It would not be truly E3 if a series of surprises did not leak in advance, but even then, this year has been particularly damaging. Almost all of the biggest announcements this weekend have been spoiled early, from the new Ninja Theory game Bleeding Edge to Elden Ring, from Software's talked about collaboration with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin. The press conference of Nintendo's own E3 is yet to come, and it appears the company is taking steps to ensure that none of its secrets leaks ahead of time as it would have threatened legal action against a well-known leaker.
The Twitter user Sabi, who leaked details of Microsoft and Bethesda's press conferences before each of them (including the appearance of Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077 and technical specs of Xbox Scarlett), revealed that he received a letter of cessation and withdrawal of a lawyer representing Nintendo. via Eurogamer). Since then, Sabi said it will not leak anything from Nintendo Direct, although he says it will continue to leak secrets that are not Nintendo's.
I was quoted and I gave up on a lawyer representing Nintendo. They have my full name and everything. That means I can not post any private business secret from Nintendo co ltd. That does not mean I can not post stuff from other companies, but not from Nintendo.
– Sabi (@New_WabiSabi) June 10, 2019
Nintendo's E3 Direct is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, at 9:00 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST. The company recently confirmed the transmission run time – about 40 minutes. We also know that Nintendo will reveal the next Super Smash Bros. character. Ultimate DLC during the Direct; Game director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed this in a video post after Nintendo's Smash Ultimate World Championship on June 8.
In addition, however, Nintendo has not talked much about Direct this year. The company caused the broadcast to focus on the Nintendo Switch games in 2019, and confirmed that Luigi's Mansion 3, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will be playable In the hall of E3, then they will all presumably have some time in the spotlight during the Direct.
If you want to tune in, you can find out when and how to watch E3 Direct from Nintendo here. This is not the only Nintendo news coming from E3 this year, though. The company also aired a version focused on Pokémon on June 5, which revealed a ton of new details about Pokemon Sword and Shield. You can follow all the Pokemon Direct news and watch the broadcast again here.
E3 2019 Conference Agenda
More E3 news: