It’s E3 month, and though that doesn’t mean what it used to, there will still be a substantially larger amount of video game news coming out in June than there will be the rest of the year. Sony ejected themselves from the conference years ago, but Nintendo is still participating…and they’ve revealed the time and date of their official E3 Direct.
The Direct will broadcast June 15, 2021 at 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern, and last for around 40 minutes, followed by the casual atmosphere of Treehouse Live for three hours after that. Nintendo says the presentation will focus on games due out on the Switch within 2021. We anticipate a lot of surprise announcements, as the fall lineup of 2021 on Switch is mostly unknown at this point aside from a port of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Everyone’s hoping to see Breath of the Wild 2, but that game is definitely not a 2021 release.
If you’re expecting news on Metroid Prime 4, don’t be a fool. The entire game’s development was rebooted last year and is unlikely to be in a playable state at this time. Bayonetta 3 has a better chance of appearing, based on comments from the director.
Also note that Nintendo is insisting this presentation will be entirely about SOFTWARE and not about the New Nintendo Switch Pro Deluxe U X-Treme that everyone has been talking about. Instead it’s believed that Nintendo will show the new model before then, possibly as soon as tomorrow. Nintendo hasn’t confirmed the upgraded Switch officially, but every E3 month has a “worst-kept secret” and this is that one.
Are we right or wrong about any of this? We’ll find out in a little less than two weeks. Nintendo’s E3 presentation goes live June 15.