ICYMI: A Recap of Everything Shown at the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct

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Nintendo is the last show of all the E3/Summer Game Fest nonsense. True to its word, Nintendo didn’t bring any news about hardware, but did have a fair bit of its upcoming game line-up to show. If you missed the live show, we’ve got a recap for you right here.

  • New Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer shows Kazuya Mishima from Tekken coming to the game as a new fighter. Look forward to seeing more of him on June 28. 
  • Life is Strange remastered collection and Life is Strange: True Colors are coming to Nintendo Switch. True Colors will launch on the Switch on September 10, while the remastered collection will come later this year. Now if only they’d get 2019 GOTY Life is Strange 2 in there.
  • Because we haven’t seen enough of it this week, there was a brief recap of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is also coming to Switch.
  • Worms Rumble, a real-time arena-based shooter, will launch on June 23. A skin exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version will be available for the first two weeks.
  • Astria Ascending launches on Switch on September 30.
  • Two Point Campus comes to Switch next year.
  • Several Super Monkey Ball titles are coming to Nintendo Switch. The remastered collection, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, arrives on October 5.

  • Mario Party Superstars brings boards based on the series’ Nintendo 64 iterations to Switch, as well as 100 mini-games all playable online. It will launch on October 29.
  • The long-awaited next entry in the Metroid series started off with “not actual gameplay footage.” But then they showed footage! And the title: Metroid Dread. Coming to Switch on October 8, 2021. There will also be Amiibo figures for Samus and the robo figure seen in the trailer.
  • Ubisoft continues to pop out yearly Just Dance games. Just Dance 2022 comes to Switch on November 4.
  • Racing game Cruis’n Blast is coming to Switch as a console exclusive.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Karkarot arrives on Switch on September 24, along with a new power awakens set.
  • Mario Golf Super Rush will release on Nintendo Switch very soon, on June 25. Players can expect free updates at later dates, too. The game is available for pre-order today.
  • A new trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin was shown. Available on July 9.
  • WarioWare Get it Together comes to Switch on September 10. It has a two player co-op mode. 
  • Shin Megami Tensei V got some new gameplay shown, showing off demon conversations and demon fusion. Launches on Nintendo Switch on November 12.
  • Danganronpa Decadence, a collection of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony and a brand new spin-off game called Danganronpa S Ultimate Summer Camp is coming to Switch as a physical exclusive later this year. Each game will be available separately on the eShop.

  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, a Switch port of the Wii-U game, is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.
  • Part one of the campaign expansion for Doom Eternal, called The Ancient Gods, launches on Switch later today.
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are launching on Switch on June 25.
  • Strange Brigade launches on Switch later today.
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope was shown again after this year’s Ubisoft Forward, where it was originally announced. 
  • Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp will launch on Switch on December 3.
  • The first wave of the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity expansion pass, titled “Pulse of the Ancients,” will be available on June 18. Wave 2 will be available in November 2021. 
  • Eiji Aonuma, series producer of The Legend of Zelda, appears. 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Switch will be released on July 16.
  • Legend of Zelda branded Game & Watch system announced. It will come with the first game in the series, Legend of Zelda: The Adventure of Link, Link’s Awakening, and Game & Watch Vermin. It will launch on November 12.
  • The still untitled sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild closed out the show, and it includes new powers, new weapons, new areas, and the ability to explore the world of Hyrule through the sky, as well as on land. The game is projected to launch on Switch in 2022.

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This is but one of several showcases happening this week because E3 and Summer Game Fest were planned for the same week, for some reason. But all of our coverage on that is part of Fanbyte’s Hot Game Summer. For more on the news, podcasts, and video coverage we’ve got planned, head over to the Hot Game Summer master post.

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Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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