E3 2021: What Nintendo Had in Store for Us

Nintendo made their appearance at E3 with one of their classic Nintendo Directs. Although the 40-minute segment wasn’t full of brand-new content, we still got to see clips from Nintendo’s most anticipated game,

Nintendo E3 2021

The Legend of Zelda

After much anticipation, Nintendo finally decided to give the fans what they wanted, a new look into the upcoming Breath of the Wind sequel.

While the clip released doesn’t give too much away about what’s to come, we still got to see some significant differences to the first entry.

This time around, the skies the limit. Link will be able to explore various isles that have been propelled into the air. Not only that, but at the end of the clip, we also see Hyrule Castle floating above the ground, with malice lingering below.

Nintendo anticipates the sequel to be released in 2022.

If you haven’t already seen the new action, check it below:

The Legend of Zelda: Game and Watch system is set to launch on November 12. The LCD-style handheld will include four classic Zelda games, The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventures of Link, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and Vermin, now including Link.

Nintendo also showed the DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the switch, both previously announced, during the 10-minute segment.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Kazuya from Tekken has been announced as the next fighter to be added to the series through the second Fighters Pass DLC. Additional details on when they will be added to the series and extra info will be unveiled in a future presentation on June 28.

Metroid

Yet again, no Metroid Prime 4 details were announced but we were treated to a brand-new entry titled Metroid Dread. In the trailer, protagonist Samus Aran is seen battling a giant white robot. Although the game is set out as 2D, there are still some 3D elements to the game.

Check out the announcement here:

Additional Nintendo announcements and release dates

  • Life is Strange remastered coming later this year and Life is Strange: True Colours to be released September 10
  • Guardians of the Galaxy coming on October 26
  • Worms Rumble is releasing on June 23
  • Astria Ascending coming on September 30
  • Two-Point Campus, arriving in 2022
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, a remaster of the first three Super Monkey Ball games, is heading to the Switch on October 5
  • Mario Party Superstars, a collection of past maps and minigames, is to be released on October 29
  • Just Dance 2022 to be released November 4
  • Cruise’n Blast, an arcade-style racer, to be released in the fall
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot coming on September 24
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush will be with us soon on June 25
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin arrives July 9
  • Warioware: Get It Together! ready for September 10
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5 is given a November 12 release date
  • Danganronpa Decadence brings three old games to the Switch and launches later this year
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater, a remaster of the Wii U game, will be available this year
  • Doom eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 1 DLC is available today
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 rolls in to play on June 25
  • Strange Brigade, available now
  • Mario + Rabbids: Spark of Hope, a second crossover between Nintendo’s Mario and Ubisoft’s Rabbids is coming in 2022
  • Advance Wars 1 + 2 remakes will arrive on December 3

Check out all the E3 news coming from other gaming titles in our dedicated E3 2021 section.

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