The biggest announcements from the latest Nintendo Direct

From Nintendo Switch Sports to Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and some Mario Kart DLC...

There's never been a better time to be a Switch owner, as the latest Nintendo Direct proved. Here are the key announcements from the showcase...

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Developer Monolith Soft is known for dense, story-rich, and dramatic JRPGs, and this September-bound sequel certainly looks the part at first blush.

Nintendo Switch Sports

This successor to the legendary Wii launch title brings back bowling and tennis, while adding badminton, volleyball and a version of soccer with a huge ball.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Picking up where the original Fire Emblem Warriors left off, we’ve got another Musou-like spin on the series formula launching later this year.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pack

The beloved racer is getting 48 new tracks – doubling the size of the base game's selection. The catch? They'll be released in six batches between now and the end of 2023.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

The beloved Game Boy Advance strategy games finally have a fresh release date of April 8 after being delayed from December.

Mario Strikers: Battle League

This soccer-inspired spin-off is heavy on the offense, and for the first time in the series, it will feature gear that you can equip to change your appearance and stats.

Disney Speedstorm

Play as Disney and Pixar characters from what's sure to be a legendary roster in this new kart racer. It really should have been called Kingdom Karts, though.

No Man's Sky

Put an entire universe in your pocket when NMS drops on Switch this summer, complete with all the major updates that have made it a galactic smash.

Portal: Companion Edition

Valve's beloved duo of puzzlers (as well as the ambitious co-op multiplayer campaign from Portal 2) hit a Nintendo console for the first time.

Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 might not have a final release date just yet – expect it late summer – but the latest trailer did give us a glimpse of the returning Salmon Run mode.

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