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

The Nintendo Direct broadcasts

Nintendo Direct - Europe

Nintendo Direct - North America

Nintendo Direct - Japan

The Direct Trailers

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Super Mario Maker 2

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 3.0 Spring Update

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Tetris 99

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Dragon Quest XI S Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition

Assassin's Creed III Remastered

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Disney Tsum Tsum Festival

Final Fantasy IX

Starlink: Battle For Atlas Star Fox Characters


Fire Emblem: Three Houses


Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy!

Daemon X Machina Prototype Missions

Final Fantasy IX

Astral Chain

Rune Factory 4 Special


Dead By Daylight

GRID Autosport

So, whaddayareckon? Which of the reveals did you enjoy the most? Anything you're totally nonplussed about? Share your thoughts below.

What announcements from the Direct did you most enjoy?

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