The biggest gaming showcase of the year, E3 2019, is only a few weeks away. This year’s expo kicks off on Tuesday, June 11, and while it’s shaping up to be a bit quieter than past years (thanks in large part to Sony’s decision to sit this E3 out), some big games have already been confirmed for the event, with even more surprises undoubtedly waiting to be announced.
While Microsoft is reportedly gearing up to unveil its next-generation Xbox console(s) during its E3 2019 briefing, Nintendo will be looking to continue the Switch’s impressive sales momentum by highlighting some upcoming games for the hybrid system in a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct presentation, which is scheduled to air at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST on June 11, just before the expo proper begins.
As for what Switch games Nintendo will show off, the company has been characteristically tight-lipped, although it does have a number of titles in the pipeline this year. Luigi’s Mansion 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Animal Crossing–to name a few–are coming to the system in 2019, and we’ll likely get another look at some or all of them during next month’s Direct. Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Super Mario Maker 2 will also be featured this year as part of Nintendo’s pre-E3 tournaments on June 8, and we may get some details on new content for those games–although that has not been confirmed.
One thing we do know, however, is that Nintendo won’t be revealing any hardware at this year’s show. Rumors of a new, cheaper Switch model have been making the rounds in recent weeks, with Bloomberg reporting the system could launch by the end of June, which would make E3 the perfect venue at which to unveil it. However, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa denied that possibility, saying the company has “no plans to announce [new hardware] at this year’s E3 in June.”
Still, while Nintendo is playing its cards close to its chest, a few other developers and publishers have confirmed a handful of Switch games for this year’s E3 already. You can take a look at the list so far below. For more E3 coverage, be sure to check out the full E3 conference schedule and our running list of every single game confirmed to appear at E3 2019.
All The Nintendo Switch Games Confirmed For E3 2019
- Bee Simulator
- Doom Eternal
- FIFA 20
- Fortnite (Summer Block Party)
- Splatoon 2 (Nintendo World Championships)
- Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo World Championships)
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo World Championships)
- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince