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8 biggest surprises from the February 2022 Nintendo Direct

The February 2022 Nintendo Direct had a little something for everyone.

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The February 2022 Nintendo Direct was packed full of games, from new first-party titles to ports and even remasters.

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Throughout its 40-minute runtime, the Direct had many surprises.

These are the 8 biggest surprises from the February 2022 Nintendo Direct

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8. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

A new musou game was announced, called Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, launching on June 24, 2022.

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7. Mario Strikers: Battle League

Serving as the first entry since 2007, Mario Strikers: Battle League lands on Nintendo Switch on June 10, 2022.

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6. Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings on Nintendo Switch Online

We didn’t get a Mother 3 localization announcement, but Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings are available to Nintendo Switch Online members now.

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5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — Booster Course Pass DLC

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn’t going away any time soon. The Booster Course Pass DLC includes 48 new courses and will launch on March 18, 2022.

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4. Nintendo Switch Sports

Remember Wii Sports? Nintendo Switch Sports features bowling, tennis, chambara, soccer, badminton, volleyball, and golf, and will launch on April 29, 2022.

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3. Metroid Dread update

A Metroid Dread update will incorporate a one-hit kill mode, a Rookie Mode that gives players more health, and a boss rush in April 2022.

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2. Lots of ports including Portal and No Man’s Sky

Many more ports will head to Nintendo Switch such as Portal, Portal 2, No Man’s Sky, Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

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1. Xenoblade Chronicles 3

The presentation closed with Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which will launch in September 2022.