Today, a 50-minute Nintendo Direct aired, showing off new games that will be headed to Nintendo Switch throughout the course of 2021 (and even beyond). The event was jam-packed with announcements, featuring first-party releases like Mario Golf: Super Rush, and an HD re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and even third-party games such as Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
In this roundup, we’ll go through each and every announcement in order.
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Full Nintendo Direct Presentation
The full 50-minute Nintendo Direct presentation can be seen above, featuring all the announcements.
Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The show kicked off with the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters — Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The two new fighters will join Smash Bros. in March 2021 at an unspecified date.
Fall Guys is Coming to Nintendo Switch
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will launch for Nintendo Switch this summer at an unannounced date.
Outer Wilds is Coming to Nintendo Switch
Outer Wilds will be available for Nintendo Switch in summer 2021.
Famicom Detective Club Announced for Nintendo Switch
Famicom Detective Club is headed to Nintendo Switch on May 14, 2021.
Samurai Warriors 5 Announced for Nintendo Switch
Samurai Warriors 5 will launch on Nintendo Switch this summer.
Legend of Mana Remastered for Nintendo Switch
This HD remaster of Legend of Mana will be available on Nintendo Switch on June 24, 2021.
A Closer Look at Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Direct then gave us another look at Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch. It’ll launch on May 26, 2021.
Mario Golf: Super Rush Announced for Nintendo Switch
Mario Golf: Super Rush will launch for Nintendo Switch on June 25, 2021.
Tales from the Borderlands is Coming to Nintendo Switch
Tales from the Borderlands will be available for Nintendo Switch on March 24, 2021.
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Coming to Nintendo Switch
Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse is headed to Nintendo Switch on March 16, 2021.
No More Heroes 3 Gets a Release Date
No More Heroes 3 received a release date of August 27, 2021.
Neon White Announced for Nintendo Switch
Neon White will launch for Nintendo Switch in winter 2021.
DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power is Coming to Nintendo Switch
DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power announced and will launch for Nintendo Switch on June 4, 2021.
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition Announced for Nintendo Switch
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is headed to Nintendo Switch on March 19, 2021.
Miitopia Announced for Nintendo Switch
Miitopia will head to Nintendo Switch on May 21, 2021.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Getting a Super Mario Crossover
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a Super Mario crossover, set to begin on February 25, 2021.
Project Triangle Strategy Announced for Nintendo Switch
Project Triangle Strategy announced for Nintendo Switch and is planned to launch in 2022.
Star Wars: Hunters is Headed to Nintendo Switch
Star Wars: Hunters was revealed for Nintendo Switch with a 2021 release window.
Knockout City Revealed
Knockout City will head to Nintendo Switch and other platforms on May 21, 2021.
Hades is Getting a Physical Edition on Nintendo Switch
— Supergiant Games (@SupergiantGames) February 17, 2021
Hades will be available in physical format on Nintendo Switch on March 19, 2021. It’ll come with the game on cartridge, a digital soundtrack, and an art book.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is Coming to Nintendo Switch
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, a compilation featuring Ninja Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is headed to Nintendo Switch on June 10, 2021.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is Getting an Expansion Pass
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is getting an Expansion Pass for $19.99. It will come in two waves:
Wave 1 — June 2021
- Expanded roster
- Newly added weapon types
- New challenges in the Royal Ancient Lab
- Newly added challenging enemies
Wave 2 — November 2021
- New character vignettes
- Newly added stages
- Expanded roster
- New battle skills for existing characters
A New Bravely Default II Trailer Was Shown
The final Bravely Default II trailer was shown before the game’s full Nintendo Switch release on February 26, 2021.
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection Shown off Again
Call upon the power of Arthur’s ancestors (or a family member or friend) with local co-op in Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection! Perfect for helping little knights in need (or knights in need of a little help). #GnGResurrection
— Capcom USA (@CapcomUSA_) February 17, 2021
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection received another trailer ahead of its Nintendo Switch release on February 25, 2021.
