Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct Will Only Showcase Software Releasing in 2019

By Laura Kate Dale on at

With E3 now just a month away, speculation is ramping up about exactly what we might be about to see unveiled. Could Microsoft show off its next gen console? Could Square Enix detail what's going on with that Final Fantasy 7 remake? Only time will tell.

We can only speculate about the others, but we do have some information on what to expect from Nintendo's presentation. On Tuesday June 11th at 5 p.m. BST, Nintendo will be airing its annual E3 Direct presentation, a pre-recorded showcase in place of a more traditional E3 press conference. According to Nintendo, the presentation will be focused "entirely on software", ruling out the possibility at a look at some weird new peripheral, and confirming the news from last month that we won't see anything of the rumoured Switch console revisions.

Nintendo also specified that it would be focusing on 2019 software, so don't expect any reveals as vague and distant as that Metroid Prime 4 reveal.

With Sony not having an E3 press conference this year, Microsoft is the only company who might have new hardware to show off next month during gaming's biggest week.