s — and hasn’t for quite some time. Instead, the house that Mario built provides a Nintendo Direct, timed to coincide with the big, bad video game expo. The announcement may be prerecorded, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of announcements, trailers, and reveals! So make sure to watch the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct right here when it starts.
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Nintendo definitely has a lot to prove this year, but seems primed to do just that. The company has slowed down its first-party releases a bit since the overnight success of the Nintendo Switch. Some great ports, indie releases, and a few marquee titles (like Smash Ultimate) haven’t quite made up the deficit, either. We might just be looking at the calm before the storm, however, as there’s a whole slough of new Switch games waiting in the wings.
We already know about Super Mario Maker 2, Pokemon Sword & Shield, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. That last one might be a remake, but it definitely looks like a brand-new game. It might as well be, to anyone who never played the cult classic Game Boy game is concerned! Fire Emblem: Three Houses also looks like a big priority for the publisher.
But what other tricks might the company have up its sleeve. Well, there’s definitely plenty of speculation around just that. Animal Crossing for Switch is sure to be on everyone’s minds. Will we finally get some new details about the long-awaited follow-up to New Leaf? What about Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4? Some of these seem more likely than others, but only time will truly tell what Nintendo shows. And even if every game under the sun gets its time to shine, it’s hard to say how much we’ll actually learn.
Watch the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct
So far, at least, there haven’t been a ton of leaks for Nintendo at E3 2019. That’s surprising (or at least impressive). Plenty of other studios, like Microsoft and Namco Bandai, have had part or most of their announcements leaked well in advance of the show itself. This might indicate that Nintendo doesn’t have a ton of surprise announcements on the docket. Though that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. The company’s upcoming games line-up looks pretty strong regardless.
We’ll definitely know more on Tuesday, June 11 at 9 a.m. PT. That’s when the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct officially begins. Of course, you can watch the stream itself above. Just click on the embedded video player, strap in, and prepare for the news! And be sure to bookmark this page ahead of time to tune into the stream as soon as possible. Until then, have fun speculating with the rest of us about what might show up!