Nintendo Direct

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A very pleasant surprise.

Nintendo loves to surprise us, doesn’t it? Totally out of the blue (as is often the case), the big N has revealed there’s a Nintendo Direct being held tomorrow morning. The livestream is expected to have a duration of approximately 40 minutes and will primarily focus on game releases for the remainder of this year. Notably, new information regarding the highly anticipated Pikmin 4, set to be released next month, will also be shared during the event.

Currently, there are two confirmed first-party Nintendo Switch titles scheduled for release this year. Everybody 1-2-Switch! is set to be released next week, while Pikmin 4 is slated for a summer launch on July 21. Additionally, a number of third-party games are scheduled to debut on the Switch throughout the year.

However, details regarding first-party games releasing after July are currently unknown. This Nintendo Direct will provide an opportunity to gain insights into the games expected to arrive during the fall and winter months. Historically, Nintendo tends to release one or two major first-party games around the holiday season, but no specific information has been disclosed yet.

This Nintendo Direct marks the first occurrence since the previous one held in February earlier this year. It’s fresh off the back of Nintendo’s incredible success with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which blew away critiques and players alike. Is it too soon to ask for DLC?

Indeed, fans will be eagerly anticipating the possibility of downloadable content (DLC) and expansion packs for various titles, including Tears of the Kingdom. Elsewhere though, Splatoon 3 Side Order and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero should be just around the corner and feature tomorrow.

The Nintendo Direct can be watched on Nintendo’s official YouTube or Twitch channels at 7:00 am PT / 10:00 am ET. Alternatively, viewers can access the livestream directly on Nintendo’s official website.

In other recent video game showcases, Ubisoft revealed more information on Skull & Bones during UbiForward.