To update: A 25-minute Nintendo Direct Mini aired this morning and was packed with games, trailers and announcements for Nintendo Switch owners. Some of the biggest announcements include: the Persona games are finally coming to Switch, a number of demos and games are now available on the eShop, and we finally know when we’ll be playing Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. You can rewatch the entire Direct Mini in the video below and click on the links for our full coverage of the event.
Original story: Nintendo has announced the next Nintendo Direct Mini event. It takes place today, June 28, and begins at 6:00 a.m. PT. While we don’t know exactly what will be featured, Nintendo has said it will focus on third-party games, meaning we shouldn’t expect to see Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 or Pokemon Scarlet/Violet. The “mini” broadcast will instead feature information on upcoming third-party Switch games for about 25 minutes, and it seems a detail from that has already been leaked. Here’s what you need to know to watch the live broadcast once it starts.
When does the Nintendo Direct Mini launch for June 2022?
The event begins today, Tuesday, June 28, at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. ET, but it will be an on-demand stream, not a live stream, according to Nintendo’s tweet. You can watch it on YouTube.
This is the second Nintendo Direct in as many weeks as a June 22nd Nintendo Direct event focused on Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which will be released in July.
What to expect
Nintendo gave no indication of what games might be released during the June 27th event, but some possibilities include Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Bayonetta 3. The former seems like a safe bet after Sparks of Hope’s release date in Ubisoft -Store was leaked. There are plenty of other options too, like Sports Story, Hollow Knight: Silksong (which finally resurfaced at Xbox’s Emergency E3 conference earlier this month), and more. Rumors also suggest that Nier Automata and Persona could be included in Direct.
Rumor has it that there could be another Nintendo Direct on June 29th, which many are hoping will be Nintendo’s traditional big summer showcase, but that’s just speculation so far. reporter Jeff Grubb from GameSpot sister site Giant Bomb said Nintendo will be hosting several summer events this year, but it’s possible that this event will round out its plans for the month.
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