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Nintendo Direct September announced and will "mainly focus" on Switch games

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Surprise showcase set to air on Thursday, September 23

Tune in 9/23 at 3 p.m. PT for a #NintendoDirect livestream featuring roughly 40 minutes of information focused mainly on #NintendoSwitch games launching this winter. pic.twitter.com/feHBEKfHPGSeptember 22, 2021

In terms of long shots, we're yet to get a concrete date for Splatoon 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, and we're still waiting for more details on Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3. Nintendo, we don't think that's unreasonable... 

And let's be honest, that tweet leaves plenty of wriggle room for Nintendo. It could slip in a couple of reveals for games that aren't set for launch this Winter, and it seems likely that will hear more about the mystery potential Switch controller that was recently leaked via a confidentiality agreement with the FCC. 

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Nintendo Direct September announced and will "mainly focus" on Switch games

Polygon 22 September, 2021 - 09:43am

Surprise showcase set to air on Thursday, September 23

Tune in 9/23 at 3 p.m. PT for a #NintendoDirect livestream featuring roughly 40 minutes of information focused mainly on #NintendoSwitch games launching this winter. pic.twitter.com/feHBEKfHPGSeptember 22, 2021

In terms of long shots, we're yet to get a concrete date for Splatoon 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, and we're still waiting for more details on Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3. Nintendo, we don't think that's unreasonable... 

And let's be honest, that tweet leaves plenty of wriggle room for Nintendo. It could slip in a couple of reveals for games that aren't set for launch this Winter, and it seems likely that will hear more about the mystery potential Switch controller that was recently leaked via a confidentiality agreement with the FCC. 

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Nintendo Direct To Air Tomorrow, 23rd September

Nintendo Life 22 September, 2021 - 09:01am

What do you hope to see?

Nintendo has announced that its latest Nintendo Direct presentation will air tomorrow, Thursday 23rd September.

The show will be roughly 40 minutes long and will feature "information focused mainly on Nintendo Switch games launching this winter."

It kicks off at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST / midnight (24th September) CEST and, as always, we'll be covering the entire thing right here on Nintendo Life. Make sure to check back with us to watch the show live!

What are you hoping to see? On top of the Switch games, do you think the Game Boy on Nintendo Switch Online rumour will come true? Will we see this mysterious new controller? Fire away in the comments.

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And Pilotwings! Thanks @pikman

I'm already pretty content with the release schedule but will never say no to more games (although my bank account won't be pleased). Directs are always a fun time, looking forward to it.

Ok then not to hopeful with them focusing mostly on winter stuff but here's hoping for Xenoblade 3 to be announced

Hmm, with that fcc controller leak I'm hoping for n64 being added to NSO

Saw a guy on Twitter say an announcement would come "in 10 minutes" and sure enough he was exactly right. What a dude

FINALLY!!!! An actual Direct! It’s about time!

Nintendo: "Ah sh*t, the US goverment leaked our new controller. Quick, we have to air a Direct"

It's happening?? Damn I really thought it wasn't! 😂

I'm sure we'll see more on Advanced Wars 1+2 but I have no clue what else they'd show. I feel like they gave a lot of information for Metroid dread and SMT 5 already...maybe we'll get a demo for some of these? 🤔

LET'S ***** GOOO N64 GAMES TO NSO!!!

Persona 3,4,5 on switch. Date for disco elysium (shadow drop ), dark souls 2 and 3,f-zero, surprises?

Welp! Gotta tell my job that I have a family emergency tomorrow that will last roughly 40 minutes.

I know it’s gonna mainly be DREAD-ful (heh) but seeing the rumored Dark Souls 2 port would be nice.

There’s been a September Direct for the past 5 years, so I was pretty sure the month wouldn’t pass without one. Nintendo already has a strong holiday slate so I’m excited to see what they have for early next year (hopefully more consoles on NSO too!)

I usually say Metroid, but now that we're getting it in 2 weeks...I'm just gonna go ahead and say it - new Mach Rider game. Come on, Nintendo, I've waited long enough

@Clarice would be cool. And cool flag

I have no expectations, september/october directs are usually nothing to write home about so I don't expect anything mind-blowing, maybe some nice small surprises but that's it

@ItsJustAnotherGamer yeah well.... it wasnt always a bit shot but gave some suprises too

I'm already getting what I want: For YouTubers to shut up about September Nintendo Direct rumors.

Oh my god okay it happening

Strange to have this so late in the day (BST), wonder if that means it'll be more US/Western-focused titles?

Don't forget this means "a focus on" games that will release up until March 20th 2022.

They will announce games and have news on games beyond that as well.

Should get a good chunk dedicated to new NSO offerings.

They say mainly focussed on games releasing this winter so there may be one or two things for next year (Maybe the rumoured DK game?) but expect the big winter games we already know about so just more info on those. There could be some smaller rereleases/remasters like the Advance Wars games I suppose.

Don't expect anything at this point for BOTW2.

Sonic GBA Collection and Sonic Rush Collection, please?

They did it! Don’t ‘need’ one though with the release schedule we already have. But don’t care there’s one more for the show.

I hope we’ll see a Nintendo 64 classic please. Very please.

Cant wait. And bonus round, the missus will be in bed and won't be able to talk all the way through it

Ahh Nintendo directs. You love them or you.. well. You know.

Man, what I wouldn't give to not only see Dark Souls II released on Switch, but I'm now convinced that Switch could actually handle III as well.

Honestly, I'm up to my elbows in games to play, but what I would love to see (realistically):

Terrible time for me. Excited still though.

@reporterdavid thanks reporter David! Still need upgrade to an animated one. 😄

That rumored gba Igavania collection would be nice

Persona 5 Royal please. Also N64 games on NSO would be very nice.

Hopefully some new consoles and games added to Swirch Online.

There’s going to be a segment dedicated to Metroid dread and it will finish off with a Metroid prime 4 trailer! 😍

Huh, almost tonight? Google converts 3 pm PT to "1 a.m. Thursday" here. Not counting outright shadowdrops, have they announced Directs less than half a day in advance before?

Not sure what surprises to expect since the winter is not too far away either and I'd imagine the biggest fish aiming for the holiday launch pond would have revealed themselves earlier. But you know me - I'll be holding out for the usual stuff like FFXIII and Dishonored (or among first party fare, stuff like Xenoblade X and a new Project X Zone) in every Direct that ever happens within Switch's production cycle. And beyond that, I'm open to a lot more than this comment can possibly list.

EDIT: oh snap, looks like Google fed me today's "3 pm PT" by default. So for me the Direct will technically be on Friday.

Especially if it managed to launch before Halloween. *drools

Castlevania advance and sports story please.

Mainly games this winter? Nice! I don't really have any expectations, but with the leak of the new Nintendo Controller, I could definitely see either GB Online, or ideally, N64 Online. GBA Online would be fantastic too. But other than that, I really have no idea what to expect! I won't get my hopes up for anything though.

Seriously though, it would be great if we got at least one of those

We can finaly see the final smash reveal and steve amiibo also since the direct is going to be at a later time i can Guarantee that some things will be relesed right after the direct as that pattern always follows

Keep hoping for dead space on the switch, but with a remake in the works,it's highly unlikely now

@BenAV I always have the same mindset. If i can have one thing: confirm that Squid Sisters & Off The Hook are in SPlatoon 3

Have they announced their big Xmas game yet? Or is that Mario party?

PLEASEEE GTA Collection and the final Smash character!

Looking forward new info on Mario + Rabbids Stars of Hope, Legends Arceus and whatever else they have for this winter.

For those speculating, it’s fairly obvious. BOTW 2, Metroid prime 4, Pikmin 4, Waverace next & F-zero next will all be releasing before Christmas for a knock-down priced bundle of £60 for the complete set. Can’t wait!

Hmm was almost worried it be next week. Can't wait to see what they got to show us. Still I do hope we won't go indept into Metroid dread or other games we already know an lot of stuff about

Metroid Dread info, castlevania advance collection, game boy online

Not a pessimist, but expect 20 minutes of Metroid, 10 minutes of stuff we already know, and 10 minutes of new stuff. Not complaining, since I still haven't purchased all my desirables

@andykara2003 How did you know that THESE will be feautured in the Direct??

The final smash character! Let's see the final smash character!

@RushDawg oh I'm keeping the faith alive! I do think Nintendo is very aware of Pikmin 4...they must be pleased with Pikmin 3 sales and are just waiting for the right time in the release schedule.

I'm hoping for at least an announcement by Miyamoto himself...one of his final projects for Nintendo!

WOOOOOO HERE WE GO ITS TIME

Mario Kart 9, But I know they won't.

As Fox..... i just want a Star Fox game...... Doing a barrel roll is all i want.....

11pm BST? Well, think I'll come in early to work to watch it on Friday

Just waiting on the main star of the show.......

@Clarice one of his final? Is it nearly the end of Miyamoto? Then Super Mario Galaxy 3 please...

Unexpected as usual. I am not expecting anything too major

New Wave Race, 3D Donkey Kong, Yoshi's Whooly World Deluxe, GB&GBA Online, Legend of Zelda: OOT&MM 3D HD ports(running in 1080p, widescreen & 60fps with Gyro Motion support) and maybe a new StarTropics, Kid Icarus or Punch-Out!!? Wishful thinking me' thinks!

I want to see people shut up about Brewster in ACNH, so I hope they announce his inclusion in the game.

As for anything else, sounds like a low key Direct. Maybe a few games for February and March next year?

@BanjoPickles I'd love those point n clicks, especially Monkey Island, maybe The Dig too.

It'll be whatever the new controller is, the one off game that it works with, maybe a Wii Fit style board, I'm hoping for DK Jungke Beat bongos.

If they announced Skies of Arcadia 2 or remaster of the original, they can take my money now

@Wavey84 That's a lot of things that you're asking for....

NSO Premium with N64 or just GB games with current price, 15 min of new Metroid, 20 sec with BOTW2, Animal Crossing Update "coming soon", Advance Wars gameplay video, Big Brain Academy video and that's it I think!

Hoping for a future focus to drum up some hype for people buying systems this holiday. I’d love a release window for Splatoon 3, a peek at Monolith project or three, Bayonetta 3 update, and if I’m really greedy, Dread Suit Samus as the final Smash character (I’m a Samus main).

Pie in the sky? The rumored Donkey Kong title from the Odyssey team.

Wow 40 minutes. The last fighter pass in Smash. I hope Crash, Travis or Rayman. Sure, Birdo would be nice too. A new Wave Race. Some BotW 2 development information and a hint of a new Mario Kart-game. Give me that, and I'm happy.

@Bunkerneath You maybe expect a little to much.

nice! I hope they announce new games!

so things that are more or less talked to are:

As someone who’s avoiding all Metroid content to not be spoiled, should I avoid this? I guess I can simply skip that bit

@Friendly tbh they did need it just because they said that they've wanted to finish the fighters pass by the end of 2021. I mean they could have delayed it but sakurai is a workhorse.

This tweet has been the highlight of my morning so far. Directs are the best. I'd love a release date for Breath of the Wild 2, but as usual, I'll take whatever news Nintendo sees fit to present to me.

@john_lennon999 I don’t want to see more of dread. I feel like I have seen too much yet.

So we're totally getting f-zero, pikmin 4, a new 3d donkey kong game, a new smash fighters pass, n64 games, and Astral Chain 2.

