On Nintendo’s 132nd anniversary, the company held the Nintendo Direct September 2021 presentation for 43 minutes to announce lots of upcoming Nintendo Switch titles, including Splatoon 3, the first Bayonetta 3 gameplay, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion, Castlevania Advance Collection, Actraiser Renaissance, Hot Wheels Unleashed, Chocobo GP, Triangle Strategy, and much more like Mario’s father Shigeru Miyamoto coming on-stage to announce the Super Mario Movie cast.
The presentation also revealed a new Nintendo Switch Online membership launching in late October that will give members access to a growing library of classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis AKA Sega Mega Drive games. Find out more about the new membership here.
Animal Crossing fans were given a tease of what’s to come in the next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, coming in November, with more details to follow in an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct airing this October.
It was also announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai will reveal the game’s final DLC fighter in a special video presentation on October 5th. It will be the last presentation about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Here’s the full Nintendo Direct September 2021 Presentation:
- Bayonetta 3 – Watch the first gameplay trailer
- Splatoon 3 – Watch trailer
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land – Coming spring 2022
- MONSTER HUNTER RISE: Sunbreak – Coming 2022
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free update coming November!
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Final fighter reveal coming October 5th!
- Metroid Dread – Read the latest report!
- TRIANGLE STRATEGY – Available March 4th, 2022
- Mario Party Superstars – Available October 29th
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – DLC Wave 2 available October 29th
- Mario Golf: Super Rush – Free update out now!
- Shin Megami Tensei V – Available November 12th
- Chocobo GP – Ready. Set. Chocobo!
- Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars – Open your mind and let the story unfold.
- Actraiser Renaissance – Heaven, earth and mankind – Create and destroy everything according to your will – Fully remastered with HD graphics, rearranged & brand-new music, new stages & boss battles.
- DELTARUNE Chapter 1&2 – The next adventure in the UNDERTALE series has appeared!
- Castlevania Advance Collection – Fight against Evil in the Castlevania Advance Collection, a compilation of timeless action-exploration masterpieces!
- Disco Elysium – The Final Cut – A groundbreaking role playing game. Become a hero or an absolute disaster.
- STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic – The legendary RPG classic, now on Nintendo Switch.
- Dying Light 2: Stay Human – Cloud Version – The virus won and civilization has fallen back to the Dark Ages. The City, one of the last human settlements, is on the brink of collapse.
- Shadowrun Trilogy – 3 cult tactical RPG games taking place in a dystopian cyberpunk future in which magic has re-awakened.
- Rune Factory 5 – Sow seeds of a new life in Rigbarth as you embark on a grand Rune Factory adventure!
- HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED – Announcement Trailer
- Surviving the Aftermath – The end of the world is just the beginning
- Wreckfest – Exhilarating no-rules racing action.
- Arcade Archives XEVIOUS – The riddles deepen each time you play!
- Arcade Archives PAC-MAN – The timeless masterpiece and global sensation makes its way to the Arcade Archives!
Introducing Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
With this new membership, you’ll be able to continue enjoying all the current benefits offered by a Nintendo Switch Online membership, such as online play in a variety of Nintendo Switch titles and access to a growing library of classic NES and Super NES games, as well as some new benefits.
Let’s take a look at some of the new benefits that will be included with Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack!
Play a selection of classic Nintendo 64 games on your Nintendo Switch!
With a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, you’ll be able to play classic Nintendo 64 games like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on your Nintendo Switch. Certain titles, such as Mario Kart 64, will also support local and online multiplayer for up to four players.
The nine Nintendo 64 titles shown below will be available when the new membership launches in late October.
More Nintendo 64 games will be added going forward, including The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, F-Zero X, Banjo-Kazooie, Mario Golf, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Paper Mario, and Pokémon Snap.
Play a selection of classic SEGA Mega Drive games on your Nintendo Switch!
In addition to Nintendo 64 games, members will be able to enjoy a growing library of SEGA Mega Drive games, too! The 14 games shown below will be available when the new membership launches, with more titles coming later on.
Coming soon: Nintendo 64 wireless controllers and SEGA Mega Drive Control Pads
To enjoy these classic games in style, all Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to purchase these Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive controllers from the My Nintendo Store. Both can be used wirelessly with your Nintendo Switch console.
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack will launch in late October. More details about this new membership, including pricing and an exact release date will be announced soon.
You’ll be able to continue using your existing Nintendo Switch Online membership, even after the new membership launches. However, those wanting to change their existing membership to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership will be able to do so.
What upcoming Switch games are you most excited about?