Online presentations have become the main choice for publishers these days, but Nintendo were the first to popularise this format back in 2011. Promising new information, exclusive reveals and more, fans understandably get excited whenever a new one presents itself.
So far, we've not had any major Nintendo presentations during 2022. Last year saw, the first being a standalone event on February 17. The second was for Nintendo's E3 2021 Conference on June 15, while the last presentation took place on September 23.
Understandably, Nintendo fans are seeking a new update, outlining the publisher's plans for this year. So, if you're wondering when the next Direct presentation is, here's everything we know so far.
Nintendo Direct - Latest News
Nintendo Direct Confirmed For Tomorrow - February 8, 2021
Looks like Zippo was on the money, as Nintendo has now confirmed a new Direct presentation airs tomorrow on February 9. Scheduled to kick off at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10PM GMT / 11pm CET, that's expected to last for "roughly 40 minutes," focus on Switch games launching "in the first half of 2022."
Prominent Leaker Claims Mario Kart News Is Coming, Nintendo Direct This Month - February 2, 2021
We've seen new rumblings that a Nintendo Direct presentation is coming this month. Zippo - who correctly predicted Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's re-release - advised a new Direct could happen as soon as next week.
While Zippo states they're "not sure of the content at this point in time," they believed this would feature Kirby And The Forgotten Land, Splatoon 3, Advance Wars 1+2, Xenoblade 3, and a new Fire Emblem. As for Mario Kart, Zippo advised:
Also, if you made Super Bowl sized money bets on this new Mario Kart not being real, you're going to be out of a lot of money. Start your engines. Hype responsibly.
Nintendo Direct - Games
It's unknown what games are included. However, it seems likely games releasing this year would be a key focus, though Pokémon announcements are usually handled by The Pokémon Company instead.
That's not discounting third-party releases, which often featured in these Directs, and Resident Evil Outrage was previously rumoured, so we could see that soon. Otherwise, these are Nintendo's confirmed upcoming games that we're currently aware of, making them potential candidates for new information.
- Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp
- Bayonetta 3
- Kirby And The Forgotten Land
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
- Metroid Prime 4
- Splatoon 3
Nintendo Direct - Date And Time
The next Nintendo Direct airs on February 9, 2022. That goes live at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10PM GMT / 11pm CET.
Where To Watch Nintendo Direct
As we've seen with past Nintendo Direct presentations, we'd expect this would be available to watch at the official Nintendo YouTube channel. These are often broadcast. You can check out the Nintendo Direct website too.