Nintendo Direct February 2021 Predictions

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The SwitchRPG team assembled to discuss hopes, dreams, and reality with the impending Nintendo Direct!


Ben

Nintendo Direct today! What do you all THINK we will see, and what do you WANT to see come out of it?

Rich

Games – hopefully lots of Zelda games.

Ben

I have a feeling that more DQ/FF ports will be announced.

Rich

Fingers crossed for FF6.

Ben

I’ll take any of them at this point.

A collection of the first six games would be incredible. I’d gladly pay $60+ for that. But they stand to make more money charging $20 for individual releases, so probably not. And they know people will pay.

Kierra

Anything I’d be looking for would probably be shoved into the montage section :joy:

What I’d like to see is any Ace Attorney news that isn’t Trilogy. Also there are a few indies announced last year that I’m excited about, like Bear and Breakfast, Gnosia.

Also not sure if summer would be edging too far, but maybe news about Nocturne? Disgaea 6 date? Zelda anniversary stuff seems like a given. Pokemon might show up but honestly, I feel like they’d rather do their own Direct.

Gio

With the Zelda anniversary coming up soon, there has to be something Zelda-related in it. This is also the reason why I think it’s 50 minutes long. Other than that, I’m hoping for updates on some games that were announced over a year ago – Bayonetta, Metroid Prime 4, SMT V, etc.

Clark

I am with Gio – FULLY expecting Zelda stuff to headline, but I’m also personally hoping for something Star Fox related as well. I’d take an updated version of Zero, I didn’t get around to owning the Wii-U. My dark horse prediction for Nintendo Direct has been for a while something Metroid related. My “Not-gonna-happen” super long shot is a port of Dark Souls II: SotFS, but ya – probably just me who wants that.

Gio

If we were going to wish for more Dark Souls I would want Dark Souls 3 – the best of the series!
Would be cool if we got some Bethesda stuff; I’m not sure how the whole Microsoft acquisitions coming through, though.

Rich

it’s 50 minutes, which means Nintendo has to have something good for us, right? I am skeptical to think Nintnedo will start one celebration year before the other concludes, but we haven’t had a true Direct event for over 500 days so I do think Zelda will be in attendance. I also expect to see a Mario Sports title of some sort and probably another Mario Party game. I am not a fan of another Mario party game as i think the first one was lackluster and in need of an update or DLC.

I also hope Square is in attendance and we continue to see their support with FF1-6 announced and hopefully the first 2 Batman games from the Arkham franchise see a release on Switch.

Gio

My wishlist would really be the next MonolithSoft game, whether it be their new game or a Xenoblade Chronicles X remake.

Rich

i think we will also get a sizzle reel to cover a lot of rated games – Plants vs. Zombies, Republic Commando, Tales from the Borderlands, and so on.

That (XCX) has to be the last game they will port to Switch from the Wii U.

Gio

Concept art from MonolithSoft’s next project:

Rich

There should be some port from Virtuous.

Gio

I think that (XCX) would indeed be the last one (port). It obviously needs reworking because of the gamepad.

Rich

it would also be cool to see Mass Effect show up here. On the indie scene, I expect we will see Axiom Verge 2, Silksong, and Sports Story. I think XBX could be in May and I think Bayo 3 is shown and dated for August.

I think Platinum and Nintendo want to capture the success they had with Astral Chain with Bayo 3. Sadly, I don’t think we will see Metroid, and I hope Nintendo will add another system to NSO, such as the Gameboy family.

Ben

More Bethesda would be great but I’m not counting on it. I think Mass Effect is coming, but not until after other console versions release (similar to what they’ve done with Amalur). I really just want more DQ and/or FF. We all know they have things in the works, so we just need an announcement at this point.

More Sports Story information would be great also. I’d say BOTW2 info but I don’t think it’s likely — scratch that, maybe so with all the anniversary hype. I don’t want to look too far in the distance because I know this Direct is catered more towards the first half of this year.

Rich

I think they have to address BOTW2 either way.

Ben

Something Breath of Fire related would be incredible as well. The Switch already has some of their games – I think most of the ones released on Nintendo consoles anyway. III, IV, and Dragon Quarter representation would be fantastic.

I hope you’re right about BOTW2.

Rich

Let’s not sleep on Atlus either – SMT will be there in some form either with the remake or SMT V.

Clark

I worry Dark Souls 3 wouldn’t run on Switch the way I want it to. So I guess I feel SotFS is more likely.

Timothy

I expect this to be a Zelda Anniversary-centric Direct with some Bravely Default 2 sprinkled in. My boldest prediction is that we see a new Mario Golf announcement.

Hopes and Dreams: Switch Pro is announced with Mass Effect Legendary, FF7R, and Splatoon 3 as launch titles.

Gio

I saw someone mention Genshin Impact. Perhaps today is the day


What are YOU hoping for in today’s Direct?

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  • Ben T.

    Owner, Webmaster, and Content Creator. Lifelong RPG fan. Husband. Dog Dad. Beer Enthusiast. Weight Lifter.

Ben T.

Ben

Owner, Webmaster, and Content Creator. Lifelong RPG fan. Husband. Dog Dad. Beer Enthusiast. Weight Lifter.

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