E3 2019: Nintendo Convention Date, Time, Predictions, and Bulletins


Nintendo’s E3 Direct is scheduled to start on Tuesday, June 11 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UK (June 12 at 2am AET). Learn on for a full rundown of what to anticipate from Nintendo at E3 this yr, together with the right way to watch the E3 direct dwell.

The Nintendo Change period has see a hearth relit beneath Nintendo. Whereas a few of its finest video games got here out for the Wii U, the Wii U itself wasn’t a hit. Nevertheless, the Nintendo Change has been a dominant power in gaming since its launch, and lots of of these neglected Wii U video games made their approach to the hybrid console. However it’s extra than simply ports of Wii U video games. Nintendo’s core franchises, like Tremendous Mario, Pokemon, and Metroid, are all on, or making their approach to, the Nintendo Change.

Although it’s deserted the normal stage present in favor of a pre-recorded Direct, Nintendo stays considered one of E3’s most anticipated presenters. And this yr, with Sony’s absence from the present, there could also be extra eyes on the beloved writer than ever earlier than.

Nintendo is coming off a divisive E3 2018, throughout which it spent effectively over half its 45-minute presentation on Tremendous Smash Bros. Final. Hearth Emblem: Three Homes and Tremendous Mario Occasion have been additionally introduced for Change, however the firm’s heavy lean into Smash Bros. left little else for followers of its different franchises.

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Nintendo E3 Schedule

Nintendo’s E3 2019 festivities kick off on Saturday, June 8, with Tremendous Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2, and Tremendous Smash Bros. Final tournaments. The Nintendo E3 Direct will air just a few days later, on June 11, and supply new appears to be like at upcoming Change video games. Nintendo Treehouse will then air every day from June 11-13, offering nearer appears to be like at a few of its E3 video games.

For these attending the expo, Pokemon Sword and Protect, the Hyperlink’s Awakening remake, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Marvel Final Alliance 3: The Black Order will likely be playable at E3.

Nintendo E3 Direct Particulars

Nintendo’s E3 Direct will air on Tuesday, June 11, at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM BST / 2:00 AM AEST (6/12). For particulars on the opposite conferences, take a look at the official E3 schedule.

The way to Watch the Nintendo E3 Direct

IGN’s E3 protection will likely be broadcast on each the homepage and IGN.com/E3. Moreover, you may watch all of the E3 pre-shows and press conferences on the next apps and units:

Nintendo Pre-E3 Bulletins

There’s been no scarcity of recent data popping out of Nintendo within the weeks main as much as E3. The corporate lately aired Directs for Tremendous Mario Maker 2 and Pokemon Sword and Protect, along with a second Pokemon-focused press convention.

Throughout its latest Pokemon Sword and Protect Direct, Nintendo revealed a November 15 launch date for the duo of Pokemon video games. We have been additionally launched to a number of of the Galar area’s most notable trainers and 7 new Pokemon, together with legendaries Zacian and Zamazenta. Nintendo additionally revealed new a brand new recreation mode, Max Raid Battles, and a brand new recreation mechanic known as Dynamax, which turns your lovely Pokemon into building-sized creatures of destruction.

Every little thing We Discovered within the 6.5.2019 Pokemon Sword and Protect Direct

Every week previous to that Direct, Nintendo held one other Pokemon press convention, throughout which it introduced a brand new Detective Pikachu for Change and a cell recreation known as Pokemon Masters. Pokemon Residence, a cloud-based service that brings collectively all of your Pokemon experiences, and Pokemon Sleep, a cell recreation/app you “play” whilst you relaxation, have been additionally introduced.

Lastly, there was the Tremendous Mario Maker 2 Direct held in mid-Might. The Direct detailed new creator instruments, story particulars, Nintendo Change On-line options, and extra.

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Nintendo E3 Predictions

Like with Smash Bros. final yr, Nintendo comes into E3 with an enormous first-party launch on the horizon in Pokemon Sword and Protect, however its breadth of recent recreation bulletins since final June creates the potential for a way more various present.

Earlier than we dive into that potential lineup, let’s begin with one factor we all know received’t be proven: Regardless of a number of stories of Change {hardware} revisions, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa instructed Bloomberg the corporate has “no plans” to announce new {hardware} at E3. Whereas which will come as a disappointment to some, it units the stage for a games-focused presentation.

High amongst these potential video games is the aforementioned Sword and Protect. The duo of Pokemon video games have been the topics of a pre-E3 Direct, throughout which a November 15 launch date and handful of recent particulars have been introduced. It is unclear if it will exclude Sword and Protect from Nintendo’s E3 Direct, however maybe we’ll get our first on the new starters’ evolutions, lastly permitting us to cleanse our minds of these monstrosities.

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Elsewhere in Nintendo’s potential 2019 catalogue are a handful of other highly anticipated exclusive Switch games. Expect to see more on Animal Crossing for Switch, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Luigi’s Mansion 3, the Link’s Awakening remake, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, PlatinumGames’ Astral Chain, Super Mario Maker 2, and Town, the upcoming RPG from Pokemon developer Game Freak.

And while Metroid Prime 4 would provide a showstopper moment for Nintendo, its appearance seems highly unlikely, considering development on the long-awaited sequel was rebooted in January. But don’t count Metroid out entirely; Samus could still provide that moment for Nintendo, as fans continue to await confirmation of the long-rumored Switch port of Metroid Prime Trilogy, and it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility for Nintendo to tease Metroid Prime 4 at E3 again like it did with the first announcement.

And don’t be surprised if some time is dedicated to its more unconventional initiatives, namely Labo VR and its next mobile game, Mario Kart Tour, though the focus should remain on Switch. It’s a console headed into the middle years of its life cycle, and with Nintendo looking to regain some of that early momentum, E3 2019 could prove to be one of its most pivotal shows yet.

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For all the latest news out of the show, stay tuned to the IGN E3 2019 hub. You can also stay up to date on the full list of games confirmed for E3 so far.

Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN. Connect with him on Twitter


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