E3 2021: Nintendo Direct live report

Here's the big one. Join us live from 5pm!

Happy Nintendo day! Not to get your hopes up too much, but this promises to be a half decent Direct, with news on this year's big releases from Nintendo and room for a surprise or two. Join us from 5pm BST!

Our live coverage of this event has finished.

Coverage

16:48

Well hello hello hello.

16:48

Who's excited?

16:48

Who's stupidly, almost impossibly excited?

16:48

The same person who's no doubt going to be deeply disappointed in about an hour's time.

16:48

Still!

16:49

There should be at least *something* interesting in this Nintendo Direct.

16:49

*cue 40 minute deep dive into the finer mechanics of Mario Golf: Super Rush*

16:49

Actually you know what, I'd take that over some of the shite some publishers have tried to pull this E3.

16:49

Anyway, I'm hoping we might get slightly more than that.

16:50

Is it reasonable to expect some Breath of the Wild 2 news?

16:51

That would be enough for me.

16:51

Kami says:

that Capcom show was kind of... why bother showing up?

16:51

I'm so glad I decided to skip that one!

16:52

Maybe slightly less reasonable expectations: the heavily rumoured new Donkey Kong game from the Mario Odyssey team; the new game from the Arms team (which'll probably be Mario Kart 9); a new 2D Metroid; the overdue Xenoblade X port.

16:52

Any one of them would make me happy!

16:52

I'm asking for too much already aren't I?

16:54

Whatever happens, I'm sure it'll be slick as anything.

16:54

Oh, and one last thing - wouldn't it be nice to know if there is indeed a revised Switch coming this year?

16:55

I've had mine since launch day and it's falling apart a bit - the fan cover's broken off, it's got all sorts of bumps and bruises.

16:55

It has been well loved.

16:55

Kami says:

... ahem. As I said earlier, I'd like Eternal Darkness. At this rate, I'd take a simple HD Remaster of the game.

16:55

I've never played Eterntal Darkness...

16:55

So I'd jump at the opportunity to play it.

16:56

Under five minutes to go and honestly my heart is racing so much I might just burst.

16:56

(You might have picked up over the past few years that I'm a bit keen on Nintendo stuff sometimes).

16:57

We don't even know much of what Nintendo has planned for the back half of 2021, so there should be at least some news.

16:58

Two minutes to go!

16:59

I'm thinking wistfully of past magical Nintendo E3 moments - the Twilight Princess reveal, the first glimpse at the 3DS.

16:59

Wii Music!

16:59

What will today add to that pantheon?

16:59

minky-kong says:

My body is ready ...for extreme disappointment

17:00

This is probably the more sane approach than downing your second pot of coffee, holding on tight to your Donkey Kong plushie and crying sweet tears of anticipation.

17:00

It's an 18!

17:00

There might be swears and nudes!

17:00

HERE WE GO!!!!!!!

17:01

Koizumi and Takahashi are here to take us through the show - nothing other than the big guns here.

17:02

Koizumi seems to be going for a more agreesive side parting these days - perhaps his lockdown style?

17:02

He still looks handsome as mind.

17:02

And the first game is!!!!

17:02

Well, that's Ganon so it must be Zelda-related - but it doesn't look like Breath of the Wild.

17:02

Oh, it's a new Smash character - and it's Tekken's Kazuya.

17:03

Which makes a lot of sense seeing as Bandai Namco help with so much of the dev of Smash Bros - I sort of wonder why it's taken so long for Tekken to make an appearance.

17:03

tompagenet says:

Starting with a damp squib. Bold approach

17:04

It's not quite the scene setter I imagined...

17:04

Indeed, it's almost troll-like opening up with Ganon when the expectations are set so high.

17:04

But you know what, I'll take it.

17:04

And I'll take any opportunity to see Sakurai do his thing.

17:04

What a man! What a legacy!

17:04

What a very neat and tidy desk.

17:05

Maybe this will be a 40 minute deep dive into Kazuya in Smash tho...

17:05

We are getting reports in that that's a ponytail palm he has as well.

17:06

It looks a little undernourished to me, but I'm new to this houseplant thing so I won't be casting aspersions.

17:07

I'd trust Sakurai with my asparagus fern any day.

17:07

And that's Smash, which makes a fairly brief appearance before we move on to Life is Strange - like, all of it - coming to Switch.

