[zelda 35th anniversary]Nintendo Direct at E3 2021： When It Is and How to Watch
Nintendo has announced that it will be hosting its E3 2021 Direct on June 15, 2021, alongside a 3-hour Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation that will air right after.
IGN is carrying the stream and, as usual, this watch guide will provide you with everything you need to know to watch the show, including when it starts, a list of places you can watch it with us, and what you can expect to see at the show.
The upcoming Nintendo Direct at E3 takes place on Tuesday, June 15, and will start at 9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 5pm BST. If you’re tuning in from Australia, that translates to Wednesday, June 16 at 2am AEST.
The Nintendo Direct is set to be about 40 minutes, and the Nintendo Treehouse Live will run for around three hours after the show ends.
If you’re interested in watching the upcoming Nintendo E3 2021 Direct and Nintendo Treehouse Live, we’ll be hosting the stream here and across our many channels on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Here’s the full list of places you can watch the Nintendo E3 2021 Direct and Nintendo Treehouse Live:
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While Nintendo hasn’t revealed any games that will be part of its E3 2021 Direct and Nintendo Treehouse Live, it did say it will feature “40 minutes of info focused exclusively on #NintendoSwitch software, mostly releasing in 2021, followed by around 3 hours of gameplay in #NintendoTreehouseLive | E3 2021.”
Many will undoubtedly be hoping for more news on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and the much rumored, but yet unannounced upgraded Nintendo Switch that may launch alongside it. There have been reports that this upgraded Switch, which many have taken to calling the Switch Pro, may be announced before E3 so publishers can talk about their games coming to the new system.
In February 2021, The Legend of Zelda’s Eiji Aonuma promised we’d be getting more news about BOTW 2 before the end of the year, and it could be part of Nintendo’s celebration of the 35th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda on NES.
Speaking of which, many have expected Nintendo to celebrate The Legend of Zelda’s 35th anniversary like it celebrated Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary in 2020, but nothing much has happened for it as of yet. While we know we are getting The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on July 16, the Switch has yet to get ports of Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Majora’s Mask.
Other big games that could make an appearance are Metroid Prime 4, Bayonetta 3, the next mainline Super Mario games following 2017’s Super Mario Odyssey, and much more.
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Nintendo Treehouse Lives are worth watching as they give deep-dives into the games featured in the Nintendo Directs. However, sometimes they have their own special announcements, as 3DS’ Metroid: Samus Returns was announced during E3 2017’s Treehouse Live.
Make sure to check out the E3 2021 schedule and everything else planned for IGN’s Summer of Gaming.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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