During the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Tuesday, Nintendo E3 held a Nintendo Direct live feed, presenting many upcoming video games for the company’s renowned video game machine.
Among these are a 2022 sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and a new Metroid game called Metroid Dread, which will be released later this year.
From a new look at the sequel to Breath of the Wild's gameplay to unveiling Metroid Dread and Mario Party Superstars, here are all biggest announcements from Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct. #IGNSummerOfGaming https://t.co/DOJ7kAQEVv pic.twitter.com/a4J49qYf9F
— IGN (@IGN) June 15, 2021
All eyes had been on rumours of a new Nintendo E3 Switch, which would supposedly support 4K and have a better screen. It’s probable that we won’t see a new Nintendo Switch device until at least next year, according to AllianceBernstein equity analyst MattiLittunen. “Sales are still strong, and the shift to the next generation has been slowed,” he said.
As the Nintendo Direct event unfolds, USA TODAY will give updates:
The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be released in 2022
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, which was revealed two years ago, will be released in 2022. Despite the fact that Nintendo E3 hasn’t released any new information since then, Legend of Zelda producer EijiAonuma stated that “work has been gradually proceeding.”
The Legend of Zelda is getting a Game & Watch makeover
On November 12, Nintendo will release a unique version of their Game & Watch pocket gaming device dedicated to The Legend of Zelda. It will include the NES original Legend of Zelda, Legend of Zelda 2, Link’s Awakening from the Game Boy era, and a Link-starring mini-game called Vermin.
The expansion for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is now available
Two extensions will be released later this year as part of the game’s expansion pass, thanks to the active collaboration between Nintendo and Koei Tecmo. Pulse of the Ancients, the first wave, will be released in June. Guardian of Remembrance, the second wave, will be released in November.
Shin MegamiTensei V is the fifth instalment of the Shin MegamiTensei series
The renowned role-playing game is making a comeback. A high school student appears to be transported into another universe filled with demons and other creatures in a post-apocalyptic environment in footage from the game. It will be released on November 12th.
Get it Together is a WarioWare game
Are you ready to pluck armpit hairs and squeeze toothpaste out of containers as quickly as possible? Get ready for WarioWare: Get It Together, a “micro-game” collection. It will be released in September.
Details on Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid Dread
Not only did Nintendo confirm that Metroid Prime 4 is still in development, but they also revealed that Metroid Dread is in development. It’s a side-scrolling game that looks eerily similar to older NES games. It’s the first two-dimensional Metroid game in 19 years, according to Nintendo. On October 8, Metroid Dread will be released.
Mario Party Superstars is a game developed by Nintendo
With Mario Party Superstars, Nintendo is taking a trip down memory lane with a set of iconic game boards from the Nintendo 64 period, as well as over 100 minigames from the franchise’s back catalogue. They’re all online as well. When it comes to Life is Strange, Switch is the place to be.
Square Enix’s popular narrative adventure game will be released on Nintendo Switch. True Colors: Life is Strange will be released on September 10, with a Remastered collection following later in the year.
Tekken has joined the Smash Bros. battle
Kazuya, a Tekken legend, is the latest fighter to join the fight as a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character. There’s no news on when he’ll make his Smash Bros. debut.