The Nintendo Direct showcase streamed on Thursday, September 23, 2021.Read on for details.
Nintendo went live with its September edition of its Nintendo Direct event on Thursday, September 23, 2021, on all major streaming platforms. The company had some pretty amazing news. And if you haven’t had a chance yet to watch it yet, here is a rundown of the highlights from the forty minute long presentation.
Nintendo Direct 9.23.2021 | Complete Showcase
Seeing how the holiday season is just round the corner, the latest edition of the Nintendo Direct had a host of offerings that fans can expect to be releasing in the near future. While we already knew of some of the big titles like new Mario Party and Metroid games, we still got some pleasant surprises.
Read on for some of the highlights from the showcase. And we have saved the best for the last!
Square Enix’s Take On Mario Kart
Chocobo GP — Announcement Trailer | Nintendo Direct
The Nintendo Direct showcase featured a trailer for Chocobo GP, Square Enix latest offering. Square Enix is the developers behind the hugely popular Final Fantasy franchise of video games. Their latest offering closely resembles the much loved Mario Kart and features some very iconic characters from the Final Fantasy universe.
A Brand New Card Based Table-top RPG
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars — Announcement Trailer | Nintendo Direct
Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito, the masterminds that were responsible for bringing to us Nier, are back again. And this time it is with Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, a brand new table-top RPG that is entirely card based. The trailer on the Nintendo Direct showcase states that the game is slated for a release on Switch, on October, 28, 2021.
A New Update To Arrive For Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons — October 2021 Direct Teaser Trailer | Nintendo Direct
It has been a long time since any updates have last arrived on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Well, as per the latest Nintendo Direct showcase promises that there will be lots of activity as the company announced a major update will be arriving this November. While we hope that this will bring a much needed breath of fresh air to the game, it is highly likely that we might get that much anticipated new café, with this update at last.
Monster Hunter Rise To Get A Major Expansion
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak — Announcement Teaser | Nintendo Direct
The Nintendo Direct showcase opened with an absolutely stunning visual for a major expansion to the action RPG Monster Hunter Rise that will be arriving next summer, as a paid DLC. The expansion, termed as Sunbreak, will be bringing new elements to the story and obviously, a host of new monsters to the game.
Kirby Will Be Back Next Spring
Kirby and the Forgotten Land — Announcement Trailer | Nintendo Direct
The pink little cutie Kirby will be back again in a brand new game. The Nintendo Direct showcase featured a trailer for the latest game in the Kirby franchise. The game titled Kirby and the Forgotten Land will take the players on a 3D action filed journey in a post-apocalyptic world. The game will be arriving next spring.
The Original Knights of the Old Republic To Arrive On Switch
STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic — Switch Edition Trailer | Nintendo Direct
The Nintendo Direct showcase indicated that the original STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic will finally be arriving on Nintendo Switch. The game was, so far, available on almost every platform except for Switch. And now this classic Star Wars themed RPG arrives on the console this November.
Bayonetta 3 Will Be Arriving In 2022
Bayonetta 3 — Gameplay Trailer | Nintendo Direct
The Nintendo Direct showcase gave us a very good and long glimpse at the latest instalment in the Bayonetta franchise of games. From what we gathered from the almost four minute long video, it looks pretty amazing. However, we will have to wait, for what seems like a really long time, since Bayonetta 3 will be arriving in 2022.
The Super Mario Movie
Miyamoto Announces Voice Cast For Upcoming Super Mario Movie | Nintendo Direct
This, we think, was probably the highlight of this edition of the Nintendo Direct showcase. The Super Mario Movie that we knew was happening but had no concrete details about, now has a cast. and we are sure it will blow your mind, like it did ours! The project will be made in collaboration with the Minions studio, Illumination. The star studded voice cast for the movie will feature Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.
These we felt were the absolute highlights of the September edition of the Nintendo Direct showcase. You can check out the entire forty minute long presentation, right here. What from this showcase, has you the most stoked. For us it most definitely has to be Chris Pratt lending his voice to Mario. Let us know your favourite bits from the showcase, in the comments section below?