Rewatch The Nintendo E3 2021 Direct Here

Rewatch The Nintendo E3 2021 Direct Here

Nintendo’s pretty adamant they won’t show off the Switch Pro, but on the plus side we’re getting a metric ton of games “mostly releasing in 2021”. Let’s see what the Nintendo E3 2021 Direct has on offer.

The official description from Nintendo says the Direct will have “roughly 40 minutes of info focused exclusively on Nintendo Switch software”, followed by 3 hours of deep dives from the Nintendo Treehouse livestream afterwards.

With Mario Golf due out very soon, it’s likely we’ll get some footage from that. Similarly on the sports side, the Brisbane-made Sports Story could feature after the developers posted an update on Twitter. (The studio has been almost silent for all of 2021 so far.)

Pokemon Shining Pearl / Brilliant Diamond will probably get some airtime, and it’s likely we’ll see more footage from Monster Hunter Stories 2, Disco Elysium‘s Switch release, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of HopeThe Sims 4 on Switch and Metal Slug Tactics from earlier in E3.

Smash Ultimate is also due a new fighter update, and the talk around Donkey Kong has been going on so long it’d be bizarre not to see it now. Sonic‘s 30th anniversary will surely have some re-releases or content, and a Legend of Zelda All-Stars Collection (or something named like it) makes sense for the franchise’s 35th anniversary. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is due out next month too, so that’ll probably pop up in the Direct at some point.

Will we get Breath of the Wild 2? Anything about Metroid Prime 4? A 2D Metroid game? Will Waluigi actually be added to Smash?

We’ll all find out soon enough. The Nintendo E3 2021 Direct will go live from June 16, 2:00am AEST / midnight AWST / 1:30am ACST / 4:00am NZST. 

You can watch it via the YouTube embed below, or directly via this link. The YouTube embed will also let you set a notification, and it’ll let you know about the exact start time if you’re in a different timezone to the ones above.

What do you want to see most from Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct?


  • What I really want to see in this year’s Nintendo E3 Direct is Crash Bandicoot as our 10th DLC fighter reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
    Because with Crash Bandicoot’s 25th anniversary coming up in September later this year I will be expecting some Crash Bandicoot content from Activision this year.
    Since Toys for Bob is still going to support Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time and now that Toys for Bob has become support developer for Call of Duty Warzone.
    This is not the end for both the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon franchise.
    I’m expecting some Crash Bandicoot content from Activision this year and that’s the reason why I want Crash Bandicoot as our 10th DLC fighter reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate we’ve already got Banjo-Kazooie thanks to Microsoft and British developer Rare for making us happy to bring Banjo-Kazooie to Smash.
    But now I want to see Activision bring Crash Bandicoot into Smash as our 10th DLC fighter reveal.
    I also want to see Persona 5 come to the Nintendo Switch a Spyro 4 reveal for Nintendo Switch and more information on Ubisoft Paris and Ubisoft Milan’s Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope.
    I’m not going to be watching the Nintendo E3 Direct at 2am tomorrow morning because I don’t want to keep my parents awake at night instead I’m going to watch the replay of the Nintendo E3 Direct when I wake up.

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