Biggest Highlights From Nintendo Direct 2021
After getting a couple of huge announcements for the next Pokemon games, we figured that Nintendo would be done with presenting new stuff for the coming year.
We couldn’t be more wrong. In the latest Nintendo Direct 2021, we were presented with more than a few amazing game announcements. There were many recurring titles that would be getting new games and existing ones getting DLCs.
Here are some of the announcement highlights that we thought might make waves for the coming year.
Bayonetta’s a classic that dates back to 2009 and is still rocking to this day. Playing as the Umbra Witch, this devilish lady has terrified even other games like Smash Ultimate and will remain one of Nintendo’s most iconic original characters.
And fans of this powerhouse of a lady will be thrilled that Nintendo has announced that there would be a third instalment for the series. Based on the trailer, we can assume that the game still stays true to the previous titles with the combat system still similar to the likes of Monster Hunter and Persona 5: Strikers.
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars
One of the many charms of board games like Dungeons and Dragons is its amazing storytelling and the newly announced Voice of Cards is like a digitally mastered DnD.
After looking at the trailer, what we’ve noticed specifically is that the voice acting is superb, essential for a game that seems to be heavily inspired by a classic RPG board game.
Plus, this game will be published by Square Enix and they have always been at the forefront of creating amazing original characters and game soundtracks.
Another classic that will be making a comeback. Retro gamers will need no introduction to this brutally difficult platform game. Despite its difficulty, the Metroid franchise is deemed by many as a cult classic and will retain its place as one of the G.O.A.Ts
After waiting for so long, we’ve finally got a new Metroid game coming to modern consoles. Slicker than ever, Metroid Dread retains a lot and improved a lot from its predecessors.
Although we might not know what the story pertains to, what we know so far is that the main character, Samus Aran will still be the game’s main protagonist while also retaining its theme and theme direction.
Deltarune Chapter 2
Undertale is one of the biggest pieces of evidence that even with a small budget, one can create one of the greatest games of all time.
Fans of the genre would probably know that its spin-off, Deltarune takes place in a similar setting, albeit with different lead characters.
Among the Nintendo Direct announcements, a second chapter was promised for Deltarune. Still retaining the pixel graphics that have charmed us, Deltarune Chapter 2 will be the continuation of the 2018 game. There were reports stating that the game would be much more difficult and gripping, so that’s something we’re all looking forward to witnessing.
Project Triangle Strategy
Tile-based strategy games are loved by many and are perfect for console devices like the Nintendo Switch.
If you are a fan of either Octopath Traveler or Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Project Triangle Strategy is the blend of both.
The game’s UI and art direction seem heavily inspired by Octopath Traveler and its gameplay mechanics are similar to the Fire Emblem games.
We also don’t know anything about the game’s story and plot which we believe is great. Players would then get the full experience without any spoilers as we can tell, Project Triangle Strategy—like most RPG games by Square Enix—will be story-driven, focusing on game immersion.
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