Everything Nintendo Announced During the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct

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Nintendo aired its Nintendo Direct E3 2021 and showed off everything we can expect for the next six months and a little beyond.

While there's no brand-new IP and no word of the Switch Pro yet, there is something for almost everyone.


Nintendo crammed party games, revived franchises, horror games, and more into just 40 minutes.

Almost every game showcased has a release date attached to it, with the exception of some third party announcements.

It's a lot to keep up with, but we've got you covered with our Nintendo E3 2021 recap.

Breath of the Wild 2

Nintendo debuted a new BotW 2 trailer and announced a Breath of the Wild 2 release frame of 2022.

It's a beefy trailer that raises many questions about what to expect from the expanded version of Hyrule as we venture into the sky once more.

We've covered it in more detail here.

New Smash Bros DLC Character

Kazuya from Tekken is joining the Smash Bros Ultimate lineup this summer. Check him out in action here.

Age of Calamity Expansion Pass

We finally got a first look at the AoC expansion pass, and all we have to say is this: Playable. Guardian.

See that and so much more here.

Zelda Game & Watch

As part of the Zelda 35th anniversary celebration, Nintendo is releasing a Zelda Game & Watch system that includes Zelda, Zelda 2, Link's Awakening, and a classic Game & Watch game. Check out pre-order info here.


Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread, or Metroid 5, picks up from where Metroid Fusion left off and follows Samus Aran as she faces off against a terrifying robotic threat.

The Dread in the name signifies the sense of creeping terror the next Metroid game, as, like in Metroid Fusion, the main threat will pursue Samus throughout her journey. Find out more about Metroid Dread here.

Mario Party Superstars

Mario Party Superstars picks the series' best minigames and boards and puts them all together in one package.

Unlike Super Mario Party, Mario Party Superstars is playable in handheld mode. See it in action here.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope featured during Ubisoft's E3 presentation, but Nintendo showed it again as well. If you missed it both times, we've got you covered.


Shin Megami Tensei 5

Atlus and Nintendo confirmed the Shin Megami Tensei 5 release date and debuted a new trailer showing the game's alternate dimension in all its tainted glory.

WarioWare Get It Together

A new WarioWare game is headed to the Switch in fall 2020, and it adds 2-player co-op for the first time in the series history.

Get It Together looks even zanier than previous WarioWare games, and if you don't believe us, check it out for yourself.

Advance Wars Switch

Advance Wars is back after over a decade of silence. Nintendo is rebooting the series by combining Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2 in one package, and it looks pretty fantastic.


Life is Strange: True Colors

True Colors and the Life is Strange remastered collection will both launch on Nintendo Switch this fall.

Danganronpa Decadence

If your life is distinctly lacking in murder bears, Danganronpa Decadence is probably for you.

The three mainline Danganronpa games are brought together with an expanded version of Danganronoa V3 Killing Harmony's board game on Nintendo Switch for the first time.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Fatal Frame is coming to Switch and other platforms with a host of new improvements - if you're brave enough to handle them.


Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a three-in-one collection of classic Monkey Ball games enhanced for modern consoles.

It's out later this year, and you can find more about it here.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

The massive Dragon Ball Z Kakarot is finally coming to Switch. Here's when you can expect to see it.