See some of Nintendo's coolest announcements at E3 2021

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Dread and game remasters are some of Nintendo's new features at E3

After years of waiting, Nintendo has unveiled a new trailer for the as-yet-untitled sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at E3 2021, along with a release date for the year 2022. See the beautiful trailer released by the company:

Breath of the Wild was a Nintendo Switch-only launch title and reinvented the 35-year-old franchise with an open-world model that innovated the genre and is considered one of the most acclaimed games of all time (and even spawned a game very similar that's where it's been doing a lot of success following the Big N formula).

The first time we heard about the game was during E3 2019, when Nintendo introduced a surprise trailer featuring Link and Zelda's return from Breath of the Wild, along with what appeared to be the villain of the long-running series Ganondorf. Since then, no new word has been said about this release until now.

The sequel to Breath of the Wild isn't Nintendo's only major Zelda project underway: the company is also working on an HD re-release for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, originally released for the Nintendo Wii, slated for release July on the 16th. Skyward Sword's port offers improved graphics and a new control scheme to allow players to play the title that was previously focused on the Wii Remote with a traditional controller.

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Metroid is also in Nintendo's E3 plan

In addition, the company has also been working on another long-awaited sequel, the return of Samus Aran to the games. In its presentation at E3 2021, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo unveiled a new game in the Metroid series, called Metroid Dread. The launch is scheduled for the 8th of October this year and they have even released the price. The title will reach stores for US$ 59,99 (about R$ 303,00).

In a short but action-packed trailer, protagonist Samus Aran faced off against a giant, scary white robot that chased her through the entire stage. The game seemed to work similarly to the 3DS game Metroid: Samus Returns - but it's actually a direct sequel to the 2002 Game Boy Advance title Metroid Fusion, where Samus also had to avoid the terrifying SA-X.

Although it's a 2D platformer, it seems to have a lot of 3D sequences as well and here Samus will have some intriguing abilities to help her get around. From the start, she will be able to glide through small passages. She can activate a cloaking device called the Phantom Cloak to help her evade detection, and there's a new tool called the Spider Magnet that lets her scale certain walls and ceilings. Producer Sakamoto Yoshio shows off some of the news in the video below.

Nintendo at E3 also shared that the company is still working on Metroid Prime 4, which was first revealed for the Nintendo Switch in a short video in June 2017 – yes, four years ago. That game is probably still far from release, having been restarted in January 2019. As part of that announcement, Nintendo said it has put Retro Studios, the developers of the original Metroid Prime trilogy, back in charge of the sequel.

Did you like these Nintendo ads at E3? Excited about a new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Did you like the new Metroid Dread? Leave it in the comments. Take the opportunity to read more about Super Mario's house on Our site.

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