Nintendo Direct E3 2021 press conference - roundup - Tekken's Kazuya is the next Smash DLC

It's finally time. The Nintendo Direct press conference is the next event of E3 2021. For many, this is the most important show of them all, and for others, all hopes now ride on Nintendo after the results of the other press conferences. What lies in wait? You'll have to find out, when the Nintendo Direct begins in less than two hours, at 9am PT, as well as our live coverage of the event.

Our TempCast team will be streaming their commentary of the event, too! Check it out on Twitch.

Live Coverage


Kazuya from Tekken is the next Smash character. Sakurai is here to show the latest gameplay for Kazuya's moves in Smash. There will be a future presentation, June 28th.

Life is Strange Remastered and True Colors will be on the Switch


Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is also coming to the Switch, October 26

Worms Rumble Switch port June 23rd

Astria Ascending is a turn-based RPG coming to the Switch

Two Point Campus will be on the Switch next year

Super Monkey Ball turns 20 this year and remasters old games for a new generation. Banana Mania launches October 5th


Mario Party Superstars includes N64 era boards, there are minigames. 100 of them, in fact. Online play supported for all game modes. You can matchmake with randoms too. Launches October 29th.

There's a Metroid game up next, but it's NOT Prime 4. Metroid 5. It's 2D. Called Metroid Dread, there will be gameplay at Treehouse Live. It launches October 8th. There will be amiibo, too.

Just Dance 2022. Nov. 4.

Cruisin' Blast heads to the Switch. 4 player multiplayer. Console exclusive, this fall.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot heads to the Switch. September 24th, DLC included.

Mario Golf: Super Rush launches soon. There's a golf mode, speed golf where you chase after the ball and use powers, battle golf is an obstacle course, golf adventure is a story mode, and the game will get new free updates post-launch. June 25th.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 gives us some gameplay footage. July 9th.

Wario is the focus of this next game. This one will have 2 player coop. Wario Ware Get It Together, September 10th.


Shin Megami Tensei V is next. As always, you can control demons by convincing them to join you. Fusing is back, too.


Danganronpa is coming to the Switch in Danganronpa decadence, which packs together all the games. DRv3's minigame mode has also been expanded into a full minigame. Launches later this year.

Fatal Frame Maiden of Black Water heads to the Switch.

DOOM Eternal's first DLC launches on the Switch today.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 comes to the Switch. June 24th.

Strange Brigade is the next game. Has online and local coop. It's a third-person dungeon crawler.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope gets another look.

Advance Wars is back. Remade fully. It packs together the first 2 games. December 3rd. Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp.

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity's expansion pass is the next news. June 18th. Another DLC will be out November 2021.

Skyward Sword HD's new controls are explained. July 16th launch, as known before.

A Game & Watch Zelda edition. It has three classic titles, with Zelda 1, 2, and Link's Awakening. And Vermin with Link as the character. There's a playable clock and a timer. November 12th.

Alright, now it's BOTW 2 time. Development has been progressing, and there is footage to show. There are sky islands. New powers. A floating castle. 2022. Hyrule's skies will be a new place to explore.

Highlights

  • Tekken's Kazuya is the latest Smash DLC character
  • Mario Party Superstars is a new game with minigames, online play, and actual N64 era boards. Launches October 29th.
  • Metroid Dread is a new 2D Metroid game, October 8th.
  • Warioware Get it Together is the latest Warioware game. It has 2 player co-op, new microgames, and more. It releases on September 10th.
  • Shin Megami Tensei V launches November 12th
  • Danganronpa Decadence collects the first three DR games on the Switch. Adds an extra expanded minigame. Releases later this year. The games will be available separately, too, but will have an all-in-one physical releases.
  • Advance Wars: Re-Boot Camp remakes the first two games in the series. Dec 3rd launch.
  • Breath of the Wild 2 launches 2022.
 

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Mixed feelings on this direct. The games they showed were great but we already knew about nearly all of them. Metroid was probably the only real big announcement so it was kind of lukeworm.

SMTV looked fantastic, though.
 
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Tekken deserved a place in Smash beyond assistant, costumes, and spirits.

However, it fills me with sadness to think that now Crash Bandicoot has less chance of appearing in Smash Bros Ultimate. U_U
 

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Mixed feelings on this direct. The games they showed were great but we already knew about nearly all of them. Metroid was probably the only real big announcement so it was kind of lukeworm.

SMTV looked fantastic, though.
Where do you learn about Mario Party, Advance War and Warioware?
 

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Those were rumored games going into E3, just totally shocked and appalled the leaks were wrong lol

I'm not really surprised I had no problems with the E3. I have a ton of Zelda games I haven't played so I can't complain about games and I have a ton that I didn't finish. The only two Zelda games I'm currently playing is Links Awakening and Hyrule Warriors. I already own BOTW and Calamity so I have plenty of games to keep me busy.

I just hope one day we get RE2 and RE3 ported over to the switch and also DMC 4 and 5 along with the reboot. If they can port Kakrot over and Doom then it can be done. I'm still waiting on all AC games to get ported over. The switch has so much potential.
 

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None of this sounds interesting to me. Shin Megami Tensei V...perhaps; the rest, not at all. They didn't even announce post-BotW2 plans, which hopefully involves going back to what actually made that series so fun and enjoyable - closed-worlds, fast combat, no idiotic limitations on what the player can do, or how often they can use something; what used to be the standard 1.5 decades ago.

