Just as the year is winding down and we think all the publishers are done with announcements for 2021, Nintendo proclaims they have another surprise in store for us. The house of Samus, Link, and Mario are back with another patented Nintendo Direct today, and the company is promising a full 40-minute presentation.
As with any opportunity to see what the Switch’s future has to offer, we’re going to be streaming the digital presentation and chatting it up with the fantastic GI community live on Twitch! The Direct starts at 5 p.m. CT, but we’ll be going live 15 minutes early for a preshow filled with predictions, hopes, and dreams!
In typical Nintendo fashion, the company has only confirmed that we’ll be getting updates on the titles coming out throughout the upcoming winter. With Metroid Dread coming in October and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl having a spotlight on their own Direct, that leaves Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp left on the 2021 slate. While also wholly unconfirmed, it would stand to reason we’d see the final character addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and thus finally giving Sakurai the much-needed break that beautiful man deserves.
But what if we dared to look further? To 2022, perhaps? It falls in the same camp as the aforementioned return to Sinnoh, but Pokemon Legends: Arceus is releasing on January 28, making it fair game for today’s show. The other possibility is we finally get an official confirmation of the reports that Game Boy games are finally coming to the Switch (which would fill my heart with so much joy).
The truth of the matter is that almost everything I’ve written about here could be there later this afternoon, or it won’t be. That’s Nintendo. That’s also why we watch along. Thanks for joining us today, and be sure to sound off in the chat about what you think will be appearing at today’s Nintendo Direct!