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E3 2021 Nintendo Direct

The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here! That’s right, it’s time for the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct! The lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has once again shut down the E3 show floor, but Nintendo’s still holding an online presentation. It all kicks off at 9:00 am Pacific/noon Eastern and 5:00 pm for our readers in the UK. We’ll be covering all of the exciting news as it breaks, and you can watch along with us by clicking the embedded livestream below!

E3 2021 Nintendo Direct

About the show

The E3 2021 Nintendo Direct focuses exclusively on Switch software, and primarily on games launching this year. Sorry, but there won’t be any “Switch Pro” news today, or any hardware news in general. Software is another story, as Nintendo has a 40-minute presentation planned. They haven’t really teased any specific games yet, so the lineup could be just about anything. After the Direct ends, Nintendo Treehouse will be live for three hours showing off gameplay.

Many fans are hoping for updates on Breath of the Wild 2, Bayonetta 3, and Metroid Prime 4. We’ve also reported on rumors about Donkey Kong and 2D Metroid on the way. The show could also include updates for Nintendo Switch Online, games from indie partners, or anniversary celebration plans. What do you hope to see at the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct? Leave your thoughts below, and get ready for the show!

Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.