The Nintendo Direct E3 was certainly full of big reveals, including some classic games remastered or emerging after years of delayed development. It also filled out the year of games on Switch, ensuring we'll have a lot to play in the coming months.
The following list is everything major that was revealed in the Direct. We've covered all the big reveals and indeed many of the smaller ones, ranging from major Nintendo titles to some intriguing third-party games.
- Metroid 5 Is Coming To Switch As Metroid Dread, And It's 2D
- The Metroid Dread Special Edition Set Is Looking A Bit Tasty
- Nintendo Says It's "Working Hard" On Metroid Prime 4
- WarioWare: Get It Together Brings Mini-Game Mayhem To Switch In September
- New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Footage Shown, Aiming For A 2022 Switch Release
- There's A Zelda Game & Watch Coming This Christmas
- Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Expansion Pass Kicks Off This Week
- Kazuya From Tekken Is The Next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighter
- Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp Reimagines The Classics On Switch
- Shantae Developer WayForward Is Making Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
- Free Updates Will Add Additional Characters And Courses To Mario Golf: Super Rush
- Mario Party Superstars Will Have You Partying Like It's 1999
- Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cloud Version Confirmed For Switch
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Is Rolling Onto Switch
- Shin Megami Tensei V Is A Switch Exclusive Launching This November
- The Japanese Shin Megami Tensei V Trailer Is Different To The Western One
- Life Is Strange Remastered And Life Is Strange: True Colours Coming To Switch Later This Year
- Cruis'n Blast Is Coming To Nintendo Switch
- Danganronpa: Decadence Brings Four Murder-Mayhem Games To Switch Later This Year
- Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water Jumps From Wii U To Switch And, Surprisingly, Other Platforms
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set Brings The Fight To Switch
- Hell Yeah! DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One Is Out Now On Switch
- Cave's Acclaimed Shooter, Mushihimesama, Is Out Now On Switch
- The Worms Battle Royale Action Game Arrives On Switch Next Week
- Strange Brigade Is Out Now On Switch eShop
- Astria Ascending Gets A Release Date And Stylish New Trailer
- Nintendo's Digital Deals Sale Is Now Live, Up To 75% Off Hundreds Of Switch Games
Did you watch the Nintendo Direct at E3 2021? What did you think? Let us know below.
I'm gonna be sooooo broke!
Overall, some faith restored in Nintendo. Not there yet, but definitely steps in the right direction.
Absolutely nothing about a new Animal Crossing update was a major bummer, especially since it's their biggest selling game and it's been so long since it's seen anything substantive. Just kind of shocking they've let it be so anemic for so long.
A lot of great announcements for all types of fans, so many great games coming. But I think the lack of any more virtual console additions, more gameplay for BOTW and other main titles was a little disappointing. Overall I loved the speed from game to game - no time wasted unlike other presentations lol.
Release schedule for the back half of this year is looking pretty solid. Danganronpa announcement in particular made my day.
Metroid 5 was the only thing worth mentioning.
Zelda is sometime 2022. It’s disappointing they can’t make a direct sequel so many years after a WiiU game.
Mostly ports. Mario party is recycled old games.
But none of it matters. Nintendo is making huge profits for doing very little.
It was full, and fast, should have included Fast & Furious Sh1ft3r. 😉
Lots of good stuff, didn't get the remake I was hoping for or much in the way of new game surprises but lots of fun to be had on the horizon!
Metroid Dread and SMT V stole the show for me
Kazuya in Smash was also dope as hell
You forgot to add Dragon Ball Z Kakarot to that list.
DETAILS ABOUT NEW METROID GAME:
What a great showing. Definitely needed this after all the disasters except for Xbox.
Warioware for me😁
Too bad they didn’t add anything to NSO
Some stuff to look forward to, but I do think we’re missing that big‘Christmas game’ (Smash, Mario, last year’s Hyrule Warriors) that we usually get in the last week of November spot.
That was just embarrassing.
A lot of good stuff for me, even though most of them are remasters/remakes. I’ll take it though, Advance Wars has been dead for too long. Metroid Dread was quite the surprise!
Metroid and zelda. 2 of the games I wanted showed up at least 😊
Only Metroid the rest are meh
I thought the presentation was very good.
A Splatoon 3 or Metroid Prime 4 trailer would have made it perfect. But I am very happy with what we got.
Was a great direct. Too many games and not enough time to finish them.
As usual, thanks for the roundup! I'm interested in seeing a poll for this soon. Curious to see what games the community wants to press A/Start on the most.
@MrGawain The odds of a really big November game were pretty slim after the ugly Diamond/Pearl remakes were announced unfortunately. Ah well, at least there's some interesting stuff releasing from October-December even without that one really big first party title.
Disappointing as expected. Not like I expected anything lol...
Maybe Warioware could be some fun but looks like all the others and with joycon drift I am shrugging about playing it.
And of course nothing about a New Nintendo Switch Pro or whatever. Big meh.
You guys forgot DBZ Kakarot port in the article.
Warioware? BOTW 2? Age of Calamity DLC? Advanced Wars? New Donk City Mario Golf? Mario Party N64 Remake? Monkeyball? METROID DREAD?
Dont forget Kakarot port Vegeta. Its over 9000.
Metroid Dread was my favourite announcement - BOTW2 teaser was too short for me to get excited
Have to say, even more underwhelming than I expected!
Remind me not to check the comment section after watching an E3 Direct again. Some reactions here are absolutely disgusting, it seems like some kind of consumerist dystopia where every Direct needs to be like 5 XL McDonald's meals otherwise it's "abysmal" and "embarrassing".
You didn't get what you want? Sure. Next time. But calling this Direct embarrassing? Perhaps you might need to humble down a little.
