Nintendo Switch: Next livestream announced

Nintendo Switch: Next livestream announced

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo fans had to wait a long, long time for a "real" or "big" Direct. But last week it finally happened! After a break of almost one and a half years, the Japanese company broadcast a so-called classic Nintendo Direct again for the first time; the video presentation lasted almost a whole hour. A lot of well-known things were shown, but there were also new announcements, such as Mario Golf: Super Rush and a new HD version of the Wii classic The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Switch.

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Livestream on Thursday

Now Nintendo announced via press release and social media that the next livestream with news will be coming up next week. On Thursday, March 4th, 2021, Masahiro Sakurai, legendary creator of the Smash Bros series, will introduce the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (buy now € 52.99) from 3 p.m. German time. This is Pyra or her alter ego Mythra from the role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

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This is in the DLC

As usual, the new DLC pack includes the fighter as well as a new stage and pieces of music. All of this is presented in the live stream. But there will be no more DLC fighters, as Nintendo emphasizes. Two more DLCs for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are expected to appear by December 31, 2021. The pack with Pyra / Mythra costs 5.99 euros individually, but is also available as part of the so-called Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which costs 29.99 euros and includes a total of six additional fighters by the end of the year, each with its own additional stage as well matching pieces of music. The additional content is only available digitally via the Switch eShop.

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Here you watch the stream

If you want to follow the pre-produced live stream on March 4th, 2021 (Thursday) from 3 p.m., you have several options to choose from. For example, you can watch the stream on YouTube or Twitch. Following the broadcast, the presentation will also be available as a video on demand. You can also find out all the information about the new DLC and what else is happening in the livestream here with us.

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Amazon is basically giving away Nintendo Switch games—they're up to 65 percent off!

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Get your game on—for a steal. Save up to 65 percent on Nintendo Switch games. (Photo: Amazon)

There’s been a spike in gaming over the last few months, mainly due to social distancing—and Amazon is pricing games to move. The retail giant is offering unreal savings on Nintendo Switch games (up to a whopping 65 percent), but the deals won’t last long.

We’ve rounded up the best Nintendo Switch game sales from Amazon. You’re sure to find something you’ll love—or maybe even re-discover a long-lost favorite.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Shop the best Nintendo Switch game sales below:

Save 63 percent on Carnival Games for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

Since we’re all missing out on carnivals this year, we’re bringing the carnival to you. Game publisher 2K Games’ Carnival Games for Nintendo Switch—on sale for just $15, or $25 off at Amazon—will make you feel like you’re on the boardwalk with your pick of 20 classic carnival games to play. You can shoot basketballs, take down scary clowns, race drones, bowl and more. Plus, you can even win tickets and trade them in for prizes! Bring on the fried dough.

“Fun game—I made an in-home carnival for my boys during quarantine and set this up on the projector,” shared a delighted shopper and mother of two. “Made it feel like a real carnival. It's fun and competitive and you can play as teams. Good price for a fun game, and it's not hard to unlock levels.”

Save 60 percent on BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $20 (was $50), BioShock: The Collection features all three games in the popular franchise: Bioshock Remastered, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite. These fun-tastic games explore futuristic science fiction worlds underwater and above the clouds.

'One of the best video game trilogies of modern gaming,' raved a delighted gamer. 'All three games play and look fantastic, and 2k has done a great job with the attention to detail with all of them. I’ve had zero performance issues.'

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Just $90 for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit—Luigi Set for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

Looking for a fun twist on a racing game? Nintendo has brought its beloved Mario Kart franchise to the real world with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch. This gaming accessory converts just about any floor into a Mario Kart track complete with checkpoints, power-ups and surprises.

While the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game is a free download from Nintendo, you need a Nintendo character kart set to actually play it. Happily, Amazon has Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit—Luigi Set on sale for $90, or $10 off at Amazon.

'This game is so cool. It feels like a real Mario kart game on the console even though the toy kart looks slow in real life,' raved a five-star reviewer. 'So innovative and so much fun — and the thing just works perfectly. You can even drift! And my cats like to join in which is not only hilarious but looks like a giant monster is chasing or batting at your kart. This is my favorite Switch accessory so far.'

