The first Nintendo Direct of the year is planned
Switch owners can finally relax for a minute. The first one Nintendo Direct of 2022 has been revealed, and it will take place tomorrow, February 9. The lengthy presentation will “mostly” cover games coming out in the first half, so news on Breath of the Wild 2 might be a long shot, but there’s still hope. Luckily, there will still be plenty of other games the company can talk about.
The 40-minute livestream will begin at 5:00 p.m. And on Youtubeand gives fans of nintendo their first meaningful look at the console maker’s coming year, which so far has been filled with question marks. With Pokémon Legends: Arceus in the rearview mirror, there’s a little hiatus until Triangle Strategy arrives in March. Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp and the post-apocalyptic open world Kirby and the Forgotten Land are then slated to launch in the spring. So what about whatever is currently in the queue of nintendo ?
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Splatoon 3, and Bayonetta 3 are all tentatively TBD for 2022. Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids looks most likely for a first-half release, though the publisher may be saving that for its own showcase. future. And then there’s Breath of the Wild 2, the sequel-turned-DLC to the Switch launch hit that, according to nintendo, will still be released this year. That said, the company’s track record lately hasn’t been great when it comes to releasing more than one new Zelda per console cycle.
Either way, rabid fans will have a day and change to let their imaginations run wild. The Nintendo Direct have become massive gaming events in themselves, spawning fan theories, art, conspiracies, and even their own bizarre spoiler subculture. The February Direct in particular tends to be a big one. Last year included a slew of new game announcements, including the reveal of a Skyward Sword remaster releasing a few months later. And with the onset of 2022, it’s no longer Zelda’s 35th anniversary, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope for Wind Waker HD on Switch.