Nintendo's E3 2021 Plans Include A Direct And Treehouse Live

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Nintendo fans wondering about the company’s E3 plans can now cease their incessant pondering. There’s be a 40-minute Nintendo Direct on June 15 focused on Switch games, followed by three hours of deep dives via Treehouse Live.

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The festivities kick off at noon Eastern time on June 15 with a selection of Switch games, with a focus on those coming out in 2021. The most interesting of those will then be shown off by developers during the three-hour Treehouse Live stream. And then Nintendo’s E3 is over and we can all go home and dream about Zeldas and Yoshis and whatnot. Sounds like a plan.

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DISCUSSION

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Just to get ahead of this now because I’m still seeing comments along these lines: please keep your expectations in check about any new Switch hardware announcements.

Every reliable piece of information we’ve seen suggests this will only be a mid-generation redesign of the original Switch (AKA 3DS to New 3DS or PS4 to PS4 Pro) but with a special dock to handle upscaling to 4K. That’s neat, but Switch games are still going to be designed around the existing hardware.

There’s little chance that we’re gonna hear about a successor to the Switch.