Nintendo Direct Event Live Blog: New Kirby, Bayonetta 3 & More
According to Nintendo’s life, a new Kirby game was leaked on Nintendo’s Japanese website. If that’s true, there’s a good chance he could make an appearance on The Direct later today. The game is slated for Spring 2022. Using Google Translate, Nintendo Direct found the title to be Kirby Discovery of the Stars or Kirby’s Dream Land Discovery. Of course, if all of this is true, the name could change to its western version.
Some on Twitter also point out that today is Nintendo’s 132nd birthday. Happy Birthday Nintendo!
Happy 132nd Birthday to Nintendo! The company was founded on this day 132 years ago on September 23, 1889 in Kyoto, Japan. pic.twitter.com/DfM2E59xEfSeptember 23, 2021
Yeah. Nintendo is over a century old. Before Nintendo got into video games, it actually made playing cards, which were commonly used for gaming. In 1886, the Meiji government legalized hanafuda playing cards, which is how Nintendo got its start. But in 1907, the Japanese government made gambling illegal, driving the industry underground. I wrote about the evolution of Japan with play and play for ESPN back in 2019.
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In addition to the 7-inch handheld, you can also expect gray-white JoyCon controllers with a color-matched docking station.
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According to a Reddit thread, as well as the alleged Kirby leak that we posted earlier, Nintendo’s Japanese website accidentally dropped Bayonetta 3. Of course we knew the game was in development, we just didn’t have a release date. exact. But if this apparent (and rare) Nintendo error holds true, then Bayonetta 3 won’t arrive in the holidays of 2021, and will instead be set for 2022.
Kirby and Bayonetta have since been removed from the Nintendo site.
OK! We are 30 minutes from the start of the Direct. Prepare your snacks and sodas. Additionally, Nintendo is holding a Blockbuster sale on its Online Store. There are deals on Monster hunter Rise, Hades, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, The Witcher 3 and more.
Nothing new to report at this time. But the YouTube feed is officially live. We’re just waiting for the video to start. Over 140,000 people are already watching.
Okay, we’re in five minutes! No leaks yet. I guess everything we’re going to see will be during the show.
The stream has officially started. Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, a new expansion, is slated for release in the summer of 2022.
It will include new stories, places and hunting actions.
Mario Party Superstars has been announced. It’s a new Mario Party game that looks like what fans would expect. It will launch on October 29.
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars by Square Enix has been announced. It is directed by Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito. The game had been rumored for a long time. At this time, it is uncertain whether this is in the NieR universe.
It will launch on October 28. Demo available today.
Disco Elysium The Final Cut launches for Switch on October 22. Physical versions will arrive in early 2022
Nintendo has announced the new Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity Expansion Pass. It takes place in the Breath of the Wild universe, with a few cameos from what appear to be Monster Hunter games.
Nintendo also announced a new racing game from Square Enix called Chocobo GP. It looks cute, but how will it compare to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing the final DLC character for Smash Ultimate today. But Nintendo has announced that a Sakurai live stream will take place on October 5.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land has been announced for Spring 2022. It looks like the biggest update to the Kirby franchise in years.
It’s not an open world, but closer to Super Mario 3D World, where the levels are more open. So it’s not as linear as 2D Kirby games.
There will also be a live Animal Crossing New Horizons in October. Free content will arrive in November.
There is a new free update for Mario Golf Super Rush. New characters and courses will be available. The update will go live later today.
Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition appears to be a port of a 3DS game.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will make its way to the Nintendo Switch. This is not the new remake, but a port of the original Xbox or Mobile version. It is not yet completely clear.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human Cloud Edition has been announced. It is strange that Nintendo is touting a game that cannot be played natively on the system. Regardless, its release is scheduled for February 4, 2022.
The first Dying Light will arrive on Switch. It will not be streaming. It will arrive on October 19.
The strategy of the Triangle project is still in development. But on the basis of a demo, Square Enix has made improvements to the user experience. Its launch is scheduled for March 4, 2022.
Nintendo has given us a new trailer for the highly anticipated Metroid Dread. It included a new trailer and new real gameplay footage. We also got a better look at the Dread tradition. It is still scheduled to launch on October 8.
Nintendo has just released some important news for retro gamers. Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games are coming online for Nintendo Switch. It will be a new level of membership. Nintendo has not announced how much this level of membership will cost.
Nintendo also revealed that the Nintendo 64 and Genesis wireless controllers will be available for sale on Nintendo’s online store.
N64 games include Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64. Majora’s Mask will arrive later.
Genesis games include Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Ecco the Dolphin.
Fan-beloved four Castlevania Game Boy Advance games will make their way to Switch. These games have become in high demand over the years.
Shigeru Miyamoto also jumped on the stream to discuss his new film with Illumination, the studio behind Despicable Me. The Super Mario film is slated for release on December 21, 2022 for North America. Key cast members include Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad and Seth Rogan as that of Donkey Kong. Charles Martinet will also be involved in surprise cameos. Other actors include Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek. Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
Nintendo has finally given real gameplay of Splatoon 3, the paint-based third-person multiplayer shooter. Honestly, it looks like the old Splatoon games, but with a cyberpunk twist. It’s also a little weird. It also looks like there will be a story mode called Return of the Mamalians. The story will involve the return of mammals to the Splatoon universe.
The game will take place in Splatsville, a chaotic city resembling Hong Kong. There are new special weapons and robots.