Nintendo Direct E3 2021 CONFIRMED: Start time and date for next Direct

Nintendo Direct E3 2021 CONFIRMED: Start time and date for next Direct

The Nintendo Direct E3 2021 start time and date has been revealed (Image: NINTENDO)

Nintendo has officially confirmed when its highly anticipated next Direct for E3 2021 will be taking place. The Nintendo UK Twitter account has confirmed that the Nintendo Direct for E3 2021 will be airing on Tuesday June 15 at 5pm BST. The Direct will be 40 minutes long and will focus “exclusively” on Nintendo Switch software that is mainly launching this year.

That caveat could hint that the heavily rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro – which had been tipped to get announced this week – won’t feature during the Direct.

The @NintendoUK Twitter posted: “On 15/06, Nintendo will host its all-virtual #E32021 activity. Tune in at 17:00 (UK time) for a #NintendoDirect presentation, featuring roughly 40 minutes of information exclusively on #NintendoSwitch software, mostly releasing in 2021.”

The account went on to add: “Immediately after the #NintendoDirect, continue watching for roughly 3 hours of deep dives on gameplay for a handful of #NintendoSwitch games in Nintendo Treehouse: Live.”

“On 15/06, Nintendo will host its all-virtual #E32021 activity. Tune in at 17:00 (UK time) for a #NintendoDirect presentation, featuring roughly 40 minutes of information exclusively on #NintendoSwitch software, mostly releasing in 2021.”

The account went on to add: “Immediately after the #NintendoDirect, continue watching for roughly 3 hours of deep dives on gameplay for a handful of #NintendoSwitch games in Nintendo Treehouse: Live.”

The Nintendo conference will be one of the big highlights of the returning E3 expo, which last year went on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And hopes will be high among fans after the last Nintendo E3 Direct which was one for the ages.

That Direct, which was broadcast in June 2019, revealed Banjo & Kazooie for Smash Bros, The Witcher 3 on the Switch as well as the first proper look at Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The June E3 2019 Direct is also notable for the surprise reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 right at the end.

That Direct was the first and last time the highly anticipated BoTW sequel was showcased, could we find more about Link’s next, dark-looking adventure during the Direct in a few weeks time?

Other in-the-works games that have already been announced, which were are due an update on, are Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4 which will surely be towards the top of many gamers’ wishlists for the upcoming Direct.

The heavily rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro, which Bloomberg says could be released as early as September, is another announcement Ninty fans are eagerly anticipated.

However, according to the rumour mill, the Switch Pro could get announced prior to E3 – with a reveal tipped to happen this Thursday, according to one insider.

More to follow…

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