Satire aside, keep your expectations in check kings.

I hope for too freaking much 😄

@TKundNobody me too, didn't say I want to, I justthink they want to be the main attraction of the Direct!

Skies of Arcadia 2?! Man, you're speaking my language! I'd even settle for a remaster, at this point.

One thing that I'm convinced we'll be seeing tomorrow, based on Nintendo's facebook/twitter posts: Metroid Zero Mission. They posted a picture of the cover art yesterday, and they posted a picture of the Chozo ruins last week. I think it'd make sense for them to add GBA to NSO.

I'm hoping for another Fire Emblem Echoes game, Bayonetta 3 reveal and some life signs for Kid Icarus. Oh and expanded NSO for sure.

Are they feeling the heat from the competition? Or have we started seeing changes under furukawa’s leadership?

I know what I want to see. But I'm niot going to say in case I jinx it this time. I reckon this one will be slightly more mature themed than wholesome this time round.

gonna be super tired from the 11pm time but hoping for a fall guys release date and some splatoon 3 news!

Remember peeps games releasing this "Winter" could mean all the way until March 2022.

Cool. Not a great time for me as I may be drunk (11pm U.K. time and In out tomorrow night) but looking forward to it. No big expectations here, they only lead to disappointment.

Yes, the new Donkey Kong game better be reveal.

@ImagineerNik He must have an uncle who works at Nintendo.

Hoping for Castlevania Advance Collection confirmation, Baten Kaitos remasters, and Xenoblade 3 though.

@electrolite77 Drunk?

Random predictions: New Super Duper Mario Bros, Star Fox Pi, LEGS, Splatoon 3 development stopped for 3DS port, Dreamcast comes to NSO, Phil Spencer comes on saying "f*ck wario" and announces a port of the 360 Halo games (but only in 540p docked), Miyamoto starts an Onlyfans

Wow! Thought that was it for the Q4 2021-Q1 2022, the line up will be very solid this year.

Not expecting anything too new or groundbreaking, but I hold out hope for N64 games on the Switch.

New Mario game for Xmas please!

If they throw in a surprise announcement I'd be very happy, but I don't expect much beyond what we already know.

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series!

@GrailUK is it Super Duper Monkey Ball?

@YusseiWarrior3000 just my silly joke. I doubt we’ll see any of them.

I would love to play Minish Cap on my switch through NSO and to hear about Silk Song (but i don't have much hope). Wind Waker HD would be a dream, the original is my favourite Zelda Game and i'm starting to consider buying a Wii U just for it if it doesn't come soon on the Switch. Otherwise, i just want to be surprised by something ! But the scheduled hour for this thing is a shame. Midnight in France, i will have to wait for the morning to watch it before going to work....

Don't care for Game Boy games being added other than Gameboy Advance, really hoping for N64 myself, that would make my day.

@electrolite77 you a fan of blue storm? I love that game - one of the most misunderstood and fantastic racers in existence.

Finally, now ppl can shut up about predicting it!

Ok this has to include the N64 Online service. It makes sense having the controller rumour. I dont think it is a Game Boy controller, it wouldn't make sense I think.

And please don't let it have a huge amount of the suscription price. I would pay an extra $5 but not much above that.

New NSO games like gameboy/N64 and more about Pikmin. Also luigis mansion 1 (&2)remade on switch to join 3 on switch

They will announce everything except F-Zero and when ask Shigeru Miyamoto will look suprised

@stinky_t Get...out...of....my....head! Hahah. In all honesty, this is the first Direct I have zero thirst for as I am still waiting for Monkey Ball. I'm so used to asking for it...I...I don't know what to do with myself...

Games launching this Winter mostly so not expecting many new game announcements but I have confidence with Nintendo directs since there's always one surprise out there that no one can predict.

I am going to have to leave about an hour earlier for taekwondo than normal, since I normally leave around 6:30pm EST for taekwondo, and since I don't want to miss it. I can always catch most of it while I am riding in the Lyft, and then the rest when I arrive at the dojo.

I don't know what I am hoping to see tomorrow, but I do know the chances are probably slim, but Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes (I know that it is less likely, because Pokemon had its own Direct not too long ago, but those games are coming out soon, and so it wouldn't hurt for those games to get more screen time.) But other than that I don't know what I am expecting to see.

I'm down for almost anything in Directs so I can't to see what comes out from it

Nice. this year is already so stacked, i wonder what could be coming....with splatoon 3 and botw 2 coming next year, it would be cool to see odyssey 2 or mk9 to mirror launch year. probably not, but who knows.

My wildest hope is that nintendo does something, anything with Mother. Earthbound or mother 3 remake. Even just ports with QoL's, i don't care, I want mother games on my switch.

I was just saying last night that I hope they reveal the final Smash character soon because I'm just ready to get it over with, I don't even care anymore who it is. Hopefully that gets announced in this presentation!

I hope they reveal Guilty Gear Strive for Switch lol

@hassantaleb345 I also want them to reveal the final Smash fighter

Woo! I’m ready for a good time!

Xenoblade 3 is all I need

Now that there's no rumours of Switch Pro, Nintendo will finally announced it.

I'd actually like to see some GTA footage on the Switch. Also confirmation of a physical version(s).

On a interesting note, 23 of September is the "birthday" of Nintendo. 132 years in 2021.

Every direct i like to predict one of the following Pikmin 4, new f-zero, oh and Bayonetta 3 trailer?. Also if none of them are said about i always like to say Super Mario Galaxy 3 lol.

I will not hype responsibly. I will not keep expectations in check. I will look for the biggest and best reveals and cry myself to sleep when they don't happen.

finallyyyyy, I have been waiting, Xeno 3 plz, more Botw 2 footage too

@daichi42 That is an interesting thing to note. Would have been more impactful in 1989 or 2039 though.

@andykara2003 well I am! Still have the game and a gamecube so play it from time to time! Absolutely love this type of skilled based racing, racing waves is such a great concept and Nintendo executed it flawlessly. The feeling of heavy waves is just so great.

An Animal Crossing update would be great. Maybe a big game for Christmas too? I don't want to get my hopes up too much.

@NintendoByNature Just make sure that you don't moan about it on the internet.

Diablo 2 launched on the same day.

The Autumn schedule is already looking good, but I’ll always take a direct, especially out of the blue. Guess the focus will be first quarter of 2022 leading up to the end of the winter.

Some sort of F Zero, Pilotwings, Pikmin 4, Golden Sun remakes/sequel and that rumoured StatFox racer would be top of my list.

Nintendo, give us a great character to round off the Smash roster and a Kingdom Hearts port. I'll gladly throw not only money at the screen, but also a sample of my own blood.

if it's just Gameboy games I'm going to crap my pants in protest

Lately, I've been playing more tales games like Vesperia, Symphonia and Xillia after the release of Arise. I'm hoping for more Tales games ported to Switch

maybe the final smash character hoping its doomslayer.

@AlexSora89 why stop at blood? 😆

@Yomogi namco keeps on screwing us from tales games so ill keep my expectations low on that one.

In my smash bros super long shot pick, ratchet and clank

Something Star Fox or Golden Sun related would be awesome. But realistically, as long as the Smash character is interesting and we get a few new game announcements I'll be happy. I'm just glad we've got Advance Wars on the way and that we should hopefully see more of that here!

@mcdreamer omg yes!

@DrJoson I'd love to see a Golden Sun 1 & 2 collection on the Switch. Even if it's just a straight port of the GBA games.

I want a new Smash Bros character, complete with a 40 minute tutorial on every single movement they can conceivably make.

@andykara2003 Oh i see lol

@Wavey84 Still, you expect too much.

N64 Switch Online Titles and a WIRELESS N64 controller.

Hoping for N64 and GB on NSO, as well as an NSO N64 controller. In terms of new games, happy to be surprised but hoping the long-rumoured Zelda remasters will make an appearance, as well as the rumoured Donkey Kong game. And we're probably due the final Smash character being announced too.

I only need a Dying Light release date locked in and preorders for a physical copy opened. Everything else potentially shown tomorrow is gravy. My backlog is deep enough as is. And I don't give a lick what's added to NSO, I'm not a subscriber.

@Bl4ckb100d LOVE your profile pic!!!!!!

OMG out of nowhere comes a direct.

Praying for the N64 Zelda's to honor what has been a pretty lame 25th for them.

@Clarice This.

Hoping to see a reveal of that rumoured DK game and hopefully N64 and/or GB games added to NSO.

I'm hoping for some juicy Mario party info!

I didn't really like any of the 2nd wave smash fighters (they're brilliant picks, just not for me. ) So I'm hoping for a really good final reveal!

And Mario kart 9 would be a dream... But even if it'll happen, not till the e3 direct!

It's like c'mon man, I'm already super lagging behind on game purchases, pls don't add to that. I still haven't gotten around to picking up Yoshi's Crafted World or Bayonetta 2, they're gonna be left behind! But also pls new Fire Emblem and Game Boy on NSO

I think this is as good of a time as any to ask for Odyssey 2 it's been four years cmon Nintendo and no dlc plus not really any big holiday title still HIGHLY unlikely tho

Love how it literally took Nintendo until the day before that FCC filing goes live to finally get this Direct out. @_@ But IDK man, I'm just overjoyed it's finally happening...

F-zero X on the Switch would be nice, but I want the virtual console back. I don't like that they force me to pay a subscription in order to be able to play old games. F-zero GX when? in 2560 ac?

@Clarice You have your hopes WAY too high. Don't get your hopes up. You're likely gonna be disappointed.

@ObeseChihuahua2 unfortunately, I'll have to. When I hype, I hype hard and complain just as much. I've tried to address this issue, but I just can't. 😉

@Bermanator I am an adult I can handle disappointment. It's still fun to hope and dream!

A true follow up to Wave Race 64 or remaster would do, a new F-Zero and a release date for MP4 please.

That's...actually at a time that works with my schedule!

Some great, entirely realistic predictions here. Additionally we’ll get the real 4K switch pro (finally!). DLSS, roughly the base power of a series S, but in real world terms able to just about match an RTX3090 due to Nintendo’s new bespoke ultra efficient compiler. All games on mask roms to easily exceed the PS5 load times and all games will be required to run at a rock solid 120fps.A VR headset to come before Xmas with twin 4K screens at 120hz, finally giving us a decent FOV. BOTW2 and many more upcoming games will run on the headset, which will be roughly the size of a bulky pair of glasses. Complete GameCube & N64 libraries, all reprogrammed or de-restricted to run at 120fps.

I think a more realistic expectation could be the rumored exclusive Resident Evil game

I set my expectations low for this one as the last September direct while having some cool stuff did not have much for me. Most of it was recap of what's coming late 2019. My better judgement would be to predict this be the same but I also remember 2018's September direct and all the excitement that brought.

I also haven't really been waiting because this year is complete on first party content. Though December could use some build up. From September to January we have our first party content. Best they could do is add more pounds of flesh to 2022.

@reporterdavid MKT is ironically available on local Google Play (one of the glorious three Nintendo mobiles to have ever been) as it is, so I'd rather take Dragalia Lost for Nintendo Switch.

More on botw 2 would be nice. A release on gb/gbc/gba. Maybe n64 to. But please no more metroid, we already know too much 😖

Happy to see Nintendo is back to releasing regular Nintendo Directs regularly. =) I don't expect much for me personally, as has been the case recently, but hopefully there's some great stuff.