WarioWare! Metroid Dread! This Direct was a 9/10, still missing some Bayo3.
This is like the ultimate 15 year long rumor actually coming true.
I only had interest in Three of those games. the one in februrary was better.
2022 is looking to be THE best year for Nintendo
We have -
Splatoon 3 (The game I'm most hyped for)
Mario + Rabbids 2
And so many other unconfirmed games coming!
I liked the presentation so much. Metroid 5 is incredible, but Mario Rabbids 2 is easily my game of the show
A great show. New Metroid, SMTV full gameplay reveal and BotW2 won it for me alone.
The rest was pretty solid too.
That SMT V MC. Whoa.
I kind of hope Silksong is next year. I won’t have time to play it with everything coming out.
These are starting to be a little more exciting only for people who don't have other consoles or really only play Nintendo AAA titles. The Fatal Frame on Wii U was not good (very clunky, kind of silly storyline) but it did provide a few scares. Danganronpa is great but sooooo old. And y'all already know the deal with the rereleases.
Mario Party (even though, again, remade old content) at least looks like it could be fun. And they decided to join 2014 and make it online at launch.
@Varkster For me it was embarrassing because I was not wearing pants and when they announced Advanced Wars 1&2 remake I slapped my thigh so hard I left a hand shaped bruise. So now I have to explain that later
The biggest issue I had with this direct was that they were showing games that we already saw for the last 2 or 3 and I felt like Splatoon 3, Pokemon or Bayonetta 3 could of easily replaced those.
A 5/10 from me
Breath of the wild 2 just looks like it could of been dlc for the first game.
more wii u and ps4 ports and more remasters/HD upgrade
No bayonetta 3, rune factory 5, Metroid 4 or switch pro
Mario party game is just a collection of previous boards and mini games (how lazy can they get)
Only real highlight from that was the shin megami gameplay.
In terms of reveals this whole E3 has been the worst I've ever known
Very, very fun Direct. There were lots of surprises there (Metroid, WarioWare, Advance Wars, etc.), and while I didn't really add anything new to the wishlist, I feel like Nintendo put out a really strong list of announcements there. Cannot wait for the next Zelda, whatever they decide to name it.
BotW2 and SMTV won it for me.
Don't care for the Metroid series at all so it's a pass for me.
Will be buying Metroid Dread and AW 1+2 so that's doubled my titles to buy this year (Skyward Sword and Mario Golf). Possibly get Fatal Frame too, overall I was impressed!
Pretty disappointing for me, although I knew this E3 was going to be lame due to Covid disrupting the industry. Metroid Dread was cool, although personally I have no interested in the 2D games. Seeing Advance Wars was so exciting, but then seeing it was just a remaster/remake was hugely deflating. At the end of it, there are no new games on my wishlist than there were before it.
I watched the Nintendo Direct and it was late (I got overslept while waiting the Direct)
And I didn't impressed very much.
Almost no interesting games for me.
2 from 10.
Well, that's mean I can build my PS4 games library quickly during semester 2 (July to December 2021)
I will pick Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PS5 instead of Metroid Dread. Zero interest with Metroid games except Federation Force.
That Direct was incredible. What a time to be a Switch owner.
It wasn't terrible but I expected more from the direct.
How about a new Mario Platformer, 2D Zelda or Donkey Kong??
@NINtendo242 Already play that one in PS4
It was good, Kazuya was a nice surprise, but the one thing that stood out as a disappointment to me was the lack of a Zelda 3D collection like they did with Mario last year.
After watching some gameplay, Metroid dread looks amazing. I want it now
still better than capcom or squareenix, Ill give them that.
Also can we put the made up imaginary switch pro to bed now?
Im most looking forward to Metroid Dread, Advance Wars 1+2
Coupled with Zelda skyward, NEO world ends with you, Pokemon brilliant diamond, Diablo 2 Resurrected. Plus the indies that’ll show up.
Plenty to play on Switch this year.
Looks like your missing strange brigade from the list
Metroid Mario party and Zelda I was really looking forward to Kirby and dk guess those aren’t happening. Most of all I think switch pro rumors are officially false
It was an okay presentation, although I definitely had my hopes up we’d be getting some New Pokémon Snap DLC.
I had planned to not spoil myself on this before being able to watch it for myself (busy with work), but I didn't want to wait. Kind of wish I had waited since a new Metroid was revealed. Oh well...I can't believe we're finally getting the sequel to Fusion!
Ya'll played yourselves getting so invested in the hype you were certain to be disappointed.
There was a lot of late 90s/early 2000s in this one. A Metroid game that technically started development in 2006, a classic Mario Party compilation, Monkey Ball, Advance Wars, Cruisin'...
Really enjoyed this direct. Can play SMTV, metroid dread, danganronpa and i guess i will try my hand on the fatal frame game as well. Maybe wario ware too if the price is right
What an enjoyable show that was. Advance Wars, Metroid, Wario Ware. Old school Nintendo goodness. With Monkey Ball and a Cruisin game that could have been an E3 from the early noughties.
Between Switch and Series X, I have a ludicrously long list of games I want to play over the rest of the year.
Horrible presentation. Eshop games disguised as full price games, typical garbage fighter for smash, and you could have created a trailer for the new Zelda. Yet you just pieced together run of mill gameplay and gave a hopeful release year. Feels like Nintendo woke this morning and said oh hell we need to create the presentation.
A very good Direct in my opinion - far better than the February one and I liked it more than both 2018 and 2019’s E3 presentations. A new WarioWare, a 2-in-1 Advance Wars remake, the BOTW2 trailer, and especially Metroid Dread(!) were all great announcements. And remasters/ports like Super Monkey Ball, Danganronpa, Fatal Frame, as well as Mario Party round out this year’s lineup really nicely!