I do not understand how Nintendo "saved E3" with such a mediocre showing, but...I guess that's just true to form for me now. Not being able to enjoy something as much as everyone bloody else seems to...
 

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Monkey ball 1 and 2 remaster, wonderful, totally down for that.
Getting my hopes up but that mean an F-Zero GX remaster could happen?
The engine isn't too far off I've heard but eh, I can dream.

Wario Ware looks like a natural improvement and a return to the classic micro game style which is good to see.
Price wise though I think 40 would be better for some of these titles as they seem like a 3DS title in scope.
Price might be a tad high but least they all look like solid titles more or less, a good filler till bigger stuff is out next year or so.

Some games will be on PC as well which makes me wonder if its better to get it on PC or Switch.
Portability over 60fps and achievements comfort. (also often discounted prices)
Was hoping they might hint toward a Switch Pro or at least a big switch system software overhaul.
Oh well, hopefully we hear something about improvements sooner or later.
At the very least less Sitch Pro rumors would be nice, they just aren't gonna stop till we get one are they?

Overall a good presentation, nice to see the E3 time of year started to get back to normal.
 

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I'm not really surprised I had no problems with the E3. I have a ton of Zelda games I haven't played so I can't complain about games and I have a ton that I didn't finish. The only two Zelda games I'm currently playing is Links Awakening and Hyrule Warriors. I already own BOTW and Calamity so I have plenty of games to keep me busy.

I just hope one day we get RE2 and RE3 ported over to the switch and also DMC 4 and 5 along with the reboot. If they can port Kakrot over and Doom then it can be done. I'm still waiting on all AC games to get ported over. The switch has so much potential.
Honestly I doubt we'll see a RE2 or RE3 on Switch normal, perhaps with the pro? :P
 

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Honestly I doubt we'll see a RE2 or RE3 on Switch normal, perhaps with the pro? :P

Ehh I kinda doubt it. With the PS4 pro and the Xbox One X all the games played across the board I mean if it doesn't happen no worries I already own the games on my Xbox One S. I just like portability.
 

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Ehh I kinda doubt it. With the PS4 pro and the Xbox One X all the games played across the board I mean if it doesn't happen no worries I already own the games on my Xbox One S. I just like portability.
I played them on the PS4 :) and with the PS4 you can game stream it to the Switch (if its hacked) theres your portability haha

But of course you'll need a PS4..... and the games...
 
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Tekken deserved a place in Smash beyond assistant, costumes, and spirits.

However, it fills me with sadness to think that now Crash Bandicoot has less chance of appearing in Smash Bros Ultimate. U_U
i was actually hoping we got someone unexpected, guess i manifested him :rofl:
 

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This direct was pretty decent actually! They finally make a warioware not before or after a consoles life, danganrompa seems nice (laughed a bit at the board game lol), advanced wars, metro dread (finally). really there were only like two or three games I wasnt interested in, which was different from last direct i think.
Overall, 7/10.
 

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I mean, not a Tekken fan but I do hope this brings a Tekken game for the Switch since the Wii U at least had one. I wonder who the last character is? I'd lol if it's someone as random as rabbid peach with rabbid daisy as an echo.
 

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I dunno how I missed this earlier. I was so excited that we were getting a 2D Metroid that I didn't notice.... a release date for SMTV! A fucking bought a Switch 4 years ago for that game. The rest of that stuff, well, I really don't give a shit about Zelda or Smash, so... but SMT V!!!! This fall!!! And Metroid!!! WooHoo!!!

(It's really a shame SMT V isn't getting a PS4/5 release, though. Seriously. UE 4 and the Switch still makes me aprehensive)
 
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I was just wondering the other day if Advance Wars would ever make a comeback. I'm super excited for this. A new Mario Party and WarioWare are also very welcome. I'm also pretty excited for a new 2D Metroid. I think I'm one of the few in the camp who really didn't care for the Prime series, so I'm kinda indifferent towards a new one.
achievements
Do people really care for this? I've always seen achievements as dumb ways to make people do busy work, or to strive for things outside of the normal game play just for a short burst of dopamine. Honestly, I feel they're just distractions.
hopefully we hear something about improvements sooner or later.
There's some good news here if you put much trust in leakers. One reliable Nvidia source leaked the new SoC Nintendo will supposedly be using, and from the sounds of it, Nintendo is going to be super ahead in the ARM race. It'll have a custom Tegra Orin chip, which will be the first time the Orin has been used in anything. It should be able to handle 60+ FPS in handheld mode with ease, and docked mode should be able to handle true 4k. This will also come with DLSS, and will blow the Jaguars in the PS4/Xbone out of the water.

Edit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeak.../kopite7kimi_reveals_the_switchpros_internal/
 
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I've just finished spending 9+ Hours watching all the Game Library for the Nintendo DS and already know a fair bit about the 3DS line-up.

The thing I don't get with all these remakes is why there aren't more Japanese Game Translations instead of English Remasters.
I would enjoy more from the Gundam Series, both as a Brawler or Tactics; I can't be the only one who would jump at having this Franchise on the Nintendo Switch.

Maybe they're seeing a different set of numbers than what I know to be Brand Loyalty for the Gundam Franchise outside of Japan.
Who knows; what I do know is that even Switch features like Nintendo LABO would be awesome with Gundam.
 
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