Save 40 percent on Just Dance 2021 for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon is offering Just Dance 2021 for Nintendo Switch for $30, down from $50. That’s a 40 percent savings!

Just Dance 2021 comes with 40 songs to get you moving—including “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, “Adore You” by Harry Styles and “Don't Start Now” by Dua Lipa. The game is designed for up to six players—quarantine fun for the whole family.

“I have all the Just Dance games—and granted, I'm going a bit nutty with all this staying at home during the pandemic, but this game may be my favorite,” shared a stay-at-home dancer. “The songs are a great mix of genres, and the choreography has enough familiar moves to make the game comfortable to jump into, but it also has some new moves that I don't think I've seen in the other Just Dance games. And the backgrounds—wow—they are amazing. It's crazy to think how far the game has come over the years. Five stars for sure!”

Save 50 percent on LEGO Disney Pixar's The Incredibles for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon has LEGO Disney Pixar's The Incredibles on sale for just $20 (was $40). This action game, the LEGO version of the widely popular Pixar feature film The Incredibles, is packed with missions, boss battles and all-around excitement for the whole gang.

“Like all the LEGO games this is full of fun,” raved a happy gamer. “The game is [great] for young kids and still able to keep an adult’s attention.”

Save 40 percent on Borderlands Legendary Collection for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

It’s time to join a mayhem-fueled thrill ride—at 40 percent off! In Borderlands Legendary Collection for Nintendo Switch, you’re tasked with stopping the Calypso twins from getting all the bandit clans together and claiming ultimate power in the galaxy. Travel through new worlds and collect a whole boatload of gadgets along the way.

This is the Legacy Edition, which includes all three games, DLC (downloadable content) packs with new missions and stories, and more loot and power-ups.

“The Borderlands series is spectacular. I've dreamed of it coming to Switch since the Switch first came out,” raved a gamer.

Save 50 percent on NBA 2K21 for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon just knocked half off NBA 2K21 for Nintendo Switch—it’s down to 30 bucks. The game features all 30 NBA teams and players, including Zion Williamson, Damian Lillard, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Steph Curry, James Harden and Gordon Hayward.

NBA 2K21 has all the gameplay you want, from multi-player online to one-on-one (you versus the game itself). For the first time ever, it features WNBA teams as well, with players like Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne, Liz Cambag and Nneka Ogwumike. Right now, the price is most definitely right.

“Bought the game for my son—he's an avid 2K Madden kid. He opened it up and loved it. Has been playing it ever since Christmas. It made me glad to see his smiling face,” shared a delighted parent.

Save 25 percent on Sid Meier's Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $15 (was $20), Sid Meier's Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch is the sixth installment of the wildly popular strategy game. The objective is simple: Create a civilization that will stand the test of time; build your world and expand your empire as you advance your culture. Just pick one historical figure like Teddy Roosevelt, Queen Victoria, Cleopatra and Genghis Khan, and enjoy the journey.

'Personally, as a fan of strategy/puzzle games with a perfect mix of history and some good ole conquest, I think it’s a great game,' wrote a five-star reviewer.

Want more? Check out other Nintendo Switch games on sale below:
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, $35 (was $60),

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, $50 (was $60),

  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid—Collector's Edition, $20 (was $30),

  • LEGO Harry Potter: Collection, $25 (was $40),

  • Minecraft, $21 (was $30),

  • Mega Man 11, $20 (was $30),

  • PGA Tour 2K21, $36 (was $60),

  • Sonic Forces + Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Double Pack, $30 (was $40),

  • Super Mario Party, $50 (was $60),

  • Super Mario Odyssey, $50 (was $60),

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses, $50 (was $60),

  • Five Nights at Freddy's: The Core Collection, $34 (was $40),

  • Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory, $45 (was $60),

  • Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: Launch Edition, $30 (was $40),

  • Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups—Save Adventure Bay, $34 (was $40),

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, $29 (was $60),

  • The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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