E3 2021 Day 4 Highlights: Nintendo Brings New Look on Breath of the Wild 2

Day 4 marks the last day of the E3 2021 event, and we will be covering some of the highlights of the day. In case you missed out, you can watch the livestream here.


“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2” will be released in 2022. In addition to the release window, we also received our first new look at the much-anticipated sequel since its announcement at E3 2019. This new trailer sees Link taking to the skies of Hyrule as new floating islands have appeared on the map. We also get a glimpse of some of Link’s new weapons and abilities, including a handheld flamethrower and a strange water-style teleport system that allows players to soar upwards through solid objects. Hyrule Castle has also found itself floating above the ground, and it looks as menacing as ever.


Tekken’s Kazuya Mishima is officially coming to “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”. Kazuya is the penultimate DLC fighter and, while we got a quick glimpse of the character in action and him throwing many of our favorite characters off a cliff, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that we will get a deep-dive into the new character and a release date on 28 June 2021.


“Metroid Dread”, the first truly new 2D Metroid game in roughly 19 years, will be available on Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021. It features 3D graphics from a 2D perspective and a darker, horror vibe. Metroid Dread is a direct sequel to 2002’s Metroid Fusion and concludes the five-part saga the began with the original Metroid on NES. In Metroid Dread, Samus Aran heads to a mysterious remote planet and is hunted by the E.M.M.I. robots, all while trying to overcome the dread that is plaguing the planet.


“Mario Party Superstars” is the latest entry in the beloved Mario Party franchise, and it features online play and 100 minigames from the series’ past. In addition, it will include five classic boards from the Nintendo 64 era. Available on 29 October 2021.


To celebrate The Legend of Zelda’s 35th anniversary, Nintendo will be releasing a new “The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch” handheld that will feature NES’ The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, the Game Boy version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and a special version of the Game and Watch title Vermin with Link as the playable character. There will also be a playable digital clock based on The Legend of Zelda and a playable timer themed after Zelda II, which are both similar to those found on Super Mario Bros.’ Game and Watch from last year. The Legend of Zelda: Game and Watch system will be available on 12 November 2021.


“WarioWare: Get It Together!” is arriving on Nintendo Switch on 10 September 2021, and will feature a collection of new microgames that can be played with a friend in co-op. Each player can choose a different character that boasts a distinct ability. Friends will be able to play this new game on the same screen by sharing two Joy-Con controllers or using wireless play with another Switch.


Advance Wars is finally making a return in “Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp” on 3 December 2021. This game covers the events of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising and brings a strategic, turn-based combat game to Switch’s library.


“Mario Golf: Super Rush”, which will be released on June 25, will receive free updates post-launch that includes new golfers and courses.


“Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water” is a horror adventure game that tasks you with casting out ghosts by using the Camera Obscura. In this latest entry, players will explore the “ethereal but deadly Mt. Hikami.” This game, which will be available later his year, also features multiple protagonists, allowing you to experience the story from different angles.


“Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot” will be released on Nintendo Switch on 24 September 2021, and it includes The Boss Battle Episodes “A New Power Awakens Parts 1 and 2.”


“Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania” will be released on Nintendo Switch on 5 October 2021, and will bring with it 300 “delightfully recreated stages from the original three Super Monkey Ball games,” 12 minigames, and a big cast of characters.


“Shin Megami Tensei 5” will be released on Nintendo Switch on 12 November 2021. Alongside the release date, we also received a new trailer that showcases some of the mechanics players can look forward to when the game arrives later this year. Players will take on the role of a high school student who must harness their powers to fight through a demon-infested wasteland using a command-based systems. The key to battle is finding your enemy’s weak points to be able to use devastating combos. However, some enemies can also be recruited via negotiations to help you on your journey.


Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition, and Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp will be available on Switch later this year in the collection known as “Danganronpa Decadence”.


“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2” will finally arrive on Switch on June 25, and the game received a new trailer at the Nintendo Direct.


The first DLC for “Doom Eternal, The Ancient Gods – Part One”, is available today, June 15. Get yours now here, or recharge your Nintendo eShop Card with OffGamers.


“Strange Brigade” is a third-person adventure that will have players facing off against “mummified monstrosities while solving perilous puzzles in booby-trapped ruins.” Strange Brigade is available today and features local and online co-op.


“Worms Rumble” will arrive on Nintendo Switch on June 23 and features 32-player cross-platform combat.


The arcade classic makes its way onto Switch as “Cruis’n Blast”. Blast your way through close to 30 over-the-top tracks when this game launches on Switch in Fall 2021.


The last publisher showing of E3 was Bandai Namco, who spent its time showcasing the third game in the Dark Pictures Anthology by Supermassive Games, “House of Ashes,” releasing October 2021.


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