E3 2021 Recap – Literally Everything You Need to Know (Day Four)

After a slow start on Monday, the last day of the event managed to put a smile on the fans’ faces. 

Here are some of the best parts of it:

The Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

The biggest news of day four came from Nintendo. It showed off a brand new trailer for The Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.

When it comes to setting, the trailer showed Link diving through the sky as it seems the game takes place on floating islands above the clouds.

Release date: 2022 (exact date not specified)

Available on: Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – New Character

Nintendo also used the opportunity to announce a new character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. 

Another classic that’s joining Nintendo’s flagship fighter is Tekken’s Kazuya. He’s one of the most popular fighters in the series.

We’re expecting more information on June 28th.

Metroid Dread

A brand new 2D Metroid Dread is arriving from Nintendo this year. It’s been 19 years since the story got a new episode and it’s finally here. The man behind the game, Yoshio Sakamoto, said that he had the idea for Metroid Dread 15 years ago but there wasn’t a technology that could turn his mechanics into reality.

The trailer featured at E3 showed a combination of gameplay and cinematics.

Release date: October 8, 2021

Available on: Nintendo Switch

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Monster Hunter Stories 2 got its second trailer of the week during Capcom’s E3 livestream. New video gives us an idea of how the gameplay will look and it includes elder dragons – Teostra and Kushala Daora.

The sequel tells an entirely new story. With Rathalos not being around anymore, the adventure kicks off when a flightless Rathalos hatches from the player character’s egg.

Release date: July 9, 2021

Available on: Nintendo Switch

Mario Party Superstars

Mario Party Superstars is something between a new game and a remaster. It includes old boards from the days of Nintendo 64 but all of them come with new events.

It’ll also feature 100  minigames we got to play in old Mario Party titles.

At E3, not only did we see the trailer for it, but we saw plenty of gameplay as well. With over 40 minutes of footage overall, it’s a good idea to check out the livestream available on E3’s YouTube channel.

Release date: October 29, 2021

Available on: Nintendo Switch

Mario Golf Super Rush

Although we already knew a lot about Mario Golf Super Rush, Nintendo included it in its part of the E3 event. The new trailer revealed some information about the gameplay and showed off some wacky maps.

Just like with Mario Party Superstars, the event featured over 40 minutes of Mario Golf Super Rush gameplay.

Release date: 25 June, 2021

Available on: Nintendo Switch

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

The first three games in the Super Monkey Ball series are about to get an HD remaster. The new release features graphics and some new extras, including leaderboards and online challenges. We should also mention that more characters will be available for players to choose from.

The trailer really looks great and we’ll have to wait just a little longer to go bananas.

Release date: October 5, 2021

Available on: PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Shin Megami Tensei V

After a release date leak, Nintendo confirmed the game Shin Megami Tensei V will arrive later this year.

Beside the release date, we got a new trailer that showed a student from Tokyo ending up in a different dimension. There, he runs through the post-apocalyptic version of the city and a demon wasteland.

Like in earlier versions, you’ll have an option to engage in turn-based combat or try to talk your way out of trouble.

Release date: November 12, 2021

Available on: Nintendo Switch

Wrap Up

The biggest gaming event of the year was somewhat different this year. Hopefully, it’s the last time the show has to take place online as we’re getting closer to the end of the pandemic. E3 2022 has been announced in a traditional format.

This year’s event had its bad moments but the overall impression was good. We got some blockbuster announcements and plenty of indie games to look forward to.

That said, if you are eager to start playing and consider an upgrade we have reviewed the best gaming accessories, desks, chairs, and more!

No matter what type of games you prefer, finding something from this year’s list you like shouldn’t be tough. And if you’re a sucker for all genres, prepare for a busy second half of 2021 and the entire 2022!

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Dejan is a techie at heart who always dreamed of turning his fascination with gaming into a career. He finds working for TechJury a perfect opportunity to express his views of all kinds of different software. Being an avid reader, particularly of fantasy and sci-fi, Dejan pursued a degree in English Language and Literature. When not at his computer, he’s watching sports or playing tabletop games.

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