Hour-long Nintendo Direct to drop tomorrow morning, this is not a drill

Nintendo Direct

Nintendo has announced a Nintendo Direct broadcast for tomorrow, February 18, at 9am AEDT. The broadcast will feature “roughly 50 minutes of information focused on available games like Super Smash Bros Ultimate and games coming to Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2021.”

The broadcast will be the first “full size” Nintendo Direct since September 2019.

The timing of the announcement is opportune. The Legend of Zelda series will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Sunday, February 21. The hope is that Nintendo will launch a celebratory program of releases similar to the Super Mario Bros 35th anniversary celebrations in 2020. Will Nintendo drop a collection of classic Zelda titles like Super Mario 3D All-Stars? Time will tell.

Also on the wishlist: the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The last time Nintendo had anything to say about BotW2 was in September 2020. At the time, producer Eiji Aonuma told fans they’d need to “wait a bit longer” for more information.

The only game Nintendo mentioned by name in the announcement was Super Smash Bros Ultimate, so an update on the next fighter coming to the game wouldn’t be a surprise.

You’ll be able to catch the whole broadcast on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel and its official Twitch channel.

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David Smith

David Smith is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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