Nintendo Direct Feb 17, 2021 – Predictions & Wild Guesses

Hooray – Nintendo is treating us today with a brand-new Nintendo Direct! That’s a very exciting moment for the entire Nintendo community, as it’s roughly 15 months since this format took place on September 4, 2019.

As it’s always fun to predict a bit what games might be revealed or not, and which titles are on one’s personal wishlist, I kicked around some ideas and would like to share them briefly with you.

Let’s keep in mind that the focus of the Direct is actually on content that will be coming to Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2021, so the predictions cannot be that crazy:

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter reveal:
    • Expectation: It’s about time! Crash Bandicoot as playable character
    • Wish: I’d prefer #Shantae or #DixieKong as a new character 😉 
  • Trailer on upcoming features and content for Animal Crossing New Horizons, eg Spring and Summer DLC
  • New trailer & deep dive into New Pokémon Snap
  • The Legend of Zelda 35th anniversary in February 2021:
    • Announcement trailer The Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary Collection:
      • Ocarina of Time Remastered Version
      • Majora’s Mask Remastered Version
      • Twilight Princess HD
    • For The Wind Waker and Skyward Sword I could imagine dedicated releases that contains some added gameplay/story elements
    • New trailer & reveal of final title of the current working title of The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild 2
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 2 reveal trailer
  • Another Microsoft IP joins the fun!
    • Rare Replay announcement trailer or – what I’d loovie to see even more:
    • Banjo-Kazooie Remastered Double Pak (Banjo-Kazooie & Banjo-Tooie)
  • Donkey Kong 40th anniversary in July 2021:
    • Since Nintendo is celebrating the anniversaries ending with a “5”, I’m not speculating on a Anniversary Collection such as we had with the Super Mario 3D All-Stars Collection
    • I’d love to get a Donkey Kong Country Trilogy HD Remaster Collection that contains remasters of the SNES series at some point though – an announcement trailer with a release date in the second half of 2021 would be wonderful.
    • More likely than this (since we have the classic SNES games accessible via Nintendo Switch Online) could be indeed a sequel to Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, since Tropical Freeze was released 7 years ago for Wii U. And also the enhanced port for Nintendo Switch is almost 3 years old. So indeed time for a new Donkey Kong Country adventure.
    • (Note: July 2021 is for me still in the first half of the year :-), so you see how much I wish for a new Donkey Kong Country title)
  • Metroid 35th anniversary in August 2021:
    • Will we finally see the long awaited Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD Collection?
    • The Metroid anniversary is actually not in the timeframe of the games Nintendo wants to cover in this Direct (“first half of the year”), but I could imagine we will see an announcement teaser (no trailer!) of the Trilogy HD Collection.  

And there you have it! What are your predictions or wild guesses? Please let me know! Let’s see which games Nintendo will reveal later this day.

I wish you all a great Nintendo Direct day.

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