Tonight at 6 p.m., it’s one of the last big events of E3 2021. After Ubisoft Saturday night and Xbox / Bethesda Sunday night, it’s Nintendo’s turn to hold one of the most anticipated conferences of this year. It is a double event since the Japanese firm will come at the same time to close E3. The event will end a few hours later after the presentation of Dark Pictures: House of Ashes by Namco Bandai and the awards ceremony by ESA (the organizers of E3).
On the program, a 40-minute showcase (6 p.m. / 6:40 p.m.) which will be dedicated to future Nintendo Switch games. Apparently, the firm will not say a word on the hardware side. An absence of the famous Switch Pro?
Where to watch the Nintendo Direct E3 2021?
Nintendo Direct will be broadcast worldwide tonight from 6 p.m. KST. You can follow the event on the official Nintendo UK YouTube channel.
On 06/15 Nintendo will be hosting fully virtual presentations for the# E32021. See you at 6:00 p.m. for a new one #NintendoDirect of approximately 40 minutes dedicated exclusively to Nintendo Switch games to be released mainly in 2021. pic.twitter.com/WtgqJhjILL
– Nintendo France (@NintendoFrance) June 2, 2021
What can we expect?
Nintendo warned: E3 will be fun. So, we expect a lot of fun from the Japanese firm! Obviously, the Switch Pro is in everyone’s mind, but Nintendo can also show off in terms of games!
The Switch Pro!
She is in every mouth and every conversation. For many months, rumors announce it and she was even seen on Amazon. Will the Switch Pro be revealed tonight?
Zelda’s 35th birthday… Breath of the Wild 2?
Announced at E3 2019, this famous sequel to Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 is eagerly awaited. We hope to have a new preview during Nintendo Direct to have at least an official name and a release period!
We can also hope to have new announcements around the 35th anniversary of Zelda. Right now, fans are pretty disappointed with this celebration only represented by the Skyward Swords remaster.
New images of Pokémon Legends Arceus
The long-awaited Pokémon will arrive in January 2022 with Legends Arceus! The famous open-world RPG which, however, disappointed everyone when it was announced last February. Very far from being technically perfect, we hope to have a new, much more reassuring glimpse of this game which promises to be revolutionary for the Pokémon saga!
It was the big announcement of the last Nintendo Direct, we hope to see the first gameplay of Splatoon 3 which is expected for the year 2022.
New games (and new licenses)
Nintendo has confirmed in recent weeks that the company needs to create new licenses. So, we hope to have a first glimpse of these new licenses as well as the announcements of new games this weekend.
The conference minute by minute!
6:03 p.m. – After a little blah-blah session in the introduction, Nintendo begins (as often) with the Super Smash Bros. page. and announces the arrival of Kazuya Mishima from the Tekken series for June 28!
6:09 p.m. – Several classifieds with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (October 26, 2021) or Two Point Campus (2022). We also learn that all Life is Strange games will arrive on Switch at the end of the year!
6:11 p.m. – Super Monkey Ball will be celebrating its 20th anniversary as it should be with Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania arriving on October 5, 2021 on Switch!
6:12 p.m. – A Mario Party expansion announced with Mario Party Superstar slated for release on October 29, 2021.
6:13 p.m. – While everyone impatiently awaits Metroid 4, Nintendo announces a new game in the saga: Metroid Dead. A 2D game that will take place in the universe of the series. The game is slated for release on October 8, 2021. Samus will face many enemies and, as always, you will have the option to purchase the Amiibo that come with it!
6:15 p.m. – Presentation of Just Dance 2022 which will be released, without much surprise, on Nintendo Switch at the end of the year.
6:17 p.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kakarot is coming to Switch with its first DLC for September 24, 2021!
6:18 p.m. – New little presentation of Mario Golf Super Rush which is expected for June 25 on Switch!
6:19 p.m. – Reminder of the release date of Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter Stories: Wings of Ruin which is expected on July 9, 2021! A demo will be available at the end of the month!
6:20 p.m. – A new Wario game is announced with Wario Ware Get It Together which is scheduled to arrive on September 10th on Switch. A game that offers many new mini games with two player cooperation! Pre-orders will be available on Nintendo eShop in the evening!
6:22 p.m. – Big presentation of Shin Megami Tensei V with the highlight of the fights. The game is due out on November 12, 2021 on Switch.
6:25 p.m. – It’s Danganronpa’s turn to reveal himself! The game is coming to Switch soon. The game is called Danganronpa Decadence and will arrive during the year 2021 on Switch. This is a compilation of the four games in the series and they will all be available for purchase individually!
6:27 p.m. – Nintendo continues the announcements with Project Zero: The Priestess of the Black Waters will be reissued on Nintendo Switch (it was originally a Wii U game). We also learn of the arrival of Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 + 2 on June 25 on the Nintendo console.
6:31 p.m. – New presentation of the new Mario and the Raving Rabbids that we saw during the Ubisoft conference. The game is expected for 2022 on Switch.
6:32 p.m. – Advance Wars 1 + 2 is announced on Switch! The game will arrive on the Nintendo console on December 3, and pre-orders are available now from Nintendo eShop.
6:33 p.m. – Make way for Zelda’s 35th birthday! It starts with the Expansion Pass for Hyrule Warriors arriving on June 18th. Nintendo continues with a new presentation of the controversial Skyward Swords HD, which is scheduled for release next month (July 16).
6:35 p.m. – After the success of the Game & Watch Super Mario, Nintendo announces the Game & Watch Zelda to allow players to dive back into the first games in the series (Zelda, Zelda 2, Link’s Awakening). The console will have an interactive clock, an interactive timer. Released on November 12, 2021.
6:36 p.m. – Now place after Zelda Breath of the Wild! The game is officially due for 2022 and we only got a short presentation. The game will allow Link to return to the skies, the latter having acquired new powers to visit the skies of Hyrule. Still no official title for the game.
6:39 p.m. – It’s the end of Nintendo Direct.