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The day has come and all Switch users are excited because in a while Nintendo will once again have news in its already traditional February Nintendo Direct. What can we expect from the event? There will be surprises? Will there be disappointments? Well, according to different rumors, there could be everything and here we detail it.
This year started with a lot of news from Microsoft and Sony, but Nintendo had kept very quiet until now. Fortunately for all his followers, a new Direct will arrive in a few hours and promises relevant ads.
The novelties that will or will be present
What will Nintendo show in its almost 40 minute long video? So let’s start with the easiest. Without risking anything at all, we can say that we will see news about the games that will arrive very soon on the Switch, such as Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp and Triangle Strategy, the Square Enix exclusive for the hybrid (in addition to various indies).
Now, this is where the tricky part begins, as there have been several rumors of highly desired games that the community believes will be shown on this day. Which ones are we talking about? The biggest bet is Mario Kart 9.
Mario Kart 9, really?
It’s worth noting that with Nintendo’s recent financial results and the confirmation that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains the best seller on the Switch, it might not be a good time for the company to announce a new delivery; And if we add to that that the Direct will only be for the games of the first half of 2022, then the possibilities decrease considerably.
Because of this, it is possible to think that a possible announcement of Mario Kart 9 will be saved for later and Nintendo will decide to show another title that has been quite rumored: a new installment of sports with Mario as protagonist (Mario Strikers, is that you?).
Release dates to be confirmed
In addition to this topic, we can’t forget that there are other important games that don’t have an exact release date yet. We are referring to titles like Splatoon 3 and Bayonetta 3, of which at least one could have a chance of being released in the first 6 months of the year.
It wouldn’t even be unreasonable to think that the company could show off more games coming to Nintendo Switch Online (or the Expansion Pack), so you’d better keep an eye out for what might be included after ‘s release. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
Of course, in a Nintendo Direct there is always that announcement that nobody asked for, and in the next one it would not be the exception, since there are rumors that point to the confirmation of a sequel to 1-2 Switch, probably the least loved console exclusive by users.
As for another big surprise expected from the Nintendo Direct, it will most likely be the expected announcement of the first Metroid Prime in a new version for the hybrid console, all to give step to a possible countdown of the fourth installment.
What surely will not be seen
Last but not least, we should also mention what probably won’t be shown, and since we’re talking about Metroid, you better not expect new material from Metroid Prime 4 and neither of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, since it would be a real surprise if any of them came out in the first half of 2022. But since it is surely not the case , we are confident that Nintendo does not want to subtract prominence from those who will.
Now all we have to do is wait until 4:00 PM, Central Mexico time, to find out once and for all what Nintendo is about to show, and cross our fingers so that one of the surprises is also the first trailer for the Mario Bros. movie.
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