Nintendo shows new “Zelda” trailer and “Metroid Dread”

Nintendo has released a new trailer for its upcoming “Zelda” game for the Nintendo Switch. The as yet unnamed successor to “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will not go on sale until 2022, the Japanese company confirmed on this occasion.

Gameplay trailer for the sequel to “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”

(What: Nintendo)

The new “Zelda” part was presented almost exactly two years ago, also at an E3 event. Since then, the title had become comparatively quiet. The trailer shows the first short gameplay excerpts from the title, which Nintendo itself has only referred to as the “successor to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”.

The main character Link will often take to the skies in the new Zelda part, Nintendo revealed at the E3 presentation. For example, some floating islands can be seen in the trailer. Link also gets new weapons and skills – apparently including a flamethrower on his wrist.

Another highlight of Nitnendo’s short E3 event is a new “Metroid” game. In the trailer, “Metroid Dread” was shown as a 2D action game with jumping and fighting. In addition, hiding apparently becomes a play feature: the main character hid himself at one point from a robot, for example, by simply standing still. “Metroid Dread” is being developed separately from “Metroid Prime 4”. It should go on sale for the Nintendo Switch on October 10, 2021.

Metroid Dead announcement trailer

In advance of the E3, it was speculated that Nintendo could announce a new Nintendo Switch. One Report from Bloomberg Nintendo did not deny it, but the company had made it clear in advance of the event that E3 would be all about software. According to Bloomberg, the new Nintendo Switch will come out in September or October.

Nintendo has not yet confirmed that it is working on a new Switch. Nevertheless, numerous details are already known from media reports: The upcoming console will use an OLED display instead of an LC display like the current model. It is considered likely that the new Switch will be available by the time the new “Zelda” game launches.


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