E3 2021 Leaks: Nintendo Switch Pro, Battlefield 2042, Final Fantasy Origin, Marvel, and More

Unfortunately, despite the incessant rumors and “leaks” on forums, we don’t really know whether this console will actually make an appearance at E3, as Nintendo hasn’t said anything official about the Switch Pro in the lead up to its press conference. But Bloomberg confirmed in May that the upgraded console does indeed exist and that the Big N could be preparing to launch the Switch Pro as soon as September. If Nintendo sticks to that timeline, E3 2021 would be the perfect venue at which to unveil the future of its Switch platform.

The outlet suggested that Nintendo could even announce the Switch Pro ahead of E3 to “allow publishers to showcase their full range of Switch games at the global event.” If that’s still the plan, the clock’s ticking for the publisher.

The Nintendo Switch Pro will reportedly sell at a higher retail price than the $299 standard model released four years ago. According to the outlet, the standard model will be phased out, while $199 Switch Lite will continue as the budget option. The Switch Pro could start shipping as soon as July, although it’s unlikely Nintendo will be able to meet demand at launch.

Battlefield 2042

Battlefield fans have been clamoring for the next installment in EA’s shooter series for quite some time. Indeed, it’s been three years since the release of the last game, Battlefield V, but fortunately the wait it almost over. EA has already announced a reveal event for the game during E3 Week. Fans will learn the title of the game as well as get a first look at the gameplay and maybe even get release date.

But some of that information has already leaked ahead of the special broadcast. PC Gamer cites leaks on Reddit in its report that Battlefield 6 will take place in a near-future setting and be titled Battlefield 2042, describing the new installment as a “middle ground between the series debut set in 1942 and the mech-filled warzones of 2142.” According to the leak, the game will feature the “biggest maps in Battlefield history,” broken up into “Sectors” about the size of a Battlefield 3 map.

Best of all, EA will reportedly announce the Battlefield 2042 beta for later this month, per the outlet.

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