Phew! We can finally take a deep breath now that all the tension built up since New Year has been released with a whopping great Direct. It had been a while since one without Smash Bros., and Nintendo didn't disappoint (unless you're a poor Metroid fan, but more on that later). With so much packed into those 35 minutes, it was hard to keep up!
We got a couple of he-ouge announcements in the form of Super Mario Maker 2 (now with slopes!) and a gorgeous-looking remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (which seems to be channelling the lovely A Link Between Worlds). There had been whispers of a 2D Zelda along with the Mario Maker sequel, and a couple of other rumours turned out to be true, with BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! signalling the return of Qbby and Unravel Two coming to Switch.
Metroid fans might feel a little deflated after all the Metroid Prime Trilogy rumours, but we'd imagine it's still in the pipeline, and Bloodstained appears to be coming along nicely. There was a surprise announcement from Platinum Games in the form of Astral Chain and there were also several 'available now on Nintendo eShop' moments including Final Fantasy IX, Tetris 99 and two-player co-op for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. On top of all that, we got specific release dates for a lot of games that were previously '2019' like Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Dragon Quest Builders 2.
There's plenty more besides, so if you missed the Direct – or if you just had trouble keeping up with all the announcements – we've rounded up the big'uns and the not-so-big'uns below to peruse at your leisure.
All the big stories
- Super Mario Maker 2 Confirmed For Switch, Launches This June
- Game Boy Classic Zelda: Link's Awakening Is Getting Remastered For Switch
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses Marches Onto Switch This July
- Smash Ultimate Version 3.0.0 Coming This Spring, Joker Will Arrive By April
- BoyBoy! + BoxGirl! Is Coming To Switch On 26th April
- PlatinumGames Is Bringing Astral Chain To Switch This August
- Tetris 99 Is A Free Battle Royale Tetris Game Launching On Switch Today (Yes, Really)
- Disney's Tsum Tsum Arrive In Festival Form On Nintendo Switch Later This Year
- Oh Look, Assassin's Creed III Remastered Has Finally Been Confirmed For Switch
- The Award-Winning Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Is Switch-Bound This Spring
- A Demo For Yoshi's Crafted World Is Now Live On The Switch eShop
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Gets Two-Player Co-op And Paid DLC
- Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition Brings Exclusive Content To Switch
- Final Fantasy IX Is Out On Switch Right Now, Final Fantasy VII Launches 26th March
- New Star Fox Missions Are Being Added To Starlink: Battle For Atlas This April
- Asymmetric Horror Game Dead By Daylight Places You In Your Very Own Slasher Movie
- Daemon X Machina Demo Is Now Live On Switch eShop
- GRID Autosport Swerves Onto Switch This Summer
- Check Out The Cosmic Protector Captain Marvel In The Latest Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Clip
- Travel Between Worlds When Square Enix's Oninaki Arrives On Switch This Summer
- Ken, Daisy And Young Link amiibo All Release This April
- Battle And Build When Dragon Quest Builders 2 Launches On Switch This July
- Rune Factory 4 Special And Rune Factory 5 Are Both On The Way To Switch
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Emerges From The Shadows This Summer
- PlatinumGames Still "Hard At Work" Developing Bayonetta 3
- Undertale Creator Brings Deltarune To Switch eShop On 28th February
- EA's Puzzle-Platformer Unravel Two Releases On The Switch eShop This March
The Nintendo Direct broadcasts
Nintendo Direct - Europe
Nintendo Direct - North America
Nintendo Direct - Japan
The Direct Trailers
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 3.0 Spring Update
Starlink: Battle For Atlas Star Fox Characters
BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL!
Daemon X Machina Prototype Missions
So, whaddayareckon? Which of the reveals did you enjoy the most? Anything you're totally nonplussed about? Share your thoughts below.