In a happy surprise to gamers, Nintendo has announced plans to hold a Nintendo Direct tomorrow, February 9, 2022. The company says the presentation will last “roughly 40 minutes” and focus on the Nintendo Switch games launching in the first half of 2022.
There are several titles that fans have been waiting on. Rumors have swirled pertaining to franchises such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally getting its next installment, a possible Pokemon Legends: Arceus DLC in the works, and a lot more.
You can watch tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET from the video below.
The announcement of a scheduled Nintendo Direct always creates major hype among gamers, many of them hoping to see their favorite franchises get sequels. There have been several rumors and leaks over the last few months that could very well pertain to tomorrow’s event, as well as some previously announced games that Nintendo could be sharing more details on.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is due to launch March 25, while Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will release on April 8. Other than that, there’s not much else when it comes to confirmed release dates. Highly anticipated titles such as Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, and the untitled Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel are all expected to launch in 2022 as well, but fans are still waiting on confirmation from Nintendo. It’s very possible that these games could be spotlighted at tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo leaker Zippo previously reported that the company’s Direct would take place this month, excitingly describing it as a “big one”. The industry insider said it’s “safe to assume” Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and Splatoon 3 will all be mentioned at the event, along with a possible appearance from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and a new installment to the Fire Emblem franchise. Zippo also listed Mario Kart 9 as another potential title Nintendo could be announcing.
Regardless of what is showcased at tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct, it is sure to be an exciting presentation. Come back tomorrow for all the details.