Nintendo joined the E3 2021 party earlier this week with tons of reveals for upcoming games and content for Nintendo Switch. This Nintendo Direct presentation contained several brand new games, as well as some updates from some of the fan favorites.

Some notable entries in Nintendo’s presentation come from some of the company’s most beloved franchises. Fans of Legend of Zelda and Mario will be happy to hear about some upcoming titles. Nintendo also announced a new piece of hardware, but it’s probably not what you expected.

Although we did not receive any news about the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro, the Nintendo Direct E3 2021 was still full of exciting news, and Nintendo fans will be happy to see all the announcements. We have decided to compile a list of the most important and exciting news from E3 2021 Nintendo Direct right here.

10 of the biggest Nintendo Direct announcements of E3 2021

During Nintendo’s roughly 40-minute presentation earlier this week, the company showcased several new games and content coming to Nintendo Switch in the coming months.

The showcase featured some brand new games, as well as new additions and updates to existing Nintendo favorites. These are some of the most important announcements in the presentation.

Kazuya is coming to Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has teamed up with Tekken to bring their next character to the game. Kazuya is a legendary bad guy from the Tekken series who will join the fight in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Kazuya joins the cast alongside other fighting game heroes such as Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity announced its latest expansion pass. The expansion consists of two different parts. The first part, Pulse of the Ancients, will arrive on the Nintendo eShop on June 18, while Guardian of Remembrance, the second part of the expansion, will be released in November.

Life is strange

A pleasant surprise in this Nintendo Direct was the announcement of the complete adaptation of Life is Strange to Nintendo Switch. The latest installment in the series, Life is Strange True Colors, will launch on Switch on September 10, while the full Life is Strange Remastered collection will launch later this year.

Mario Party Superstars

A new Mario Party game is coming to Nintendo Switch. Mario Party Superstars is a collection of classic boards and mini-games, all brought together in one place.

In addition to several familiar boards from previous games, Mario Party Superstars contains 100 different minigames from the series’ past. The game is coming to Switch on October 29, and you can pre-order it from now on.

Shin Megami Tensei 5

An exciting new game announced at this year’s Nintendo Direct was Shin Megami Tensei V. This interdimensional action role-playing game takes place in an alternate reality, post-apocalyptic Tokyo, full of demons, both good and bad. Shin Megami Tensei V launches for Switch on November 12.

Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread is an exciting new addition to the Metroid series. This side-scrolling shooter and platformer is a call back to the 2D origins of Metroid. You will have to use a variety of weapons and abilities as you fight your way through the dangerous levels of Metroid Dread. This game will be available on Switch on October 8.

Warioware: Get it together!

Mario fans will be happy to see another title from the world of that crazy Italian plumber. WarioWare: Get it together! is the latest compilation of tiny “microgames” in the popular Warioware series. This time, you can team up with a friend to complete dozens of microgames. WarioWare: Get it together! launches for Switch on September 10.

Fatal Frame: Blackwater Maiden

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is a completely new version of the popular horror game originally released for Wii U in 2015. You have to explore the supernatural mountain Hikami to survive the ghosts and deadly spirits that reside there. The updated version of the game will arrive on Switch, as well as other consoles and PCs, sometime this year.

Legend of Zelda game and clock

One of the best-known names in Nintendo history got some love at E3 2021 Nintendo Direct. The company announced a new piece of hardware, the Game & Watch The Legend of Zelda handheld console. The console contains three different Legend of Zelda games and will be available for purchase on November 12.

The sequel to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Speaking of The Legend of Zelda, fans of the series finally got to see the next installment in the mega-popular series The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Originally released in 2017, Breath of the Wild was an instant hit with Legend of Zelda fans around the world.

Now, we finally got a look at the game’s sequel. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild still appears to be in fairly early development stages, but it seems like we should see the game sometime in 2022.

So those are some of the biggest takeaways from this year’s E3 Nintendo Direct presentation. There are tons of new games and game updates for Nintendo fans to be excited about coming to Nintendo Switch in the coming months.

These are just some of the announcements that were made during the presentation. You can see the full Nintendo Direct from E3 2021 here:

As you can see, Nintendo was able to pack a huge amount of content into a 40 minute presentation. The Switch has become one of Nintendo’s most successful consoles, and it looks like the company won’t slow down anytime soon.

Despite having no word on the potential Switch Pro console, this Nintendo Direct presentation was packed with exciting new games and content that Nintendo fans will enjoy for months, even years, to come.

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