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author: Matt Buckley

Nintendo Direct: E3 2021 Highlights

From a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter, to a long-awaited update on the upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel, there was a lot to cover from Nintendo’s E3 presentation.

This year, like most years, Nintendo’s E3 presentation had a lot of hype to live up to. If you want to watch the 38 minute presentation yourself, you can find it here.

Nintendo had a lot to announce, but some of the highlights included the first 2D Metroid game in 19 years, Metroid Dread, scheduled to release on October 8th along with a new Warioware title, Warioware: Get It Together planned for release on September 10th. Kazuya, a character from Tekken, was also announced as the next DLC Fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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In honor of the series’ 35th anniversary, Nintendo had several announcements regarding The Legend of Zelda, from an update to the upcoming remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, to another Game & Watch System featuring the original three Legend of Zelda games. Also, they finally revealed some new information on the highly anticipated Breath of the Wild sequel. A short video showed off some new gameplay footage, showing a Hyrule filled with floating islands, much like Skyward Sword. They announced that they are aiming for a release date sometime next year.

There were a lot more announcements that we don’t have the time to cover in detail, so here’s a list of everything that was announced today during the presentation:

  1. Kazuya from Tekken in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Full Presentation on June 28th
  2. Life is Strange: True Colors and a Remastered Collection - September 10th
  3. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - October 26th
  4. Worms Rumble - June 23rd
  5. Astria Ascending - September 30th
  6. Two Point Campus - 2022
  7. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania - October 5th
  8. Mario Party Superstars - October 29th - Pre-Orders Available Today
  9. Metroid Dread - October 8th
  10. Just Dance 2022 - November 4th
  11. Cruis’n Blast - This Fall
  12. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot - September 24th
  13. Mario Golf: Super Rush - June 25th - Pre-Orders Available Today
  14. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin - July 9th - Free Demo June 25th
  15. WarioWare: Get It Together - September 10th - Pre-Orders Available Today
  16. Shin Megami Tensei V - November 12th - Pre-Orders for Physical Version Available June 21st
  17. Danganronpa Decadence - Later This Year
  18. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water - This Year
  19. Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods: Part 1 - Later Today
  20. Tony Hawk’s Pro-Skater 1 and 2 - June 25th - Pre-Orders Available Today
  21. Strange Brigade - Later Today
  22. Mario + Rabbids: Spark of Hope - Available 2022
  23. Advance Wars: ReBoot Camp - December 3rd - Pre-Orders Available Today
  24. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass - Wave 1 June 18th - Wave 2 November 2021
  25. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - July 16th
  26. The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch System - November 12th
  27. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel - 2022

What game are you the most excited about? Was this presentation everything you hoped it would be? Is there anything you wish Nintendo had announced? Leave a comment letting us know!

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