SaGa Frontier: Remastered is Headed to Nintendo Switch
SaGa Frontier Remastered coming April 15
— Nibel (@Nibellion) February 17, 2021
SaGa Frontier: Remastered will launch for Nintendo Switch on April 15, 2021.
Apex Legends Gets a Nintendo Switch Trailer
We got another look at Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch, which will launch on March 9, 2021.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Announced for Nintendo Switch
An HD re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD was announced for Nintendo Switch, featuring enhanced visuals and an updated control scheme. We also got a look at the new Skyward Sword-themed Joy-Con, launching alongside the game on July 16, 2021.
Joy-Con controllers with a special design themed after The Legend of #Zelda: #SkywardSword HD will also launch alongside the game on 7/16! The right Joy-Con has a Master Sword theme, while the left features a Hylian Shield motif. #NintendoDirect pic.twitter.com/vvuobumO5w
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 17, 2021
Splatoon 3 Announced for Nintendo Switch
The presentation ended with Splatoon 3, set to launch in 2022.
ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 STRIX Gaming OC review – guru3d.com
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC review
We move to ASUS, which released their ROG GeForce RTX 3060 STRIX Gaming OC, with 12GB, 3584 shading processors activated and a boost clock of 1882 MHz the card has been tweaked extensively straight out of the box for you. Much has been said, rumored, and spoken about this card. And weird it is that it’s released after the Ti model made a fashionable introduction.
However, with that 3584 shading cores and Ampere architecture, this 3060 series is bound to impress in the 2560×1440 (WQHD) domain. If we look back at the previous generation, the product would sit at GeForce RTX 2070 (SUPER) performance levels and, in due time, will replace that series. If stock becomes available in plentiful volumes though. The GPU is again fabricated on an 8nm node derived from Samsung. This process further develops Samsung’s 10nm process; no EUV is applied in production just yet. The first wave of announcements has seen the GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 being released first, and, as a bit of a surprise, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and 3070. It’s now late February 2021 and NVIDIA is set to release its more ‘regular’ 3060 prices 329 USD. As you will have noticed, the 3060 GPU cores count is about 26 percent lower than with the RTX 3060 Ti, which has a GA104 chip with 4864 shading cores (shader/stream/cuda cores = all the same thing with a different name). NVIDIA is launching the 3060 series with the 12GB model, which’s remarkably enough is 2GB more than the GeForce RTX 3080 (!). Later on, they’ll likely silently slip in a 6 GB version, though that has not been confirmed. NVIDIA advertises the series with 13 ‘shader teraflops’ and 25 ‘RT-ops’, the latter giving an indication of the ray-tracing performance. Notable is that a change is in effect, the memory runs ar 15 Gbps as opposed to the usual 14 Gbps, likely to compensate for the perf hit of going 256-bit towards 192-bit on the memory bus due to that memory configuration. It’s the same for the shader core cluster, it’s clocked higher in the boost frequency compared to the Ti model, also compensating a bit for the lower number of shader cores.
The Ampere lineup nearly doubles ray-tracing performance with Gen2 ray-tracing cores and 3rd iteration Tensor cores. These cards will all be PCIe 4.0 interface compatible and offer HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4a, but most importantly is that exorbitant shader processor count (referred to as CUDA cores by NVIDIA). With just over a third of the shader processor count seen from the flagship product, we now meet the NVIDIA GA106 GPU. And despite being a lower segmented card, it still holds a sizable GPU die. In this round, NVIDIA is not seeding Founder edition cards, aka FE GeForce RTX 3060. But of course, they do present the reference specification; a boost clock of 1780 MHz and a base clock of 1320 MHz.