It had Advance Wars! I am happy!
Nintendo saved E3 (and the rest of the year) for me.
There was actually 2 games (Maiden of Blackwater and Metroid Dread) that I want (and I haven't even played any of them before, which is rare these days - of course M. of B. is not a completely new game, but still.. ).
@WOLF13 how did you handle the pandemic? Forgot about it?
Best direct in quite a while!
I'm not used to seeing Nintendo Life comment sections so chill and less toxic after news. Nice. But in all honesty I'd say it was on the level of 2019. Despite a few glaring omissions like DK or Monolith Softs, or Platinum. It had diversity, a balance of first and 3rd party surprises and updates to new games. The pandemic is still in effect and things aren't back to full shape yet but this year and next is looking better than last. Even if each game won't be for everyone.
They're actually bringing back old IP that we don't see often like Wario Ware, Fatal Frame, and Advance Wars while also the main stuff Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Dread is where I'm headed. I'm Intrigued by Kazuya. It's a double edged sword, Nintendo's IP is so diverse and appeals to different people who might not like all each thing they dish out.
Decent Direct, but still feel they are hardly give us much content. I would kill for an announcement adding more virtual console games (N64, GB / GBA, GC). Also, was hoping for some additional ports of the Zelda games for the 35th anniversary..
@VoodooTrumpet Yep. Pretty underwhelming IMO.
Advance Wars is cool, Metroid Dread is cool, but neither (nothing) was super exciting. Most of the announcements were "meh".
Well given what we have seen prior to today this was not a bad showing for the Switch. I am super excited about a new 2D Metroid and to pick up the old series with the long abandoned Dread is just so cool. Sticking with the way back machine theme we also get an Advanced War Reboot....I can not believe they have left that series untouched for so long and never put one out on 3DS. I think the the overall lineup is solid this year with some fun couch play games like MP and Wario coming . Finally we get a deeper look at SMT V and it looks great and I can hardly wait for 22 to get Mario+Rabbids (loved the first one and as a big 4x4 SRPG fan interested to see how they will implement the cell-free movement dynamic and how it will affect the gameplay strategy).
The biggest suprise/let down was no mention of a major holiday release from Nintendo. Maybe they didn't want to stomp on all the great stuff coming this summer/fall and will drop something big for Xmas before the end of the year. Generally the trend for Switch has been multiple 1st party releases after E3 thru fall but then something big for Xmas....could it be Bayo3 or maybe the rumored DK game? Not sure but I suspect we will get something and I also think we will get one or maybe a collection for Zelda (I want OOT, TWP, WW). I guess we will never get a MP trilogy or maybe they will wait and release that closer to when MP4 is coming.
Completely, totally bowled over by Metroid Dread. I knew there was a good chance of seeing this given the rumours but still very surprised and I’m really happy with how it looks. Seen some folk saying it looks low budget/looks like a mobile game which is baffling to me. It looks fantastic. Not quite the hand painted Ori style Metroid game I’ve been dreaming of but I will absolutely take this. Amazed they’ve returned to the Metroid Dread title and concept after all these years too. I’m made up with that one game.
BotW 2 trailer was the only other thing I had realistic hopes for and it delivered. Was really wishing for a 2021 release and a deeper dive into it but what we saw was extremely promising. Those reveals alongside some nice surprises like Wario Ware and Advance Wars returning…yeah. I’m happy with what we got today.
A pretty great presentation - though unfortunately the only thing that interested me was the new Mario Party, mostly to play with family once the pandemic restrictions are (hopefully) over and we can host gatherings again.
Still, I have Monster Hunter Stories 2, Skyward Sword, Ace Attorney Chronicles and Pokemon BD/SP to look forward to in the next five months, on top of several upcoming indies, so I’ll have plenty to keep myself entertained. Still hoping for a big Animal Crossing update soon, though, as well as a Wind Waker/Twilight Princess HD bundle announced after Skyward Sword releases…
Not only were they revealed but they're coming out soon! Not a bunch of cgi trailers or gussied up "in engine" trailers. They showed the game, they showed the gameplay and they showed the release date. Nintendo still knows what E3 is all about and they definitely delivered. Only people that I saw disappointed were those that wanted AC update, Pokemon and don't respect Tekken...oh and people begging for Genshin(F2P garbage). If you've been a hardcore loyal fan though, Nintendo gave you what you wanted this year.
This was good. Certainly better than any of the other conferences.
It seems that the other companies gave Nintendo the victory for this E3. I tried not to get my hopes up too much and I enjoyed Nintendo's presentation. I was surprised there were plenty of games both myself and my sister will be excited for.
I'm not sure if my interest in games is waning in general or these announcements just aren't that exciting. I'm a huge Metroid fan, but Dread looks like a lot of being chased from room to room so far. Also, I'm guessing there was a reason this game was shelved in the first place? Honestly, Other M looks better at the moment, though I did quite enjoy that game.
Danganronpa has my interest, but only because I enjoyed them so much the first time around.
That's it for me really.
A Monolith Soft announcement would have been nice, but I imagine a lot of its resources are being poured into BotW 2...
If I'm being honest, I found the show to be overall pretty disappointing, with only a couple of the games that I didn't already know about, exciting me. Metroid Dread and Advance Wars HD. Those 2 were great announcements but I did think there was going to be a major game like Odyssey 2 or Donkey Kong 3D or Mario Kart 9 or Starfox GP... a big holiday title. Surely Mario Party and Advance Wars can't be their 2 big holiday games in the 4th year of one one of the most succesful consoles of all time? I also hoped we'd get another third party exclusive like Astral Chain.
