E3 2021: Nintendo announces The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Metroid Dread and a few more

During the Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2021, Nintendo announced the sequel to its hit role-playing game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will be released next year. There are not much details about the sequel. But from the trailer below, you can see that the Link seems to gain new abilities and weapons including a flamethrower. In addition, it seems Link to be able to fly more, probably due to the presence of floating islands.

In addition, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Zelda franchise, Nintendo will be releasing the Zelda Game & Watch handheld console on Nov 12. It will feature 4 Zelda console games: the original Zelda, Adventure of Link, Link’s Awakening and a special Game & Watch game Vermin with Link as a playable character.

The Zelda Game & Watch. (Photo: Nintendo)

Meanwhile, Nintendo also announced Metroid Dread, the first new 2D Metroid game in 19 years. It is set directly after the events of Metroid Fusion, launched in 2002. The game will be available on Nintendo Switch on Oct 8 this year.

Other Nintendo Switch games announced include Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania (releasing on Oct 5), Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (releasing later this year) and Shin Megami Tensei 5 (releasing on Nov 12).