Samus Aran is back in a 2D adventure.
We haven’t heard this title in a long time.
Melee swipes, as borrowed from 2017’s
Swipe to win.
Ride an electric conveyor wall to shoot foes.
New cloaking ability hides Samus from foes.
Blast through 2D environments.
Cinematic zooms on baddies.
What mysteries will Samus unlock?
And will this eerie baddie stop her?
Run through fire.
Slide through the darkness.
Multi-shot lasers—which you’ll need to get past certain three-notch doors.
Spider Magnet lets you crawl on walls and clamber across ceilings.
Of course, the game brings Amiibo add-on toys.
Watch that last step—it’s a doozy!
The only way to fly.
Me after getting fully vaccinated.
That ground should be on the ground, not in the air.
I’m rubber, you’re glue…
I’ll just tuck myself in here…
…and sneak up through the ground.
That’s a problem…
Nintendo rolled out dozens of game and feature announcements over the course of
a nearly 40-minute Direct presentation today. If you don’t have the time or inclination to watch the entire video, we’ve gathered all of the relevant news in a convenient quick-access format below. Upcoming Switch exclusives
is the first completely new 2D Metroid Dread Metroid game in about 19 years and focuses on “a new feel, showcasing a variety of threats.” It’s coming to Switch on October 8 as Nintendo continues work on Metroid Prime 4. Read more in our separate write-up.
We got the first gameplay footage of the anticipated
sequel to , which is due in 2022. A bit more detail is available in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild our separate write-up.
brings the popular microgame collection to Switch, where you’ll control Wario and co. in short, five-second bursts to complete simple tasks like unplugging a drain, spinning a windmill, tweezing body hair, and dodging pigeon poop. A new two-player mode will be a prominent feature in this September 10 release. Warioware: Get It Together
collects 100 minigames and five game boards from previous Mario Party Superstars Mario Party titles into a new Switch collection, complete with full online support. Unlike the motion-controlled Super Mario Party, these games will all work with regular button controls. Coming on October 29.
continues the popular pre- Shin Megami Tensei V series, where you fight, recruit, and fuse demons that have taken over modern-day Tokyo. This one will be a Switch exclusive when it launches on November 12. Persona
Other upcoming Switch titles
Square Enix’s planet-hopping
will come to the Switch on October 26. The publisher Guardians of the Galaxy showed off an extended gameplay demo earlier in the week. The “fully hand-painted world” and turn-based 2D JRPG combat of
comes to the Switch on September 30, alongside Windows, Xbox One, Series X/S, and PS4/5 versions. Astria Ascending
delivers what the title promises yet again on the Switch on November 4, alongside versions for the Xbox One, Series X/S, PS4/5, and Stadia. Just Dance 2022 Raw Thrills’ arcade racer
is being ported to the Switch as a console exclusive with four-player support this fall. Cruis’n Blast
once again lets players ride a “monstie” companion across the fields in a more fun-filled RPG take on the franchise. It hits the Switch and Windows on July 9, with a free Switch demo set for June 25. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
is coming to the Switch in 2022. We saw much more of this sequel at Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Ubisoft’s press presentation over the weekend. Existing games/ports/remasters
A new Zelda-themed color Game & Watch collectible (in the style of
last year’s Mario version) is launching on November 12. This one will feature playable versions of the original , its NES sequel Legend of Zelda , and the Game Boy’s Adventures of Link , as well as a Zelda-themed version of original Game & Watch title Link’s Awakening . It will also have a playable clock mode with randomized dungeons and enemies. Vermin
collects the well-loved turn-based tactics war games from the Game Boy Advance, “reimagined and remastered from the ground up” for the Switch. Look for it on December 3. Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp The Switch is getting ports of the
and spin-off game Life Is Strange Remastered Collection on September 10, alongside versions for Windows, Xbox One, Series X/S, PS4/5, and Stadia. True Colors
brings the first three games from the cult-classic schoolhouse murder investigation series to the Switch, complete with an expanded spin-off digital board game. The Switch compilation will be available exclusively as a physical release later this year, while the individual games will be available for separate purchase digitally as well. Danganronpa Decadence
lets you once again use a camera to capture spirits on a haunted mountain. It’s getting a Switch port later this year, well after its 2015 launch on the Wii U. Separate ports are also coming to Windows, Xbox One, Series X/S, and PS4/5. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water
, a remastered version of the first three games in the GameCube-era monkey-rolling series, will hit the Switch on October 5, alongside versions for Xbox One, Series X/S, and PS4/5. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
lets you explore a vast world and battle through four separate sagas from the anime. It hits the Switch on September 24 with a new “Power Awakens” set, after an early 2020 release on Windows, PS4, and Xbox One. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot The cross-platform 32-player real-time battling of
comes to the Switch on June 23, months after its December launch on Windows, Xbox One, Series X/S, and PS4/5. Worms Rumble
‘s Kazuya is the next DLC fighter in Tekken . More details will come at an extended presentation that will be streamed on June 28. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
DLC hits the Switch later today. Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 1
launches on the Switch on June 25 after releasing on other consoles last year. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2