For me, brand new experiences from Nintendo have been few and far between on Switch.
To end on a positive note, Mario Golf looks superb. Really can't wait for that. I loved Tennis Aces while the online modes were going strong.
Still waiting on Metroid 4 or the trilogy, or Xenoblade Choronicles X or XCX2, or a Comduit remake or Conduit 3. Nintendo has not made any good games since Botw. I was disappointed in Xc2.
A whole lot of nothing…
I like seeing Metroid Dread, Advance Wars Re-boot Camp, and the Game and Watch Legend of Zelda was interesting.
Otherwise- disappointed that a new Switch model was not announced, no Metroid Prime Trilogy announced, or any re-releases of Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, and Twlight Princess.
A very solid E3 and showcased way more games than I'd expected to be excited for. It's probably the most games that I'm going to buy showcased in a single direct or E3 conference:
And two maybes:
The only "bad" part was that honestly I just REALLY don't care about Kazuya in Smash. Which made the start of the direct feel a bit weak, I understand fighting game fans would be excited, but I've not really cared about Tekken since 3.
Only other thoughts about E3 being baffled that those FF1-6 Pixel Remasters aren't going to be on any console.
So, yeah, I think I'm going to skip next-gen for the next few years and just all in on Switch at this point. So many games I want. The prices are often a bit eye-watering, but that's fine. I'm getting stuff I really, really wanted.
Metroid Dread is a must-buy for me. Between that, WarioWare, and the Advance Wars remakes, this year doesn't look that bad.
Don't know if BotW2 will release early next year... probably not. Nothing about Splatoon 3, but we know it's scheduled for 2022 too. Monolith Soft is probably assisting in the development of those two games, but it's likely that they've also got something of their own in the making. No sight of Metroid Prime 4, as expected. And I wonder what Odyssey's development team is doing...
The Switch still has got life in it, it seems. I guess it will last until 2024 or so.
I am happy with what I saw, new metroid game, SMT V coming this year, life is strange collection, guardians of the galaxy, a new mario party, mario rabbids sequel, advance wars, warioware ,BOTW2 coming in 22 etc. wow with a line up like that they totaly overkilled microsoft and Sony !
Truly surprised that no new Switch or Zelda collection was revealed. Not too surprised by the lack of Donkey Kong, but I was hoping a new one would be shown. I was also hoping for some sort of new 2D Mario, but the lack of one doesn't bother me. (A "New Mario All Stars" with remakes of SMB1, Lost Levels, SMB2, SMB3, and SMW would be so incredible.)
One good thing I can say - I can already tell BOTW 2 is exactly what I wanted it to be.
Still have high hopes that Ocarina of Time 3D/Majora's Mask 3D/Wind Waker/Twilight Princess all make it to the Switch.
Metroid Dread looked fantastic! Life is strange looks right up my alley as well. Plus more/same Monkey Ball fun!
BOTW2 footage was cool, but I'm assuming (hoping for) a bigger Zelda celebration later on in the year.
Could've done with something new, but I guess a totally new thing would've been hampered by covid restrictions.
Nintendo CONFIRMS another year of a "the switch pro is guaranteed for sure, 100%, there is no question coming out tomorrow" posts.
Also 6 games in the JP stream not coming to NA, 2 physical editions only in JP for the games released in NA. I pretty much called this ... the install base in Japan is big enough that Nintendo is going to start caring less and less about NA, seeing all people in NA do is bitch about how every game they release is garbage because it pick one of (changed to little/changed too much).
All and all, a really disappointing direct if you are in NA, a ... only slightly disappointing one in if you are JP. But that makes sense ... why draw hype away from golf and Pokémon with games coming out next year.
It was alright. Would have lover more news on Silksong and Sports Story. Also, Nintendo!! Show The great ape some respect!! Release Donkey Kong from his cage! Ahhhh
I only had one wish/hope for Nintendo's E3 and that was to see BOTW2. That trailer had a lot packed into it so I'll be rewatching that a lot haha. Many other games grabbed my attention like Metroid, Mario Party, Advance Wars, SMT V, and Warioware to name a few. I really enjoyed this Direct. I think Nintendo killed it today!
@MS7000 eh? What have they done to diminish your faith? Was it the constant 10/10 games?
I think this is the first time I was disappointed, and I didn't even expect anything. Other than the AoC characters being the ones who were prominently featured in the DLC promo material so far, but I guess even that was too much to hope for?
To be honest I wasn't expecting that much third-party output this time. Danganronpa and Life is Strange coming to Switch are definitely exciting news. But Guardians of the Galaxy is just coming as a cloud version. Yay? Not really for me, that was the perfect opportunity for a "Witcher 3" moment.
I actually wanted this Direct to focus mainly on first-party titles and exclusives. It quite had a lot of them in (and many surprises that fans clamoured for years). But it missed games like Splatoon 3, Project Triangle Strategy, maybe new Kirby (next year is his anniversary) and Donkey Kong games. And of course... Bayonetta 3
I also wanted new updates for games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
They're planning to show them on the coming months, I hope...
But that wasn't enough to distract me from the fact this Direct had a LOT of pleasant surprises, we need a bigger round-up that includes the games announed on the "reel" segments (that probably explains why they had headlines this time, even though no other E3 Direct before included them).
Maybe this month we'll see more about Pokémon UNITE and Legends: Arceus. And about the "Nintendo Switch Pro" rumours, I'm personally hoping they're true and maybe they plan on announcing it on July, just like the 2019 models.
