Breath of the Wild 2 upgrades Link’s hair to glorious

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Breath of the Wild 2 upgrades Link’s hair to glorious

Nintendo gave fans a 2022 release date as well as a new teaser for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel as part of its E3 2021 Nintendo Direct on Tuesday.

While the new trailer showed all sorts of fun nuggets of gameplay — we got a closer look at Link’s new powers — we also got a peek at what Link will look like in the new game. At first glance, the biggest difference is that Link now has a cool, cybernetic arm with powers. However, if you look more closely, you’ll notice another fun detail that many fans are already pointing out: Link got a haircut, and it looks gorgeous.

Everything we know about the gameplay and story of Metroid Dread

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Everything we know about the gameplay and story of Metroid Dread

After Nintendo’s E3 2021 press conference on Tuesday, the company streamed a Nintendo Treehouse Live segment featuring gameplay for Metroid Dread, a brand-new 2D Metroid game coming to Switch on Oct. 8. Metroid: Samus Returns developer MercurySteam is making the game, with Yoshio Sakamoto, who has directed several Metroid games, serving as the game’s producer.

The Treehouse segment opened with a video of Sakamoto describing Metroid Dread’s development journey.

Link’s got a cyber arm, and everything else new in Breath of the Wild 2’s E3 trailer

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Link’s got a cyber arm, and everything else new in Breath of the Wild 2’s E3 trailer

Nintendo showed off a new trailer for its The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel during its E3 2021 Direct. Not only did Nintendo’s new teaser show off Link’s sweet new hairdo, it also gave us the first look at some of his new powers.

After some world-building — complete with creepy red goop and a foreboding shot of Zelda falling into an abyss — we see Link diving through the sky. This is a bit different from Link’s usual jumps from high towers, as much of the gameplay we see in this trailer seems to take place on floating islands above the clouds. Link’s dive seems more akin to Skyward Sword’s skydiving sections than anything out of the original Breath of the Wild.

Breath of the Wild’s Guardian will be playable in Hyrule Warriors, which rules

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Breath of the Wild’s Guardian will be playable in Hyrule Warriors, which rules

If you took a brief pause during the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity section of today’s Nintendo Direct to tweet snarkily about the new Mario Party or excitedly about a new Advance Wars game, you might’ve missed an important announcement: The Guardian from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is coming to Age of Calamity as a playable character.

This forthcoming option — it will be part of Hyrule Warriors’ $19.99 expansion pass — will let you unleash eye-laser fury on waves of Bokoblins in the delightful don’t-think-about-it-too-hard mass-murder style of Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors games. Fighting a Guardian in Breath of the Wild can be pretty miserable, but fighting as the (Battle-Tested) Guardian looks like it is going to absolutely kick ass.

Nintendo at E3 2021: The 14 biggest announcements

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Nintendo at E3 2021: The 14 biggest announcements

Nintendo made several announcements during its Nintendo Direct at E3 2021. During Tuesday’s stream, Nintendo revealed all-new information and trailers for the reveal of Tekken’s Kazuya Mishima coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a bundle of Life is Strange games, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, Mario Party Superstars, Metroid Dread, WarioWare: Get It Together, a collection of Danganronpa games, Shin Megami Tensei 5’s release date, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp, an expansion for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and an update on the sequel to Breath of the Wild.

Here’s a roundup of the biggest announcements from Nintendo Direct at E3 2021.

The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch celebrates the series’ 35th anniversary

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The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch celebrates the series’ 35th anniversary

Nintendo will launch a special Game & Watch handheld celebrating The Legend of Zelda’s 35th anniversary this November. The handheld will be available Nov. 12. The handheld follows 2020’s 35th anniversary celebration of the Super Mario Bros. franchise with a special Game & Watch launch.

The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch is $49.99 and includes 1986’s The Legend of Zelda, 1987’s Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, and 1993’s The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Game Boy. There’s also an adaptation of Vermin, one of the original Game & Watch’s games, in which Link is the playable character fending off rodents, whack-a-mole style.

The first three Super Monkey Ball games are getting an HD remaster

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The first three Super Monkey Ball games are getting an HD remaster

The first three Super Monkey Ball games, Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, are getting an HD remaster. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will launch worldwide on Oct. 5 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Super Monkey Ball franchise, as announced by a release from Sega.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. It will cost $39.99 for the console version and $29.99 for the PC version.

First two Advance Wars games being remastered for Switch

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First two Advance Wars games being remastered for Switch

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is a new HD collection featuring both tactics classics, Nintendo announced at its E3 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation on Tuesday.

Nintendo’s latest remaster includes the original Advance Wars and its sequel, Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising. Both games are “reimagined and rebuilt” for modern players. The Advance Wars titles originated on the Game Boy Advance in 2001 and 2003.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is coming to Nintendo Switch

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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is coming to Nintendo Switch

The most recent game in the Fatal Frame series is getting a modern update with Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water for Nintendo Switch. The new version of the game was revealed during Nintendo’s E3 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation.

The game takes place on the fictional Hikami Mountain where players control several different characters as they attempt to survive the notoriously supernatural mountain and the variety of hostile spirits and ghosts that occupy it. Each of the game’s protagonists lends a different prospective to the game’s overall story of Ose Kurosawa, a mysterious shrine maiden who was chosen to be part of a powerful and dark ritual.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is getting a remaster for modern consoles

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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is getting a remaster for modern consoles

The most recent game in the Fatal Frame series is getting a modern update with Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water for Nintendo Switch and other modern consoles. The new version of the game was revealed during Nintendo’s E3 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation.

The game takes place on the fictional Hikami Mountain where players control several different characters as they attempt to survive the notoriously supernatural mountain and the variety of hostile spirits and ghosts that occupy it. Each of the game’s protagonists lends a different prospective to the game’s overall story of Ose Kurosawa, a mysterious shrine maiden who was chosen to be part of a powerful and dark ritual.