It's still Zelda's birthday. Twilight Princess and Windwaker double pack. Ocarina of time and majora's mask on n64 online/virtual console. Come on Nintendo, you want to take our money

I'm really satisfied with this year's release schedule, but I'll, of course, welcome more news.

@FoxMcCloud I want Peppy back.

N64 games on the service, IF it includes Wave Race (i liked it, ok? lol). GameBoy too maybe. obviously there will be a lot on Metroid, and i'm guessing theyll announce something too.

@Clarice disgusting profile pic

Not gonna get my hopes up but next week is the 25th anniversary of the N64 getting released in North America, that and the controller rumors have me excited

As usual, probably best to keep expectations low. I do want to see a huge upgrade in Animal Crossing New Horizon though. Bayonetta 3? Nah, won’t happen.

Yeah, it’s on at 11pm in the U.K. and I’m out for a meal and drinks tomorrow night at 6.30. I may be watching it in the Car home (my wife’s driving) so it could be a surreal experience.

New Kirby is definitely there, and Splatoon 3. I will continue to hold out hope for Rainbow Curse, too.

Yes I’ve always loved it. Even for all its flaws, which I’m well aware of, I always enjoy playing it. I lost two weeks of my life trying to 100% it back in 2002. It was me vs that rubber banding. And I won.

I’d love to see a HD remaster or ideally a proper remaster that tidied it up.

Read people read...says for winter games

@electrolite77 Love it!

Can't wait for this episode of The Monkey's Paw show

@Deadeyerobbie they would sell......SO MANY....Zelda double packs....

Super Mega Wario Kart deluxe featuring Bayonetta ultra edition set beach edition summer camp Yoshi's fruity icubes smoothies and Knuckles.

Considering it’s apparently focusing on titles coming out during the Dec-Feb period, I doubt there’d be many if any new announcements of significance, but if that’s the case, what are they showing that’s worth an entire direct over? As far as I know, the only nintendo titles coming out in that period are Advance Wars and Pokémon Arceus, and the latter recently got a decent showcase, so what’s left to show off? (unless all these rumours on expansions to the NSO retro library have some merit after all?)

I'd be surprised if the big N wasn't currently working on porting over either LOZ: OOT&MM 3D, Wind Waker or Twilight Princess.

I'd love to see Wave Race, pikmin 4, and NSO update (64 games please)...this would be wishful thinking but OOT and MM double pack remastered/remake would be even better (wishful thinking I know). I also think we may get the final smash bros DLC character announcement although that may be saved for later as it's own presentation.

I have no high hopes, just for silksong to have a realese date and still, I think I will be disappointed ☹️

I was half expecting it to be a partner showcase. Will be watching with some interest. Dream announcement that will never happen is new F-Zero or Wario Land.

On a more realistic level, I expect the final smash character to be announced; and I expect blood once that happens. I am also expecting another trailer for BOTW2 and Legends: Arceus. I am also expecting at least one Wii U/3DS port because heck knows Nintendo loves ports over new games. Finally, I am expecting NSO update because of this new controller that is supposed to be revealed.

In terms of what I want that I think could reasonably happen, I would like a new Fire Emblem game.

Damn 11pm! Had to do it the one time I need to be up at 4am the following day for a 10hr drive.

Hoping for more info on BOTW2 and Hollow Knight: Silksong.

So, probably just more about Metroid Dread.

A new Medabots game for Nintendo Switch OLED with a working Medawatch! Please!

Most likely the next Online service. Fingers crossed for N64.

I'm going to keep my expectations in check and just wait to see......

I expect nothing but am hyped anyway

About time. I woke up a few minutes ago. Best way to wake up to an announcement of a Nintendo Direct

Prediction we see nothing from Legend of Zelda

Hopefully last smash character. Other than that I have no idea

I think the Castlevania GBA collection will be there in the direct

I loved how people were so sure we weren't gonna get another direct until March. Goes to show that Nintendo fans know nothing about how Nintendo operates. Let's hope we see some real surprises and not just games we already know are coming.

@Piritiup Can I ask why you think @Clarice ‘s profile pic is disgusting? Just curious.

Imagine if we did get N64 and I was able to play Body Harvest again. Probably smashing my nostalgia to bits of it doesn’t hold up

@Bermanator I feel you but still I can't help but getting excited at the chance of finally seeing it announced!

@BanjoPickles Full Throttle is badass, that one was fun. I have fond memories of it, visiting a friends to play. Your list is solid, too! Only things I would add would be Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood, that would pretty much seal up my Switch catalogue.

Pullblox or pushblox! That’s all I want!

Virtual Console returns in addition to new nso offerings!

Persona 5 Royal for switch finally happens along with P1-4 pack!

Castlevania Collection Vol 2 with Legends, Rondo and SotN!

Hoping for virtual console with GameCube & Wii games but that's not going to happen

Got everything crossed for N64. Wave Race, Star Fox, Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Goldeneye, Star Wars!

40 minutes of Mario Party and 30 secs of skipping past Prime 4 and teasing 5.

Galaxy 2 remaster or just available on switch please and thank you

A release date for dying light!

@scottdevine48 I would absolutely love for Sega to re-release some of the other 2d sonic games for a change. (Pocket adventure, the game gear ones, master system sonics, sonic advance games, etc) instead of the same genesis games

People hoping for N64, i wouldn't suggest holding your breath. Gameboy/Gameboy advance with Metroid 2 and Metroid Advance games seems very likely. Gba will probably Not include Advance Wars.

I never make predictions for these things. Looking forward to seeing what they unleash. Obviously they'll be looking into releasing something to boost sales for Xmas.

Free games and hardware for everyone!

@NintendoByNature Okay, just don't be annoying about it. I'll be sitting in my bunker waiting for people to get bored of complaining, which usually only takes a few days.

@Eel Also Metroid Prime 4, a new F-Zero, Super Mario Odyssey, and Shigeru Miyamoto will personally come to my house and give me free Mario games for life.

Bummer. 11pm is my bedtime. Will have to catch it on the morning.

@ObeseChihuahua2 I think @NintendoByNature is being tongue-in-cheek.

@Darknilious Yes it’ll probably just be a MD sales push plus a few indies. Maybe a short tease of one of the upcoming big guns to tide us over. Fairly boring.

Hoping for an NSO update that will add n64/gamecube games etc, or/and release date for Zelda MM,Oot, ww remake/remaster . Some new games are also welcome, hoping for a hack and slash game from Nintendo that can compete against PoE, diablo.

Damn, with what we already know about 2022 I was not expecting a direct this month, but I'll take it (give me a new donkey Kong plz)

It's time for a new damn DK game!

Honestly, I would love for Genshin Impact to finally launch on Switch

1) It's put up or shut up time as far as Nintendo's earlier pledge to bring more "significant" DLC to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

2) Their last fall/late summer Direct was when they announced all the Mario 35th Anniversary stuff. If a true Zelda 35th Anniversary campaign is going to happen at all, it will be announced here.

3) There will likely be the obligatory (and supposedly final) DLC character for Smash Bros. Ultimate that takes up several minutes of the Direct while we watch them tick away in agony. Most previous DLC characters have leaned toward either first-party or from Japanese developers, but given the timing (and opportunity for cross-marketing), perhaps a collaboration with Microsoft to bring Halo's Master Chief will finally be realized with Infinite's launch coming up?

4) Switch STILL needs a true tentpole game for this Christmas season (Metroid Dread notwithstanding). While I'm not holding my breath, a Mario Kart 9 announcement would absolutely qualify as a megaton, systems-moving one, and it would also fill a definite need for A) a new Switch multiplayer title to B) take up the mantle following Smash Bros. Ultimate's mothballing.

5) We'll MAYBE get another snippet of information and/or footage of BotW 2. As for its actual title, I suspect that won't happen until next year, possibly E3 (I wouldn't be at all surprised to see its release window slide further back).

6) The next Mario Golf DLC announcement is fairly likely.

7) The odds of a Shining Force, Skies of Arcadia, or other Sega JRPG announcement or a compilation of Saturn/Dreamcast/Arcade titles is, as always, highly wished for by fans and practically guaranteed not to happen. But hey, they'll probably regale us by taking time out of the Direct for the new Monkey Ball game we've already seen.

8) Metroid Prime 4? Maybe next year. Ditto for everyone hoping for a new Star Fox, Wave Race, F-Zero, etc..

9) A N64 Switch Online reveal (along with a subscription price increase announcement) seems foregone at this point. Shame those games are being wasted on a service that's an afterthought to Nintendo themselves when fans would readily buy them.

Hope springs eternal, but by now we should all know the drill. Keep those expectations tempered.

N64 on NSO and that GTA Remake Trilogy both landing this year would drastically improve the 2021 lineup for me personally.

What else could there be? It's difficult to feel confident with Covid no doubt throwing things all over the place... but COULD there be a surprise arriving inbetween Pokemon and Metroid?

I don't think it's a 2D Mario sized gap personally... and Mario Kart feels like a pipe dream with Deluxe selling so many copies still... but a Donkey Kong sized gap... now that rings true. Its not a tent pole, but Metroid, DK and Pokemon is a strong Q4.

@Wavey84 Maybe.

Oh, yes! I would love to have Rondo on Switch! I'd also love for Konami to adapt the DS trilogy to a single screen configuration.

I wish that Konami would do the right thing and sell the franchise to a developer who could do the series justice. Wayforward, Treasure, etc. Honestly, I think that Castlevania could translate beautifully into a Souls like. Imagine the amazing job From Software could do, if they had the license. They could convert Castlevania into a 3D powerhouse.

bring it! I am guessing... ~ OLED switch stuff ~ N64 online or HOPEFULLY N64 classic mini ~ Twilight Princess and/or Wind Waker port ~ Warioware Online ~ Bunch of Indie Games ~ Maybe Metroid Prime 4 Stuff ~ Dare I say BOTW 2 stuff, nahhhh ~ Pilotwings? ~ The "real" switch pro? lol

It might be a Metroid Game & Watch. Lol

Yippeeee I knew we were due for one this week or next! It had just been so suspiciously quiet lately, and year end is coming up fast.

Bring on the NSO expansion/upgrade! That controller leak sure seemed substantiated, so maybe we'll see that revealed?

The final Smash invite will go to someone who is not Waluigi, but then the villain will sneak in anyway as a bonus surprise addition.

@andykara2003 I was, too.

finally a direct that happens 6 pm eastern time. Its the first time I can actually watch it live cuz usually its at times like 11 am or 1 pm for me when Im at work so I can usually never watch it live and my friends in different area codes text me or message me on discord when something gets announced like HEY blank was announced and I was like AAAA I WANTED TO SEE IT LIVE lol this timing works out perfect for me I hope they stick to this schedule in the future.

In my fantasy land its 40 minutes of Pikmin 4 gameplay and a release date.

@Clarice good to see you’ve got your expectations in check lol

"Metroid Prime 4 will be available to purchase on Nintendo Eshop later ... TODAY"

@Bunkerneath your passive aggressive meta commentary is filled with spite that will beckon the situation into your non-pragmatic intentions ever closer, however will still never completely be actualized by its mere ridiculous impossibility.

