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Every game announced at the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct

This E3 was a bit different from what we are used to, but Nintendo still delivered with its showcase. A Nintendo Direct is always an event to look forward to, and this year was no exception. Here is the complete list of all new games, consoles, and updates announced during the 2021 E3 Nintendo Direct.

Metroid Dread

12 years after its first reveal at E3 and having survived two cancellations, Metroid Dread finally gets a release date. Dread is a sequel to Metroid Fusion, a 2002-game for the Nintendo DS. Samus Aran will be back in Metroid Dread on Oct. 8.

Metroid Dread – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Mario Party Superstars

Mario and his friends are ready to party! Mario Party Superstars combines 5 classic boards from the Nintendo 64 games, as well as 100 minigames from every game in the series. Superstars comes out Oct. 29 on the Nintendo Switch.

Mario Party Superstars – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Direct | E3 2021

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is a remake of the Game Boy Advance games Advance Wars and its sequel Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising. The Nintendo Switch remake will hit the shelves on Dec. 3.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2021

WarioWare: Get It Together!

WarioWare: Get It Together! is a collection of mini-games featuring Mario’s rival, Wario. For the first time in a WarioWare game, two players will be able to collaborate to beat the fast-paced, eccentric games prepared by Wario. Wario and his mini-games are coming to the Nintendo Switch on Sept. 10.

WarioWare: Get It Together! – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Direct | E3 2021

Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda

The Game & Watch is a Nintendo handheld console, featuring a preset of games. This new edition includes the first three Zelda games: The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and A Link’s Awakening. This special edition of the Game & Watch also features a mini-game called Vermin starring Link as the main character.

Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda – Announcement Trailer

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally gets a sequel, with a new trailer revealed during this E3 Nintendo Direct. The sequel to Breath of the Wild 2 is set two years after the events from the original game. Link’s adventure will continue in 2022.

Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - E3 2021 Teaser - Nintendo Direct

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario is teaming up with the Rabbids one more time in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. This game is the sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which came out in 2017.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope - Cinematic World Premiere Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Doki Doki Litterature Club Plus!

Doki Doki Litterature Club is a cute dating sim that will scar you for life. You have been warned. Doki Doki Litterature Club Plus! comes out June 30.

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V is the latest installment of the Shin Megami Tensei RPG series. The game will come out exclusively on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 12.

Shin Megami Tensei V - Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021

Life is Strange Remastered Collection + Life is Strange: True Colors

The first two Life is Strange games are coming to the Nintendo Switch, as well as the latest opus, Life is Strange: True Colors. While there is no date yet for the release of Life is Strange Remastered Collection, True Colors will be released on Sept. 10.

Three Life Is Strange Games come to Nintendo Switch! | E3 2021

New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character

Kazuya Mishima, the iconic fighter from Tekken, joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate cast. He will join the game in the Fighters DLC, alongside Min Min from ARMS, Steve & Alex from Minecraft, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, and Pyra/Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Le poing de fer des ténèbres (Nintendo Switch)

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin is the second RPG set in the Monster Hunter universe. This new game is a sequel to Monster Hunter Stories and will release worldwide on July 9.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2021

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a compilation of over 300 recreated stages from the original three Super Monkey Ball games, a series launched on GameCube in the early 2000s. The game will be available on Oct. 5.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania – Announcement Trailer | E3 2021

Danganronpa Decadence

Danganronpa celebrates its 10th anniversary with Danganronpa Decadence, coming later this year on Nintendo Switch. This is a remastered collection of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. It also features a new game: Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp.

Danganronpa is coming to Nintendo Switch! | E3 2021

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass

Nintendo announced a Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass, bringing more content to the game. The first wave of the expansion pass, called Pulse of the Ancients, will be available on June 18. A second wave, called Guardian of Remembrance, is expected in November.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass Wave 1 – Pulse of the Ancients

Mario Golf: Super Rush

Mario Golf: Super Rush, as its name suggests, follows the adventures of Mario and his friends on a golf course. It is the seventh installment in the Mario Golf series and introduces new game modes to the classic ones. Mario and his friends will hit the green again on June 25.

Mario Golf: Super Rush – Nintendo Direct | E3 2021

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD was announced during a Nintendo Direct last February, and this year’s E3 gave us more information about the game – specifically its gameplay mechanics. Skyward Sword HD is coming with an exclusive version on the Nintendo Switch on July 16.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a remaster of the first two Tony Hawk’s games: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. These iconic games from the early 2000s will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on June 25.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 - Pre-Order Trailer - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Just Dance 2022

The most popular dance game series is back, but for the first time, it won’t make it to the Wii. Just Dance 2022 is a Nintendo Switch exclusive, coming on Nov. 4.

Just Dance 2022 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy made quite an impression when revealed during the Square Enix E3 showcase. Star-Lord, Groot, and their friends will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch on Oct. 26.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Two Point Campus

Two Point Campus is the latest game from the creators of Two Point Hospital. In this new management sim, players will be running a university instead of a hospital. The game will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Two Point Campus - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Worms Rumble

The deadliest invertebrates in video games will invade the Switch once again with Worms Rumble, coming June 23. Worms Rumble will feature an exclusive skin for the Nintendo Switch: the Patchwork Bear.

Worms Rumble - Coming to Nintendo Switch June 23rd

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

If you liked taking pictures in New Pokemon Snap but felt it was too cute for you, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water may be your thing. The only way to advance through this survival horror game is by taking pictures of ghosts. A remastered version of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will be coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch later this year.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Cruis’n Blast

Cruis’n Blast is the latest installment of the Cruis’n racing games series, originally released on arcades in January 2017. The racing game is now coming to the Nintendo Switch, with 29 different tracks and 23 vehicles.

Cruis’n Blast - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

DOOM Eternal – The Ancient Gods DLC

DOOM Eternal gets its first DLC ported to the Nintendo Switch, with The Ancient Gods – Part One. This DLC brings new missions, environments, and enemies to rip and tear. While The Ancient Gods – Part Two is already available on PC, there is still no information on when it will arrive to the Switch.

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One - Launch Trailer | E3 2021

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot mixes fast-paced fighting with RPG elements, set in the world of the Dragon Ball franchise. The game was already available on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, and now makes its way to the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version, coming September 24, will also feature the A New Power Awakens Set.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Strange Brigade

Three years after its release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, Strange Brigade is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Strange Brigade - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Astria Ascending

Kazushige Nojima, the writer of Final Fantasy VII, VIII, X, X-2, as well as the Kingdom Heart series, is back with a new JRPG: Astria Ascending. The game finally has a release date and will come to the Nintendo Switch on September 30.

Astria Ascending - The Fated Eight Trailer - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Once again, Nintendo didn’t disappoint with its Nintendo Direct games showcase. The company not only announced the expected ports of existing games, but also managed to keep the surprise of Metroid’s revival and the upcoming sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The one thing we notably didn’t get any news about was the Nintendo Switch Pro, but we may hear more about it during the next Nintendo Direct this year.

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