Nintendo Switch fans are counting down to the E3 2019 Direct conference later today (June 11).

The E3 2019 Nintendo Direct has a 5pm start time for fans living in the UK.

The show will be broadcast live on YouTube at 5pm, but you can watch it without leaving the page by clicking on the video below.

As for the Nintendo Switch lineup, fans are expecting to finally find out more about Animal Crossing Switch.

The game was confirmed to be in development late last year, but nothing has been seen of it since.

Nintendo will almost certainly showcase some new gameplay footage, and we’re also expecting an Animal Crossing Switch release date.

It’s also worth tuning into the Direct if you’re a Bayonetta fan, as Nintendo talks more about the third game in the series.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Switch remake will also be shown, alongside the next wave of Smash Bros DLC characters.

Previous rumours suggested that Erdrick from Dragon Quest would join the roster alongside Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa, Minecraft’s Steve, and Doom’s Marine.

Another first-party game known to be in development is Metroid Prime 4, although it’s unclear if we’ll get any gameplay.

Nintendo has reportedly gone back to the drawing board with Metroid Prime 4, hiring Retro Studios to help with development.

Then there are the rumours of a new Nintendo Switch console, which will ditch the dock in favour of handheld play.

The handheld-only rumours have been around for a while, so hopefully we’ll get a first look at the reduced price console at E3.

And then there’s the shock reports that The Witcher 3 will appear on Switch. 

A retailer in China listed The Witcher 3 for Nintendo Switch, complete with full box art and even a special edition console.

When contacted by Eurogamer, developer CD Projekt refused to comment on the rumour – so they didn’t actually rule it out.

Fingers crossed for The Witcher 3 and more surprises during today’s Nintendo Direct at 5pm.