The last switch owner can be cold for a minute. The First Nintendo Direct of 2022 has been revealed and will take place tomorrow, February 9th. The long presentation will be “primarily” about cover games coming out in the first half of this year, so news on Breath of the Wild 2 maybe a long shot, but there’s still hope. Fortunately, there will still be more games for the company to talk about as well.
The 40-minute live stream will begin at 5:00 p.m. ET on Youtubeand gives Nintendo fans their first meaningful look at the console maker’s next year, which up until this point remains rife with question marks. With Pokémon Legend: Arceus in the rearview mirror, there was a slight break until Triangle Strategy come in March. Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp and the post-apocalyptic open world Kirby and the Forgotten Land will then be released in the spring. What about everything else currently in the Nintendo queue?
Mario + Rabbids: Spark of Hope, Splatoon 3and Bayonetta 3 all are TBD slated for 2022. Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids looks like the most likely for a first half release, although publishers can pre-order their own upcoming rollout. And then there’s Breath of the Wild 2, the DLC-converted sequel to the Switch launch hit that Nintendo maintains is due out this year. That said, the company’s year-end record isn’t great when it comes to releasing more than one Zelda each panel cycle.
In any case, die-hard fans will one day and change their imaginations run wild with hype. Nintendo Directs became major game events in and of themselves, spawning fan theories, art, plots, and even their own weird spoiler subculture. Directly February in particular tends to be large. Last year included a tons of new game announcementsincluding the disclosure of a Skyward Sword The remaster was released just a few months later. And starting in 2022, it’s no longer ZeldaCelebrating 35 years, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope for Wind Waker HD on Switch.
https://kotaku.com/nintendo-switch-direct-botw-2-splatoon-3-kirby-mario-ka-1848498702 The first Nintendo Direct of 2022 may reveal more BOTW 2