Nintendo will be holding a direct this year as their participation in the exciting and beloved video game celebration E3.

E3 Direct

The direct is set for June 15, with the stream set for 9:00 am PST or 12:00 pm EST. This translates to Tuesday, the last day of E3, so those anticipating the event will have to wait behind the other studios during E3’s even period. Still, I’m sure it will be exciting nonetheless.

The direct is scheduled for about a 40 minute run time with a large focus on Switch software that is still set to release later this year, 2021.

Following the anticipated E3 announcements will be a longer-form Nintendo Treehouse event where Nintendo will showcase some gameplay and do deeper dives into so of the announcements made in the direct.

You can checkout GameXplain’s rundown of the upcoming event below.

Rumored Announcements

There have been quite a lot of rumors surrounding upcoming Zelda releases. We know that Breath of the Wild 2 is still in the works; the remastered Skyward Sword is also coming up. Further than that, a lot of DLC planned for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity that we haven’t fully seen yet.

Going beyond those titles, however, there have been many rumors about additional beloved Zelda classics making their way to the Switch. It’s possible we could see something in the form of an Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask HD bundle, possibly even including older titles like A Link to the Past. However, this is all pure speculation, and we’ll need to wait and see what the official announcements are.

We also know that a lot is going on with Pokemon at the moment. We have the upcoming HD re-releases of Diamond and Pearl and the brand new Pokemon Legends: Arceus. So, I’m sure we will see some more information and potentially gameplay in the upcoming treehouse event.

Wrapping Up

Who knows what else Nintendo has in the pipeline for the Switch and their E3 direct lineup, but this time of the year is always filled with hype, speculation, and excitement.

Are there any titles you’re hoping to see this year? What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below.

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