In a very characteristic move, Nintendo just dropped the announcement of a full-fledged new Nintendo Direct, scheduled for February 17 at 2 p.m. PT, 5 p.m. ET, and 10 p.m. GMT.
In a tweet sent by major Nintendo accounts around the world, the upcoming Direct will focus on the two currently released games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the games slated for release on Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2021.
Tune in on February 17 at 2 p.m. PT for a #NintendoDirect livestream featuring around 50 minutes of information focused on games available like Super #SmashBrosUltimate and upcoming games on #NintendoSwitch in the first half of 2021. pic.twitter. com / w8J6lbdIkQFebruary 16, 2021
The Live will run for approximately 50 minutes and will be broadcast live on Nintendo’s regional YouTube channels.
Better late than never
The news period has been somewhat slow for Nintendo since the start of the pandemic, without many updates for the hot releases from both proprietary and third-party developers.
What exactly will be revealed during the Direct is something of a mystery. Considering that it will be largely focused on games releasing in the first half of the year, this casts doubt on the likes of Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3. Perhaps we’ll see more in the way of remasters taking over. above, here.
Things might look more likely for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, as few to no updates have been shared on the title since its initial trailer in 2019. A release date for the project is low. likely, but we’re at least hoping for a development update.
It’s the first Nintendo Direct in a long time, and 50 minutes should do some substantial reveal – but it’s worth keeping your expectations in check. Hopefully there will be more Nintendo Directs down the line as we approach the second half of the year.