Nintendo has finally confirmed its plans for E3 2021. The company will be hosting a Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, June 15th–the last day of E3 2021.
The showcase begins at 9:00 a.m PT/ 12:00 p.m. ET and it’s expected to last for around 40 minutes. It will feature information specifically about Nintendo Switch games for 2021 and beyond. There is no mention of hardware.
After the main event, a Nintendo Treehouse Live showcase will start and it will include about three hours of gameplay footage. It’s likely to be of games that were already seen during the Direct event.
Nintendo is notorious for being hosting its own E3 briefing on the last day of E3, after Microsoft, Ubisoft, and others have already presented. The Treehouse series has been ongoing for years and normally features developers and hosts talking about the latest Nintendo games and showing gameplay.
The announcement specifically states the Nintendo Direct will focus on software–with no mention of hardware. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, except there have been ongoing rumors that Nintendo will announce a Switch Pro at some point. This could still be in the cards, as surprises are typical at E3.
Nintendo has several upcoming titles to look forward too, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Splatoon 3, Metroid Prime 4, and more. Those games may or may not be shown during the event.