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Nintendo Direct

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This week on NEP, we’ve got a special episode: a bonus feature with twice the content!
A Nintendo Direct dropped just the other day, so we’re breaking down each release in the North American AND Japanese presentations with supplemental information and our added commentary. Galen gets analytical, Oni gets cultural; come hang out with us!

Also, we can’t figure out why Kingdom Hearts keeps on coming up during this episode. Is it fate? Like, is any of this for real… or not?

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Nintendo has passed along a press release recapping all of today’s news from the latest Nintendo Direct. Read it in full below.

In a new Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo announced that Super Mario Maker 2, a sequel to the groundbreaking original game, and a stylish re-imagining of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening are both launching this year for the Nintendo Switch system. The video also revealed ASTRAL CHAIN, a new action game from PlatinumGames exclusive to Nintendo Switch.

In addition to introducing other acclaimed titles coming to Nintendo Switch, like Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the video also provided more details about upcoming Nintendo games like Fire Emblem: Three HousesYoshi’s Crafted WorldDAEMON X MACHINA and MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order, among many others. Nintendo Switch will also be home to BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL!, the next iteration in the charming puzzle-platformer series coming to Nintendo eShop.

Plus, starting today, Nintendo Switch owners will have access to surprise launches like the online 99-player puzzle-fest Tetris® 99and classic SQUARE ENIX role-playing game FINAL FANTASY IX, as well as new co-op DLC for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and free demos for upcoming anticipated games.

“Every game covered in this Nintendo Direct is slated for launch for Nintendo Switch this year,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re looking for new games in classic franchises, new content for existing hits or completely new experiences, Nintendo Switch has something for everyone over the next several months alone.”

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

Missed out on today’s Nintendo Direct? If you’d like to watch any of the broadcasts in their entirety, you can do so below.

Nintendo Directs have been on a bit of a hiatus, but are finally back in a big way. A new presentation will be kicking off in an hour from now – 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM in the UK / 11 PM in Europe. It’ll last about 35 minutes.

Nintendo has confirmed that Fire Emblem: Three Houses will have a presence here. Beyond that, things are a bit of a mystery. We’ll all find out what Nintendo has in store for us very soon, and you can watch the event as it happens below. Devin will also be taking care of our live blog right in this post, though posts about important announcements will be added to the site as well (and after the show is over).

Keeping in line with past traditions, Nintendo NY will be hosting a viewing event for tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct. The presentation will air live on the second floor, beginning 5 PM ET.

In other news, Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto retweeted the news regarding tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct. This was done for Famitsu’s news post about the broadcast as well as a message from The Game Awards’ account. Were those retweets done simply to express excitement, or will Square Enix have more to show?

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A new Nintendo Direct will air tomorrow, February 13, 2019, Nintendo has announced. The company will be going over various Switch titles during the 35-minute presentation, including Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

The Nintendo Direct will air at the following times:

The last general Nintendo Direct aired last September. Based on that, this is officially the longest we’ve gone between presentations. Because of the lack of Nintendo Directs and uncertainty regarding when certain Switch games will be released this year, fans are getting a bit antsy. Depending on what you believe though, we may not have to wait much longer.

It may seem a bit strange to be sharing a rumor about an upcoming Nintendo Direct, but stick with us here for a second. To put it simply, ResetERA user “king zell” has suggested February 13 as a day the next presentation will air (or announced if nothing else). He wrote on the forum’s Nintendo Direct speculation thread, “13 is your lucky number….. and am out”.

If you missed any of today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, the full archived version is available. You can view it below.

Today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct will be kicking off in an hour from now. As previously announced, director Masahiro Sakurai will be going over more elements of the game during a 40-minute broadcast. You can watch the event as it happens below.

Don’t forget that after the Nintendo Direct, there will be a Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation immediately following. This also can be watched in the embed below. We’ll post all important news immediately on the site with more coverage to follow throughout the day. Enjoy the show!

Nintendo NY is keeping up the tradition of hosting viewing events for Nintendo Directs. When the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct airs tomorrow, fans can stop by to watch the broadcast with other enthusiasts. The Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation will also be shown at Nintendo NY.

Nintendo NY will be showing the same feed that you can find online, but it’s more about viewing things with other fans. Plus, you can bet that the reactions will be recorded, and those are always a good time to watch after the fact.