Nintendo has the opportunity to be one of the great protagonists of E3 2021 with his Nintendo Direct. The most important fair of the year in the video game sector is held from June 12-15 digitally, an edition that will feature dozens of companies and conferences, as usual. Nintendo Switch is selling at a blazing speed and the company intends to sell another 25.5 million units during this fiscal year. Your game catalog will be the main incentive to achieve this. Will you announce the titles of the second half of 2021 at E3? We review everything we can expect from Nintendo below.
The Nintendo Direct of Nintendo for E3 2021 will be held next Tuesday June 15 at 18:00 (Spanish peninsular time) with an approximate duration of about 40 minutes with “exclusive information about games for Nintendo Switch that will mostly be available in 2021”; so we can also expect titles that will be released beyond 2021. Once the Nintendo Direct ends, we will be able to spend approximately three hours of detailed content on various titles in the Nintendo Treehouse: Live.
La secuela The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
One of the big names on the table is Zelda. The time has come and there is no time to lose. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was announced at E3 2019, and little we’ve known since. It will be a darker game and everything seems to indicate that it will have dungeons. Eiji Aonuma promised in February that we will have news about the game this year. Will it come out in 2021? We are likely to see a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
Splatoon 3, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon…
Splatoon 3 is another of the confirmed titles for Nintendo Switch; in this case, for 2022. We saw it in February and since then there has been no news. E3 2021 is postulated as the perfect setting for the return of the Inkling in style.
Pokémon is also another of the protagonists, without a doubt. On the one hand, Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Shimmering Pearl arrive on November 19 as two of the great releases of the week; Likewise, Pokémon Legends Arceus will be released on January 28, 2022. Fans are expecting news in the form of gameplay, trailers and specific details.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate we cannot forget it. E3 has traditionally been one of Masahiro Sakurai’s favorite places to make weighty announcements. Will we see the next DLC character from Fighters Pass Vol. 2? We prefer not to speculate on the character, there are so many possibilities!
What about the team responsible for Super Mario Odyssey? Since its launch in late 2017, since Nintendo EPD is silent. They took over Bowser’s Fury, but … something has had to be doing all this time.
Xenoblade, Mario Kart, Fire Emblem, Metroid…
Same circumstance for Monolith Soft. The successful Xenoblade Chronicles 2 made it very clear in 2017 that the saga can grow even more, that there is interest in this famous JRPG license. The studio belongs to Nintendo and we know they have a new project on their hands. One of the bets is a new Xenoblade.
Mario Kart. This is perhaps more of a wish, but it is a wish shared by millions of players. Mario Kart 8 was released in 2014 for Wii U; then we had the Deluxe version for Nintendo Switch in 2017. It’s been too long since then, we want a new installment. The saga is at its best, there are more than 35 million copies and in a few months it will surpass the Wii delivery. We would love to see a new Mario Kart at E3 2021.
Intelligent Systems is another of Nintendo’s most prominent studios with several years of silence behind it. Is already far Fire Emblem: Three Houses, consolidated as the most successful of the series and with an overwhelming community behind it. The remake of some of the oldest installments sounds strongly; even from the GameCube and Wii iterations.
Yeah we don’t forget Metroid. It is its 35th anniversary and we have not heard from Metroid Prime 4 for years, whose reboot (to pass to Retro Studios) was unveiled in January 2019. Therefore, we understand that the project needs time. What better time to announce a new 2D Metroid? After Samus Returns on Nintendo 3DS with MercurySteam, we hope there will be new adventures of Samus in two dimensions. We come up with a remake of Super Metroid, the best installment of the saga for the community. Another possibility is the remake of the Metroid Prime trilogy, this time in high definition.
Finally, other names that we see with probabilities or ballots of being seen in this E3 2021 of Nintendo are No More Heroes 3, on sale August 27, 2021; and a new Kirby, who since Kirby Star Allies we do not have new adventures of the main saga of the character.
And you, do you think the time has come to see games like Bayonetta 3?