Nintendo E3 2019 - Dates, Games And Everything To Expect

Direct and three days of the Treehouse: Live are just some of the things to look forward to.
Animal Crossing for the Ninendo Switch is scheduled for release sometime this year.
Animal Crossing for the Ninendo Switch is scheduled for release sometime this year. Nintendo

After weeks of teasing its new and upcoming titles, and the recent investors call that revealed what titles will be released this year, Nintendo has finally announced the outline of its E3 2019 plans. The Japanese gaming legend will hold its panels, conferences, tournaments and everything Nintendo-related from June 11 to June 13. Although Nintendo has iterated that they will not be hosting a live show on the front stage, they have planned a lot of stuff for their fans, so be sure to tune in to us here for our coverage of everything E3-related.

What to expect

Nintendo has stated that it will show off some of the games expected to be released on the Switch platform this year. Unfortunately, those looking for new Switch hardware will have to wait further than E3; the company has iterated that they will not be showing any new Switch models at E3 this year, which in this case is the rumored ‘slightly upgraded’ Switch and the ‘smaller and cheaper’ Switch.

There’s no shortage of games, however, as you can expect some – if not all – of these titles to be presented in some way:

  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Astral Chain
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield
  • Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2
  • Daemon X Machina
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition

As for two of Nintendo's most anticipated titles, Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4, don’t get your hopes up too much, as these have been moved to ‘TBA’ schedules following the investors call. Developer PlatinumGames can still make an appearance for the event, though, as Astral Chain is nearing release. We could get some tidbits from them about the new IP they’re working on, which is most likely going to end up on the Switch.

When are the events?

Nintendo will kick off its E3 presence with a Nintendo Direct, scheduled for June 11 at 12 p.m. EDT. Expect to hear most of the titles be presented there. For the rest of their E3 coverage, however, Nintendo will be holding a multi-day stream from June 11 to June 13 in the form of its traditional Nintendo Treehouse: Live. This is where gameplay of some select titles will be streamed straight from the show floor, featuring commentary from the Treehouse staff and some very special guests.

Featuring the Warp Pipe Pass

If you have a Nintendo Account and a valid E3 2019 pass, you are entitled to the Warp Pipe Pass program, designed by Nintendo to reduce your wait time on some of the demos on the show floor. For more information, read the FAQ here.

You can check out the rest of the schedule as well as various details for Nintendo’s E3 2019 presence right here.

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