As an eagerly anticipated event, what surprises did Nintendo reveal in the special E3 Nintendo Direct? Find out in this Rapid Recap.
Tekken’s Kazuya Joins The Fight
Life is Strange Joins the Switch
The previously revealed Life is Strange Remastered Collection and Life is Strange True Colors are releasing in September and ‘later next year’ respectively. I’ve always enjoyed this series and these narrative titles lend themself well for travelling on the go.
Guardians of The Galaxy Cloud Version
The Guardians will appear on the Switch on October 26th. Make sure you have a stable internet connection though as the demanding graphics mean this one is cloud-only.
Worms Rumbles onto Nintendo Switch June 23rd
Astria Ascending Launches September 30th
Two Point Campus Coming to Switch
Two Point Campus enrols with the Switch next year. As a simulation-genre lover, this game was one of my most anticipated from E3 so being able to play on the go sounds highly appealing!
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
Serving as a remaster to Super Monkey Ball One, Super Monkey Ball Two and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, Banana Mania lets players “Go Bananas” on October 25th. Surprisingly, I haven’t played this series before so having them in one neat remastered collection is a-peel-ling
Mario Party Superstars
The Mario Party series is much loved in my household so this announcement was a pleasant reveal. Launching on October 29th and featuring remastered maps from previous titles and 100 minigames from the Mario Party catalogue, the party’s not long to wait as pre-orders begin today.
Nintendo is still “working hard on … Metroid Prime 4”
So here’s Metroid 5
Nintendo surprises us with a game no one was expecting in a series many were anticipating. With a title card of “Metroid 5”, the 2D action-platforming returns on October 8th with ‘Metroid Dread’. An amiibo set will also be releasing.
Just Dance 2022 Takes To The Floor On November Four
Cruis’n Blast This Autumn in This Rhythm Racer
This title caught be my surprise and the pop soundtrack lends itself perfectly to an arcade racing game. I’ll be keeping Cruis’N Blast on my radar.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set Arrives on September 24th
Mario Golf: Super Rush Mode Overview
While I haven’t played many of the Mario Sports Titles, Mario Golf : Super Rush is set to be an ace title and there’s only ten days to wait!
Be Wario Aware
I have very fond memories of WarioWare Smooth Moves, and this surreal WarioWare asks two players to ‘Get It Together’ when it launches on September 10.
Shin Megami Tensei V Arrives November 12th
Danganropa Decadence Releases Later This Year
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Is Set To Provide A Scarily Good Time When It Launches This Year.
Doom Eternal’s The Ancient Gods – Part One Expansion Arrives On Switch Today
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Makes the Switch on June 25th
Once again, the Switch’s portability makes a compelling argument as to why third-party titles should be played on the system. Skating on the go? Sign me up!
Switch to Strange Brigade Today
I enjoyed Strange Brigade when I played it on PC so if you’re happy with the resolution reduction, then it’s a game I’d reccomend.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Shown Again
I was intrigued when Sparks of Hope was first revealed, after enjoying but not completing the original Kingdom Battle. With a “fresh take on the tactical genre” allowing “heroes to run free around the battlefield,” my attention has been increased. I love trying out new gameplay and ideas and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope promises an adventure of cosmic proportions.
Advanced Wars 1 + 2 Remake Revealed and It Launches This Christmas
New Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity : Expansion Pass Details
A Reminder to Reach for the Sky(ward Sword HD) when It Launches July 16th
Watch out for Zelda’s Game & Watch on November 12th
Breath of the Wild 2 Receives New Footage and Release Window
Whilst I wasn’t as impressed with the original Breath of the Wild than everyone else was, the sequel looks suitably epic. Can we get someone to reverse that audio, please? With a 2022 release window, there’s a little while to wait.
Though I was greeted with a few pleasant surprises in the form of Mario Party and WarioWare, there, unfortunately, was nothing announced that massively impressed me. That being said, I’m unfamiliar with the Metroid series so the announcement of Metroid: Dread will have a lot more magnitude for fans of the franchise. My dreams of a new 3D Mario or Mario Kart title live on. What did you think of the Nintendo Direct? Let us know on Twitter at @rapidreviewsuk
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