40 minutes of releases coming in 2021 and beyond.

Nintendo has been conspicuously quiet about their E3 2021 plans, announcing only that the’d be participating on the Pinnacle Sponsor level. We now also know when that virtual participation will occur, as the company has announced a June 15th Nintendo Direct, followed by a three-hour Nintendo Treehouse: Live.

The Nintendo Direct presentation will kick off at 9am PDT, and will feature, “…roughly 40 minutes of information focused exclusively on Nintendo Switch games mainly releasing in 2021.” They make no mention of new announcements, but the fact that there’ll be coverage of some 2022 releases is a good sign that we’ll get to see some exciting unveilings. It could also mean that long-awaited games such as Pikmin 4, Metroid 4, and Breath of the Wild 2 could have 2022 releases.

Immediately following the Nintendo Direct will be a three hour Nintendo Treehouse: Live livestream that will offer gameplay deep-dives for a handful of Nintendo Switch games.

Both the Nintendo Direct video presentation and Nintendo Treehouse: Live livestream will be available for viewing at nintendo.com/e3.

Two weeks is a long time to wait, but I’m confident this year’s presentation will be worth it…maybe even with regards to hardware! In the meantime, be sure to stick with Pure Nintendo for coverage of all the big announcements—both major and indie—to come from E3 2021.