Nope, sorry but Nintendo is getting lazy. What a load of pants, nothing interesting at all. WHERE IS THE 35 ANNIVERSARY FOR ZELDA? Forgotten
Metroid Dread and Mario Party were the winners for me: the "resurrection" of a dead game, continuing a story left hanging 19 years ago, and a revisiting to the time when Mario Party kept me up all night in 1999. And I'm willing to try out the new Cruisin' game, I loved Cruisin' USA 64 even though it was considered pretty bad.
Zelda is one of my 3 favorite series, but for some reason trailers for new games never excite me, it's only when I start playing that the excitement blows up. So BOTW2 trailer did nothing for me, but I know I'll be in love when I hold it.
I wanted much more from this Direct after 2 years, but once Metroid was announced, it didn't matter.
I want ALL those games bar maybe the Game & Watch (though I'm obviously tempted). Good E3 overall. Satisfied
(Would have liked more games involving Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary. We'll probably hear about that in a similar way to the Mario Anniversary last year. Shame about no news of DK, mainline Kirby, Bayonetta 3, Project Triangle or ACNH DLC)
Underwhelming presentation, but still gonna buy some of these.
Where were the AAA Games?
I'm glad Cruisn Blast is coming to fill the vacuum of arcade racing games on the Switch. Its only worthy competition is Fast RMX and Burnout Paradise. I wonder why Namco hasn't put out a Ridge Racer game for the Switch.
@MS7000 What made you lose it?
One of the worst Directs in recent memory. Nothing released today. Games are months or a year off. Only a few niche games announced alongside Zelda. Everyone's excited for Metroid...meh. I don't know, this was a dud. Also, that Mario Party game could just be a DLC for the Mario Party we already have. A whole new game? Eat my whole ass Nintendo. D-
It was everything I didn't expect aside from Breath of the Wild 2 footage. 2D Metroid, Advance Wars, and Wario Ware look good.
Are you .... being serious?
I don't think anyone is making the argument that the Switch is the last consul Nintendo is going to make, it's just that not EVERYONE is such a mindless idiot then when someone says "THIS THING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TOMORROW" for the 40th time, they don't think "well, you were wrong 39 times before, so maybe no one should care what you think?"
I mean I can post "it's going to rain tomorrow" every day for the rest of time and I'll be right quite often. It doesn't mean I can predict the freaking weather, and ANYONE who thinks my productions have value is dumber then a rock.
If it's sunny 100 days in a row but on the 101st day I'm like "SEE? I WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG!", anyone who agrees with that statement needs to hand in their "I am a thinking creature" card.
Good direct imo. Best E3 presentation imo
@Jack_Goetz Sakamoto said in the bit after the presentation that the technology at the time wasn’t up to the task of getting the game how they envisioned it so it was scrapped, and they then had another chance to try it and the tech still wasn’t there. Was originally a DS game IIRC, and I imagine that second chance they had was on 3DS. Not really sure what was pushing the tech too hard for them to abandon it until now but I’m inclined to believe him on this- I doubt quality was a thing the internal team working on those original versions would struggle to achieve but if they couldn’t live up to what their concept demanded then I can understand them not wanting to pursue it. I guess you could say they they should have put it on a home console instead but it’s likely Nintendo wouldn’t have afforded them the budget for a 2D Metroid on a home console. All this to say- I really doubt they cancelled their original attempts because the game wasn’t any good.
@UndoControl I believe it exists. I just don't think it will be the upgrade people are expecting. More like a side grade if anything.
Meh, not much there of interest to me. All I really want is Metroid Dread and Breath of the Wild sequel.
I may give Fatal Frame a second look. It was something I was interested in getting on Wii U, but never pulled the trigger.
@Bunkerneath I reckon they’ll announce more Zelda stuff for the second half of the year after Skyward Sword HD is out. Wind Waker/Twilight Princess HD probably, not expecting much more though.
@AbejaGrande the content is substantially enough to be it's own game. 5 boards and 100 minigames isn't exactly what I call dlc material.
If it were just 1 or 2 boards with like 20 added minigames then that's fine for DLC but as it is there's even more content in Superstars than there was in super Mario party.
And that's what can put some people off... Directs are in general diverse, not focused on for example shooters or RPG but an all-around show. People who seek something very specific would be better off waiting until after the show and see if there's a good trailer for them. After all, if the specific game is not mentioned, it's just trash for them.
But if you look at it more objectively (as objectively as you can with entertainment)... There wasn't really any games that either isn't metarated as a really good game or isn't from a good rated franchise. That's what you call a really good Direct from a general view.
Luckily I'm not picky with game genres and franchises as long as it's quality, so the direct was jackpot for me
I'm pretty burned out on wasting money for inevitably neglected ports/remasters/years-after-release-DLC of games I've either already played before or was not interested in the first time around, so not much for me in the presentation.
The new WarioWare did look fun, though, and I'm sure I can rope some people into playing the Mario Party compilation. Will almost certainly pick up both. Might check out Cruis'n Blast, also.
Not like I'm hurting for upcoming Switch games this year, anyway. Between Disgaea 6, the previously un-localised Akiba's Trip and Phoenix Wright games, and the new World Ends With You game all coming out within the next few days/months, I've got more than enough to keep me busy (on top of the already existing backlog, of course).
@-Juice- @DeclanS98 The constant Wii U ports, and remasters of old games was starting annoy me to heck, especially when the games didn't even add anything meaningful for another playthrough. The over reliance of third parties is also frustrating, as typically, those games have been out for ages on other platforms, for cheaper, and run better on those platforms. You paying for an inferior version to play portably. Sometimes a good trade off, sometimes not. But overall, new 1st party Nintendo games felt few and far between.