17:07

The remastered collection of the original is coming later this year, with the new True Colours coming in October.

17:08

Other surprising third party games! Eidos Montreal's recently revealed Guardians of the Galaxy is also coming to Switch.

17:08

As is Worms Rumble!

17:08

Yes, I know there's a lot of Worms about - but something about this one tickles my fancy.

17:09

Guardians of the Galaxy, by the way, looks to be a Cloud Version for Switch - as with the likes of Hitman 3.

17:09

Two Point Campus also gets confirmed for an apperance on Switch for 2022.

17:09

And now onto a proper reveal - it's the new Monkey Ball.

17:10

And more importantly - it's the return of Monkey Target proper.

17:10

(though to be perfectly honest, I'd just take a proper re-release of the original Monkey Ball. Oh, and a new Joy-Con with the same octagonal joystick of the GameCube. How else to get that 0.1 string?)

17:10

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is coming October 5th.

17:11

Oh, I wasn't paying attention.

17:11

This is a remake of Deluxe, so it's pretty much asll I wanted.

17:11

Still want that octopad Joy-Con, mind.

17:11

And now something something Mario Party.

17:12

I know so little about Mario Party Im not even sure if this is a new one or not.

17:12

It's out in October anyway.

17:12

But now! It's a new Metroid.

17:12

With confirmation that development on Metroid Prime 4 carries on apace.

17:12

This is Metroid 5.

17:13

Or Metroid Dread, as it was sometimes known.

17:14

I am beyond excited for this.

17:14

I wonder whether it's MercurySteam again, as with Samus Returns?

17:15

Anyway, after literally decades waiting, Metroid Dread comes out in October.

17:15

October 8th, to be precise.

17:15

Kami says:

Oh wow, August!

17:15

YOU READ THE DATE THE WRONG WAY ROUND!

17:15

(I do that all the time).

17:16

Now the real big guns - Just Dance 2022!

17:16

Ha, wow - and now a new Cruisin'.

17:16

Cruisin' Blast is coming this Autumn.

17:17

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot makes a belated appearance on Switch later this year.

17:18

Now the remaining 20 minutes of the show will be taken up with a deep dive on Mario Golf.

17:18

and I'm okay with that.

17:18

neddie says:

Those metroid graphics reminded me of Mighty No.9 for some reason.

17:18

I quite liked the slight Dreamcast aesthetic of Mighty No. 9!

17:18

As ever, I have the worst taste in video games.

17:19

And another update on an imminent game - Monster Hunter Stories 2, which is also weeks away.

17:19

A quick PSA also while this plays - don't watch the Monster Hunter movie which finally comes out in the UK this week.

17:19

It's absolutely dreadful.

17:20

Tiel says:

New advance wars, Mario Kart 9, Exclusive new rayman 2d game??Not sure what can save this for me!

17:20

A new WarioWare?

17:21

themightyant says:

Consider your taste in games Martin should we take it as a recommendation 😂

17:21

That is entirely fair.

17:21

It's been a while since a proper WarioWare, right? The Wii U one seemed like a curious offshoot.

17:21

This one introduces proper two player.

17:21

WarioWare Get It Together comes September.

17:22

Here's Koizumi taking over the reins!

17:22

Shin Megami Tensei 5, this'll be.

17:23

Moody, slightly impenetrable RPG lols for those of you who like things a bit darker.

17:24

I've got SMT3 sitting on my Switch atm, alongside the desire to bone up on the series.

17:24

It's just sometimes hard to get in the mood for a gloomy 80 hour JRPG, so I haven't started yet. Sorry!

17:25

Vlad27145 says:

Martin was talking about Dreamcast aesthetic, this definitely fits the bill.Definitely wanna play it though!

17:26

It does! It looks very much in keeping with Atlus stuff from the turn of the century, which I love.

17:26

It's most certainly a mood.

17:27

A Danganronpa collection next, which expands upon the head-twisting visual novel series. It's coming to Swich latert this year as a compilation - and all four games within will also be avaialble seperately.

17:28

And one of the last Wii U games we haven't seen on Switch yet! Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water.

17:28

NEW GAMES!

17:29

Doom Eternal's campaign expansion will be available later today.

17:29

Tony Hawks remaster, which we knew plenty about, is also due soon - the 25th of this month to be precise.

17:30

Ah, Strange Brigade is coming out today.

17:30

I can't say I was a huge fan of this when it originally came out.

17:30

Anyway, onwards to the Mario + Rabbids game Ubi lifted the lid on on Saturday.

17:30

Well, Nintendo lifted the lid on it slightly before then, but let's not get bogged down in details.

17:31

Well, how about this.

17:32

It's a remake of Advance Wars!

17:32

And a remake of the second one!

17:32

That'll do nicely - it's out on December 3rd.

17:32

And finally!

17:33

A Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity expansion?

17:33

The trolling is incredibly strong with this Direct.

17:33

tompagenet says:

Oh come the fuck on

17:33

As someone who liked the base game - I echo your sentiments.

17:34

Ah, it's a Zelda section - there's hope yet everyone!

17:34

First an update on Skyward Sword HD, which is due next month.

17:34

neddie says:

Surely they'll finish with Breath of the Wild 2?

17:35

There's another five minutes left. So I really hope so.

17:35

(It'll just be the remakes of the Capcom GameBoy games lol).

17:36

Well, before that even here's a special Game & Watch that comes with the first two NES Zelda games plus Link's Awakening.

17:36

Well, here we go.

17:37

Breath of the Wild 2.

17:37

Excuse me while I go silent and stare wistfully at this.

17:38

Skydiving, Skyward Sword style, Talus with entire enemy camps on their back, whole landmasses that ascent into the sky.

17:38

And it's not coming out this year.

17:38

Well, that's that.

17:39

Nothing on the new Switch - which may well be postponed to next year at this point to avoid supply issues.

17:39

And I've got to say, a fairly underwhelming showing.

17:39

Albeit understandably so given the impact of Covid on developers.

17:40

Still, a new Advance Wars!

17:40

Or a remake of the first two, at least.

17:40

And we do get a new Metroid - that's two bits of very welcome news.

17:41

And that was that - and I believe that is E3 2021 pretty much done and dusted.

17:41

As expected it was a slight year for big new announces.

17:41

But I'm still happy with the selection of games we've got to take us through to the end of the year. It's not as if there aren't enough games around to play.

17:44

Thank you, as ever, for joining us here!

17:44

It's been... interesting?

17:45

There is a Treehouse coming later which should give us some more details on these games (I'm certainly curious to see if it is Intelligent Systems on those Advance Wars remakes - something about the way they look makes me suspect not).

17:45

Kami says:

Cheers Martin, do this again when Sony has its event in what, a month or two?

I look forward to it - always lovely to see you here!

17:45

We'll have news from the Treehouse event as it happens, but for now I'm signing off.

17:45

And possibly pouring myself a big gin and tonic.

17:46

Thank you and farewell!

