September’s Nintendo Direct Highlights

Thousands of Nintendo fans tuned into the Nintendo Direct livestream on Sept. 23, hoping for some exciting news. However, while the majority of this Nintendo Direct was lackluster, there were still a few announcements to look forward to.

Nintendo Direct is an excellent opportunity for Nintendo to show off new games and projects coming up, but most of this livestream consisted of updates to games already released, expansion packs or announcing upcoming announcements.

One of the largest disappointments was for fans of “Super Smash Bros: Ultimate.” Fans of the series were hoping to hear who the last fighter was going to be, but instead learned Nintendo would be announcing the last fighter in a separate video. 

The final Mr. Sakurai Presents will reveal the last fighter for “Super Smash Bros: Ultimate” on Oct. 5. It will air at 7:00 a.m. PST.

That being said, this Nintendo Direct was not all doom and gloom. There were still some exciting announcements that came out of it. 

Viewers were able to get a bit more information about upcoming titles such as “Mario Party Superstars,” launching on Oct. 29, with pre-orders currently available and “Splatoon 3,” which is scheduled to release sometime in 2022. 

Another thrilling announcement was an expansion pack for the online subscription. With the Ninteno Online + expansion pack, players will be able to play a collection of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games. 

Nintendo has not revealed the price of this subscription yet; however, they did announce that a wireless Nintendo 64 controller and Sega Genesis controller will be available for purchase, for $49.99 each.

Fans of Animal Crossing were thrilled to see a teaser of Brewster finally coming to “New Horizons.” There will be a direct dedicated to “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” sometime in October, but Nintendo has not yet given a specific date. 

While it was just a teaser, this was definitely a highlight of September’s Nintendo Direct. 

However, the most joyous part of this Nintendo Direct was the announcement of a new Kirby game. 

“Kirby and the Forgotten Land” is set to release sometime in Spring 2022. It is the first 3D Kirby game, allowing players to explore the levels in a way they never have before. 

There isn’t too much information on the game yet, but “Kirby and the Forgotten Land” appears to be set in a dystopian world and looks like it will be one of the mainstream games, following the traditional gameplay Kirby fans are used to.

While this Nintendo Direct was short and consisted mostly of updates and expansions to games, hopefully there is more good news to come from Nintendo in the upcoming months. 

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