The 40-Minute Nintendo Direct Announced For Tomorrow 2023
Not to be left out of the big summer video game Rivalapalooza, Nintendo announced that it’s holding a live presentation this week and that it will release Switch games in the second half of 2023.
The news comes from a post on the company’s social channels, which confirmed that the showcase will last around 40 minutes and will focus on Switch games still coming this year, rather than anything in 2024 or beyond. I’m sure this specificity will keep everyone’s expectations in check and we won’t be disappointed if our dream game isn’t announced and shown, right?
While we still don’t know a ton of specifics about which games will be featured, Nintendo has confirmed that Pikmin 4 will be making an appearance during the Direct. The fourth game in the long-running series is set to launch on July 21st, which is too soon, and Nintendo doesn’t currently have much on its calendar for the second half of the year, so there will likely be some surprises. Other games that could appear include the unexpectedly announced Everybody 1-2 Switch, or possibly the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC, but really this is drawing attention to how little we know about Nintendo’s second half of 2023.
Ultimately, there’s going to be a lot of speculation between now and Direct, but luckily we won’t have to wait long, as the showcase is set to premiere tomorrow, June 21st, at 7 am Pacific/10 pm Eastern.
Now that we’ve got them all out of the way, I’m going to take the time to politely beg Nintendo, for the love of god, to show me a Detective Pikachu sequel. I don’t want much, just let me see the little yellow guy in a deer stalker costume again.
While Nintendo’s presence was usually touted back when E3 was still around, its relative silence over the past month has led many to doubt whether the summer showcase will happen at all. The company’s Twitter account has also been the source of a handful of sporadic announcements lately, posting everything from new Joy-Con colors to a sequel to 1-2 to a new trailer for Pikmin 4. Still, Nintendo has a lot to announce, whether it’s something we expect like Metroid Prime 4 or something completely new.
We’ll find out for ourselves on the live stream tomorrow.