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 seen two major presentations across 2021. The first was a standalone event on February 17th, while the second was for Nintendo's E3 2021 Conference on June 15th. If you're wondering when the next one is, here's everything we know so far.
Nintendo Direct Confirmed For Tomorrow, Focused On Games Launching This Winter - September 22nd, 2021
As previously rumoured, Nintendo's confirmed a new Direct Presentation will air tomorrow on September 23rd, going live at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST / Midnight CEST. You can find out more here.
New Switch Controller Could Replicate The N64's, Announcement Rumoured For Friday - September 22nd, 2021
Recent rumours have suggested that Nintendo's planning a new controller for the Switch, hidden away as confidential information for six months. However, an amended report now reveals that's been changed to 09/24/2021, prompting speculation of a new Nintendo Direct announcement.
Nintendo Won't Exhibit Booths Or Games At Tokyo Game Show - September 3rd, 2021
Speaking in a recent tweet, Nintendo advised they won't be exhibiting games or booths at Tokyo Game Show. While they're listed as a partnering company, they advised that's just for co-operating with exhibiting indie games.
Known Leaker Claims Nintendo Direct Presentation Arrives In Two Weeks - September 1, 2021
Having previously leaked some of Nintendo's upcoming plans correctly, Zippo has claimed we can expect a new Nintendo Direct in the next two weeks. Reportedly, that'll "focus on their remaining lineup for this year and will give us peeks at early 2022 games". Read more here.
Nintendo Confirmed To Appear At Tokyo Game Show - September 1st, 2021
Though they aren't hosting their own presentation, Nintendo is confirmed to be a partnered publisher at Tokyo Game Show 2021. While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC news was previously announced, we may get further info about their upcoming plans.
Nintendo Direct Rumoured For September With Metroid Dread Focus - July 28th, 2021
SamusHunter2, a Nintendo leaker with a proven track record, advised that a Nintendo Direct is currently scheduled for September. According to them, Metroid Dread will be the primary focus, while games like Mario Party Superstars may have sections dedicated to new features.
It's unknown what games are included. However, it seems likely games releasing this year would be a key focus, though Pokémon announcements were recently handled by The Pokémon Company. As such, we're ruling out Legends: Arceus + Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl here.
There's also a good chance it'll showcase updates for previously released titles, too. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity's second DLC releases in November, Nintendo's promised updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and there's one last DLC character coming for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Of course, that's not discounting third-party releases, which have often featured in these Directs. Resident Evil Outrage was previously rumoured and Shin Megami Tensei V releases this November, so we could see more 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
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
- Mario Party Superstars
- Metroid Prime 4
- Splatoon 3
Date And Time
Presently, that remains unconfirmed and because Nintendo don't follow a regular pattern, it's hard to speculate just when this will be. Though rumours suggest a September date for this next Direct, take that with a grain of salt until any official confirmation comes through.
Where To Watch
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.