Next tuesday Nintendo will issue your long awaited Nintendo Direct on the occasion of E3 2021. A conference in which we hope that the Japanese company will leave us with a good load of great news throughout the 40 minutes that the presentation is scheduled to last.
Days ago we left you with our prediction about the ads that we think have the most ballots to be produced, but this time we have chosen to imagine everything we would love to see. Of course, we must not forget that Nintendo has ensured that the event will only focus on video games and nothing else, so it is to be expected that Nintendo Switch Pro will not make an appearance at any time, hence we have chosen to focus in the same.
No logos. We want a real trailer
E3 2017 and TGS 2017 are still highly remembered events by all Nintendo Switch users, because four years ago a real bombshell was revealed in each one. Nintendo released a teaser with the logo of Metroid Prime 4 and PlatinumGames did the same with Bayonetta 3, respectively, but we have not had any particularly relevant news about either of the two.
Throughout all this time they have not stopped rumors arise on when a new sneak peek would come out, but the new Metroid all we know is that in January 2019 Nintendo opted for restart your development after putting Retro studios (creators of Metroid Prime) at the forefront of this new installment. Since then, it seems as if the game does not exist in the absence of news or news about it.
For that very reason, that teaching logos is over and notices of “we are developing X title“Naturally, this is great news, especially with the most acclaimed sagas, but only if in a few months we will know more, because otherwise four years is too long to wait. So, we cross our fingers that Nintendo do not use this same strategy again
What’s more, a similar example was the one you used last year with la secuela de The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, even if at least in this case we could see a brief teaser which at least allowed us to get a better idea of what it will bring. Instead, a logo? That can’t be the only thing Nintendo can offer us after almost five years. In fact, only with a trailer or gameplay (to ask that it does not remain) of the three mentioned titles would already become a conference bombshell.
Actually nintendo It is extremely easy for him to make his Nintendo Direct so unforgettable like that of 2017. Of course, we hope that, in the event that it becomes memorable, it is because the titles that go on stage are shown in conditions and not with a simple logo, because once the move, two maybe, but beyond that …
The sagas that deserve to relive in style
Much is said that Nintendo only releases games from the same sagas, something that is partly true because there are many Zelda, Mario Y Pokémon, although it is still a situation that is also repeated on other platforms. In any case, the company account in the bedroom with as many franchises The ones that haven’t received much attention in a long time and deserve to return in epic form.
For example, Donkey Kong has surprised us with outstanding platforming adventures worth playing over and over again. On Nintendo Switch it is present thanks to the remastering of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, something that is appreciated for those who did not have the opportunity to try it on Wii U. However, what we would like to see is a completely new title, either in 2D or even in 3D, as it already happened in Nintendo 64 with Donkey Kong 64.
We have a similar case with Star Fox, since the last delivery was Star Fox Zero with an action-packed space adventure at the height of the brilliant Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64). And it’s not that the group of anthropomorphic animals is old enough to retire, not even Peppy, so that’s no excuse for Let’s get back on the Arwing and get fully into some of the most spectacular stellar battles.
Even so, if we had to name a single saga that users do nothing more than cry out for it to come back to life, that would certainly be F-Zero
On the other hand, in August it will be held the 20th anniversary of Golden Sun, another of the most iconic sagas that have passed through Nintendo laptops. Perhaps it is too much to ask that a continuation of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, but we would not disgust at all a remastering of this fantastic and essential trilogy. Not every year is 20 years old and there is no doubt that it deserves a tribute in a special way.
And speaking of laptops, two other sagas that have also had a lot of presence in small Nintendo consoles have been Wario goods Y Advance Wars. With the first, thanks to the functions of the Joy-Con and the Nintendo Switch’s own touch screen, there are infinite possibilities to enjoy new The craziest and funniest minigames in the company of Wario, while with the second is with the only one we wouldn’t mind going to war with its exciting strategy battles.
What would be strange is to imagine an E3 without Mario being seen somewhere. Building on the sports theme and the impending launch of Mario Golf: Super RushWho does not feel like tie your boots and go out on the soccer field with the characters of the Mushroom Kingdom? So we crossed our fingers that Next Level Games, after giving us the magnificent Luigi’s Mansion 3
New content from their stellar games
Something that has characterized Nintendo during the current generation is that it has continued to pay attention to its most important video games even though they have been in stores for a few months. Whether based on free updates or with the publication of paid downloadable content, has turned out to be an excellent way to extend the life of the products that we have been acquiring.
That’s why we’d love to see a major update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons that is not limited to a simple temporary event. It would be nice to see the introduction of the El Alpiste cafeteria, the place that Fígaro runs and where he serves a good cup of coffee to all his customers. Likewise, it would not be bad to see the return of the Gyroids or new functions that serve to give a new visual aspect to the islands of the game.
Another that we hope you do not miss the appointment of this event is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate so that it is confirmed who will be the next fighter who will join this festival of blows. The battle passes have made it clear that any non-Nintendo character is more than invited, which makes us continue to be determined that Rayman be the next to start beating Mario, Sonic, Link, etc., although it would not be bad if it were Crash Bandicoot what hans, of Golden Sun, he will leave his position of Assistant and will happen to be a controllable personage.
From another game that would be a news to see new content is from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. To this day, it is still the best-selling title in the entire Nintendo Switch catalog and is undoubtedly one of those products that guarantee endless hours of pikes and fun, either with its local and online multiplayer. Of course we would rather see a Mario Kart completely new, but the option to add more circuits via DLC, it would also be welcome.
For the rest, if Nintendo Switch Pro was announced during these days, then we would love witness the arrival of a good handful of ports by the third-party so that the titles that are only available on Xbox and PlayStation consoles will also end up coming to Nintendo’s. Perhaps for 40 minutes it would be too much to ask that everything indicated so far ends up being produced, but it is never bad to dream that something of all this comes true. The next June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Europe (11:00 am in CDMX), we will find out if we have got something right.