Nintendo has finally unveiled its plans for E3, including Nintendo Treehouse Live. The Nintendo E3 Direct 2021 will be taking place on Tuesday, June 15th (9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET). The direct will contain about 40 minutes of information. The Nintendo Treehouse Live will close Nintendo’s E3 with three hours of gameplay. However, Nintendo included a huge caveat in its tweet. It says the direct will be “focused exclusively on Nintendo Switch software“.
That wording seems to strongly douse hopes of the Switch Pro making its debut at E3. Nintendo appears to be preemptively giving a bit of focus to fan expectations. The company is preventing fans from getting their hopes up and being disappointed on the big day. Otherwise, the web would probably see plenty of complaints about the Switch Pro no-show.
🗓 Nintendo at #E32021: 6/15, 9am PT!
Tune in for a #NintendoDirect with roughly 40 minutes of info focused exclusively on #NintendoSwitch software, mostly releasing in 2021, followed by around 3 hours of gameplay in #NintendoTreehouseLive | E3 2021.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 2, 2021
Nintendo’s E3 2021
A number of things could pop up this year from Nintendo’s E3 Direct. A new challenger could set foot in the arenas of Smash Bros. Ultimate. Link’s next adventure, Breath of the Wild 2, may make an appearance. Many are hoping for Samus Aran to arrive as well, with Metroid Prime 4 two years removed from its developmental reset. A few previously unannounced games will almost certainly make their debut.
The Nintendo Treehouse Live folks will follow up the Nintendo E3 Direct with gameplay. They will spend about three hours showing off various titles in action. Skyward Sword HD is likely to be one of the games they play. As a result, I’m not so sure we’d see Breath of the Wild 2 gameplay here. However, they will certainly highlight a few other games from the Direct.