(San Francisco) Nintendo didn’t reveal a new model of its Switch console Tuesday on the final day of the big show dedicated to the E3 video game, but it made fans drool with some images of the Zelda saga sequel.
The presentation of the Japanese giant, online like all conferences of the major players in the sector since the start of the event on Saturday, was especially expected.
Although Nintendo has warned that it will only be dedicated to upcoming games, rumors have been circulating about the possibility of introducing new equipment.
Fans in particular are waiting for a new version that is more powerful and offers better graphics than the Switch, the Nintendo console, which was released more than four years ago, and which has the peculiarity of being used as a home console or as a portable console.
The Japanese group stuck to their streak and offered forty-minute trailers in twenty matches.
The group in particular announced that the next episode will be a huge success The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild It will be released in 2022. Some images have been shown from the adventure, where the hero, Link, floats in the skies of the kingdom of Hyrule.
To keep the fans waiting for the match Metroid Prime 4In October 2021, Nintendo also announced a 2D version of The Adventures of Samus on the Nintendo Switch, titled Metroid dread.
The group also announced their arrival in the fighting game Super Smash Bros. Game Ultimate Kazuya from the Tekken universe as a new fighter.
Like the rest of the presentations at E3, the Nintendo conference was delivered online.
The 2020 edition of the event has been canceled due to the spread of COVID-19. And the mayor of Los Angeles, the city that usually hosts the show, promised Saturday that E3 will take place on site rather than remotely in 2022.
Driven by the global craze for video games in these times of pandemic, the sector is doing particularly well.
In the United States, video game sales hit a record high in 2020, reaching nearly $57 billion, according to a report by research firm NPD Group.
Nintendo also posted record results for the 2020-2021 fiscal year ending March 31, thanks in particular to the Switch console and some very popular games during the pandemic like Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Among the other big announcements at E3, France’s Ubisoft on Saturday unveiled the first images of a new adventure game based on the James Cameron blue sci-fi movie, symbol picturePlus, a new game that combines Mario and Rabbids.
Microsoft, the maker of the Xbox, announced on Sunday that the space adventure game starfieldDeveloped by the recently arrived IT giant Bethseda studio, it will be released on November 11, 2022.
The group had previously indicated a few days ago that it was working on a program to allow Xbox gamers to play directly on their internet-connected TV or on smartphones, without a console, marking another step towards the physicalization of video games. .