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E3: no new Switch at Nintendo’s big mass

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Nintendo did not unveil a new model of its Switch console at the E3 video game show on Tuesday but made admirers salivate with a few images of the sequel to the Zelda saga.

The presentation of the Japanese giant on the last day of the largest exhibition dedicated to video games in the world, which has been taking place since Saturday, was particularly eagerly awaited.

Even though Nintendo had warned that it would only be devoted to upcoming games, rumors were circulating about the possible presentation of new equipment.

Admirers are waiting in particular for a new version, more powerful and offering better graphics of the Switch, the Nintendo console, released more than four years ago, which has the particularity of being able to be used as a home console or as a portable console.

The Japanese group stuck to their line and presented trailers for new games for around 40 minutes.

The group announced in particular that the next episode of the blockbuster “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will be released in 2022. Some images of the adventure, where the hero, Link, floats in the skies of the kingdom of Hyrule, were broadcast.

To keep the admirers waiting for the “Metroid Prime 4” game patient, Nintendo has also announced for October 2021 a 2D version of Samus’ adventures on Nintendo Switch, entitled “Metroid Dread”.

The group also announced the arrival in the fighting game “Super Smash Bros.” Ultimate ”of the character Kazuya from the Tekken universe as a new fighter.

Like the rest of the presentations at E3, Nintendo’s conference was presented online.

The 2020 edition of the event had been canceled due to the spread of COVID-19. The mayor of Los Angeles, the city that usually hosts the show, promised on Saturday that E3 would take place on site and not remotely in 2022.

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