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Nintendo Direct: E3 2021 live stream, live blog

Posted on June 15, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos

E3 2021 is almost over, but before the event ends, we have another major presentation to go. Nintendo will air a new Nintendo Direct today at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM in the UK / 6 PM in Europe.

You can watch the broadcast as it happens below – we have streams for North America, Europe, and Japan (note that Nintendo Treehouse: Live will follow immediately after). Amit will also be keeping this post updated with a live blog as the Nintendo Direct happens. As major news breaks, we’ll have it all right here on the site.

Live streams

Live blog

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

-Next DLC character will be Kazuya Mishima from the Tekken series

-Further details to be shared at a later date

-Showcase to take place on June 28 at 7 am PT/10 am ET


Life is Strange 

-Life is Strange True Colors coming to Nintendo Switch on September 10

-Life is Strange Remastered Collection coming later this year 


Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 

-Coming October 26

-Play as Starlord, featuring iconic and original Marvel characters 


Worms Rumble

-Real time, arena-based shooter

-32 player, cross-platform

-Launching June 23 with new map

-25% pre-order discount, pre-orders start today


Astria Ascending

-Hand painted visuals, turn-based RPG

-Launching September 30


Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

-Launching October 5

-Remaster of previous Super Monkey Ball games


Super Mario Party Superstars

-Collection of past games and boards

-5 classic boards from N64 era

-100 minigames from the past catalogue

-All game modes playable online

-Save progress mid-game when playing with friends 

-Launching October 29 (pre-orders launching today)


Metroid Dread

-New entry in the Metroid franchise (“Metroid 5”)

-2D Metroid game

-October 8, 2021 release date

-Will be further showcased during Treehouse Live

-Samus and E.M.M.I amiibo revealed (releasing same day as game)


Just Dance 2022

-40 new tracks

-November 4 release date 


Cruise’n Blast

-Console exclusive

-Fall release window 


Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot 

-Follows Saiyan, Freiza, Cell, and Majin Buu saga

-Launching September 24


Mario Golf: Super Rush

-Standard golf, speed golf, battle golf, gold adventure modes

-Free updates will be added (courses + characters)

-Releasing June 25 (pre-orders available now on eShop)

-Will be shown during Treehouse Live


Monster Hunter Stories 2

-Turn-based battles

-Co-op multiplayer quests and battles

-Launching July 9

-Free demo June 25, save data carries over

-Will be shown during Treehouse Live


Wario Ware: Get it Together

-Control Wario 

-Other playable characters (Ashley among others shown)

-2 player multiplayer

-Launching September 10 (pre-orders available now on eShop)

-Will be shown during Treehouse Live


Shin Megami Tensei V

-Fuse with mysterious figure, gaining the power to fight other demons

-Enemies visible on map

-Command based system (turn-based)

-Recruitment via negotiations

-Demon fusion returns

-Launching November 12 exclusively on Switch

-Pre-orders for physical version start June 21

-Will be shown during Treehouse Live


Danganronpa: Decedance

-3 previous games from the Danganronpa series

-Board game from V3 Killing Harmony has been expanded to a standalone game

-Available later this year 

-Collection is a physical only release, all four games available digitally on their own


Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater

-Various protagonists, new costumes, new photo modes

-2021 release window 


Doom Eternal 

-First DLC campaign expansion

-Launching later today


Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

-Launching June 25 (pre-orders available now)



-Third person shooter

-Local wireless co-op

-Online play

-Launching later today


Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

-Rabbit Rosalina

-Run freely around battlefield

-Launching 2022


Advance Wars 1  + 2 Reboot Camp

-“Original Advance Wars returns”

-Reimagined and rebuilt from the ground up

-Launching December 3 (pre-orders available now)

-Will be shown during Treehouse Live


Hyrule Warriors of Calamity DLC

-Wave 1 available June 18

-Wave 2 available November 2021


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

-Two Joy-con mode, standard button mode in handheld mode

-Available July 16


-Game & Watch

-Features 3 Zelda games (original Zelda, Zelda II, Gameboy version of Link’s Awakening) and Game & Watch game Vermin

-Available November 12 


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

-Prosthetic arm + new abilities for Link?

-Floating locales (expanded focus on vertical exploration)

-2022 release window 


That’s all for the Nintendo E3 Direct, Treehouse Live is up next! 

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