Two hours later and nobody contacted me makes me realize I'm not on here as much as I used to be, and most of the people I knew are gone. But @Grumblevolcano and @Octane haven't posted yet either so I guess we've all got other things going on.🤷‍♂️

@Rob3008 First thing I noticed after the ND announcement was the time. I'm in NY, these are usually at 11AM or Noon. Well E3 is always at noon anyway, but usually 9AM to noon. It's 6PM by me, that seems oddly late. Also means early dinner. And my kid is going to have to leave their club meeting early if they want a ride home. 😉 But hopefully it all works out. Release date for BotW2 is about all I'm looking for, given up on Pikmin 4 and Bayonetta 3 news, that way was madness. 😝

@Clarice that would be cool also I had an idea what if since people have been wanting a new Mario kart the could mix in FZero and Mario kart so it would give them a reason to have FZero back and a new Mario kart make like a mega mix or something I think the two games could be put together while keeping the fast paced speeds.

At 1 AM, are they drunk this time or something? Plus with that time it means it will be at September 24th for me.

Confirmed: Last of Us Part II - Cloud Edition

@datamonkey maybe not realistic but oh boy would it mean the most legendary direct ever...for me at least! 😄

Splatoon 3 - that is all

@rjejr I've given up on Pikmin 4.

@Tandy255 i know…….

What it’s really going to probably be is a breath of the wild two stuff with new smash fighter and than other games that kinda up in the air and then maybe two mind blowing games whoever thought they would be on here and the update to switch online with a new game console this is my guess.

@Bermanator Me too, haven’t spoken to him in years ….. Wonder what Peppy is doing right know….. He would say: “Never give up”….. That’s why i won’t give up on Star Fox!!

How about Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD as normal damn purchases. Please and thank you.

I'm assuming they'll run pre-orders of Switch Pro shortly after!

@andykara2003 He's just one of those stupid antisemitic clowns who don't believe Israel has the right to exist.

@ObeseChihuahua2 cool

@Piritiup Long live Israel.

@Clarice my list too!! Plus… Pilotwings HD (or something).

@Octane never give up

@Octane Yeah but now you're left waiting for Knack 3. 😉

If it wasn't for BotW2, GoW:R and HFW I think I've given up on gaming. Including my backlog. Should probably cancel my Amazon pre-order for B3. Though I would like to finish Astrobot Rescue Mission b/c it was fun and I spent $199 on a PSVR and used it for like 3 hours. Astrobot is really good though, like 3D Nintendo games.

@Pikman yes of course Pilotwings too! Like your taste pikman! 😅

Wave Race/Blue Storm and Star Fox 64 enhanced ports would be good enough... the 3DS SF64 was great.

Or an enhanced N64 collection including Wave Race, Pilotwings, etc.

@NightBeast That's not pessimism, it's realism. Most of the rest of these comments are building for a lot of disappointment.

More information on Mario party super stars and info on the Final Smash character.

Outside of that if they announce something that I’m interested in it’ll be a success.

@Desrever i do same thing lol it is emergency for us

I’m still waiting on a return for fzero, some more Zelda info and windwaker/twilight princess ports, and n64 support would be great. I’d love a n64 mini but can’t see them doing that over the online support.

I'm hoping for Bayonetta 3,a third party Smash Fighter,and a deluxe mii fighter that will blow people's minds.

@BanjoPickles The DS trilogy adapted would be fantastic, hopefully they are hearing our wishes!

Ah, and the final Smash character to be announced.

I won't even try to guess anything about this NDirect... I want it to surprise me... I want more old Ys games though..

@BanjoPickles we are having that rumored GBA collection. I think that will get announced in the direct

@BloodNinja would be cool. But first we are apparently getting the GBA collection

i was like..is this a troll because i was watching new moments ago and nothing.. i dont know why but i always feel so happy when direct is announced

@Chowdaire That or its some utterly confusing "gameboy" controller for GB/GBC/GBA games coming to NSO

Please let it be newly designed joycons that don't drift!

Some unannounced games would be nice too.

I absolutely loved Harmony and Aria, so I'm 100% in!

The Zool remaster ported to Switch, along with The Chaos Engine and Assault Suits Valken/Cybernator on NSO

@abe_hikura I am pretty sure GBA games won’t be added in to NSO.

We got advance wars incoming and then that rumored GBA Castlevania Collection

@BloodNinja what if the Advance Collection added in BOTH the GBA and DS castlevania games

Awesome! I can’t wait! Looking forward to it!

@anoyonmus Then I would probably pee. And then buy it I might get the GBA collection for Aria alone. I used to have a pretty good glitchless speedrun route for the best ending. When RNJesus would bless me, I could wrap it up in about 40 minutes! All depended on soul drops unfortunately.

They could announce the cancellation of every Switch game in development, give me N64 games, and I'd honestly be happy 😄

So looking forward to this and on my day off as well.

Hoping for a few surprises shadow drops.

Mario Odyssey 2. You heard it here fifth.

I’m honestly just really hoping to see them announce Twilight Princess and Wind Waker ports. Those are the last two hold outs for me from Wii U. Everything else I had on Wii U is now on Switch, minus those two. And of course my GBA vc with Castlevania, but hopefully the GBA Castlevania collection rumor is true…. And hopefully they accounted a DS CV Collection at some point too!!

Hope they announce a new or remade Fire Emblem game!

My I know won’t happen list is F-Zero and Star Fox of course, as it is with every Direct lol

Right when I should be clocking out. Thank goodness I work from home.

Nintendo should take a leaf from Xbox and call their retro subscription service...

@abe_hikura That would be amazing. Imagine a controller that is also an OG gameboy with a functional screen. The wii U is back, baby!

Honestly have no idea what I expect or want from this Direct. For the first time in a long time, I’ve been feeling satiated with my gaming, what I have and what is coming, and that’s mostly thanks to the last Direct. All positive vibes going forward, thanks to no expectations.

@Tokujo oh man I wish I had a day off as well, will be difficult restraining myself from peeking at the announcements. 🙈

I mainly want to see more footage of Advance Wars, along with info on how online matches will work. Xenoblade and Fire Emblem reveals would each be nice as well.

322 comments deep and I'm READY for tomorrow!

Xenoblade X port or new Xenoblade 🙏. Everything else will be just a filler to me. Will we hear an announcement on Bayenetta? BOTW? Is it going to be about Dread and Splatoon? Mario party? Gameboy and advanced games? N64 rumor?

@ImagineerNik lol sometimes those guys are right... sometimes

Just hoping that zelda gets confirmed 2022 release date

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Nintendo Direct To Air Tomorrow, 23rd September

Kotaku 22 September, 2021 - 09:01am

What do you hope to see?

Nintendo has announced that its latest Nintendo Direct presentation will air tomorrow, Thursday 23rd September.

The show will be roughly 40 minutes long and will feature "information focused mainly on Nintendo Switch games launching this winter."

It kicks off at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST / midnight (24th September) CEST and, as always, we'll be covering the entire thing right here on Nintendo Life. Make sure to check back with us to watch the show live!

What are you hoping to see? On top of the Switch games, do you think the Game Boy on Nintendo Switch Online rumour will come true? Will we see this mysterious new controller? Fire away in the comments.

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And Pilotwings! Thanks @pikman

I'm already pretty content with the release schedule but will never say no to more games (although my bank account won't be pleased). Directs are always a fun time, looking forward to it.

Ok then not to hopeful with them focusing mostly on winter stuff but here's hoping for Xenoblade 3 to be announced

Hmm, with that fcc controller leak I'm hoping for n64 being added to NSO

Saw a guy on Twitter say an announcement would come "in 10 minutes" and sure enough he was exactly right. What a dude

FINALLY!!!! An actual Direct! It’s about time!

Nintendo: "Ah sh*t, the US goverment leaked our new controller. Quick, we have to air a Direct"

It's happening?? Damn I really thought it wasn't! 😂

I'm sure we'll see more on Advanced Wars 1+2 but I have no clue what else they'd show. I feel like they gave a lot of information for Metroid dread and SMT 5 already...maybe we'll get a demo for some of these? 🤔

LET'S ***** GOOO N64 GAMES TO NSO!!!

Persona 3,4,5 on switch. Date for disco elysium (shadow drop ), dark souls 2 and 3,f-zero, surprises?

Welp! Gotta tell my job that I have a family emergency tomorrow that will last roughly 40 minutes.

I know it’s gonna mainly be DREAD-ful (heh) but seeing the rumored Dark Souls 2 port would be nice.

There’s been a September Direct for the past 5 years, so I was pretty sure the month wouldn’t pass without one. Nintendo already has a strong holiday slate so I’m excited to see what they have for early next year (hopefully more consoles on NSO too!)

I usually say Metroid, but now that we're getting it in 2 weeks...I'm just gonna go ahead and say it - new Mach Rider game. Come on, Nintendo, I've waited long enough

@Clarice would be cool. And cool flag

I have no expectations, september/october directs are usually nothing to write home about so I don't expect anything mind-blowing, maybe some nice small surprises but that's it

@ItsJustAnotherGamer yeah well.... it wasnt always a bit shot but gave some suprises too

I'm already getting what I want: For YouTubers to shut up about September Nintendo Direct rumors.

Oh my god okay it happening

Strange to have this so late in the day (BST), wonder if that means it'll be more US/Western-focused titles?

Don't forget this means "a focus on" games that will release up until March 20th 2022.

They will announce games and have news on games beyond that as well.

Should get a good chunk dedicated to new NSO offerings.

They say mainly focussed on games releasing this winter so there may be one or two things for next year (Maybe the rumoured DK game?) but expect the big winter games we already know about so just more info on those. There could be some smaller rereleases/remasters like the Advance Wars games I suppose.

Don't expect anything at this point for BOTW2.

Sonic GBA Collection and Sonic Rush Collection, please?

They did it! Don’t ‘need’ one though with the release schedule we already have. But don’t care there’s one more for the show.

I hope we’ll see a Nintendo 64 classic please. Very please.

Cant wait. And bonus round, the missus will be in bed and won't be able to talk all the way through it

Ahh Nintendo directs. You love them or you.. well. You know.

Man, what I wouldn't give to not only see Dark Souls II released on Switch, but I'm now convinced that Switch could actually handle III as well.

Honestly, I'm up to my elbows in games to play, but what I would love to see (realistically):

Terrible time for me. Excited still though.

@reporterdavid thanks reporter David! Still need upgrade to an animated one. 😄

That rumored gba Igavania collection would be nice

Persona 5 Royal please. Also N64 games on NSO would be very nice.

Hopefully some new consoles and games added to Swirch Online.

There’s going to be a segment dedicated to Metroid dread and it will finish off with a Metroid prime 4 trailer! 😍

Huh, almost tonight? Google converts 3 pm PT to "1 a.m. Thursday" here. Not counting outright shadowdrops, have they announced Directs less than half a day in advance before?

Not sure what surprises to expect since the winter is not too far away either and I'd imagine the biggest fish aiming for the holiday launch pond would have revealed themselves earlier. But you know me - I'll be holding out for the usual stuff like FFXIII and Dishonored (or among first party fare, stuff like Xenoblade X and a new Project X Zone) in every Direct that ever happens within Switch's production cycle. And beyond that, I'm open to a lot more than this comment can possibly list.

EDIT: oh snap, looks like Google fed me today's "3 pm PT" by default. So for me the Direct will technically be on Friday.

Especially if it managed to launch before Halloween. *drools

Castlevania advance and sports story please.

