Despite being a yearly tradition at this point, it would appear that we might not be getting a Nintendo Direct presentation this June around the time that E3 2020 should have been taking place.

The information comes from a new report shared by Venture Beat, who says that "Nintendo is telling partner developers it’s not going to hold one of its Nintendo Direct video events in June". Following E3 2020's cancellation, Nintendo had previously said that it would "continue to be flexible and redirect [its] efforts" to keep fans up to date in other ways.

June Nintendo Direct presentations have been streamed alongside E3 since 2013, with Nintendo holding on-stage presentations before that. Venture Beat says that "complications brought about from Japan’s work-from-home order as part of its attempts to mitigate COVID-19" are to blame for the breaking of this trend.

Reportedly, Nintendo was planning to host a June event as usual which would have unveiled its first-party schedule for 2020, likely showing off the rumoured Super Mario 35th Anniversary remasters for Nintendo Switch. Should this report be true, we might have to wait a little longer before learning about Nintendo's plans for the rest of the year.

At the time of writing, Nintendo has not issued any official statement relating to this report. We'll make sure to update you with any further news on this topic if and when it arrives.