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    Britesparc 1 month ago
    I was expecting Zelda in 2022, but more like March or May. From the looks of this, I don't think it'll be out till next Christmas.Still: Advance Wars!
    jazzrock 1 month ago
    Hm. Not much for me :/ Mario Golf in 2 weeks, Metroid: Dread in October.Do you remember the time when there were always some major titles to look forward to? Yeah that was when Nintendo had to support two systems. I don't get it either.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    @electrolite same. PLENTY to play. Off to rewatch that Zelda teaser trailers thanks Martin and happy gaming everyone
    Kami 1 month ago
    I'm hoping to be fully moved by then. See y'all the next live show!
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    I would've been BEYOND surprised if they had a Switch Pro to show. I'd have been flabbergasted if it came even remotely close to what people are expecting. I've seen talk of 4K capabilities and 10h+ battery life... To these people I say: physics are a thing, not happening!
    themightyant 1 month ago
    All in all pretty happy. Deliberately lowered expectations and they exceeded them with - Metroid 5 2021 - Advance Wars 2021- Botw 2 news 2022 (hopefully)+ skyward sword (which we knew about)
    electrolite 1 month ago
    Enjoyed both MS and Nintendo shows. Plenty for me to play in the future.
    tompagenet 1 month ago
    Whisper it: BOTW is a good game, but it's not much of a Zelda game. And I'm not very excited for BOTW2.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Cheers Martin, do this again when Sony has its event in what, a month or two?
    Kami 1 month ago
    It was alright, we've seen worse this E3.
    Laryd1985 1 month ago
    I'm trying and failing to recall a less inspiring e3
    PeteFlash 1 month ago
    @Vlad27145Well the last one was a Wii U game really, so they’ve really made zero effort
    Kami 1 month ago
    I have said a lot that Nintendo would wait until the Switch's 5th anniversary before pushing new hardware and I am sticking to that.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    @PeteFlash it definitely looked like an upgrade to Botw. You’ve likely just been spoilers on other systems since. I thought it looked fire
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    @PeteFlash It's still on the Switch, mate, what did you expect?
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Bowser said he was smiling throughout Yes that what happens when you are the one trolling 😂😂😂Mission succesful Nintendo
    tompagenet 1 month ago
    Do feel all the crap about a Switch Pro is getting old now. Always predicted, never realised. And that really was mostly dross. So few truly new games.
    PeteFlash 1 month ago
    Did that Zelda showreel not look really underwhelming to others? After 5 years it looks like we get a BotW expansion pack passed off as a new game.
    lukazor 1 month ago
    No more Pokemon, no Bayo3, no MP4. Nintendo actual trolls, that was pretty awful IMO
    Kami 1 month ago
    Wouldn't be shocked we see Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3 to shift the Switch Pro.
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    I'll give this presentation the special Eurogamer 8/10.6 for the content and two bonus points for the expert trolling.Might be that I had 0 expectations, but I was entertained.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    They are the ultimate trolls. Open with ganon but it’s not Zelda.Get to the end say last segmentOpen with hyrule warriors dlcSay there are 2 things left to show2nd thing is a Zelda game and watch TROLLS
    Kami 1 month ago
    I also suspect Nintendo is delaying a few things for the new Switch system.
    rubberducko 1 month ago
    Guess the big guns are next year when development will be steadier and hopefully a new switch to go with Zelda.
    TiLaSoul 1 month ago
    "To watch it again, please visit the Nintendo Direct website." ..... nah, I'm good.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Hey, I am happy with Advance Wars remakes.
    rubberducko 1 month ago
    Poor show apart from Metroid and Zelda :(
    warfruit 1 month ago
    Advance Wars though, eh
    Forge002 1 month ago
    When they say 2022 factor in the typical Nintendo delay and will see it sometime 2023
    Kami 1 month ago
    Yeah, I don't think we're seeing Bayonetta 3 this generation.
    Gorith 1 month ago
    :(
    TiLaSoul 1 month ago
    Christ.
    Iostars 1 month ago
    No Bayonetta 3... again
    themightyant 1 month ago
    TAKE. MY. MONEY
    specialgamer 1 month ago
    Zelda’s Moving Castle
    Kami 1 month ago
    Okay, so we fucked up Hyrule. Awesome!
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    "Every once in a while I think Nintendo are just professional trolls"You think? I'm willing to assert it with absolute certainty :DI'm fine with that, tho