Mainly games this winter? Nice! I don't really have any expectations, but with the leak of the new Nintendo Controller, I could definitely see either GB Online, or ideally, N64 Online. GBA Online would be fantastic too. But other than that, I really have no idea what to expect! I won't get my hopes up for anything though.

Seriously though, it would be great if we got at least one of those

We can finaly see the final smash reveal and steve amiibo also since the direct is going to be at a later time i can Guarantee that some things will be relesed right after the direct as that pattern always follows

Keep hoping for dead space on the switch, but with a remake in the works,it's highly unlikely now

@BenAV I always have the same mindset. If i can have one thing: confirm that Squid Sisters & Off The Hook are in SPlatoon 3

Have they announced their big Xmas game yet? Or is that Mario party?

PLEASEEE GTA Collection and the final Smash character!

Looking forward new info on Mario + Rabbids Stars of Hope, Legends Arceus and whatever else they have for this winter.

For those speculating, it’s fairly obvious. BOTW 2, Metroid prime 4, Pikmin 4, Waverace next & F-zero next will all be releasing before Christmas for a knock-down priced bundle of £60 for the complete set. Can’t wait!

Hmm was almost worried it be next week. Can't wait to see what they got to show us. Still I do hope we won't go indept into Metroid dread or other games we already know an lot of stuff about

Metroid Dread info, castlevania advance collection, game boy online

Not a pessimist, but expect 20 minutes of Metroid, 10 minutes of stuff we already know, and 10 minutes of new stuff. Not complaining, since I still haven't purchased all my desirables

@andykara2003 How did you know that THESE will be feautured in the Direct??

The final smash character! Let's see the final smash character!

@RushDawg oh I'm keeping the faith alive! I do think Nintendo is very aware of Pikmin 4...they must be pleased with Pikmin 3 sales and are just waiting for the right time in the release schedule.

I'm hoping for at least an announcement by Miyamoto himself...one of his final projects for Nintendo!

WOOOOOO HERE WE GO ITS TIME

Mario Kart 9, But I know they won't.

As Fox..... i just want a Star Fox game...... Doing a barrel roll is all i want.....

11pm BST? Well, think I'll come in early to work to watch it on Friday

Just waiting on the main star of the show.......

@Clarice one of his final? Is it nearly the end of Miyamoto? Then Super Mario Galaxy 3 please...

Unexpected as usual. I am not expecting anything too major

New Wave Race, 3D Donkey Kong, Yoshi's Whooly World Deluxe, GB&GBA Online, Legend of Zelda: OOT&MM 3D HD ports(running in 1080p, widescreen & 60fps with Gyro Motion support) and maybe a new StarTropics, Kid Icarus or Punch-Out!!? Wishful thinking me' thinks!

I want to see people shut up about Brewster in ACNH, so I hope they announce his inclusion in the game.

As for anything else, sounds like a low key Direct. Maybe a few games for February and March next year?

@BanjoPickles I'd love those point n clicks, especially Monkey Island, maybe The Dig too.

It'll be whatever the new controller is, the one off game that it works with, maybe a Wii Fit style board, I'm hoping for DK Jungke Beat bongos.

If they announced Skies of Arcadia 2 or remaster of the original, they can take my money now

@Wavey84 That's a lot of things that you're asking for....

NSO Premium with N64 or just GB games with current price, 15 min of new Metroid, 20 sec with BOTW2, Animal Crossing Update "coming soon", Advance Wars gameplay video, Big Brain Academy video and that's it I think!

Hoping for a future focus to drum up some hype for people buying systems this holiday. I’d love a release window for Splatoon 3, a peek at Monolith project or three, Bayonetta 3 update, and if I’m really greedy, Dread Suit Samus as the final Smash character (I’m a Samus main).

Pie in the sky? The rumored Donkey Kong title from the Odyssey team.

Wow 40 minutes. The last fighter pass in Smash. I hope Crash, Travis or Rayman. Sure, Birdo would be nice too. A new Wave Race. Some BotW 2 development information and a hint of a new Mario Kart-game. Give me that, and I'm happy.

@Bunkerneath You maybe expect a little to much.

nice! I hope they announce new games!

so things that are more or less talked to are:

As someone who’s avoiding all Metroid content to not be spoiled, should I avoid this? I guess I can simply skip that bit

@Friendly tbh they did need it just because they said that they've wanted to finish the fighters pass by the end of 2021. I mean they could have delayed it but sakurai is a workhorse.

This tweet has been the highlight of my morning so far. Directs are the best. I'd love a release date for Breath of the Wild 2, but as usual, I'll take whatever news Nintendo sees fit to present to me.

@john_lennon999 I don’t want to see more of dread. I feel like I have seen too much yet.

So we're totally getting f-zero, pikmin 4, a new 3d donkey kong game, a new smash fighters pass, n64 games, and Astral Chain 2.

Satire aside, keep your expectations in check kings.

I hope for too freaking much 😄

@TKundNobody me too, didn't say I want to, I justthink they want to be the main attraction of the Direct!

Skies of Arcadia 2?! Man, you're speaking my language! I'd even settle for a remaster, at this point.

One thing that I'm convinced we'll be seeing tomorrow, based on Nintendo's facebook/twitter posts: Metroid Zero Mission. They posted a picture of the cover art yesterday, and they posted a picture of the Chozo ruins last week. I think it'd make sense for them to add GBA to NSO.

I'm hoping for another Fire Emblem Echoes game, Bayonetta 3 reveal and some life signs for Kid Icarus. Oh and expanded NSO for sure.

Are they feeling the heat from the competition? Or have we started seeing changes under furukawa’s leadership?

I know what I want to see. But I'm niot going to say in case I jinx it this time. I reckon this one will be slightly more mature themed than wholesome this time round.

gonna be super tired from the 11pm time but hoping for a fall guys release date and some splatoon 3 news!

Remember peeps games releasing this "Winter" could mean all the way until March 2022.

Cool. Not a great time for me as I may be drunk (11pm U.K. time and In out tomorrow night) but looking forward to it. No big expectations here, they only lead to disappointment.

Yes, the new Donkey Kong game better be reveal.

@ImagineerNik He must have an uncle who works at Nintendo.

Hoping for Castlevania Advance Collection confirmation, Baten Kaitos remasters, and Xenoblade 3 though.

@electrolite77 Drunk?

Random predictions: New Super Duper Mario Bros, Star Fox Pi, LEGS, Splatoon 3 development stopped for 3DS port, Dreamcast comes to NSO, Phil Spencer comes on saying "f*ck wario" and announces a port of the 360 Halo games (but only in 540p docked), Miyamoto starts an Onlyfans

Wow! Thought that was it for the Q4 2021-Q1 2022, the line up will be very solid this year.

Not expecting anything too new or groundbreaking, but I hold out hope for N64 games on the Switch.

New Mario game for Xmas please!

If they throw in a surprise announcement I'd be very happy, but I don't expect much beyond what we already know.

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series!

@GrailUK is it Super Duper Monkey Ball?

@YusseiWarrior3000 just my silly joke. I doubt we’ll see any of them.

I would love to play Minish Cap on my switch through NSO and to hear about Silk Song (but i don't have much hope). Wind Waker HD would be a dream, the original is my favourite Zelda Game and i'm starting to consider buying a Wii U just for it if it doesn't come soon on the Switch. Otherwise, i just want to be surprised by something ! But the scheduled hour for this thing is a shame. Midnight in France, i will have to wait for the morning to watch it before going to work....

Don't care for Game Boy games being added other than Gameboy Advance, really hoping for N64 myself, that would make my day.

@electrolite77 you a fan of blue storm? I love that game - one of the most misunderstood and fantastic racers in existence.

Finally, now ppl can shut up about predicting it!

Ok this has to include the N64 Online service. It makes sense having the controller rumour. I dont think it is a Game Boy controller, it wouldn't make sense I think.

And please don't let it have a huge amount of the suscription price. I would pay an extra $5 but not much above that.

New NSO games like gameboy/N64 and more about Pikmin. Also luigis mansion 1 (&2)remade on switch to join 3 on switch

They will announce everything except F-Zero and when ask Shigeru Miyamoto will look suprised

@stinky_t Get...out...of....my....head! Hahah. In all honesty, this is the first Direct I have zero thirst for as I am still waiting for Monkey Ball. I'm so used to asking for it...I...I don't know what to do with myself...

Games launching this Winter mostly so not expecting many new game announcements but I have confidence with Nintendo directs since there's always one surprise out there that no one can predict.

I am going to have to leave about an hour earlier for taekwondo than normal, since I normally leave around 6:30pm EST for taekwondo, and since I don't want to miss it. I can always catch most of it while I am riding in the Lyft, and then the rest when I arrive at the dojo.

I don't know what I am hoping to see tomorrow, but I do know the chances are probably slim, but Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes (I know that it is less likely, because Pokemon had its own Direct not too long ago, but those games are coming out soon, and so it wouldn't hurt for those games to get more screen time.) But other than that I don't know what I am expecting to see.

I'm down for almost anything in Directs so I can't to see what comes out from it

Nice. this year is already so stacked, i wonder what could be coming....with splatoon 3 and botw 2 coming next year, it would be cool to see odyssey 2 or mk9 to mirror launch year. probably not, but who knows.

My wildest hope is that nintendo does something, anything with Mother. Earthbound or mother 3 remake. Even just ports with QoL's, i don't care, I want mother games on my switch.

I was just saying last night that I hope they reveal the final Smash character soon because I'm just ready to get it over with, I don't even care anymore who it is. Hopefully that gets announced in this presentation!

I hope they reveal Guilty Gear Strive for Switch lol

@hassantaleb345 I also want them to reveal the final Smash fighter

Woo! I’m ready for a good time!

Xenoblade 3 is all I need

Now that there's no rumours of Switch Pro, Nintendo will finally announced it.

I'd actually like to see some GTA footage on the Switch. Also confirmation of a physical version(s).

On a interesting note, 23 of September is the "birthday" of Nintendo. 132 years in 2021.

Every direct i like to predict one of the following Pikmin 4, new f-zero, oh and Bayonetta 3 trailer?. Also if none of them are said about i always like to say Super Mario Galaxy 3 lol.

I will not hype responsibly. I will not keep expectations in check. I will look for the biggest and best reveals and cry myself to sleep when they don't happen.

finallyyyyy, I have been waiting, Xeno 3 plz, more Botw 2 footage too

@daichi42 That is an interesting thing to note. Would have been more impactful in 1989 or 2039 though.

@andykara2003 well I am! Still have the game and a gamecube so play it from time to time! Absolutely love this type of skilled based racing, racing waves is such a great concept and Nintendo executed it flawlessly. The feeling of heavy waves is just so great.

An Animal Crossing update would be great. Maybe a big game for Christmas too? I don't want to get my hopes up too much.

@NintendoByNature Just make sure that you don't moan about it on the internet.

Diablo 2 launched on the same day.

The Autumn schedule is already looking good, but I’ll always take a direct, especially out of the blue. Guess the focus will be first quarter of 2022 leading up to the end of the winter.

Some sort of F Zero, Pilotwings, Pikmin 4, Golden Sun remakes/sequel and that rumoured StatFox racer would be top of my list.

Nintendo, give us a great character to round off the Smash roster and a Kingdom Hearts port. I'll gladly throw not only money at the screen, but also a sample of my own blood.

if it's just Gameboy games I'm going to crap my pants in protest

Lately, I've been playing more tales games like Vesperia, Symphonia and Xillia after the release of Arise. I'm hoping for more Tales games ported to Switch

maybe the final smash character hoping its doomslayer.

