Today, during its nearly 40-minute Nintendo Direct E3 2021 video presentation, Nintendo showcased a wide variety of new video games coming to the Nintendo Switch. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from today’s fantastic E3 showcase!
Brand new 2D Metroid game announced
In what was my biggest announcement of the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo unveiled Metroid Dread. This is the first 2D Metroid game in 19 years and is the direct sequel to 2002’s action-adventure game Metroid Fusion. It concludes the five-part Metroid saga that focused on the strange, interconnected fates of bounty hunter Samus and the Metroids.
In Metroid Dread, Samus heads alone to a mysterious remote planet and is hunted by a new mechanical threat, the E.M.M.I. robots. By gaining abilities, you can return to areas you’ve already visited to find new places and hidden upgrades in classic Metroid gameplay.
Metroid Dread launches for the Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021. There will also be a Metroid Dread: Special Edition available at launch. This special edition will include the game, a steelbook, a 190-page 2D Metroid franchise artbook and five cards that feature box art from all the games in the five-part saga. Finally, a new Samus amiibo figure featuring her suit from Metroid Dread and an E.M.M.I. amiibo figure will be available in a two-pack set at launch.
Wario returns in WarioWare
Wario is back in a brand new action, party game, WarioWare: Get It Together!. In WarioWare: Get It Together!, you’ll play through a vast array of quick microgames as Wario or his friends. Each character has a distinct ability, changing the way you approach each microgame.
For the first time in the series, two players can also play microgames together on the same screen by sharing two Joy-Con controllers, or using wireless play with an additional system and game. WarioWare: Get It Together! game launches for Nintendo Switch on September 10, 2021.
Mario party is back with Mario Party Superstars
Mario Party is back in Mario Party Superstars. Get ready for another round of Mario Party mania with this superstar collection of Mario Party boards and minigames! Mario Party Superstars is a party game and features five classic boards from the Nintendo 64 era and a collection of 100 minigames from across the Mario Party series.
Best of all, all game modes can be played online! Mario Party Superstars launches for Nintendo Switch on October 29, 2021.
Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda
In another surprise announcement during today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda. This new retro-inspired Game & Watch system includes three classic games in the Legend of Zelda series: The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
And, it also includes a special version of Game & Watch classic Vermin starring Link as a playable character. Moreover, Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda includes a playable digital clock based on The Legend of Zelda and a playable timer themed after Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda launches on November 12, 2021.
The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
To close out the show, Nintendo showed a new teaser for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This trailer showed off gameplay, as well as a vast new world high above the kingdom of Hyrule. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is aiming to launch for Nintendo Switch in 2022. More information about the game will be revealed in the future.
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