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Japanese video game company Nintendo announced a slew of new games for the Switch in their latest Direct presentation on February 17, 2021. As part of the live stream, highlights such as the HD remake of “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword”, “Mario Golf: Super Rush” and “Splatoon 3” were presented. In addition, the games “Super Smash Bros: Ultimate” and “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” receive exciting expansions that are already making the hearts of gamers beat faster.
Nintendo Direct: You can already pre-order these new games or buy
Some of the many new games and updates from Nintendo Direct are already available for purchase or pre-order. Including:
With these unknown titles you can shorten the waiting time for the new switch highlights
But what Nintendo fans are really waiting for is new information on future highlights such as “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2”, “Metroid Prime 4” or “Bayonetta 3”. However, there were no new announcements for any of these games at Direct and you will probably have to wait a while before you can play these games.
We took this as an opportunity to introduce you to some lesser-known games for the Nintendo Switch, which you can catch up until the new releases. You probably haven’t played these games yet, so they’re perfect for bridging the time to the new releases.
“Hyrule Warriors: Time of Desolation”
“Hyrule Warriors: Time of Devastation” – 48.99 euros on Amazon *
To describe a title from the “Zelda” universe with Link in the lead role as rather unknown may sound strange to die-hard fans at first. The “Hyrule Warriors” series is still under the radar of most fans and many do not even know that these are real titles from “The Legend of Zelda”. The latest part is particularly worthwhile if you don’t want to wait for “Breath of the Wild 2”. In “Hyrule Warriors: Time of Devastation” you will experience the immediate history of “Breath of the Wild” and learn how the events in the game came about. The game mechanics are slightly different, instead of solving puzzles, you fight your way through hordes of opponents with typical Zelda characters and weapons. You always have the feeling of playing a “Zelda” part and almost everything in the game will look familiar to the “Zelda” fans. “Hyrule Warriors: Time of Desolation” will also be expanded to include new maps, characters and weapons in the future, so you will continue to enjoy the game for a long time.
“Immortals Fenyx Rising”
“Immortals Fenyx Rising” – 38.98 euros at Amazon *
And here is the next game for all fans of “Breath of the Wild” who don’t want to wait any longer for the sequel: “Immortals Fenyx Rising” is from Ubi Soft and not from Nintendo, but is clearly reminiscent in terms of appearance and play style to the great role model. The game is set in Greek mythology and you combed through vast landscapes and solve all kinds of puzzles. In terms of quality, the game comes close to “Breath of the Wild”, which is why it will definitely shorten the waiting time for the successor.
“Xenoblade Chronicles 2”
“Xenoblade Chronicles 2” – 49.99 euros at Amazon *
Wow, Pyra and Mythra will soon be playable as fighters in Super Smash Bros: Ultimate! If these two names don’t mean anything to you and this announcement hasn’t knocked you off your feet, you should urgently close this knowledge gap and catch up on “Xenoblade Chronicles 2”. The players are offered what is perhaps the best JRPG game for the Nintendo Switch, which by far does not get the recognition it deserves from most fans. The story is told wonderfully and the characters are very well worked out. If you like classic role-playing games, you will hardly find a better game.
“Hades” – 39.99 euros on Amazon *
In 2020, Hades was showered with awards and rightly considered one of the best games of the year. It is a “roguelike”, that is, you die numerous screen deaths and always start completely from the beginning. However, you will gain experience and equipment every time, so that you will always advance a bit in the game before you die the next time. This principle exists with many representatives of this genre, but with Hades the gameplay is embedded in such a good story and the game mechanics work so well that there is hardly any frustration with the constant screen deaths. Especially since the characters in the underworld, from which you have to escape in the game, even react to your deaths and comment on the constant reunion in different ways. “Hades” can develop into a real time waster and you really get a lot of playing time for your money.
“Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy”
“Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy” – 39.99 euros at Amazon *
We also have a very good recommendation for fans of Super Mario who are eagerly awaiting a successor to “Super Mario Odyssey”. The “Crash Bandicoot” games are some of the best platforming games ever and years ago it would probably have been unthinkable to see the former Sony mascot Crash on a Nintendo console. The “Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy” comprises the first three former Playstation-exclusive adventures. The worlds through which you run and jump are just as imaginative and varied as those of the “Super Mario” games and often have a crisp level of difficulty.
“Untitled Goose Game”
“Untitled Goose Game” – 30.14 euros at Amazon *
As a goose causing all sorts of chaos in a village and making everyone really crazy, what could be nicer? In “Untitled Goose Game” you take on the role of a goose and do nonsense. You scare the village community by chattering, you open children’s shoelaces to make them fall and steal all kinds of everyday objects to get on in the game. There is no real aim of the game, but there is probably nothing more relaxing than letting goose go wild. In 2021 we can only urgently advise everyone who has not yet played this indie pearl.
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