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Everything Announced at Nintendo Direct 8/2

Nintendo delivered on its promise and graced us with a great showcase. 40 minutes of non-stop video games trailers. From A Chosen Hero to Bounty hunter, Dimension swallowing puffball to Heroes of legend, Nintendo Direct fulfilled a lot of dreams and also left us feeling a bit discontented. Without further ado, let’s talk about the biggest reveals

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Nintendo premiered a proper gameplay trailer for its most anticipated title and showed us Hyrule first introduced in Breath of the Wild. The trailer carries a much darker tone than its predecessor and Link is once again tasked with saving Hyrule. Trailer below

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Pikmin 4

A new gameplay trailer with a release date reveal. Now you can control a good boy too. Coming July 21st. Pikmin 4 is among our most anticipated titles of the year and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Look forward to our previews and review in the coming months. Trailer below

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Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp

The curse is finally broken. Advance wars are back on the menu and this time with a concrete release date: April 8th. Advance wars reboot camp offers a whole slew of improvements to already legendary tactical role-playing games. Trailer below

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC

Volume 3 releases February 15th with a new character Masha and a roguelike mini-game where you can battle waves of enemies for various rewards. Volume 4 will release later this year with new story content and a new antagonist. Trailer below

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Splatoon 3 DLC

Splatoon 3 is back with two waves of DLC. The first wave consists of a new (old) map of Inkopolis with new weapons. Time to return to Splatoon 1 with modern gameplay mechanics and QoL changes this spring. The second wave is called Side Order with a release date yet to be announced. Trailer below

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Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon

With a complete departure from its signature hack n slash gameplay, Bayonetta returns in her origin story. In order to save her Mummy, she must brave the dangers of a mysterious jungle and befriend a demon in the process. The gameplay is vastly different, and we are excited to see what innovations Platinum games can bring in their new direction. Trailer below:

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Metroid Prime Remastered

Samus returns once again but not as we had hoped. Nintendo not only showed the trailer for the first Metroid Prime game but also announced it is releasing the same day. We are not unhappy as we can take any Metroid-related game at this point but we hoped to see more of Metroid Prime 4 and Nintendo could at least bundle all three games together just like it did for Wii. Trailer below

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Kirby Return to Dreamland DX

Continuing the tradition Nintendo announced in its previous deluxe titles, Return to Dreamland DX expands with a new story epilogue. This time focusing on Magolor and his quest to regain his lost powers. This is a very nice welcome and we hope Nintendo continues this trend with its further remasters or deluxe versions. Trailer below

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Lots of Third Party Remasters

Baten Kaitos returned in HD for Nintendo Switch this summer. These Jrpgs are cult favorites but failed commercially when first launched. Here is to hoping they find a wider audience this time around as they are among the best Jrpgs on Gamecube. Trailer below

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Atlas also announced HD remasters of the first three Etrian Odyssey games for Nintendo Switch and PC. Coming June 1st. Trailers below

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A Dive in the Past

Nintendo has announced GB/GBC/GBA games for its online service. Rumored for months now, one of the most demanded online features is official. Available the same day. Nintendo has also teased a lot of games coming to the service in the near future. Trailer below

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Old School RPGs Galore

Octopath Traveler 2 has a new trailer and the demo is announced for the same day. The game carries the same design as of the original and has once again 8 different characters to choose from. Trailer below

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Sea of Stars is a nostalgia trip to the 90s. The game not only looks amazing but its soundtrack is one of the best in recent memory. Paired with turn-based combat, this is among our most anticipated releases of the year. Releasing August 29th. Trailer below

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More First-Party DLCs

Wave 4 of Mario Kart arrives this spring. With a new course Yoshi Island and a new character Birdo. Trailer below

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Fire Emblem Engage has new Emblems arriving in its next DLC. Hector, an emblem of strength. Soren, emblem of Acumen, and a lot more. Available on the same day. Wave 4 contains new story content called Fell Xenologue. No release date yet. Trailer below

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These are all the major announcements from the latest Nintendo Direct. A lot of other games were announced too. The team at Techdrake is very excited for all of these games to appear in the near future and will be covering most of them in our featured articles. Watch this space.

Usman Zafar
Usman Zafar
As someone who plays across all platforms he can get his hands on, Usman loves to push the boundaries of what is possible on current and previous gen hardware. This means he is your go-to guy for emulating retro and current gen content packaged as a single force for a more democratic video game industry.
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