It’s September, which means it’s time for a Nintendo Direct livestream. Every September since 2012, Big N has almost always held a meaningful presentation. (The company skipped September 2015 for some reason.) Today’s Nintendo Direct will be “mostly focused on Nintendo Switch games coming out this winter,” but we don’t know much beyond that.
First things first, if you want to watch the Nintendo Direct live stream for yourself, it will go live today, September 13 at 7:00 AM PT / 10:00 AM ET / 3:00 PM BST. You can watch the presentation on YouTube; we also embedded it below.
British viewers should be aware that UK Nintendo Channel will not be airing a live stream as a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II. However, they will be able to watch the Nintendo Direct after the fact at 4pm BST – or they can simply stream a different region’s YouTube channel, such as the US stream embedded above.
Also, Nintendo has provided very little information on what to expect. Forty minutes is enough to showcase perhaps 10 casual games or fewer games in more detail. Splatoon 3 just debuted, so maybe we’ll hear something about the game’s roadmap in the next few months. Bayonetta 3 releases on October 28th, so that could be a good time for a final preview trailer. Of course, these aren’t really “winter” releases, so we’ll see how strict Nintendo adheres to when the season kicks off.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will debut on November 18, which isn’t exactly a “winter” release either. But it’s one of the few confirmed Nintendo games for the next few months, so it doesn’t seem unreasonable to expect something about it at Nintendo Direct.
Beyond that, Nintendo’s next major release will be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel. If the game is released in early 2023, now is the time to share information about it. The original Breath of the Wild debuted in March 2017, so it’s possible this release will come out in March as well.
There’s no shortage of speculation about what else Nintendo could turn on. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that the Big N lives to subvert expectations and do its thing. If you really want to know what Nintendo is about to announce, the best way to find out is to tune in to your own channel or subscribe to this page where we’ll be documenting all the latest announcements in real time.