Hopes, Dreams, and Predictions for Nintendo at E3 2021
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not that time (though I do love me a good Andy Williams bop). E3 2021 is right around the corner, and we’re kicking off our coverage with a series of publisher previews. First up: Nintendo.
Join me and fellow Punished Backlog writer Sam Martinelli, as we give our hopes and predictions for Nintendo at E3 2021. How much Zelda will we see? Are the 2D Metroid rumors truth, or smoke?
Catch our full thoughts in this historic Weekend at Dave’s!
(0:00) — Intro
(3:25) — Grading Nintendo’s past 12 months
(11:52) — Looking at Nintendo’s fall 2021 & 2022 lineup
(17:09) — Will Zelda get some love for its 35th anniversary?
(18:57) — Why EarthBound deserves better
(24:11) — Switch “Pro” timeline and expectations
(28:12) — Should Animal Crossing fans get excited?
(30:01) — Breath of the Wild 2 release date and title
(32:39) — Ultimate DLC and the future of Smash Bros.
(36:30) — Discussing that Metroid gossip
(41:00) — Longshot Hopes for Nintendo at E3 2021
(46:13) — Outro
“Boy Meets Girl” from EarthBound (Keiichi Suzuki)
Articles Referenced During the Show
- Weekend at Dave’s – Episode 2: Deltarune, Castlevania S2, and that Smash Direct
- Punished Hall of Fame: Titanfall 2
- Punished Hall of Fame: Donkey Kong Country 2
- We’re Celebrating EarthBound’s 25th Anniversary With a Punished Playthrough!
- Happy 25th Anniversary, EarthBound! Our Thoughts on One of the SNES’s Most Imaginative JRPGs
What Do You Expect From Nintendo at E3 2021?
Share your own thoughts in the comments below! For reference, here’s a list of recent Nintendo releases, as well as notable upcoming titles:
Major Nintendo releases since June 2020:
- Clubhouse Games (June 5, 2020)
- Paper Mario: The Origami King (July 17, 2020)
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Sept 18, 2020)
- Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Oct 30, 2020)
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nov 20, 2020)
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Feb 12, 2021)
- Bravely Default 2 (Feb 26, 2021)
- Monster Hunter Rise (March 26, 2021)
- New Pokémon Snap (April 30, 2021)
- Famicom Detective Club (May 14, 2021)
- Miitopia (May 21, 2021)
Known upcoming Nintendo releases:
- Game Builder Garage (June 11)
- Mario Golf: Super Rush (June 25)
- Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (July 9)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (July 16)
- No More Heroes 3 (August 27)
- Shin Megami Tensei V (2021)
- Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (2021)
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus (2022)
- Splatoon 3 (2022)
- Project Triangle Strategy (working title) (2022)
Known, but still TBD releases:
- Bayonetta 3
- Breath of the Wild sequel
- Metroid Prime 4
- Untitled Pikmin game
As always, thanks for listing! Check out more Weekend at Dave’s episodes here.