Now, this E3 has restored some of my faith, but not all; quite a bit of the direct was full of announcements from other companies who covered them in their own presentations. Ports/remasters of other games are fine, but it felt like Nintendo was hiding them coming to the Switch so they had padding for the presentation. There is also the fact that while I am happy to see Advance Wars returning, why is it not a new one? Why is the new Mario Party not making new boards/minigames, but instead taking from the past?
My faith has restored slightly because the return of Advance Wars and 2D metroids and Warioware makes me think Nintendo are at least thinking about some of the underused IP. And that is a step in the right direction.
On a side note, a casual observation that surprised me was no mention of Pokemon in the direct as far as I recall. That is welcome from my perspective; they normally spend at least 10 minutes on whatever title is coming out that year.
I thought that was an objectively great Direct. Actual gameplay footage from Breath of the Wild 2 showcasing gameplay mechanics (the rewind power, mostly), a new 2D Metroid with real Alien: Isolation vibes, the return of Advanced Wars (a game I missed), a release date and gameplay footage of Shin Megami Tensei V... I'm happy.
Not the worst direct I've ever watched but considering its E3 I can't help but feel a bit disappointed
@thiz Best on the interview with Skamoto Metroid 5 might just be the best 2D game in the series.
Wow, that Switch Pro looks amazing. It's everything CNET and Bloomberg said it would be and thensome.
I felt very burned with the lack of any classic 3D Zeldas like Majora's Mask or Wind Waker re-releasing on Switch. that's the big thing I was really hoping for...
But Monster Hunter Stories 2 is looking better and better, other than games that weren't at all shown or talked about today (Samurai Warriors 5, Ys IX, Pokemon Shining Pearl). There's a few that are exciting, but the E3 presentation felt really weak.
Nintendo exist in their own bubble but they needed some big hitters now they have the new consoles to compete with, and their reveals were huge.
On a personal note it was amazing too. Having the SMT and Danganronpa series back to back. It doesn’t get any better than that.
@MS7000 Um.. what have they done wrong besides not do 1000% of all your wishes?
You should definitely mention that 3 Cave shmups were announced in the japanese Direct, and that the first of them, Mushihimesama, is available worldwide now!
@ThomasBW84 Is that Metroid Dread thumbnail official art? Haven't seen it anywhere but it looks awesome!
@ChakraStomps I point you to my comment above (122). If that doesn't answer your question, all I can say is that I am aware that some of this is my personal wants, but I do know that I am far from alone in thinking the way I do.
Metroid Dread being real is a dream come true!
Everything else was icing on the cake and with that being said, Nintendo "won" E3.
@NINtendo242 about the switch pro Nintendo said software only.nintendo switch new feed also said software only so of course it wasn't going to be showed they said that before e3
And 98% of the rumors/leaks were wrong lol
This Direct was good, it was not 2019 amazing but was still awesome! Will be picking up 5 games from it, Mario Golf, Tony Hawk, Metroid, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Breath of the Wild 2
I do not care what the cry bags who did not like this day. this was a great e3 one of nintendos best. the best over Microsoft show and all of them . unlike Sony . Nintendo brings great quality games to the switch . Nintendo does what Sony don't. MAKE GREAT QUALITY GAMES for their fans .. deal with it.
@WOLF13 they are doing more than Sony. that 500 dollar door stop has zero quality games. and the last of us remake says hello . Nintendo is bringing great games to fans. Sony has nothing. Nintendo even had a far better show than Microsoft. Nintendo does what Sony don't . MAKE great quality games for their fans A FACT. deal with it.
AMAZING JOB NINTENDO
@NINtendo242 is that Front 242 reference by chance?!
A+. Metroid Dread and BOTW 2 got me stoked. Everything else was gravy.
Tbh, pretty dissapointed.
@MS7000 I want more Wii U ports and remasters of classic games
And that is fine. Both ports/remasters and new games can coexist. I just want more balance between them.
Mario Party and WarioWare but not at all interested in the rest. Haven't returned to ACNH in 2021 and looks like I won't be doing. I also had a completely unfounded desire that we would see something like Tomodachi Life but with the success of Miitopia I still hope. So many RPGs but I want more life simulation (not farming/harvesting ones!)
@Ralizah pretty much been my plan. I have gamepass and a ps4 backlog so I will only be buying switch games for at least the next two years.
@EmirParkreiner WAIT WHAT? off to watch the jpn direct
I thought it was a really good all round selection of games. I’m really hyped for the return of Advance Wars, and curious about the Fatal Frame remake as I never got the Wii U. Slightly disappointed there wasn’t any Star Fox or Bayonetta 3, but you can’t have everything all at once.
@adamjsams "For me it was embarrassing because I was not wearing pants and when they announced Advanced Wars 1&2 remake I slapped my thigh so hard I left a hand shaped bruise"
Thats a relief. For a moment i thought you were going go say you slapped your thigh so hard that you s*#t all over the rug 😳
Outside of Metroid 5 the rest is none of my interest. Advanced wars looks good, but it will be a 60 dollars remake.
At first I felt a little disappointed with the lack of Zelda anniversary titles and the looming switch pro but there are a good bit of titles I like here. Warioware, advance wars, and Metroid are all games I’ll want. The smash addition I’m not too big on. His stage looks nice but I like the big cartoony mascot guys, like crash would’ve been nice. I’d say Nintendo had a good showing and it was a surprise for sure. I think we’ll still get the zeldas this year. It just makes too much sense.
I think was more struck by what they said about the Zelda anniversary... something to the effect of no campaigns or switch titles planned... so no HD anniversary collection?! WW and TP are certainly needed on switch and that should be such a no brainer.
The no plan was as big of news to me as most any reveal. Dang.
