In the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, Legend of Zelda series manager Eiji Aonuma said there was nothing to share about the highly anticipated sequel to Switch launch title Breath of the Wild, which he said was nonetheless “proceeding smoothly” — but he then announced that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, released in 2011 on the Wii, will come to Nintendo Switch.
The game, adapted to use motion control in docked mode with detached Joy-Cons or buttons in handheld mode (including Switch Lite), will be releasing on July 16 of this year. Special Joy-Cons will be available on that date, themed after the legendary Master Sword.
Nintendo also announced that Splatoon 3 will release in 2022.
Other major news in the Nintendo Direct video included the reveal of Pyra/Mythra from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game as the latest playable DLC fighters to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game – the fourth of six new fighters in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2.
Square Enix also announced a new tactical RPG, with the working title Project Triangle Strategy, for 2022, with a playable demo available free for download today.
In the nearer term, action-adventure game Outer Wilds and battle royale platformer Fall Guys will come to the Nintendo Switch this summer. In addition, Square Enix’s remastered Legend of Mana will launch on the system June 24.
Digging a little deeper into its archives, Nintendo announced remakes of classic Famicom (Japanese NES) murder-mystery games Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind, coming May 14.
May 21 will then bring the Nintendo 3DS RPG Miitopia to Switch. June 25, you can hit the links for Mario Golf: Super Rush (I guess).
Zynga announced the free-to-play, arena squad combat game Star Wars Hunters for 2021.
Video game release dates:
|Those Who Remain||NS||Adventure||https://amzn.to/3eN8AxG|
|Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection||Feb. 25, 2021||NS||Action|
|Bravely Default II||Feb. 26, 2021||NS||RPG||https://amzn.to/2VzcTVK|
|Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville||March 19, 2021||NS||Shooter|
|Star Wars: Republic Commando||April 6, 2021||PS4 NX||Tactical first-person shooter|
|New Pokemon Snap||April 30, 2021||NS||FP/sim||https://amzn.to/3bI7q7w|
|Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir||May 14||NS||Mystery|
|Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind||May 14||NS||Mystery|
|LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga||Spring 2021||PS4 PS5 XB1 XBSX NS||Building||https://amzn.to/2W076c8|
|Legend of Mana||June 24, 2021||NS||RPG|
|Mario Golf: Super Rush||June 25, 2021||NS||Sports|
|The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD||July 16, 2021||NS||Adventure||https://amzn.to/2ZC64Uw|
|No More Heroes III||Aug. 27, 2021||NS||Fighting|
|Fall Guys||Summer 2021||NS||Battle royale platformer|
|Outer Wilds||Summer 2021||NS||Action-adventure|
|Project Triangle Strategy||2022||NS||Tactical RPG|