|Model||Base Clock (MHz)||Boost Clock (MHz)||VRAM Base Clock (MHz)||VRAM Effective Datarate (MHz)||Max Power %|
|GeForce RTX 3060||1320||1780||1875||15000||–|
|ASUS RTX 3060 STRIX OC||1320||1882||1875||15000||23|
|PALIT RTX 3060 DUAL OC||1320||1837||1875||15000||6|
|MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X TRIO||1320||1852||1875||15000||6|
|EVGA RTX 3060 XC||1320||
|ZOTAC RTX 3060 AMP Wh.||1320||
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC
It has to be stated, ASUS really needs to do something about loin naming, holy moly. But yeah, meet the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC. The premium card comes with that NVIDIA GA106 GPU, this time the revision 300 GPU SKU; it a proper shader core count paired with 12GB GDDR6 graphics memory at 192-bit running at 15 Gbps. Muscled up with cooling, this card is equipped with a dual-bios design with performance and silent mode; the three fans start to spin and cool once the GPU warms up. The card has a single (6+2) pin power header. Armed with a BIOS that offers an 1882 MHz Turbo (1780 MHz = reference) in the performance BIOS setting and a cooler that you’ll bow to. This card manages to produce 32 Dba noise levels at temperatures under 60 Degrees C in a Silent BIOS mode. These are incredibly silent acoustics when under load. The card is rated by us at 167 Watt power as a typical draw. Despite that we test the factory twaekd model, it still overclocks quite well bringing, and accumulated it makes this product a notch faster than founder edition specifications for the base model.
Watch Sony’s PlayStation 5 ‘State Of Play’ Right Here, Right Now – Forbes
If you’re curious about what’s next for the PlayStation 5 you should tune in to today’s State Of Play.
We’re not sure what to expect from the presentation, but it sounds like we’ll get quite a bit of new info on upcoming PS5 games. Here’s everything you need to know.
Soon—the show starts at 2pm PT / 5pm ET so you only have just over half an hour to wait.
Where To Watch?
You can tune in on Sony’s YouTube or Twitch channels or check out the embed here on this post:
Pretty handy, I know!
What To Expect
According to Sony, this State of Play will “deep dive” into 10 games coming to the PS4 and PS5. Some of these are undoubtedly cross-gen games that will release on both platforms and hopefully some are PS5 exclusives as well.
Some games we might see include:
- Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart
- Kena: Bridge Of Spirits
- Solar Ash
- Little Devil Inside
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Maybe some new indie titles
- Hopefully some brand new announcement of a big PS5 exclusive
- Other possibilities include ports for GTA V, Death Stranding, and other PS4 titles.
- Gimme that Bloodborne 2 announcement! (Not at all realistic, of course).
Some of these still need release dates, so cross your fingers for that.
Stay tuned. We’ll make sure to cover all the best announcements here at Forbes Games, even if Sony doesn’t love us anymore.
What do you hope to see in the State Of Play today?
Everything Sony Announced During Today's PlayStation State Of Play – Kotaku
Here’s everything Sony announced, revealed, or otherwise discussed during today’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is getting some PlayStation 5-exclusive upgrades when it launches on March 12. These include faster loading times, DualSense features like improved haptics and adaptive trigger usage, and enhanced 3D audio. Players will also be able to transfer saves from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5.
Returnal, the third-person roguelike from the makers of Resogun, is coming to PlayStation 5 on April 30. We saw some new, very action-y gameplay footage.
Knockout City was unveiled earlier this month with some great marketing. The game itself looks alright. It launches on May 21.
Sifu is the next game from Sloclap, the team behind Absolver. Its brawling action is planned to release on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 sometime this year.
Solar Ash was first revealed in 2019, and it’s finally coming out in 2021. By the creators of Hyper Light Drifter, it will be available for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
We got our first gameplay footage of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach. The new animatronics look great.
Oddworld: Soulstorm will be free on PlayStation 5 for PlayStation Plus subscribers when it launches April 6. I can’t wait.
The highly anticipated Kena: Bridge of Spirits is finally coming out on August 21. It was previously scheduled for a March 2021 release.
Deathloop is still a thing. Here’s some more gameplay ahead of its May 21 release. Dig that Bondian theme song.
Last and definitely not least, Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a PlayStation 5 update called Intergrade. It features some new content, including the first playable appearance of Yuffie Kisaragi in these new games.
If you already own the remake on PlayStation 4, you get Intergrade for free, and it even includes save-data transfer from the previous game. You’ll be able to hop back into one of last year’s best adventures with improved graphics and loading times on June 10.
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