@AlexSora89 why stop at blood? 😆

@Yomogi namco keeps on screwing us from tales games so ill keep my expectations low on that one.

In my smash bros super long shot pick, ratchet and clank

Something Star Fox or Golden Sun related would be awesome. But realistically, as long as the Smash character is interesting and we get a few new game announcements I'll be happy. I'm just glad we've got Advance Wars on the way and that we should hopefully see more of that here!

@mcdreamer omg yes!

@DrJoson I'd love to see a Golden Sun 1 & 2 collection on the Switch. Even if it's just a straight port of the GBA games.

I want a new Smash Bros character, complete with a 40 minute tutorial on every single movement they can conceivably make.

@andykara2003 Oh i see lol

@Wavey84 Still, you expect too much.

N64 Switch Online Titles and a WIRELESS N64 controller.

Hoping for N64 and GB on NSO, as well as an NSO N64 controller. In terms of new games, happy to be surprised but hoping the long-rumoured Zelda remasters will make an appearance, as well as the rumoured Donkey Kong game. And we're probably due the final Smash character being announced too.

I only need a Dying Light release date locked in and preorders for a physical copy opened. Everything else potentially shown tomorrow is gravy. My backlog is deep enough as is. And I don't give a lick what's added to NSO, I'm not a subscriber.

@Bl4ckb100d LOVE your profile pic!!!!!!

OMG out of nowhere comes a direct.

Praying for the N64 Zelda's to honor what has been a pretty lame 25th for them.

@Clarice This.

Hoping to see a reveal of that rumoured DK game and hopefully N64 and/or GB games added to NSO.

I'm hoping for some juicy Mario party info!

I didn't really like any of the 2nd wave smash fighters (they're brilliant picks, just not for me. ) So I'm hoping for a really good final reveal!

And Mario kart 9 would be a dream... But even if it'll happen, not till the e3 direct!

It's like c'mon man, I'm already super lagging behind on game purchases, pls don't add to that. I still haven't gotten around to picking up Yoshi's Crafted World or Bayonetta 2, they're gonna be left behind! But also pls new Fire Emblem and Game Boy on NSO

I think this is as good of a time as any to ask for Odyssey 2 it's been four years cmon Nintendo and no dlc plus not really any big holiday title still HIGHLY unlikely tho

Love how it literally took Nintendo until the day before that FCC filing goes live to finally get this Direct out. @_@ But IDK man, I'm just overjoyed it's finally happening...

F-zero X on the Switch would be nice, but I want the virtual console back. I don't like that they force me to pay a subscription in order to be able to play old games. F-zero GX when? in 2560 ac?

@Clarice You have your hopes WAY too high. Don't get your hopes up. You're likely gonna be disappointed.

@ObeseChihuahua2 unfortunately, I'll have to. When I hype, I hype hard and complain just as much. I've tried to address this issue, but I just can't. 😉

@Bermanator I am an adult I can handle disappointment. It's still fun to hope and dream!

A true follow up to Wave Race 64 or remaster would do, a new F-Zero and a release date for MP4 please.

That's...actually at a time that works with my schedule!

Some great, entirely realistic predictions here. Additionally we’ll get the real 4K switch pro (finally!). DLSS, roughly the base power of a series S, but in real world terms able to just about match an RTX3090 due to Nintendo’s new bespoke ultra efficient compiler. All games on mask roms to easily exceed the PS5 load times and all games will be required to run at a rock solid 120fps.A VR headset to come before Xmas with twin 4K screens at 120hz, finally giving us a decent FOV. BOTW2 and many more upcoming games will run on the headset, which will be roughly the size of a bulky pair of glasses. Complete GameCube & N64 libraries, all reprogrammed or de-restricted to run at 120fps.

I think a more realistic expectation could be the rumored exclusive Resident Evil game

I set my expectations low for this one as the last September direct while having some cool stuff did not have much for me. Most of it was recap of what's coming late 2019. My better judgement would be to predict this be the same but I also remember 2018's September direct and all the excitement that brought.

I also haven't really been waiting because this year is complete on first party content. Though December could use some build up. From September to January we have our first party content. Best they could do is add more pounds of flesh to 2022.

@reporterdavid MKT is ironically available on local Google Play (one of the glorious three Nintendo mobiles to have ever been) as it is, so I'd rather take Dragalia Lost for Nintendo Switch.

More on botw 2 would be nice. A release on gb/gbc/gba. Maybe n64 to. But please no more metroid, we already know too much 😖

Happy to see Nintendo is back to releasing regular Nintendo Directs regularly. =) I don't expect much for me personally, as has been the case recently, but hopefully there's some great stuff.

It's still Zelda's birthday. Twilight Princess and Windwaker double pack. Ocarina of time and majora's mask on n64 online/virtual console. Come on Nintendo, you want to take our money

I'm really satisfied with this year's release schedule, but I'll, of course, welcome more news.

@FoxMcCloud I want Peppy back.

N64 games on the service, IF it includes Wave Race (i liked it, ok? lol). GameBoy too maybe. obviously there will be a lot on Metroid, and i'm guessing theyll announce something too.

@Clarice disgusting profile pic

Not gonna get my hopes up but next week is the 25th anniversary of the N64 getting released in North America, that and the controller rumors have me excited

As usual, probably best to keep expectations low. I do want to see a huge upgrade in Animal Crossing New Horizon though. Bayonetta 3? Nah, won’t happen.

Yeah, it’s on at 11pm in the U.K. and I’m out for a meal and drinks tomorrow night at 6.30. I may be watching it in the Car home (my wife’s driving) so it could be a surreal experience.

New Kirby is definitely there, and Splatoon 3. I will continue to hold out hope for Rainbow Curse, too.

Yes I’ve always loved it. Even for all its flaws, which I’m well aware of, I always enjoy playing it. I lost two weeks of my life trying to 100% it back in 2002. It was me vs that rubber banding. And I won.

I’d love to see a HD remaster or ideally a proper remaster that tidied it up.

Read people read...says for winter games

@electrolite77 Love it!

Can't wait for this episode of The Monkey's Paw show

@Deadeyerobbie they would sell......SO MANY....Zelda double packs....

Super Mega Wario Kart deluxe featuring Bayonetta ultra edition set beach edition summer camp Yoshi's fruity icubes smoothies and Knuckles.

Considering it’s apparently focusing on titles coming out during the Dec-Feb period, I doubt there’d be many if any new announcements of significance, but if that’s the case, what are they showing that’s worth an entire direct over? As far as I know, the only nintendo titles coming out in that period are Advance Wars and Pokémon Arceus, and the latter recently got a decent showcase, so what’s left to show off? (unless all these rumours on expansions to the NSO retro library have some merit after all?)

I'd be surprised if the big N wasn't currently working on porting over either LOZ: OOT&MM 3D, Wind Waker or Twilight Princess.

I'd love to see Wave Race, pikmin 4, and NSO update (64 games please)...this would be wishful thinking but OOT and MM double pack remastered/remake would be even better (wishful thinking I know). I also think we may get the final smash bros DLC character announcement although that may be saved for later as it's own presentation.

I have no high hopes, just for silksong to have a realese date and still, I think I will be disappointed ☹️

I was half expecting it to be a partner showcase. Will be watching with some interest. Dream announcement that will never happen is new F-Zero or Wario Land.

On a more realistic level, I expect the final smash character to be announced; and I expect blood once that happens. I am also expecting another trailer for BOTW2 and Legends: Arceus. I am also expecting at least one Wii U/3DS port because heck knows Nintendo loves ports over new games. Finally, I am expecting NSO update because of this new controller that is supposed to be revealed.

In terms of what I want that I think could reasonably happen, I would like a new Fire Emblem game.

Damn 11pm! Had to do it the one time I need to be up at 4am the following day for a 10hr drive.

Hoping for more info on BOTW2 and Hollow Knight: Silksong.

So, probably just more about Metroid Dread.

A new Medabots game for Nintendo Switch OLED with a working Medawatch! Please!

Most likely the next Online service. Fingers crossed for N64.

I'm going to keep my expectations in check and just wait to see......

I expect nothing but am hyped anyway

About time. I woke up a few minutes ago. Best way to wake up to an announcement of a Nintendo Direct

Prediction we see nothing from Legend of Zelda

Hopefully last smash character. Other than that I have no idea

I think the Castlevania GBA collection will be there in the direct

I loved how people were so sure we weren't gonna get another direct until March. Goes to show that Nintendo fans know nothing about how Nintendo operates. Let's hope we see some real surprises and not just games we already know are coming.

@Piritiup Can I ask why you think @Clarice ‘s profile pic is disgusting? Just curious.

Imagine if we did get N64 and I was able to play Body Harvest again. Probably smashing my nostalgia to bits of it doesn’t hold up

@Bermanator I feel you but still I can't help but getting excited at the chance of finally seeing it announced!

@BanjoPickles Full Throttle is badass, that one was fun. I have fond memories of it, visiting a friends to play. Your list is solid, too! Only things I would add would be Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood, that would pretty much seal up my Switch catalogue.

Pullblox or pushblox! That’s all I want!

Virtual Console returns in addition to new nso offerings!

Persona 5 Royal for switch finally happens along with P1-4 pack!

Castlevania Collection Vol 2 with Legends, Rondo and SotN!

Hoping for virtual console with GameCube & Wii games but that's not going to happen

Got everything crossed for N64. Wave Race, Star Fox, Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Goldeneye, Star Wars!

40 minutes of Mario Party and 30 secs of skipping past Prime 4 and teasing 5.

Galaxy 2 remaster or just available on switch please and thank you

A release date for dying light!

@scottdevine48 I would absolutely love for Sega to re-release some of the other 2d sonic games for a change. (Pocket adventure, the game gear ones, master system sonics, sonic advance games, etc) instead of the same genesis games

People hoping for N64, i wouldn't suggest holding your breath. Gameboy/Gameboy advance with Metroid 2 and Metroid Advance games seems very likely. Gba will probably Not include Advance Wars.

I never make predictions for these things. Looking forward to seeing what they unleash. Obviously they'll be looking into releasing something to boost sales for Xmas.

Free games and hardware for everyone!

@NintendoByNature Okay, just don't be annoying about it. I'll be sitting in my bunker waiting for people to get bored of complaining, which usually only takes a few days.

@Eel Also Metroid Prime 4, a new F-Zero, Super Mario Odyssey, and Shigeru Miyamoto will personally come to my house and give me free Mario games for life.

Bummer. 11pm is my bedtime. Will have to catch it on the morning.

@ObeseChihuahua2 I think @NintendoByNature is being tongue-in-cheek.

@Darknilious Yes it’ll probably just be a MD sales push plus a few indies. Maybe a short tease of one of the upcoming big guns to tide us over. Fairly boring.

Hoping for an NSO update that will add n64/gamecube games etc, or/and release date for Zelda MM,Oot, ww remake/remaster . Some new games are also welcome, hoping for a hack and slash game from Nintendo that can compete against PoE, diablo.

Damn, with what we already know about 2022 I was not expecting a direct this month, but I'll take it (give me a new donkey Kong plz)

It's time for a new damn DK game!

