E3 2019: Nintendo predictions, rumors and expectations

Ruben Fields
June 8, 2019

E3 2019 is nearly upon us which means we'll be staying up at an ungodly hour to witness the very latest in gaming goodness. That means we can probably expect a lack of surprise game announcements or trailers for titles that won't be released this year. This will be our first extended look at Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order gameplay, and we also know EA will use the Apex Legends slot to detail its Season 2 Battle Pass.

There are a few ways that you can catch all of the announcements and news from the Nintendo Direct during E3 2019, but there's no in-person viewing for those attending.

EA will be hosting its Play event on June 8 at 9:15 AM PT (9:45 PM IST) and will be streaming the event live via its Twitch channel. E3 2019 will host Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Xbox, Bethesda, Nintendo, Square Enix, with their upcoming projects, starting from Saturday, June 8th.

The release for Astral Chain is coming up fairly quickly (August 30) and we haven't seen anything since that first trailer, so expect to see more of this game during Nintendo's E3 2019 presentation. This means there's still a chance the new Animal Crossing game will be on display at the show.

Nintendo has a lot going on this year, and it's all kicking off with the E3 2019 Smash Bros. and Splatoon World Championships on Saturday, June 8th.

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Sunday - June 9th: The day is starting with news from Xbox at 1 PM PT/4 PM ET. We will look much deeper at Doom Eternal, and hoping from some news about the Elder Scrolls VI, or maybe Starfield. Currently, the only game confirmed for the show is "Watch Dogs: Legion", which was leaked ahead of E3 thanks to Amazon.

Nintendo is celebrating E3 2019 with an eShop sale, which will start at 10 a.m. PT on June 11 and run through 11:59 p.m. PT on June 18. Square Enix teases that this year's presentation will showcase "another exciting line up of titles", one of which is likely to be Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Nintendo - As the company typically does, Nintendo is airing a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct presentation on the Tuesday morning of E3 week. Afterward, the company will air its annual Treehouse livestream, which will continue throughout the rest of E3 week. Independent games publisher Curve Digital and developer Fiddlesticks have today released critically-acclaimed puzzle-platformer Hue on Nintendo Switch.

E3 2019's show floor is open June 11-13.

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