The next Nintendo Direct livestream is coming Thursday, the company said. The 40-minute livestream will mainly focus on Nintendo Switch games launching this winter, and comes about two weeks before the of the hybrid console launches on Oct. 8.
When does Nintendo Direct start?
The Nintendo Direct livestream starts at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET, which converts to 11 p.m. BST or 8 a.m. Friday AEST.
How to watch
The event will be streaming from Nintendo’s YouTube channel. We’ve embedded the YouTube link above, so you can watch right here.
What should we expect?
, the latest game in Nintendo’s , is coming out Oct. 8 and is the fall’s . The company will likely take one last opportunity to showcase it prior to release. We’re unlikely to hear anything about the , but it’s possible the company will confirm the rumored Switch remaster of Metroid Prime Trilogy.
There are a couple of other big Switch releases coming this year., remakes of 2007 Nintendo DS adventures Diamond and Pearl, arrive on Nov. 19, while Super Mario Party Superstars, Shin Megami Tensei V and Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp are coming out , respectively.
Since the winter stretches into next year, we might get another look atahead of its Jan. 28 release. and the are due out next year as well, but don’t have firm release dates.
It’s also been a long time since we’ve heard anything about. A listing on Nintendo’s Japanese site suggests that it’ll come out in 2022. This is the first indication we’ve had of a release date, which likely means it’ll show up too. Unannounced Kirby game Discovery of the Stars is also on that list, as a spring 2022 release, so it’ll probably be unveiled during the livestream.
Castlevania Advance Collection, a Switch compilation of the Game Boy Advance adventure games, has reportedly appeared on ratings sites in multiple countries. It apparently includes Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow and Dracula X. (The last one was an SNES game rather than a Game Boy Advance title, but we’ll take it.)
Meanwhile, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has one more fighter coming as downloadable content, andplayers would undoubtedly love to see some new features.
In addition, we’ve heard reports that, the console’s subscription service, is adding Game Boy and Game Boy Color games to its library of classics, and an FCC filing suggested that a new Switch controller is coming.