KEY POINTS

  • E3 returns this year in the form of an all-virtual event
  • The major event in the tech and gaming industry is scheduled between June 12 and June 15
  • Major gaming companies like Xbox and Nintendo confirmed their attendance at E3 2021

Nintendo could reportedly hold a major Direct showcase for the upcoming E3 2021 event after it missed holding one in 2020 and only launching a standard Nintendo Direct in February of this year.

Nintendo fans could be hearing more good news from the company if the recent claim of VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb is anything to go by. According to the video game reporter, the Japanese gaming titan is preparing for a full-scale general Nintendo Direct showcase for this June to go along with its presence at the E3 2021. In a tweet a few days ago, Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser expressed his enthusiasm at the upcoming gaming event.

Nintendo won't be bringing out a new version of its wildly popular Switch device this year, the firm's president Shuntaro Furukawa said Nintendo won't be bringing out a new version of its wildly popular Switch device this year, the firm's president Shuntaro Furukawa said Photo: AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI

He assured fans that "We’ll make the virtual format fun and engaging." Bowser is also looking forward to the event and noted that "It’s going to be great to get the video game industry back together with our fans this June." Fans started speculating that Nintendo might hold a major Direct showcase before the event considering the company's previous activities leading to E3.

In the past, Nintendo held major Nintendo Directs before the E3 and even had its Treehouse Live during the show. It appears that this is going to make a comeback this year. Fans have a lot to look forward to from the company if it holds a major Direct event in June. 

During the February Direct event, it revealed that it has no new information about "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2." It assured fans, however, that it will release more updates about the much-awaited sequel by the end of the year. It can be recalled that the game was announced alongside its trailer at the E3 2019. 

This year "The Legend of Zelda" celebrates its 25th anniversary on NES, and Grubb seemingly suggests that more re-releases could happen this year. Fans are also looking forward that the company would share something about the game at its next event. Aside from the announcement of the major first-party titles, there is also the possibility of the official unveiling of the rumored new version of the Nintendo Switch Pro.