Despite Nintendo insisting that there are no plans for a Direct stream, the rumour mill has continued to spin. Over the weekends, rumours of a Nintendo Direct began to circulate online and now, Nintendo has confirmed one for later today, although it is a ‘Direct Mini’, rather than a bigger showcase.
Nintendo officially announced the Direct Mini stream earlier today, This is set to be a partner showcase, so don’t expect any big first-party announcements. Instead, we’ll be getting third-party titles and indies to bulk out the Nintendo Switch release library for the next few months.
Today at 16:00 CEST, we'll debut the first #NintendoDirectMini: Partner Showcase, a new series focused on titles from our development & publishing partners. We'll share a few updates on a small group of previously announced #NintendoSwitch games. pic.twitter.com/IBNaRTf7zU
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) July 20, 2020
The Direct Mini is likely going to be around 10 minutes long, so it will be a fairly quick watch. It goes live at 7AM PT, 10AM EST and 3PM here in the UK.
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KitGuru Says: Nintendo has had a rough time this year, opting out of major game showcases while Sony and Microsoft continue to forge ahead. Hopefully this Direct Mini is followed up by some bigger Nintendo announcements towards the end of the Summer.