Nintendo recently held their E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, which featured a look at several Nintendo Switch games.
First, the direct revealed that Kazuya Mishima from the Tekken franchise will be the next fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass 2. More details about this fighter will be shown during a Sakurai Presents presentation on June 28 at 10 AM EST. Next, the direct revealed that Life is Strange Remastered Collection and Life is Strange: True Colors will be released on the Nintendo Switch. Life is Strange: True Colors will be released on September 10, while Life is Strange Remastered Collection will be available later this year.
The third reveal was the previously announced Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game will be released for the Nintendo Switch on October 26. Then the fourth reveal was that Worms Rumble will be released for the Nintendo Switch on June 23. A free costume will be available for a limited time and those who pre-order the game can get it on a 25% discount.
Continuing on, the fifth announcement was that Astria Asecending will be released for the Nintendo Switch on September 30. Whereas, the sixth reveal, Two Point Campus will be releasing for the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Following that, the seventh announcement was a collection of remastered versions of several games in the Super Monkey Ball franchise. The collection will include the first three Super Monkey Ball games. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will be released on October 5.
Then the eighth reveal was for a new Mario Party collection game will be released for the Nintendo Switch. This collection will feature over 100 minigames and several past maps. The game will also feature online features for all modes as well as save progress feature. Mario Party Superstars will be released on October 29. Pre-orders for the game will be available later today. Whereas, the ninth reveal was the long awaited sequel to Metroid Fusion titled, “Metroid: Dread.” For those who are not aware, the game was originally in development for the Nintendo DS in the early 2000s, however due to various problems it never materialized. Metroid: Dread will be released for the Nintendo Switch on October 8. Additionally, new Amiibo based on Samus Aran’s new suit and a new character named E.M.M.I. will also be released.
Then the tenth to the thirteenth reveals are as followed. The first was a showcase of two games that will be released for the Nintendo Switch. Just Dance 2022 will be released on November 4, while Cruis’n Blast will be released later this Fall. Also, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be released for the Nintendo Switch on September 24. This version of the game will include the first two DLC parts as well. Whereas, we got another look at Mario Golf: Super Rush. While there was not much new details about the game, Nintendo did reveal that new content will be available on a later date. Mario Golf: Super Rush will be released on June 25. Following that, we received a new gameplay trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be released on July 9.
Now, moving onto the fourteenth to eighteenth announcements and reveals. Kicking off this batch was the announcement for a new game in the Warioware series. Warioware Get it Together will be released for the Nintendo Switch on September 10. It was followed by the reveal for Shin Megami Tensei V, which will be released for the Nintendo Switch on November 12. Pre-orders for the physical version of the game will open on June 21. Next it was announced that Danganronpa: Decadence will be released for the Nintendo Switch later this year. Danganronpa: Decadence is a collection of several games in the franchise and will be available exclusively as a physical release. The games will also be released individually on the eShop. Also, a remaster of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will be released for the Nintendo Switch later this year. Then closing out this group was a highlight for several Nintendo Switch games that include:
- Doom: Eternal The Ancient Gods Part 1 – Later today
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 – June 25
- Strange Brigade – Later Today
Finally, we get to the last six announcements featured in this Nintendo Direct. First was another look at Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, which will release sometime in 2022. Next was a surprising reveal for a remake of the first two Advance Wars games. The games will be released under the name “Advance Wars 1 + 2 Reboot Camp,” and will release for the Nintendo Switch on December 3. Then the direct featured a look at the first part of the The Legend of Zelda: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass titled, “Pulse of the Ancients.” The first part will launch on June 18, and the second part titled, “Guardian of Remembrance,” will be available this November. Afterwards, the direct featured another look at the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD, which will release on July 16. That was followed by an announcement for Legend of Zelda Game & Watch, which will be released on November 12. This version of the Game & Watch will feature:
- The Legend of Zelda (NES)
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (GB)
- Vermin starring Link
- Playtime Clock – The Legend of Zelda (NES)
- Playtime Timer – Zelda II: The Aventure of Link (NES)
Lastly, the direct featured a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild sequel. However, no other details are confirmed except the game is set for a 2022 release.