joy-Con (Image credit: Nintendo)

In addition to Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo is also releasing two themed Joy-Con. They'll release on July 21.

Splatoon 3 revealed for 2022

Last but not least, we got a trailer and gameplay reveal for Splatoon 3, the latest entry in the colorful ink-based third-person shooter series. The game is set for release sometime in 2022.

Rachel Kaser