The last proper Nintendo Direct took place over a year ago, so when the company announced that a livestream would take place earlier this week, many gamers were expecting to hear and learn more about highly anticipated games that are more on the popular side, like Metroid Prime 4 or perhaps even The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.
While we did receive news surrounding Splatoon 3, Legend of Mana, and other well-known titles, this recent Nintendo Direct also brought us unexpected titles like Star Wars Hunters, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville: Complete Edition, and DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power.
The released trailer for DC Super Hero Girls doesn’t really give away a lot, but from what we’ve gleaned out of it, the upcoming title looks like some kind of action-brawler game that has tidbits of life simulator aspects in its gameplay. As can be expected of its title, players can choose between and take control of different DC heroines, as they fight off the bad guys yet hang out with one another when they have the time.
The characters who are commonly featured in the trailer are Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl. DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power is based on the Cartoon Network show DC Super Hero Girls, so it’s highly possible that the other protagonists from the cartoon—Bumblebee, Zatanna, and the Jessica Cruz version of Green Lantern—will also be available as playable characters in this game.
For a little bit of background, the cartoon gathers these heroines and portrays them as high schoolers. Forming the all-female titular superhero group, the fan-favorite heroines continuously save the city from destruction, all while keeping their identities a secret. The cartoon is led by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic creator, Lauren Faust.
DC Super Hero Girls’ first season came to an end last year in December, but it’s supposed to have a second season. As for the upcoming video game, it appears that fans aren’t that happy about the announcement. At the time of writing, the game’s trailer uploaded on Nintendo’s official YouTube has over 2,000 likes and almost 3,500 dislikes.
That being said, this displeasure most likely has to do with the fact that the recent Nintendo Direct didn’t contain as many major reveals as fans were hoping for. While fans had high hopes from the livestream, they were instead met with the announcement of DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power, which is very clearly made for young kids or for fans of the TV series.
In defense of the livestream, Nintendo did showcase exciting news and announcements for major titles. For instance, it was revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will finally be getting a Nintendo Switch port—with new and improved graphics! The next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter was also announced. (Spoiler alert: it’s Mythra/Pyra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2).
As for DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power, it’s expected to release on June 4, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch. While it wasn’t the most expected announcement, we’re sure that fans of the cartoon are looking forward to this release.