    PeteFlash 1 month ago
    I guess that’s a good way to repurpose all the unsold Mario edition Game and Watches
    themightyant 1 month ago
    specialgamer 1 month ago
    Boom!
    warfruit 1 month ago
    My Mario one is still just sitting on a shelf, but I'll no doubt buy it.
    Kami 1 month ago
    FINALLY!
    INSOMANiAC 1 month ago
    Every once in a while I think Nintendo are just professional trolls
    specialgamer 1 month ago
    One more thing… Breath of the Wild 2. Now!
    Hieronymus 1 month ago
    Who wants this?!
    kantaroo3 1 month ago
    Want. And I say that as someone who bought the other one and didn’t open it.
    neddie 1 month ago
    Don't get my hopes up for a remake of the Oracle games! Hadn't even thought about that.
    Forge002 1 month ago
    Not even the DX version of Links Awakening
    Kami 1 month ago
    See, that Game & Watch is kind of awesome but I wouldn't dedicate E3 time to it.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Mega- Trolls
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    Wait... what? :D
    specialgamer 1 month ago
    Breath of the Wild 2 will be shown by the end of this segment. £10”
    tompagenet 1 month ago
    Are you trying to make me cry
    Forge002 1 month ago
    Jesus Christ, really?
    Gorith 1 month ago
    C'MOOON SHOW ME THAT OPEN SEA
    PeteFlash 1 month ago
    @INSOMANiACWeird isn’t it? Up to the Advance Wars remake I was thinking ‘yawn boring sequel or spin off’ and then they rehash a GBA game and I lose my mind.Nostalgia, for the game it’s a potent drug!
    MrZappa 1 month ago
    HWFG!
    neddie 1 month ago
    Surely they'll finish with Breath of the Wild 2?
    danmick99 1 month ago
    I had very low expectations going into this Direct, and they've utterly failed to meet them.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Still believe they trolling.
    specialgamer 1 month ago
    Here we gooooooo!
    TiLaSoul 1 month ago
    ONE MORE THING....Hyrule DLCFFS
    Forge002 1 month ago
    What a piss take
    minky-kong 1 month ago
    What an underwhelming ending if this is it
    hughbarb 1 month ago
    I'm gonna go put my Switch in a drawer for six months.
    Kami 1 month ago
    >.>
    kantaroo3 1 month ago
    Lame.
    tompagenet 1 month ago
    Oh come the fuck on
    Kami 1 month ago
    Yes please Nintendo. Here's money. Take it.
    INSOMANiAC 1 month ago
    Nintendo just almost won e3, then it turned out to be a rehash
    PeteFlash 1 month ago
    Take my money!!!
    electrolite 1 month ago
    Oh my stars
    Kami 1 month ago
    *sobs* It's been so long... so very, very long...
    El-Lawsonoso 1 month ago
    Oh my word. I didn't realise how much I missed Advance Wars until I saw that.That's my first hype moment of this E3.
    Iostars 1 month ago
    Mixed feelings about seeing Fatal Frame... The last one was really bad. But at least it got a new lease of life on Switch.
    Quizmos 1 month ago
    Woooooooo!!!
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Yeeeeessssss!
    electrolite 1 month ago
    ADVANCE WARS!!!!!!!
    PeteFlash 1 month ago
    Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome
    Britesparc 1 month ago
    Advance Wars?! Woohoo!
    rock27gr 1 month ago
    Advance Wars!
    Kami 1 month ago
    YAAAAAAAAAAAS!
    kantaroo3 1 month ago
    You asked for it!
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    Mario & Rabbids. The game we never knew we needed. And from Ubisoft, of all people
    electrolite 1 month ago
    Wario Ware, Metroid and Monkey Ball? Lovely!Late to watch this as one of the kids was kicking off and catching up has been very pleasant.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    THPS 1+2 HD Demastered
    rock27gr 1 month ago
    Oh it's the Wii U game
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    No added Ray Tracing support on Switch for Doom? Alex will be disappointed :D(Yes, I am being cheeky)
    PeteFlash 1 month ago
    Love how ungory the footage is on Doom, must have been hard to pull that off
    INSOMANiAC 1 month ago
    I love fatal frame, but this one was shite.
    Kami 1 month ago
    I liked Maiden of Black Water. Is it as good as Crimson Butterfly? No, nothing is. But it was fun.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    @TiLaSoul arggghhhh say it ain’t so!
    rock27gr 1 month ago
    New Fatal Frame!
    Kami 1 month ago
    OH YES!
    themightyant 1 month ago
    I know these are really highly regarded and I’ve watched a few vids. I just don’t get it
    TiLaSoul 1 month ago
    @themightyant That's only three 'one more things' at 5 mins each. Easy.
    neddie 1 month ago
    All this talking about the Dreamcast makes me wonder if the Dreamcast mini will happen at some point.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Danganronpa collection, fair enough.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    15 mins to go
