As is always the case in the gaming industry and more so when big events like E3 are on the horizon many rumors begin circulation on the web. From predictions of Metroid and Zelda to leaks like Mario + Rabbids there was a ton of hype coming into the event. I don’t know that Nintendo lived up to that hype; maybe people just set themselves up with too many expectations. All that behind us now. The Nintendo Direct has come and gone. Check out this Summary of Nintendo Direct E3 2021.
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Listed in order as they appeared in the Direct.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
A new fighter enters the battle. A Tekken favorite Kazuya will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at a later date that is yet to be announced. Some of the basic moves were put on display and a follow-up video with all the fighter’s details is set for June 28th.
Life is Strange Remastered/True Colors
The Life is Strange series finally takes the leap to Nintendo Switch. The first release will be the new entry into the series Life is Strange: True colors. This new entry is set to launch on September 10th. The remastered collection did not have a release date announced but is expected to hit the Nintendo Switch later this year.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is an action adventure game. Players take control of Starlord and call the shots as you battle to save the universe. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is schedule for release on October 26th of this year.
Worms Rumble is a real-time arena shooter. Play with up to 35 players battling across a diverse range of levels. Players can compete in daily challenges and online battle leagues to climb the rankings. Worms Rumble is available for pre-order now and will launch on June 23rd.
Astria Ascending is a beautifully hand painted turn based JRPG. Customize and battle with your team of demi-gods as you fight to save the world of Orcanon. Developed by a team including members of the Final Fantasy team. Astria Ascending is set for release on September 30th of this year.
Two Point Campus
From the makers of the critically acclaimed Two Point Hospital comes a new building/simulation title. Two Point Campus puts players at the helm as they design, build, and manage their very own University. This one comes to Nintendo Switch sometime next year.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
As celebration of the 20th anniversary of Super Monkey Ball a collection of the 3 titles that started it all will be coming to Nintendo Switch fully remastered. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is coming to Switch on October 25th.
Mario Party Super Stars
I have to say this one had me a bit heated! A new Mario Party with full online functionality including save games, 9 new courses, and over 100 new mini-games. The only problem is instead of being DLC or an update to the bare bones Super Mario Party I have to fork out another $60. This one will launch on October 29 and is available for pre-order starting today.
I am not a huge fan of the Metroid series but I got the feeling from the chat during the direct that this isn’t the news they wanted. The first 2D Metroid in nearly 20yrs will be on display during the Nintendo Treehouse today. The game and accompanying amibios hit shelves on October 8th.
Just Dance 2022
The popular dance game returns with 40 new tracks to bust a move to. Just Dance 2022 will release on Nintendo Switch September 4th.
The Crusin’ franchise makes its way back onto Nintendo with this 4 player exclusive. While I would have preferred a remaster of Crusin’ USA or Crusin’ Exotica Blast looks like it could be a good time when it comes to Switch in the Fall.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A new Power Awakens Set
Originally released in 2020 for PS4 and Xbox One Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is coming to the Nintendo Switch along with the A New Power Awakens Set. Play as different protagonists as you fight your way through multiple Sagas when Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A new Power Awakens Set comes to Nintendo Switch on September 24th.
Nintendo Direct E3 2021- Summary
Mario Golf: Super Rush
The direct provided more insight on the different game modes in Mario Golf: Super Rush. There’s Standard Golf, Speed Golf(first to the hole), Battle Golf(arena style golf), and Golf Adventure(play as your me through a Golf inspired Mario-themed adventure). Additional DLC will come in the form of more courses and characters. Prepare to tee off in Mario Golf: Super Rush because it’s coming June 25th.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
When Monster Hunter Stories 2 was originally announced it peaked my interest but having not played the fist entry in the series I was still on the fence if I would jump in now or not. After watching the direct and getting a deeper look at the game(crafting, monsty partners, and hatching monstys) I must say I am sold and very much look forward to playing it. A demo with a save that carries over to the full game will be available on July 9th. The full game will release on September 25th.
Warioware: Get it Together
Friends and I were recently discussing how great it would be to get a Warioware game on the Switch. The game seems like it would be a perfect fit for the hybrid console. This is one I am very excited about and I feel has been a long time coming. Warioware: Get it Together comes out on September 10th.
Shin Megami Tensei V
Though not a player of the franchise myself I know Shin Megami Tensei V is a highly anticipated release. The direct showcased new mechanics for combat and forming allies as well as demon fusion for customizable partners. Shin Megami Tensei V will be available for pre-order on June 21st. Shin Megami Tensei V is scheduled for release on November 12th as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
Celebrating 10 years of Danganronpa Despair a new title comes to the series. Never played it before but it looks to be a mix of a single-player Among Us plot with some Ace Attorney gameplay. Danganronpa Trilogy, along with a stand-alone board game, comes as a physical collection or buy individually on the eShop after this year.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater
Later this year players can jump into the horror thriller Fatal Frame as different protagonists and experience the story from different perspectives.
Doom Eternal Expansion: Ancient Gods Part I
The Doom Eternal story continues. The best part is you don’t have to wait any longer. The Doom Eternal Expansion Ancient Gods Part I is available today on the Nintendo Switch.
Tony Hawk’s Pro-Skater 1 + 2
Jump on your board in this fully remastered local and online multiplayer cult classic. Available for pre-order now on the Nintendo eShop Tony Hawk’s Pro-Skater 1 + 2 will be coming to Nintendo Switch on June 25th.
Strange Brigade is an action-adventure with puzzle aspects. Play alone or go at it with friends via a local wireless connection or online multiplayer. Jump into the action as Strange Brigade launches today on Nintendo Switch.
Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope
If you have been following ChrisOnSwitch and have read about the games I would most like to see come to Switch you know I have had an itch for more Mario Rabbids shenanigans for awhile now. I am excited to see more before Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope comes to Nintendo Switch sometime next year.
Advance Wars 1 & 2
Rebuilt from the ground up the beloved Advanced Wars series is coming to Switch. The new game looks a lot like Wargroove in many ways. Available for pre-order starting today Advance Wars 1 & 2 is coming to Switch this holiday season.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expanision Pass
Just around the corner, the Age of Calamity expansion pass is adding more weapons, costumes, challenges, enemies, stages, skills, and playable characters. The additional content from Wave 1 will be available later this week on June 18th. Wave 2 to come in November.
Conclusion Summary: Nintendo Direct E3 2021
As mentioned at the start the Direct left a few things to be desired. That said; there were plenty of games to keep me excited for the future of the Nintendo Switch. I can’t wait to play Mario Golf: Super Rush, Tony Hawk’s Pro-Skater 1+2, Mario Rabbids Spark of Hope, Warioware: Get it Together, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, and a few others. I hope you found something to get excited about as well in this Summary of Nintendo Direct E3 2021.
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