On June 15th, Nintendo held a 40-minute Direct stream dedicated entirely to the upcoming games for its hybrid console. It talked about future exclusives like Shin Megami Tensei V, showed the first gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and announced Metroid Dread.
Nintendo is famous for its games, and soon it will present new parts of its outstanding game series. While we wait for them, it is reasonable to remember where it all started. Luckily, we can download ROMs of retro games on such websites as romsplanet.com and experience those feelings again.
What Nintendo Showed at E3 2021
It is also interesting that according to Stream Hatchet, Nintendo leads E3 2021 in peak presentation viewers. In second place is the Xbox broadcast. The statistics compiled by analyst firm Stream Hatchet include both mainstream viewers and side audiences.
We have collected the most important news from the main part of the presentation.
- Tekken characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
With a separate DLC, Kazuya Mishima, who can transform into a demon, will be added to the game. All the details about it will be told at a separate presentation held on June 28.
- Life Is Strange
True Colors will launch on Switch on September 10, while remastered previous titles will be announced later this year.
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
Coming on October 5th.
- Mario Party Superstars
The cooperative minigame collection will be released on October 29th.
- Metroid Dread
The 2D action platformer will be released on October 8th. This is the first 2D game in the series in 19 years.
In a separate video, Dread producer Yoshio Sakamoto spoke about the creation of a game, the idea of which was born 15 years before the announcement. According to him, it will complete the storyline about the heroine Samus Aran and the mysterious Metroids.
The most dangerous enemies in Dread will be the E.M.M.I. robots, which Samus will have to avoid. At the same time, the producer assured that the game would only have elements of horror, and the traditional for the series core of gameplay with action, world exploration and abilities, remained in place.
Nintendo has also confirmed that the development of Metroid Prime 4 is continuing according to plan, but so far, the game cannot be shown.
- WarioWare: Get It Together!
The collection of microgames will include a cooperative mode for two. Release – September 10.
- Shin Megami Tensei V will be released on November 12
In the gameplay trailer, they talked about how the player can summon demons, combine them, create new ones, and adapt them to their own style of play. The release will take place exclusively on Switch.
- Danganronpa Decadence
The collection will include all three main games in the series. It will be released before the end of the year.
- Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water
A remaster of the 2014 horror film, also known as Project Zero, is scheduled to be released before the end of the year.
- Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp
Remakes of tactical turn-based games will be released in the compilation on December 3.
- Add-ons for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
The first wave of DLC will be available on Switch on June 18th.
Game & Watch
Another important announcement was the Game & Watch console with The Legend of Zelda. The retro handheld console, which goes on sale on November 12, will have four games installed:
- The Legend of Zelda
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- Vermin (Link version)
The device will be released on November 12th.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Will Be Released in 2022
The developers have presented the first teaser trailer with gameplay footage. This time the action of the game will unfold in many locations, including in the skies over Hyrule. The official title of the game at Nintendo has not yet been revealed.
Games for Switch
Even though there was no news about a new Switch while many gamers expected it, Nintendo announced numerous new titles for the console:
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (cloud version) – October 26
- Worms Rumble – June 23
- Astria Ascending – September 30
- Two Point Campus – 2022
- Just Dance 2022 – November 4
- Cruis’n Blast – Autumn
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot – September 24
- Mario Golf: Super Rush – June 25
- Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Justice – July 9 (Demo June 25)
- DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One – June 15
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – June 25
- Strange Brigade – June 15
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope – 2022
Breath of the Wild 2
The game was the most anticipated title among all platforms presented at E3. The ElAnalistaDeBits channel made a graphical comparison of Breath of the Wild 2 and the original and shared new details of the upcoming sequel.
What details did we find out from the analysis:
- Breath of the Wild 2 has a completely new “cloud world”. The sky and clouds have become three-dimensional compared to the first part, a completely new technique for rendering clouds.
- The appearance of the hero has changed – a new hairstyle and type of armor. At the same time, Link’s animations, judging by the first trailer, remained unchanged.
- The general map of the area has not changed since the previous part, but the detail and content of the locations have increased markedly.
- Link uses old items, but these items have new features – for example, there is an item that can go back in time. It is also highly likely that Breath of the Wild 2 will migrate to old ones in addition to new gadgets, but with changes and improvements.
- The volcano in the “Death Mountain” location has ceased to function. In the first part, to get to this location, Link needed armor with high fire resistance. This is no longer necessary.
- There is also a new weapon and a new enemy. The fight takes place in a cave, which was not typical for the first part.
Overall, there are numerous drastic changes as well as typical improvements in graphics and animation. I can’t wait to see what the developers prepared for us!