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The new year is nearly here, which makes it the perfect time to look back on 2021 and think about which memorable Nintendo moments stood out the most. Let’s take a few minutes and think back through the last 12 months… The world has surely changed in just about every way due to the pandemic, yet life has gone on and Nintendo’s given all of us a variety of announcements, reveals, and surprises to keep us entertained. With that in mind, there’s no doubt that 2021 will stand out in some pretty unique ways. Our recap below captures a few of the exceptional moments that really stuck with us, and we’re sure you’ll find them fun to reminisce about as the end of this year draws closer and we enter a whole new chapter of Nintendo — and life.

Happy New Year, everyone!


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.