    neddie 1 month ago
    Did I just spot Blackpool Tower there?
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    Martin was talking about Dreamcast aesthetic, this definitely fits the bill.Definitely wanna play it though!
    LewisPackwood 1 month ago
    FINALLY, YOU CAN TALK TO THE MONSTERS. 1990s Edge magazine is vindicated.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Martin, hear me out on this... Shadow Hearts.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Kitana Pixie.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Weeb-tastic
    Kami 1 month ago
    At least we know Wario officially has a better vocabulary than Mario.
    MrWorf 1 month ago
    I love Watrio Ware can't wait!
    neddie 1 month ago
    They speak pretty good American on Tokyo High schools.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Or is that because we don't usually hear Wario actually talk that much?
    Tiel 1 month ago
    I hope they paid that guy extra for the jazz hands-he looked uncomfortable!
    Kami 1 month ago
    Wario sounds... different...
    Gazz 1 month ago
    I just want to keep fast forwarding ti see 'the good bits'
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    This Wario thing is giving me brain seizures
    INSOMANiAC 1 month ago
    Love me a bit of warioware.
    Tiel 1 month ago
    New wario ware might do it!
    Kami 1 month ago
    WarioWare time.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Consider your taste in games Martin should we take it as a recommendation 😂
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    Haven't seen this one in a while! The aesthetic is a much better fit for Switch than the other one, I feel. This looks good!
    Kami 1 month ago
    Wait, that movie is still happening? The one that learned nothing from Turok's absolute fail?
    Tiel 1 month ago
    New advance wars, Mario Kart 9, Exclusive new rayman 2d game??Not sure what can save this for me!
    yupyup 1 month ago
    Does anybody really need descriptions of golf modes? Keep this for treehouse
    minky-kong 1 month ago
    Come on Nintendo, you already did a Mario Golf video a couple of weeks ago
    Tiel 1 month ago
    It's small thing but I hate the way the camera suddenly jerks after the ball in this
    neddie 1 month ago
    Those metroid graphics reminded me of Mighty No.9 for some reason.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    @Kami “Damnit, American date” - did the same!
    Kami 1 month ago
    Nintendo just shifted up a gear.
    Tiel 1 month ago
    This is pretty weak as far as I'm concerned. My switch isn't getting a lot of love these days.
    simples 1 month ago
    "Familiar franchises" = back to the filler
    Kami 1 month ago
    Damnit, American dates.
    INSOMANiAC 1 month ago
    Damn, those amiibos just sold out
    MrWorf 1 month ago
    This is my cuppa tea mate, so excited!
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    Aaaaaaaand they lost me -_-
    Daeltaja 1 month ago
    UGH Metroid 4 will become vapourware at this stage
    themightyant 1 month ago
    This year!
    minky-kong 1 month ago
    New 2D Metroid makes me happy!
    PeteFlash 1 month ago
    ‘While you wait for Metriod Prime 4, please buy this filler game our interns made in Unity’Please understand.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Oh wow, August!
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Isn’t that the one they announced about 15 years ago???
    INSOMANiAC 1 month ago
    They really really need Glados to voice those creatures.
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    Uh, ok, NOT Metroid Prime. Still, me likey!
    hughbarb 1 month ago
    It's a bold move to show no Metroid Prime footage, then start your new Metroid with first person cinematics.
    Kami 1 month ago
    No Martin, actually is Metroid Dread.
    Britesparc 1 month ago
    Wow, they're ACTUALLY releasing a new Metroid.
    INSOMANiAC 1 month ago
    Metroid.... 5....?!
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    "The filler is strong with this intro"You know, you're not wrong, but despite not being much of a Nintendo guy (... at all, more of a Sony and PC fellow) this is the leaest boring conference I've seen this E3. Especially now that they're showing Metroid Prime!
    Kami 1 month ago
    Oh shit, brace!
    INSOMANiAC 1 month ago
    Mario party rehash. Now with added lag!
    themightyant 1 month ago
    @Daeltaja agreed as crazy as Nintendo are I don’t think they’d dare tease with that and show nothing Zelda related. Hopefully it’s not just Skyward Sword (which I love)
    Kami 1 month ago
    Look, Nintendo learned something!
    Daeltaja 1 month ago
    Getting all the deadwood out of the way
    yupyup 1 month ago
    Choas is the new Zany, get with the program
    Kami 1 month ago
    Feels odd seeing Monkey Ball back.
    PeteFlash 1 month ago
