Earlier this week, the Entertainment Software Association announced its plans for this year's E3 event - revealing several major publishers, including Nintendo, would be participating in this "all-virtual" show.
Following this announcement, Nintendo of America's president Doug Bowser shared his own message on Twitter about the event's return - mentioning how great it was that the video games industry was getting back together. He also hopes everyone can make the format as "fun and engaging" as possible.
Industry counterpart and head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, also took this opportunity to acknowledge how the "industry is strongest" when it works together and said he was looking forward to revealing more about Xbox's plans moving forward (thanks, Pure Xbox).
Oh, and if you're wondering about Sony - as pointed out by our friends over at Push Square, it's (unsurprisingly) nowhere to be seen, after it stepped away from the event in 2019 to host its own broadcast.
Apart from Nintendo and Xbox, some other publishers in attendance at this year's all-digital E3 will include Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games and Koch Media. E3 2021 will run from 12th June until 15th June. Find out more in our previous post.
Will you be watching this year's show? What are you hoping for from Nintendo? Leave your thoughts below.
Good to hear talk about getting the games industry back together but I'm also looking forward to getting back to talking about E3 with my friends again.
I will be watching the broadcasts, just as I do every year E3 is going on! Even being all digital, I am still pretty stoked and since I have already had the great experience of attending E3 in person a few years back, I don't have to worry about missing out on being there in person.
"Hey guys, we know you were expecting news on Metroid Prime 4 but we don't have any. But guess what; here's a trailer for Metroid Prime: Federation Force 2. We hope you look forward to this title!!".
Happy to see Nintendo coming thru for E3! I’ve always loved and looked forward to it, and this statement is pointing to a nice Direct and some Treehouse at least. I wish Sony would come back too just because it makes the whole event stronger for sure.
I'm excited for the event, since I'll hopefully be able to watch it with my friends this year! Sadly, we won't be able to laugh at how pathetic EA's event will be, since they're not attending.
Can't wait to not get any great third party AAA announcements for Switch
Will we see Doug Bowsette?
@nessisonett My totally legit sources that I talked to in the back alley of a walmart one time, who were trying to sell me sketchy DVD's they got from recording in movie theaters say yes. Yes they are going to reveal Doug Bowsette.
@VoidofLight I’m now really invested in Doug Bowser’s drag alter ego.
Smash Brothers possible characters:
Eggman, Ryu Hyabusha, RayMan, Ring Fit Girl.
Nah E3 should’ve died a long time ago. In modern era where thing can spread like fire E3 are pretty much irrelevant.
@Galaxyman88 I mean, you could say the exact same for things like the Game Awards, as no one actually watches it for the award ceremony, or Gamescom. I think all e3 really needs is to be brought into the modern age. They can still have the show floor stuff, but they should make it to where people who can't attend can also enjoy the event itself. Release demos of games on the eshops instead of just making it only available to those who in which attend the convention.
@Longondo And it turns out Nintendo is abandoning the Switch itself, with the "Pro" model being the Switch 2. Every game at this e3 is just an exclusive to the new switch.
Doug should address owning 2 consoles and respecting digital purchases between profiles. Really regret some digital purchases because other people in the house can't play certain games on the Lite because it isn't the "primary" console, while playing on the primary requires an internet connection. Really lame compared to PS or Xbox.
@VoidofLight. Sure, i can say the same things fir every game awards.
I can't wait to see what's announced! It's always fun to have events like these to look forward too!
@Galaxyman88 The main thing is, most people like watching these events due to how they’re massive with loads of companies coming together to reveal new things. Heck, I enjoy looking forwards to big events like this, and even watch them with my friends.
@Kevember “Please continue to support us!”
E3 was very much a thing of its time but nowadays I feel it a bit redundant with so many internet leakers out there.
@HamatoYoshi If you don’t follow the leaks, then it’s not that bad. Not to mention that directs are also leaked in advance, like how Pokemon’s direct in February worked.
Switch Pro Announcement confirmed?
I love the sentiment.Phil. But working together doesn't have to mean buying them! lol
Doug Bowser is this the second time you’ve spoken to the Nintendo disciples........not a par on Reggie!
@Lord Mad to think that this site was flooded with "Fire Reggie!!!!" comments back when he was working there...I suppose it's time for Bowser to be the bad guy.
But do you have what it takes to make us excited Doug?
All well and good but show as some games that will get us excited again.
I’m very glad Doug will be hosting the E3 direct this year! I’ve really wanted him to make his presence known, so that we can build a connection with him just like we did with Reggie. I’m looking forward to seeing him!
I'm looking forward to it, but still keeping expectations at a minimum.
Just glad this summer wont be as boring as last, those partner showcases were painful.
More villains the better
Not gonna pick up a switch pro if they are gonna make 1st party and maybe some 3rd party exclusive to that platform
Meanwhile in SONY HQ - so what else can we censor now?
Doug Bowser is an *****.
Doug Bowser you can make me hyped for E3 2021, if in the Nintendo Direct E3 2021 presentation this happen or not:
title or release date of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2
gameplay trailer for Skyward Sword HD
gameplay trailer for Bayonetta 3
teaser of the next mainline Kirby game releasing in 2022(first 3D Kirby)
trailer for the update 2.0 of Animal Crossing New Horizons bringing the third and final expansion to Museum/Nook Cranny)
third update for Monster Hunter Rise that conclude it history
reveal trailer of Pikimin 4
teaser of the next 2D Legend of Zelda game
teaser of the next 3D Mario
gameplay trailer for Splatoon 3
reveal trailer of the highly anticipated and rumored 2D Metroid game that continues the Metroid Fusion history
reveal trailer of the temporary exclusive Resident Evil for Switch
I always love some E3!
I hope Every company goes allll out.
Its been very quiet around Nintendo, so i hope they show alot.
Can't wait to hear about how Skyward Sword features an exclusive new mode where Link can port M&M Kart Racing and Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric onto Switch and all the Nintendo fans go wild and tell us how thankful we should be for these wonderful new games!
Very cool! I already had this E3 on my calendar.
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