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The Biggest Announcements from the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct


On the final day of E3 2021, Nintendo of America finished strong with their Nintendo Direct. Featuring approximately 40 minutes of coverage on the hottest Nintendo Switch releases, catch up on the highlights with our recap post – no multi-page clickthrough required.

The Biggest Announcements from the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct

Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Set to release in 2022, players will be able to return to Hyrule (and the skies above) in the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Metroid Dread

A brand new 2D Metroid experience, the debut trailer for Metroid Dread had Samus fighting against robots that are immune to her energy blasts. The game will come out on October 8.

FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water

Originally released for the Wii U, FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water has players navigating areas filled with hostile ghosts, which can be fought with the Camera Obscura. The game will come out in 2021.

Kazuya Coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate

In a crossover with Bandai Namco’s Tekken series, Kazuya Mishima will make his way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Life Is Strange Remastered Collection and Life Is Strange: True Colors

The world of Life is Strange and Life is Strange 2 will come to the Nintendo Switch later this year as part of the Life is Strange Collection. Life is Strange: True Colors will also come to the system on September 10.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

More than 300 recreated stages from the original three Super Monkey Ball games will make their return with the release of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania. The title will come to the Nintendo Switch on October 5.

Mario Party Superstars

Featuring five boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party era and more than 100 minigames from the series catalog, Mario Party Superstars will come out for the Nintendo Switch on October 29. The title will also include online play.

WarioWare: Get It Together!

Players will be able to control Wario and his crew in either solo or two-player co-op when WarioWare: Get It Together! comes out on September 10.

Shin Megami Tensei V

The world of Atlus West’s Shin Megami Tensei V will make its way to the Nintendo Switch on November 12. The first gameplay footage of the game was released during today’s Nintendo Direct.

Danganronpa Decadence

A collection of four Danganronpa games, Danganronpa Decadence will feature the Danganronpa trilogy and the new Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp. The titles will launch later this year.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

Rebuilt from the ground-up, Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising will make their return in Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. The collection will come out for the Nintendo Switch on December 3.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass

The first Expansion Pack for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Pulse of the Ancients brings with it the playable Battle-Tested Guardian, the Flail for Link & Master Cycle for Zelda, new challenges in the royal ancient Lab, and apocalyptic difficulty. It will come out June 18.

Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch will include The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Game Boy Version), along with a special Game & Watch edition of VERMIN (Link Version). It will be available on November 12.

Source: Press Release, YouTube
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