    Finally! The not crap monkey ball games are rereleased!
    INSOMANiAC 1 month ago
    Come on Nintendo, make me happy with... Something...
    minky-kong 1 month ago
    The filler is strong with this intro
    Kami 1 month ago
    Life is Strange on Switch, can't fault them for that.
    Vlad27145 1 month ago
    Moveset is definitely faithful to Tekken, can't fault them for that
    Kami 1 month ago
    Also not exactly the Tekken character I was expecting. Jin would be my first bet, followed by Heihachi...
    Daeltaja 1 month ago
    Ganon is a clear sign we're getting BOTW2 later
    simples 1 month ago
    Shades of Sony kicking off PS5 by showing GTA re-re-mastered.
    minky-kong 1 month ago
    Great, 10 minutes of a Smash characters moveset. Expectations dampened successfully
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Absolute trolls! Well played Ninty you had me
    tompagenet 1 month ago
    Starting with a damp squib. Bold approach
    Daeltaja 1 month ago
    Smash, of course :(
    Kami 1 month ago
    Wait... is Tekken coming to the Switch?
    rubberducko 1 month ago
    Bloody super smash
    Kami 1 month ago
    Smash reveal I bet.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Yeah yeah Nintendo, bring on the game announcements.
    simples 1 month ago
    Could this intro be any more corporate Japanese?
    Kami 1 month ago
    My prediction; we'll see the new Switch in October. They'll release it March 2022, around the 5th Anniversary, and after the Switch has hit 100 million sales.
    Zepthire 1 month ago
    My main hope is for a Metroid Prime trilogy release for Switch. A bit of NMH3 would be nice and maybe a tease for the next Smash character.
    stickit 1 month ago
    Still one minute for EG's promise of a new switch model before E3 to come true!
    Kami 1 month ago
    Ahh, Wii Music. That drumming clip has been burned into my memory.
    Durandle 1 month ago
    Frustratingly Nintendo made the state that it's exclusively a software thing... so I guess no Switch Pro.
    utherp 1 month ago
    Ready for the new Smash sword character announcement.
    minky-kong 1 month ago
    My body is ready ...for extreme disappointment
    TinyKaiju 1 month ago
    Wasn't there supposed to be mention of the Switch Pro...?There, I've jinxed it for another year. Maybe E3 2022.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Show me on the doll where the Ethernet Port touched you, Nintendo.
    neddie 1 month ago
    It's probably 40 minutes of obscure Smash Brothers stuff though.
    Kami 1 month ago
    I have a soft spot for Nintendo as well Martin. Though I equally give them a lot of shit too. Seriously... what does Nintendo have against Ethernet Ports, exactly?
    utherp 1 month ago
    Capcom's E3 would have been better if they announced... Baiten Kaitos remaster collection. If we are jumping on the GC nostalgia train.
    Kami 1 month ago
    DON'T YOU DARE NEDDIE. Don't you DARE get my hopes up!
    utherp 1 month ago
    I should replay that (ED). In the midst of digitizing my Wii and GC collection.
    neddie 1 month ago
    Kami;I forgot to mention Skies of Arcadia HD, which is also absolutely positively bound to happen.
    Kami 1 month ago
    It's the reason my Gamecube still exists, works and continues to be a treasured possession.
    Gorith 1 month ago
    bring on the remake of the remake of windwaker and twilight princess but for switch. pls i love me some windwaker.
    Kami 1 month ago
    ... ahem. As I said earlier, I'd like Eternal Darkness. At this rate, I'd take a simple HD Remaster of the game.
    Kami 1 month ago
    Prove me wrong Capcom. I dare you. PROVE. ME. WRONG!
    Kami 1 month ago
    Nothing we didn't already know. Just one thing; Resi Village DLC in the works. Which tbh, I expected and I'm calling it now involves Lady Dimitrescu, because the Internet will always be thirsty for big mommy vampire boobs.
    Kami 1 month ago
    that Capcom show was kind of... why bother showing up?
    Kami 1 month ago
    Neddie; I'd ask for something more reasonable. Like Martin kicking down my door and whisking me away on the back of a Rainbow Robot Unicorn or something.
    teddy1590 1 month ago
    Xenoblade X on Switch. i'm keeping my expectations low.
    PickledShogun 1 month ago
    Some more BotW 2 would be welcome
    neddie 1 month ago
    I fully expect a new Pikmin, Metroid, Earthbound, Eternal Darkness, F Zero and Advance Wars. Thank you.
    Iostars 1 month ago
    Fingers crossed for Bayonetta 3 announcement this time. Come ooon...!
    Kami 1 month ago
    As every year, I have two words I want to see in this direct; Eternal. Darkness.
    Kami 1 month ago
    And so once more people hinge their entire opinion of E3 on the Nintendo Direct.
    PickledShogun 1 month ago
    Will we hear anything on Metroid 4?
    Moorpheus 1 month ago
    Come on Golden Sun remake &/ new game announcements!