Honestly, I would love for Genshin Impact to finally launch on Switch

1) It's put up or shut up time as far as Nintendo's earlier pledge to bring more "significant" DLC to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

2) Their last fall/late summer Direct was when they announced all the Mario 35th Anniversary stuff. If a true Zelda 35th Anniversary campaign is going to happen at all, it will be announced here.

3) There will likely be the obligatory (and supposedly final) DLC character for Smash Bros. Ultimate that takes up several minutes of the Direct while we watch them tick away in agony. Most previous DLC characters have leaned toward either first-party or from Japanese developers, but given the timing (and opportunity for cross-marketing), perhaps a collaboration with Microsoft to bring Halo's Master Chief will finally be realized with Infinite's launch coming up?

4) Switch STILL needs a true tentpole game for this Christmas season (Metroid Dread notwithstanding). While I'm not holding my breath, a Mario Kart 9 announcement would absolutely qualify as a megaton, systems-moving one, and it would also fill a definite need for A) a new Switch multiplayer title to B) take up the mantle following Smash Bros. Ultimate's mothballing.

5) We'll MAYBE get another snippet of information and/or footage of BotW 2. As for its actual title, I suspect that won't happen until next year, possibly E3 (I wouldn't be at all surprised to see its release window slide further back).

6) The next Mario Golf DLC announcement is fairly likely.

7) The odds of a Shining Force, Skies of Arcadia, or other Sega JRPG announcement or a compilation of Saturn/Dreamcast/Arcade titles is, as always, highly wished for by fans and practically guaranteed not to happen. But hey, they'll probably regale us by taking time out of the Direct for the new Monkey Ball game we've already seen.

8) Metroid Prime 4? Maybe next year. Ditto for everyone hoping for a new Star Fox, Wave Race, F-Zero, etc..

9) A N64 Switch Online reveal (along with a subscription price increase announcement) seems foregone at this point. Shame those games are being wasted on a service that's an afterthought to Nintendo themselves when fans would readily buy them.

Hope springs eternal, but by now we should all know the drill. Keep those expectations tempered.

N64 on NSO and that GTA Remake Trilogy both landing this year would drastically improve the 2021 lineup for me personally.

What else could there be? It's difficult to feel confident with Covid no doubt throwing things all over the place... but COULD there be a surprise arriving inbetween Pokemon and Metroid?

I don't think it's a 2D Mario sized gap personally... and Mario Kart feels like a pipe dream with Deluxe selling so many copies still... but a Donkey Kong sized gap... now that rings true. Its not a tent pole, but Metroid, DK and Pokemon is a strong Q4.

@Wavey84 Maybe.

Oh, yes! I would love to have Rondo on Switch! I'd also love for Konami to adapt the DS trilogy to a single screen configuration.

I wish that Konami would do the right thing and sell the franchise to a developer who could do the series justice. Wayforward, Treasure, etc. Honestly, I think that Castlevania could translate beautifully into a Souls like. Imagine the amazing job From Software could do, if they had the license. They could convert Castlevania into a 3D powerhouse.

bring it! I am guessing... ~ OLED switch stuff ~ N64 online or HOPEFULLY N64 classic mini ~ Twilight Princess and/or Wind Waker port ~ Warioware Online ~ Bunch of Indie Games ~ Maybe Metroid Prime 4 Stuff ~ Dare I say BOTW 2 stuff, nahhhh ~ Pilotwings? ~ The "real" switch pro? lol

It might be a Metroid Game & Watch. Lol

Yippeeee I knew we were due for one this week or next! It had just been so suspiciously quiet lately, and year end is coming up fast.

Bring on the NSO expansion/upgrade! That controller leak sure seemed substantiated, so maybe we'll see that revealed?

The final Smash invite will go to someone who is not Waluigi, but then the villain will sneak in anyway as a bonus surprise addition.

@andykara2003 I was, too.

finally a direct that happens 6 pm eastern time. Its the first time I can actually watch it live cuz usually its at times like 11 am or 1 pm for me when Im at work so I can usually never watch it live and my friends in different area codes text me or message me on discord when something gets announced like HEY blank was announced and I was like AAAA I WANTED TO SEE IT LIVE lol this timing works out perfect for me I hope they stick to this schedule in the future.

In my fantasy land its 40 minutes of Pikmin 4 gameplay and a release date.

@Clarice good to see you’ve got your expectations in check lol

"Metroid Prime 4 will be available to purchase on Nintendo Eshop later ... TODAY"

@Bunkerneath your passive aggressive meta commentary is filled with spite that will beckon the situation into your non-pragmatic intentions ever closer, however will still never completely be actualized by its mere ridiculous impossibility.

Two hours later and nobody contacted me makes me realize I'm not on here as much as I used to be, and most of the people I knew are gone. But @Grumblevolcano and @Octane haven't posted yet either so I guess we've all got other things going on.🤷‍♂️

@Rob3008 First thing I noticed after the ND announcement was the time. I'm in NY, these are usually at 11AM or Noon. Well E3 is always at noon anyway, but usually 9AM to noon. It's 6PM by me, that seems oddly late. Also means early dinner. And my kid is going to have to leave their club meeting early if they want a ride home. 😉 But hopefully it all works out. Release date for BotW2 is about all I'm looking for, given up on Pikmin 4 and Bayonetta 3 news, that way was madness. 😝

@Clarice that would be cool also I had an idea what if since people have been wanting a new Mario kart the could mix in FZero and Mario kart so it would give them a reason to have FZero back and a new Mario kart make like a mega mix or something I think the two games could be put together while keeping the fast paced speeds.

At 1 AM, are they drunk this time or something? Plus with that time it means it will be at September 24th for me.

Confirmed: Last of Us Part II - Cloud Edition

@datamonkey maybe not realistic but oh boy would it mean the most legendary direct ever...for me at least! 😄

Splatoon 3 - that is all

@rjejr I've given up on Pikmin 4.

@Tandy255 i know…….

What it’s really going to probably be is a breath of the wild two stuff with new smash fighter and than other games that kinda up in the air and then maybe two mind blowing games whoever thought they would be on here and the update to switch online with a new game console this is my guess.

@Bermanator Me too, haven’t spoken to him in years ….. Wonder what Peppy is doing right know….. He would say: “Never give up”….. That’s why i won’t give up on Star Fox!!

How about Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD as normal damn purchases. Please and thank you.

I'm assuming they'll run pre-orders of Switch Pro shortly after!

@andykara2003 He's just one of those stupid antisemitic clowns who don't believe Israel has the right to exist.

@ObeseChihuahua2 cool

@Piritiup Long live Israel.

@Clarice my list too!! Plus… Pilotwings HD (or something).

@Octane never give up

@Octane Yeah but now you're left waiting for Knack 3. 😉

If it wasn't for BotW2, GoW:R and HFW I think I've given up on gaming. Including my backlog. Should probably cancel my Amazon pre-order for B3. Though I would like to finish Astrobot Rescue Mission b/c it was fun and I spent $199 on a PSVR and used it for like 3 hours. Astrobot is really good though, like 3D Nintendo games.

@Pikman yes of course Pilotwings too! Like your taste pikman! 😅

Wave Race/Blue Storm and Star Fox 64 enhanced ports would be good enough... the 3DS SF64 was great.

Or an enhanced N64 collection including Wave Race, Pilotwings, etc.

@NightBeast That's not pessimism, it's realism. Most of the rest of these comments are building for a lot of disappointment.

More information on Mario party super stars and info on the Final Smash character.

Outside of that if they announce something that I’m interested in it’ll be a success.

@Desrever i do same thing lol it is emergency for us

I’m still waiting on a return for fzero, some more Zelda info and windwaker/twilight princess ports, and n64 support would be great. I’d love a n64 mini but can’t see them doing that over the online support.

I'm hoping for Bayonetta 3,a third party Smash Fighter,and a deluxe mii fighter that will blow people's minds.

@BanjoPickles The DS trilogy adapted would be fantastic, hopefully they are hearing our wishes!

Ah, and the final Smash character to be announced.

I won't even try to guess anything about this NDirect... I want it to surprise me... I want more old Ys games though..

@BanjoPickles we are having that rumored GBA collection. I think that will get announced in the direct

@BloodNinja would be cool. But first we are apparently getting the GBA collection

i was like..is this a troll because i was watching new moments ago and nothing.. i dont know why but i always feel so happy when direct is announced

@Chowdaire That or its some utterly confusing "gameboy" controller for GB/GBC/GBA games coming to NSO

Please let it be newly designed joycons that don't drift!

Some unannounced games would be nice too.

I absolutely loved Harmony and Aria, so I'm 100% in!

The Zool remaster ported to Switch, along with The Chaos Engine and Assault Suits Valken/Cybernator on NSO

@abe_hikura I am pretty sure GBA games won’t be added in to NSO.

We got advance wars incoming and then that rumored GBA Castlevania Collection

@BloodNinja what if the Advance Collection added in BOTH the GBA and DS castlevania games

Awesome! I can’t wait! Looking forward to it!

@anoyonmus Then I would probably pee. And then buy it I might get the GBA collection for Aria alone. I used to have a pretty good glitchless speedrun route for the best ending. When RNJesus would bless me, I could wrap it up in about 40 minutes! All depended on soul drops unfortunately.

They could announce the cancellation of every Switch game in development, give me N64 games, and I'd honestly be happy 😄

So looking forward to this and on my day off as well.

Hoping for a few surprises shadow drops.

Mario Odyssey 2. You heard it here fifth.

I’m honestly just really hoping to see them announce Twilight Princess and Wind Waker ports. Those are the last two hold outs for me from Wii U. Everything else I had on Wii U is now on Switch, minus those two. And of course my GBA vc with Castlevania, but hopefully the GBA Castlevania collection rumor is true…. And hopefully they accounted a DS CV Collection at some point too!!

Hope they announce a new or remade Fire Emblem game!

My I know won’t happen list is F-Zero and Star Fox of course, as it is with every Direct lol

Right when I should be clocking out. Thank goodness I work from home.

Nintendo should take a leaf from Xbox and call their retro subscription service...

@abe_hikura That would be amazing. Imagine a controller that is also an OG gameboy with a functional screen. The wii U is back, baby!

Honestly have no idea what I expect or want from this Direct. For the first time in a long time, I’ve been feeling satiated with my gaming, what I have and what is coming, and that’s mostly thanks to the last Direct. All positive vibes going forward, thanks to no expectations.

@Tokujo oh man I wish I had a day off as well, will be difficult restraining myself from peeking at the announcements. 🙈

I mainly want to see more footage of Advance Wars, along with info on how online matches will work. Xenoblade and Fire Emblem reveals would each be nice as well.

322 comments deep and I'm READY for tomorrow!

Xenoblade X port or new Xenoblade 🙏. Everything else will be just a filler to me. Will we hear an announcement on Bayenetta? BOTW? Is it going to be about Dread and Splatoon? Mario party? Gameboy and advanced games? N64 rumor?

@ImagineerNik lol sometimes those guys are right... sometimes

Just hoping that zelda gets confirmed 2022 release date

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Nintendo Life 21 September, 2021 - 08:00pm

The release of Nintendo's Switch OLED model is now just over a few weeks away, and the excitement for this ever-so-slightly improved system with a better and bigger screen, wider stand, and new dock is starting to ramp up.

