Well, E3 2021 has finally wrapped up, and while this year was strictly a digital event, gamers still got a boatload of amazing announcements. We’re listing three of our favorites here, including news and trailers on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, a new Metroid game and the soon-to-be-released Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin! So let’s dig in!
Let’s start with our favorite announcement. For two years, we haven’t seen or heard anything about the sequel to Breath of the Wild that was announced back at E3 2019. Fans have been antsy for an update, and finally we get one with this brand new trailer for the game featuring gameplay!
The gameplay shows off a new sky section of the world with several floating rock islands that didn’t exist in the original. And we see a few of Link’s new weapons and abilities, including an awesome flamethrower shield and the ability to pass through solid ground!
We don’t have an exact date yet, but Nintendo has officially stated that they aim for a 2022 release! Look forward to it on the Nintendo Switch!
In surprising news, Nintendo unveiled a trailer for a new Metroid game that wasn’t the long awaited Metroid Prime 4. Instead, this new title is a traditional 2D action game. It’s called Metroid Dread!
It’s been 19 years since the last 2D Metroid game was released. This new one improves on previous titles with advanced movement techniques. A big part of gameplay will also feature a new terrifying robot named E.M.M.I that will chase down Samus Aran relentlessly throughout the map!
Metroid Dread comes out very soon on Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021!
Our last favorite announcement comes from Capcom’s new title, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin! Monster Hunter Stories is unlike the usual Monster Hunter game in that you befriend Monsters called Monsties as a Rider instead of a Hunter. You can ride your Monstie through the open world and fight alongside it in turn-based RPG battles!
In the second MH video above, you can watch the recorded Nintendo E3 Direct stream. It showed off the first deep dive look at gameplay from the official demo which will be available for free to download on June 25. The full game releases soon after on July 9 on Nintendo Switch and PC, and the progress you save in the demo can transfer to the full game!