Nintendo will be at E3 2021 with a Nintendo Direct the June 15 at 6:00 p.m. Spanish peninsular time focused on video games for Nintendo Switch that will be published, for the most part, in 2021. The event will last about 40 minutes and be succeeded by a Nintendo Treehouse, the usual live broadcast in which the Nintendo of America team and the developers of the announced titles play and delve into them. So what can we expect from the event?
Safe bets: Zelda: Skyward, Super Smash Bros
The safest bet is that a good part of the appointment is dedicated to the great games that are falling for the console: Mario Golf: Super Rush, which arrives on June 25, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, dated July 16, and No More Heroes 3, with a premiere on August 27. It is also common for Directs to announce new characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as there are still two fighters to know from Fighter Pass Vol. 2.
Expected and Announced Surprises: Zelda BotW2! Metroid! Bayonetta!
But the Nintendo Direct from E3 also they usually come loaded with surprises, and here are reasons to expect them. Partly because three of those most anticipated games have been around for years. Bayonetta 3, the action game from PlatinumGames, was confirmed with a teaser triler en The Game Awards 2017, and we have not seen it again. Metroid Prime 4 was announced at E3 2017, but its development restarted in January 2019, at which point the game passed into the hands of Retro Studios; nothing has been seen. And finally, that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, announced in the E3 2019 and absent since then. None of them have a planned release date.
About the last two, both can be expected because this year the 35th anniversary so much of The Legend of Zelda like Metroid. It is not known if Nintendo will commemorate the anniversary of both sagas as it did with Super Mario Bros. last year: throwing compilations and new games. Rumor has it that the Zelda 3D of Nintendo 64 and GameCube on Nintendo Switch, and that in addition to Metroid Prime 4 they are working on a new Metroid two-dimensional developed by MercurySteam.
Extra balls: Donkey Kong 2,5D and more details from Pokémon
Again, following the rumors, there will supposedly be a platform game Donkey Kong on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Nintendo monkey. The title will be in development by Nintendo EPD Tokyo, The team of Super Mario Odyssey. Different sources suggest that the title will be released at the end of 2021. With less substance, there are also clues of a new WarioWare.
Who knows if we will know new details of Pokémon Shiny Diamond / Shimmering Pearl, to arrive on November 19, and Leyendas Pokmon Arceus, available January 28. Although the games of the series are usually announced in the Pokémon Presents, it is usual that by the Los Angeles fair pass a new trailer. Finally, many hope that Hollow Knight: Silksong, announced at E3 2019, but the developers, Team Cherry, have ensured that they will not be present at E3 2021.