Over in Japan, we've already seen some shots of Nintendo's new device in-store and now we've got even more to share from all corners of the internet - there's even some video footage, too. The first lot of photos are courtesy of Reddit user KantanJapan:

YouTube channel Marty_Japan has some rolling footage - showcasing Metroid Dread and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe clips:

And on Twitter, we've got some more cabinet shots, courtesy of 'famicomplicated' and 'GotoGothelf':

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Yep. That's a Nintendo Switch alright!

Big fan of those white joycons. Also that screen is nice.

The box design is Vertical just like New 3DS XL box.

Definitely looks cool and all but not enough for me to upgrade. I’ll be stoked for Metroid Dread that day though!

@Anti-Matter I just noticed that and was going to comment about it but......r/beatmetoit

I wish I could find Metroid Dread out in the wild already. October 8th can't get here fast enough.

The glare is strong with this one.

So rumour has it Nintendo will show off this “new controller” later this week.

Also, voice actor Stephen Critchlow has passed away, he voiced Bana in Xenoblade 2 and characters from Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Dragon Quest Heroes, and the Killzone. 54 years young.

@locky-mavo RIP in Peace.

I was lucky enough to snag a pre order so l'm psyched for launch. September just flew by

Anyone know if the dock works on the non oled switches?

Nintendo gradually approaching a vita quality handheld. Give it a few more generations.

@Moistnado someone is scared here...

@KiraMoonvalley Yes, that has been confirmed. You can use the current Switch on the new dock and you can use the Switch OLED on the old docks. Source: Nintendo website.

Can’t wait to get my mitts on one! Sure I have reservations about this (as my Main console) due to its lack of HDR colour. Alas I think it’ll look fantastic just like my OLED PS VITA does, except it’ll be much better than a vita!

Christ I remember that machine with such glee now. Such a lovely screen. I’m honoured to have contributed to both its final design and several software titles. I first saw a Vita in 2011 and fell instantly in love with it, but also knowing my pals at Sony would somehow fudge it up. And they did. I told them as much. My much regarded chronicled prediction of the Vita, the Orbis (PS4 codename I can now reveal, which I jokingly ‘named’, in a network sense, my main PS3 of the time) lead to some very lucrative work with Microsoft and Nintendo lol!

I need to replace my main Switch. Prelaunch system (months before consumer launch, can tell via screen tech different to any consumer model) now with bad battery. I don’t get nicks or scratches on my displays, any of them, thanks to being taught how to respect electronics when I was an infant thanks to my dad. But the battery has aged. Went for the white option because I already have neon joycons, and all the other colours sans the Fort Night one as I cannot stand anything to do with or around that game. White joycon plus a yellow, or orange, or purple one would look sublime.

Cannot wait for mine! If I can find a way to upload images sans registration to a dodgy website that wants to track THE ***** OUT of me - then I’ll do it. I can’t believe people buy privacy averse products like Android TV or Android phones. Ridiculous that people actually pay money wishing hard as ***** to be spied on. When you can pay a bit of money for a better privacy friendly product (look up Apple Private Relay or iCloud Hide My Email. - WHY IS NO OTHER COMPANY INTO PRIVACY?! Look into it. It’s horrifying. It’ll make you never wish to buy another product as long as you live. Such a shame nobody else cares about ^you^ so much. Pay extra. Buy IOS devices and macOS computers. No need to mess around. Just be normal and supportive Of personal privacy. You know they share and sell your search history, your bank details, your buying history, you contact list. Android people are apparently eager to give their information up as fast as possible for some weird corrupted reason. It’s cool Samsung made iPhones award winning display. It’s true it the best).

Looks really good. I can't wait to see this thing in person.

@SwitchForce Sony discontinued vita some time ago. I'm sure they are not bothered by this. Vita is dead, but a nice handheld with no games to play on it.

@ChromaticDracula as a long time Metroid fan and player nothing is driving me to this new game. Their marketing has failed on me. My takeaway is “Samual is up against a robot”. No excitement. No thrill. Nothing like what drove me to PRE order Mario Kart, Smash, the Golf and Tennis games. And countless others.

That day will forever be, much like my iPhone 12 Pro Max I’m writing on, OLED day. I also got the GBP, GBC, DSL, 3xDSI, GBA SP, GB Micro, 3DS XL, New 3DS (not new 3DS xl as it’s ugly and pointless). But then again I enjoy living life too much buying things and having fun. I never bought the “updated” vita as it was a downgrade.

@Moistnado true. They had so much planned for it too. I might leak it all some day or I may not. But they didn’t expect it to end so soon let me tell ya.

These days playing a PSP or Vita feels amazing given how small they are and how light they are. Replaying a bunch of long length JRPGs on both during lockdown. Which is just more excuse for me to play games as I’m already retired (but in my mid 30s). Rich family. Never been in debt. Never had a mortgage. Just money to buy non-tracking electronics with (look it up. Apple are the only company that are actively supporting user privacy. Look into it yourself. Hide My Email, and Private Relay make sure I can’t be tracked online. Plebs are against such privacy measures. No idea why. Sucks to be them I guess. One day they will realise their folly but it’ll take time. Time other companies spent building and selling profiles, mirrors of YOU, around advertisers online. Everyone knowing your history. Except Apple. Pay for your products and services otherwise YOU are the product.)

@sanderev Nice, planning on using an oled as my handheld and my normal switch on the tv, the ethernet port being built in may be better than my adapter

Very pretty system but I am waiting on a BOTW2 version before I buy a third switch.

@Moistnado Vita has a fantastic library, better than the Switch.

I went and looked at it yesterday too. The screen is noticably larger and looks awesome in person. I want it, but I don't need it lol.

@Mynameishello apple scan though your personal photos. Switch can be used without an internet connection, kind of, though lots of things wouldn't work.

@Ryu_Niiyama This coming Feb then!?

@KiraMoonvalley I have a Vita, but I haven't found many great games for it, apart from the obvious choices like Muramasa, Soul Sacrifice, Freedom Wars, a handful of JRPGs and a few collections of PS2 ports. Do you have any suggestions for games to look for while I can still buy games for it?

@Moistnado For that to happen the Switch would need to go on a significant weight-loss programme.

That extra realestate does make quite the difference. I just can't bring myself to buy a other system. Just, please Nintendo, release those joycon separately....

@Strumpan persona 4 golden, and loads of visual novels. Dragon's crown is great. I guess if you are not into Japanese things, a Vita is useless 🤔

Get your vita modded with henkaku, download any game you want for free. Can still sign into your psn account and sync trophies.

Imagine the poor blood circulation and sore hands from playing this bad boi in handheld.

I wasn't going to bother upgrading, but considering how much I play my Switch (in handheld only) I think I will grab one afterall. But I won't be preordering it.

I just preordered the white one myself. It looks fantastic.

I still had a 10% discount member coupon plus a 90 euro giftcard for a local webshop, so it was a no-brainer for me to pre-order one with 140 euro discount. He he.

@KiraMoonvalley Thanks. I didn't like Dragon's Crown and visual novels are normally not for me (Doki doki literature club was great, but that's American). I have P4G which is great in many ways, I should have mentioned that. And most games I play are Japanese, that's the good thing about the Switch, it has Astral Chain, No more heroes, Monster Hunter, Shin Megami Tensei and so on. Anyway, glad you have found so many games you like on the Vita, I have also modded mine so I have a large pile of PS1 and PSP games to plough through before its time is up.

Looking forward to the release. I’ll be at New York Comic Con that weekend, so going to hit up the Nintendo Store Thursday night if they do a midnight launch (or that Friday morning if they don’t) and will pick up Metroid as well (usually Nintendo Store is a good place to nab collector’s editions on launch day as they’re usually better supplied day 1)

@Strumpan Been gaming since 1991, these days i prefer story and character development over gameplay, hence my fetish for visual novels. Switch vn are so damn expensive.

Got mine pre-ordered day one, can't wait those White joycon look awesome.

@KiraMoonvalley,

They both have great games, which is better will depend on personal opinions.

Are those some yellow joycons or is it just a badly balanced white in the pictures?

I am looking forward to getting mine. It'll be replacing a version 1.1 model bought on launch day in August 2019. For whatever reason, my one has a horrid light halo that runs around the edge of the entire screen on darker backgrounds when on higher brightness - as if the LEDs are non-uniform or leaking. I'm hoping this OLED panel will give me the deep blacks I've been missing.

It's a must at some point down the line, but this will become the base model over the coming year so no rush.

@Brad_Hogan I’ll wait for Nintendo to announce it if they so choose.

All we really need is the OLED tablet, everything else that came with the system could just be bought separately for the base model as well.

@Gwynbleidd OMG They did it, they are making stuff that could turn yellow again just like the NES, Super NES, and Game Boy. I'm loving this, that's the best feature of those old systems.

Damn, this system is looking sexy!

Love the colour and love that screen and i would have bit if they hadnt used exactly the same joy cons as the origional switch. I dont trust in the tech enough to take a punt and find in 6 months time my cons are drifting like my origional set does.

@KiraMoonvalley I am not surprised, but I couldn't find any good vita games, please recommend

Snagged an OLED and Dread preorder. CANT WAIT and praying Amazon gets my Dread copy here day 1!

Does it have a glass screen this time, or are screen protectors still a necessity?

@Mynameishello If I may be frank, honestly, I generally have not been impressed with Mercury Steam's work (I'm specifically referring to Castlevania and even Samus Returns)

Hoping Mercury Steam finally gets their groove because from what I see (I'm not watching videos or looking at many screenshots so as to not spoil surprises) it certainly seems like they did and it's looking great.

So point being, my gripe here is with the studio itself and their design.

Hope you enjoy the OLED model! I'd like to think I'll get one someday but it's tough for me to put my old one to bed since my wife got it for me as a holiday gift. It's like throwing away something someone got for you. Some call me too sentimental.

As a big fan of hand-held mode, this looks BEAUTIFUL

Looks like a slightly improved Switch, the lack of any real performance improvement was a deal breaker for me, especially with the Steam handheld coming out soon, my money is going towards that.

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Nintendo May be Planning to Reveal Their New Controller and More by this Friday

Wccftech 21 September, 2021 - 02:18pm

Hungry for some fresh Nintendo news? Well, you may get a taste this coming Friday. As we reported last week, Nintendo recently submitted a mysterious new controller to the US Federal Communications Commission, with clues pointing toward it being a replica N64 controller to go with the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and N64 games rumored to be coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Originally, much of the information in the filing was censored until at least next March, but that’s changed. The filing was just updated and now all its confidential info will be revealed… this Friday.

In other words, if Nintendo doesn’t reveal their new Switch controller by this Friday, the FCC will. Leaving reveals up to the government maybe isn’t the best idea, so it seems very likely we’ll be getting a unveiling of some kind later this week. Now, the next question -- will Nintendo handle the reveal with just a quick tweet or press release? That’s certainly possible, but is there a chance we’re getting a full-on Nintendo Direct? We’ve got at least one Nintendo Direct (and sometimes more) almost every September since the company started doing them, so it wouldn’t be surprising.

It’s rumored Nintendo is planning a higher-priced premium tier for their online service, and if they follow the same path as they did with their NES and SNES Switch controllers, the new N64 replica will likely be a limited edition you have to order online. In other words, Nintendo can’t wait around for too long to reveal the controller if they want folks to be able to grab them in a timely manner before the holidays.

So, what do you think? Do these clues add up? Are we getting a Nintendo Direct this week, and if so, what is the company going to show us?

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