Metroid Dread is my main interest this year. I was hoping for some Prime Trilogy or Prime 4 news as well, and maybe a 2D Zelda in the works. But still, being surprised by Dread makes it all okay
Is prime 4 still a game or is Metroid dread what Retro has been working on? Zelda and Metroid look good. SMT5 and Fatal Frame look good. Otherwise wasn't blown away.
@Ryu_Niiyama what’s ur pfp from?
@SortingHat From Idaho and we don’t want you lmao. Oregonians please solve your own problems.
A little surprised that there’s no mention of a new main-line Mario game, or anything more to show of Splatoon 3.
I was thinking the same thing. I feel like we are missing something and there will be a major reveal in September for a November / December drop. A remake of ADVANCE WARS and POKEMON won't cut it for Christmas.
If this E3 proved anything it's that the pandemic really hit development hard. That being said; BATTLEFIELD 2042, a good look at EVIL DEAD, and the ELDEN RING trailer kicked the weekend into gear. Then the surprise of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was awesome. Finally, Nintendo made good on METROID DREAD after 15 years and threw us MONKEY BALL and ADVANCE WARS fans a bone. I wish we had more, bit I feel like there is something they are holding back for the end of the year. Not a super packed E3, but there was definitely quality over quantity and that's not a bad thing.
No. METROID DREAD is being co-developed by MercurySteam who developed both CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW titles on 360/PS3, the 3DS title CASTLEVANIA: MIRROR OF FATE, and METROID: SAMUS RETURNS for 3DS.
@SortingHat literally dont have a clue what your referring to. Only comment i made was #151 which was quoting a comment (as highlighted by the quotation marks) made by someone else (now removed) and had imagined a different outcome to his sentence. Nothing mentioned about gender or race, dont really know why i wouldnt want my boss to see it either. Maybe something was lost in translation over the pond.
Why did I have to learn that Super Robot Taisen 30 is a thing and will also come to the Switch from Kotaku, guys? What other games did the Japanese Direct show that the English-language one did not?
WarioWare: Get It Together, Metroid Dread, Pokemon Shining Pearl and Advance Wars will be back to back months...2021 has become the best year for the Switch since 2017.
FYI Cave shmups Mushihimesama available today in US eshop. Espgaluda 2 and Dodonpachi DFK later this year.
@TheWingedAvenger I agree. And Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is also a great Arcade Racer on Switch.
Not too many big hitters.. but games that fit my general taste.. so it’s a win for me! 👌
Uhhhh.... What??? What about Oregon? Did I say something about Portland?
Ah yes I forgot about N4S Hot Pursuit!
This Direct was OK. Nintendo did what it needed to do. It showed BOTW 2 and gave a Tentative release date. Metroid Dread was a good surprise. We saw footage of SMT V. I rate the Nintendo direct a 7/10. If you are an RPG fan you are in heaven. I’m booked for the year. I didn’t get Xenoblade X like I wanted, but that’s OK.
Monster Hunter Stories
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition
Astria Ascending (Wait for a review)
Shin Megami Tensei V
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl
Dragon Quest 3 (tentative)
About that "leaked Donkey Kong" game. Can someone please find that leaker in person and give him a bad time for that? These fake leakers are never sort of punished for their fakes, so they just keep adding info noise on and on.
As someone that loves the Metroid franchise I am so happy thr mainline Metroid Story gets advanced with Dread.
As someone who also loves F-Zero it was a slap in the face that Nintendo is parroting the "something new" mantra while just offering a remake of Advance Wars 1+2 (and throwing Captqin Falcon into a volcano )
I hope if someone gets to interview a decider of Nintendo and they bring out the "something new" excuse, please direct to Adcance Wars. Thank you .
Overall I give this direct a 8/10. Very solid and was sooo happy to see a new main-line Metroid announced. Advance Wars 1+2 was another big one for me. I grew up playing those on GBA and surprised Nintendo is revamping it. Botw2 could have been more meaty but it was a nice teaser for whats to come. A game like that, they have to take their time otherwise it won't live up to the expectations. SMTV looks great and will be picking that up at some point as well. Nintendo still is pumping out the console exclusives while Sony and Xbox are lacking in that department
Nintendo's E3 disappointed me, I wonder where are Nintendo's games. Mercury Steam's Metroid Dread seems to be a "sequel" to the 3DS game that I haven't played but it is divisive according to what I've read on NL. I wonder if SMTV will remain exclusive to Switch because it is being published by Atlus. Cruis'n Blast looks fun but who knows at this point. Maiden of Black Water was a wonderful (multiplatform) surprise. The rest were ports or remixes that will be expensive to buy.
It was expected to be announced before E3 but New Nintendo Switch will be announced one or two months before release so people keep buying the current models.
@WhiteTrashGuy You're right - The pandemic did screw up development for many games.
Metroid, Worms and Guardians of the Galaxy were the big ones for me. Day one purchases.
Best E3 presentation. All games showed are great titles, and all of them are coming this year, with the exception of the sequel to BotW. I'll buy Metroid Dread day one, then i'll buy Wario Ware and Mario Party as soon as possible.
Super Monkey Ball was the only highlight for me. It's more than I anticipated, so I'm content. Was kind of hoping to see an Animal Crossing update (still hoping for Brewster's). Was also hoping for more Splatoon 3 coverage (though I guess it's too soon for that).
Good 8/10 direct with a lot of variety and breadth of content.
Some of the negative reactions I've read beyond the standard "this game isn't for me" are downright embarrassing.
