[nintendo of america twitter]Why Nintendo’s E3 Event Won’t Feature The Switch Pro
Nintendo is hosting one of the final conferences of E3 2021, but fans shouldn’t expect the rumored Switch Pro to be showcased at the event.
By Scott Baird
Published Jun 03, 2021
Nintendo?will be appearing at E3 2021, but the rumored Switch Pro won’t be announced at the event. The upcoming E3 showcase will be Nintendo’s first full Direct since February, where games like?Splatoon 3?and a remake of?Skyward Sword?were announced.
The expectations are high going into Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct. Fans are expecting to see the announcement for the next?Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?character, as well as long-awaited Breath of the Wild?sequel gameplay footage. It’s a safe bet that games?near to release will be featured, such as?Mario Golf: Super Rush?and?Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.?The upcoming?Pokémon?games aren’t likely to appear, as they are usually saved for special?Pokémon Presents events, but?Pokémon Brilliant Diamond?and?Shining Pearl?might be briefly featured, as they’ll likely be some of the big holiday 2021 titles for the Switch.
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Fans are expecting the E3 2021 Direct to be full of announcements, considering how empty the Switch’s schedule is for the rest of the year. But there is one thing that won’t be announced at Nintendo’s event, as?the company has already confirmed that there won’t be any new hardware revealed at E3.
The E3 Direct was announced in a?Nintendo of America?Twitter post. The post said that the Direct will be roughly forty minutes long and will?focus exclusively on Switch software. The use of the word software confirms that it will just be games shown at E3 2021 and no new hardware will be announced. This means the Switch Pro won’t be revealed during E3 2021. Sony used to make similar distinctions for its State of Play events, before the PS5 was officially unveiled, in order for people to set their expectations accordingly.
There’s a chance that Nintendo will reveal the Switch Pro before E3 2021 and will show some of the new games running on its hardware. It’s possible that?they could give a first look at the?Breath of the Wild?sequel on Switch Pro hardware, which would potentially allow them to better show off a new system.?Animal Crossing: New Horizons?and?Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?are currently the best-selling games on the Switch, but neither of them are graphical powerhouses. The original?Breath of the Wild?was?a game that impressed?many fans when the Switch first launched, as it was a gorgeous?title that lost none of its beauty when played in handheld mode.?Breath of the Wild?sold the?original Switch to many people, and the sequel could do the same for a possible Nintendo Switch Pro.
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Source: Nintendo of America/Twitter
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Scott has been writing for Screen Rant since 2016 and regularly contributes to The Gamer. He has previously written articles and video scripts for websites like Cracked, Dorkly, Topless Robot, and TopTenz.
A graduate of Edge Hill University in the UK, Scott started out as a film student before moving into journalism. It turned out that wasting a childhood playing video games, reading comic books, and watching movies could be used for finding employment, regardless of what any career advisor might tell you. Scott specializes in gaming and has loved the medium since the early ‘90s when his first console was a ZX Spectrum that used to take 40 minutes to load a game from a tape cassette player to a black and white TV set. Scott now writes game reviews for Screen Rant and The Gamer, as well as news reports, opinion pieces, and game guides. He can be contacted on LinkedIn.
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