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Nintendo E3 event set for this month, rumors suggest possible Switch Pro reveal

Rumors abound that Nintendo could announce the Nintendo Switch Pro this month. Now, it's scheduled an E3 event.

Published onJune 2, 2021

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  • Multiple rumors suggest that Nintendo could launch its anticipated Nintendo Switch Pro console this month.
  • Today, Nintendo officially scheduled an E3-based Nintendo Direct for June 15.
  • Obviously, the company doesn’t confirm or deny that it would reveal a new console, but it’s certainly possible.

Over the past few weeks, rumors have been ramping up that Nintendo could soon launch an updated version of its most recent home console. Today, the company set a date for a new event related to E3. Could those rumors and this event be related?

The Nintendo Direct event will happen on June 15 (via Polygon). Unsurprisingly, Nintendo makes no mention of a Nintendo Switch Pro or any other console-related news. Instead, it confirmed that it will reveal details on upcoming Switch games. However, that doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be time for a Switch Pro announcement.

Related: Nintendo Switch Pro: Everything we know so far

The Direct will begin at 12:00 PM ET on Tuesday, June 15, as a live stream. Nintendo confirms it will last for 40 minutes. Upon the conclusion of the event, a Nintendo Treehouse Live will immediately begin which will last for three hours. The Treehouse event will likely show expanded details and live gameplay for the games announced during the Direct.

Even if a Switch Pro doesn’t land on June 15, there will be plenty of juicy announcements. We expect new info on Mario Golf: Super Rush, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 3, and possibly an update on the status of Metroid Prime 4.

Keep in mind that even if Nintendo does reveal details on the Nintendo Switch Pro, the console wouldn’t likely hit store shelves until the Fall.

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