KEY POINTS

  • Nintendo is having its E3 2021 Direct event on June 15
  • The event will start at 12 p.m. ET or 9 a.m PT
  • Nintendo has not yet revealed which games would be at the upcoming event

A disappointing new "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" report may have confirmed the bad news that fans of the game were expecting this year.

Industry insider and Kantan Games analyst Senkan Toto previously said that Nintendo might not release "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" this year. Nintendo has not yet said anything about the game's release, but reliable industry insider PracticalBrush12 noted that the game might not release this year. On Reddit, the insider shared a list of games and one of the commenters asked if "Breath of the Wild 2" is coming this year.

The insider answered, "I'd love to, I'm however afraid it might not." When asked again if the game would be at the E3 2021 Direct, the insider replied that they have no idea. It is worth noting that the insider said the game might not release this year and underscroed it by hinting that it might not be shown at the Nintendo E3 2021 Direct event. 

Zelda “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” has a new software update. Photo: Zelda.com

PracticalBrush12 is the same insider who leaked the majority of E3 2021 leaks. They also leaked every single announcement made during the most recent Nintendo Direct. The insider, has by far, a proven track record on reliability.

Last week, industry insider Spawn Wave claimed they have "been getting a bunch of messages about some sort of Gamestop event next week, sounds like it could be Zelda related." This claim could be true if the recent post on ResetEra is anything to go by. The post shared an image showing "The Legend of Zelda" poster, which they claimed they got from GameStop.

The image triggered speculations that an anniversary bundle for "The Legend of Zelda" might be announced at the Nintendo E3 2021 Direct event. While nothing is said in the poster, GameStop would definitely not make up something like this without the knowledge or permission from Nintendo. Whatever the poster is for, fans will not have to wait much longer considering that the Nintendo event is just around the corner.

Nintendo will be at this year's all-virtual E3 event via its Direct and TreeHouse Live showcases. The livestream starts at 9 a.m. PT or 12 p.m. ET Tuesday.