The E3 2021 Nintendo Press Conference is once again with Treehouse Live this year. The broadcast aired today, and has revealed brand new information about Nintendo’s Switch game lineup. Nintendo’s E3 2021 keynote conference started on June 15th at 9:00AM PDT (Pacific USA) / 12:00PM EDT (Eastern USA) / 5:00PM BST (London) / 2:00AM AEST (Sydney, Australia) opens for 40 minutes with a spotlight and the Treehouse gameplay demo livestream takes over afterwards for 3 hours. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup…
Nintendo before the show said there will be no Switch Pro hardware announcement, 2021 games only.
The biggest reveals included new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, Mario Party Superstars, Metroid Dread, Cruis’n Blast, WarioWare: Get It Together!, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater, Advanced Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp, Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda system. As well as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.
Missing from the show where Metroid Prime 4, Bayonetta 3, but at least No More Heroes 3 made it as a pre-recorded age-restricted video on the Nintendo channel that wasn’t broadcast live.
I’m sure Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will appear in a dedicated Nintendo Direct in the coming months.
Here’s the full Nintendo E3 2021 broadcast video:
E3 2021 Nintendo Press Conference Roundup
- Kazuya from Tekken joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as the latest Fighter Pass DLC character. Hilarious clip shown where of course Kirby is the only one to survive his burial. Gameplay shows all his Smash Brothers moves. More info in a June 28, 2021 video demonstration by game director Mr. Sakurai.
- A quick look trailer shows off Life Is Strange Remastered Collection (September 10) & Life Is Strange: True Colors (later in 2021) coming to Switch.
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. Release date is October 26, 2021.
- Worms Rumble coming to Switch on June 21, 2021.
- Astria Ascending turn-based RPG coming to Switch.
- TwoPoint Campus coming to Switch in 2022.
- Sega’s 20th anniversary celebration for the Super Monkey Ball series brings the remastered first three games to Switch as Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. Includes Super Monkey Ball 1, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Brings back the 4-player local co-op multiplayer madness! Online challenges and leaderboards promised too. Release date is October 2, 2021.
- Mario Party Superstars brings classic boards to the Switch. 100 Minigames from the series. All game modes can be played in Online Play. Save your progress mid-game. Release date is October 29, 2021.
- Metroid Prime 4 is being worked on very hard, but no announcements today.
- Metroid 5 AKA Metroid Dread world reveal trailer debuts! Samus shown in white/blue/red suit with Phantom Cloak takes on robots in a 2D platformer game. It’s the sequel to Metroid Fusion. Can’t believe this is indeed the long-awaited Metroid Dread, it’s real! 😮 Looks like it plays like Metroid: Samus Returns, more gameplay will be shown post-show to convey the dread you feel as the EMMI robot relentlessly chases after you. The first 2D Metroid game in 19 years! Co-developed by Nintendo at MercurySteam. The Switch release date is October 8, 2021. Samus & E.M.M.I. Amiibo will launch on the same day.
- Just Dance 2022 gameplay trailer shown. 40+ new tracks. Release date is November 4, 2021.
- The Cruis’n Blast arcade racing hit is coming to Switch. Console exclusive coming in Fall 2021.
- Dragon Ball Z: Kararot gameplay trailer shown. Play through 4 DBZ sagas of this action-RPG. Switch adds a new power awakened set. Coming 2021.
- Mario Golf: Super Rush new gameplay trailer shown. New Battle Golf & Gold Adventure modes shown. 4-players can play locally & online Free updates with new courses and characters coming post-launch! Release date is June 25, 2021.
- Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin gameplay trailer. Release date is July 9, 2021.
- WarioWare: Get It Together! debut trailer shown. 2 players can play at the same time in co-op in these brand new microgames. Release date is September 10, 2021.
- Shin Megami Tensei V new gameplay trailer shown for the Switch exclusive! Release date is November 12, 2021.
- Danganronpa Decadence brings 4 games in the series to Switch. Includes Danganronpa 1: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, and Danganronpa V3’s board game goes stand-alone too as Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp.
- Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater Switch reveal shown. Port of the Wii U exclusive ghostly horror game. New costumes and photo modes are included. Coming sometime in 2021.
- DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part One DLC coming to Switch today.
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skate 1 + 2 coming to Switch. June 25, 2021.
- Strange Brigade coming to Switch today.
- Mario + Rabbids 2: Sparks of Hope gameplay trailer. Explore new planets in this tactical turn-based strategy game. Release date is sometime in 2022.
- Advanced Wars 1 +2 Re-Boot Camp world premiere trailer debuts for Switch remakes of the first two games in the turn-based strategy series! This is a surprise. There will be 4-player local co-op play and online play as well. Release date is December 3, 2021.
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – Expansion Pass DLC gameplay trailer shown. DLC schedule: June 18 Wave 1, November 2021 Wave 2. Takes place 100 years before Breath fo the Wild.
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD gameplay trailer shown by director. Details the origins of the Master Sword and the earliest game in the Zelda series. Release date is July 16, 2021.
- Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda system like the Super Mario Bros. one from last year. 35th anniversary of the Zelda series. Includes Zelda 1, Zelda 2, Link’s Awakening, and Game & Watch: Vermin starring Link.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 new gameplay trailer finally shown! Release date is sometime in 2022. Sad it got delayed a year, but it’ll be for the best. “Please understand.”
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What’s your favorite Nintendo E3 2021 announcement?