Boss Rush Roundtable: Predictions for the 9/23/21 Nintendo Direct

This year, Nintendo has provided their fans with two Indie World Showcases and Nintendo Directs in February and at E3 2021. While Nintendo does a fantastic job keeping leaks at a minimum and surprising people at every turn, it doesn’t stop the Boss Rush writing team from having fun and making predictions. Here are some of our thoughts about what we could see tomorrow.

*As a friendly reminder, these are fun predictions and should be taken with a grain of salt, as none of the below has been by any confirmed news source.

Eddie V:

  • Brain Age Academy
  • Age of Calamity: DLC
  • Additional NES and SNES games
  • Metroid in Tetris 99
  • Wacky predictions: Bust a Groove remaster, Kingdom Hearts collection, Alan Wake Remaster, Yoku Island 2, Wasteland 3 port, a Monolith game, updates for Monster Hunter Rise and Stories, Soul Caliber 2 remaster, Chrono Collection, Burnout 3: Takedown

Dan M:

  • Xenoblade 3
  • New Donkey Kong game
  • Switch OLED demo (possible look at Metroid Dread, SMTV, and Mario Party Superstars)
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong
  • Sports Story
  • Nintendo Switch Online: Addition of Gameboy and N64 games
  • GTA collection
  • Age of Calamity: DLC
  • Fall Guys

Jack B:

  • Nintendo Switch Online: Addition of Gameboy games
  • Super Smash reveal of the last fighter
  • Animal Crossing update
  • Age of Calamity: DLC
  • Splatoon 3 details

Shane K:

  • Super Smash reveal of the last fighter
  • Castlevania Advance collection
  • Resident Evil title revealed
  • Xenoblade 3 or new IP mentioned
  • Xenoblade X port
  • New Donkey Kong title reveal
  • New Kirby
  • New Zelda ports

Stephanie K (aka. The Madpharmacist):

  • Nintendo Switch Online: Addition of Gameboy or N64 games (new controller?)
  • Bayonetta 3 release date and/or trailer
  • Showcasing the new OLED (Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars–and Bayonetta 3)
  • More footage of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot camp
  • Smash reveal of final character
  • Age of Calamity: DLC
  • Wacky: Donkey Kong or Kirby announcement and ports of the Legend of Zelda Oracle games


  • Although we acknowledge the unlikelihood for a mini console for the N64, Block wrote an amazing wishlist of it were to come to fruition (Hey, anything is possible). Check the article out here.

Who knows what Nintendo will reveal this afternoon! What are you predicting or wishing for this Direct? Share your thoughts on our Boss Rush Discord or in the comments below.

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