Nintendo has revealed when the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct will take place, with the company announcing when it plans to host its next livestreamed event and deliver more announcements for 2021 and beyond.
E3 2021 Nintendo Direct date and time
The Nintendo Direct at E3 2021 will take place on June 15 at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST.
Nintendo announced the date and time during a tweet posted to its official Twitter account, revealing further details around the upcoming show:
🗓 Nintendo at #E32021: 6/15, 9am PT!
Tune in for a #NintendoDirect with roughly 40 minutes of info focused exclusively on #NintendoSwitch software, mostly releasing in 2021, followed by around 3 hours of gameplay in #NintendoTreehouseLive | E3 2021.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 2, 2021
How to watch the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct
The E3 2021 Nintendo Direct will be available to watch via Nintendo’s official site, with it being livestreamed on June 15.
The livestream isn’t yet available given that it’s still two weeks away, though it will be available ahead of time.
What will the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct announcements be?
Nintendo has stated that its E3 2021 Nintendo Direct will include 40 minutes of information related to games that are mostly releasing in 2021 for Nintendo Switch. On top of this, there will be roughly 3 hours of deep dives into select games from this presentation, features in a Treehouse Live stream.
That the Direct will be mostly focused on 2021 means that we’ll almost certainly see more from the likes of the upcoming Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and while Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set for launch in 2022, it having already been revealed means we’ll probably see more from the spin-off, too.
It’s also been heavily rumored that the Nintendo Switch Pro — or, as we would like it to be called, the Super Nintendo Switch — will be revealed soon before being available for purchase later in the year. It’s possible that E3 2021 will be the venue for that announcement, with the Direct then presumably featuring games taking advantage of the as-yet-unconfirmed system’s improved hardware.
There are also plenty of other games that Nintendo fans want to see. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Metroid Prime 4, and Splatoon 3 are three previously announced games people are begging for further details on, so maybe the goods will be provided during the show.
In other news, No Man’s Sky’s Prisms update was released today, making the game look better than ever before. Ubisoft also revealed that Far Cry 6 won’t be a sequel or a prequel to previous games.