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Surprise! Nintendo announces September 2021 Nintendo Direct

There’s a September 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation happening very soon. Nothing like a bit of notice, eh, Nintendo?

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There’s a September 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation happening very soon. Nothing like a bit of notice, eh, Nintendo?

There’s only a week or so left to go in the month, but still, Nintendo has managed to squeeze a September 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation in under the wire.

Announced today across its various Twitter accounts, the September 2021 Nintendo Direct promises “roughly 40 minutes of information focused mainly on Nintendo Switch games launching this winter”, which is fairly vague.

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That probably means no Breath of the Wild 2 or Splatoon 3, for instance, and makes any information on far-off unannounced games – like a possible Super Mario Odyssey 2, maybe? Or the inevitable Mario Kart 9, one day? – even less likely.

Things we do expect to see more of are Metroid Dread, which releases on October 9, though you could argue that’s autumn and doesn’t strictly fit the brief. Swery’s The Good Life (now launching October 15) and Mario Party Superstars, (which releases on October 29) are similarly not wintry dates, but we still expect to see them get some coverage.

Better fits are Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (releasing November 19), Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (on December 3), Mineko’s Night Market (releasing by end of 2021), and Pokémon Legends: Arceus (releasing on January 28, 2022).

Are there any Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters left to announce? They’re endless, aren’t they? We’ll probably get some of those. Oh, and speaking of things we’ve seen far too much of, Rabbids. There’s a new Mario + Rabbids game slated for 2022, so that’s another option.

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Smash and Rabbids? Ugh. Hopefully the September 2021 Nintendo Direct will have a strong indie selection when it streams on September 23 at 3 pm PT / 6 pm ET / 11 pm BST.


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