@BlueOcean Your assesment is a bit incorrect. Metroid 5 is a sequel to Metroid Fusion for GBA. Mercury Steam worked on a Metroid 2 remake, that was hated because AM2R, a fan remake of Metroid 2, that was shut down by Nintendo was more faithful to a 2D sprite Metroid than a 2.5D than was done by Nintendo itself.
Metroid 5 won't bring any of that emotional baggage, as this did not surplant a fan project (on an active Nintendo IP), that never had a chance to exist.
I did not expect advance wars but the surprise was ruined for Metroid an warioware
@SpaceboyScreams I really want Breath of the Wild items or heck just Zelda items in general. I love the Mario stuff we got, but oh boy I'd flip for some Zelda stuff.
@Lemmy_the_Koopa You are right about everything you said. Sorry, I used the wrong word. I mean that Metroid Dread seems to be similar to Samus Returns. I haven't played Samus Returns yet so I can't judge it so I mentioned the complaints I read on the other thread*. I haven't played Metroid 2 or AM2R either. Metroid Dread (5) is a new game made by Mercury Steam/Nintendo and I'm moderately excited about it. I have "only" played Metroid Prime 1, 2 and 3, Other M, Super Metroid, Fusion and Zero Mission.
METROID is back!! Yes!!
And Wario Ware and Advance Wars. Good news overall!
Now, Nintendo, we want F-Zero, Golden Sun and Starfox back too!
@Sanjithechef You must not of watched the Microsoft presentation.
@UndoControl That's correct but I mean before covid, it's like they have developed very few games, Animal Crossing and what else? Luigi's Mansion 3 was developed by Next Level before being acquired. What have Nintendo been doing?
@BlueOcean All cool, just wanted to set the record straight and why Samus Returns was a bit met with a harsh opposition.
That's correct but I mean before covid, it's like they have developed very few games, Animal Crossing and what else? Luigi's Mansion 3 was developed by Next Level before being acquired. What have Nintendo been doing?
From what I heard that some of the dev teams usually responsible for creating new entries helped out other studios here and there., like Retro Studios did.
Also I can see Nintendo trying to come up with something and ultimately cancelling stuff similar to the MP4 situation where MP4 switched hands from Bandai Namco to Retro Studios.
@Lemmy_the_Koopa Thanks! 😊
@UndoControl A new DK game will be good now that Retro is back to Metroid Prime. I would like to see something different for once, Wave Race, Snowboarding, F-Zero, Star Fox (not like the meh Wii U reboot)...
@Lemmy_the_Koopa Can't wait to see what they are doing...
Easily the worst E3 showing since 2015… maybe longer. Not a single AAA game releasing this year (or the second half of last year for that matter).
That said, Advance Wars is dope (I’m so happy the series is still alive, even if it’s a remastered port), and I’ll check out the Metroid game.
@getyourak Oh I did, it was great and they def showed better games, I just felt like Nintendo's presentation was more up my ally as far as surprises/taking advantage of nostalgia lol
@WOLF13 sounds like you loved this direct!
SORRY, I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER SUPER MONKEY BALL - BANANA MANIA!
Worst E3 ever (tm)? HAhahahahah. Some folk are ruined.
@UndoControl Nintendo Tokyo made DK Jungle Beat (2.5D) before Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 so I think they are more than capable of developing a 3D DK game 😊.
Not a lot in the Direct for me. That said, I do realize that there was a lot of stuff for other so I’m happy for you. In general, I thought E3 overall was just okay.
I guess it’s my fault for expecting too much coming off of COVID. In the end, I think Metroid Dread is the one I didn’t know about that I’ll get.
I still think that an Ultimate Mario Kart game could have been done, but I’m just a fan. I don’t know much.
@UndoControl I played it on GC with the bongos.
@Sanjithechef To clarify, I was simply referring to this comment: "Overall I loved the speed from game to game - no time wasted unlike other presentations lol." Microsoft was literally back to back to back, etc with no time wasted or talking heads between games.
Who had a better presentation would obviously be based on personal preferences, but in regards to format, XBox did not play around.
@UndoControl Looks like you wasted a lot of time going off on a tangent none of us were talking about.
You're also turning a blind eye to the fact Nintendo does this all the time as well.
@UndoControl lol. Goodbye
Everyone was waiting for the switch pro announcement. We got nothing. Ok Metroid, ok Zelda game and watch. Ok, project zero. Ok life is strange. And breath of the wild 2. Other than that, nothing
Very poor. No feedback being taken by Nintendo. Remasters. Ports. Skant use of IP folk have been clamoring for. I just don't get why anyone thinks this would be a knockout punch? Compared to Microsofts presentation it was terrible. No other way to frame it.
The E3 2021 Nintendo direct did very well, but it would be cool if they showed another trailer for Splatoon 3. If Splatoon 3 got another trailer during this direct, then Nintendo could show why the Inklings and the Octolings joined forces with the small fry AKA "little buddy".
@MS7000 I guess I just see the glass more than half full and that half full juice is tasty for me!
I mean, it depends on what you are after really, for me this Ninty direct was much better.
However I can't deny the constant ports (despite being rather happy with Danganronpa & exceptionally so for Life is Strange), is getting stale.
Albeit we cannot deny that they did announce a new Metroid & a new Warioware along with the New party (the less said about that the better) so they are not exactly not listening.
I'm ok with there not being a glut of big new games coming. Their library is already fantastic and I picked up some great titles on sale that will keep me busy! Plus I honestly always have a backlog of games haha.
I also pre-ordered Monster Hunter Stories, really looking forward to that the more I hear about it!
The only ports that was mentioned at the Direct was Skyward Sword HD, Fatal Frame V, and Danganropa.
Advance Wars Reboot Camp is a ground-up remake. Life is Strange and GOTG are day-and-date releases alongside other platforms.
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