The gaming community is excited as Nintendo announces an upcoming Nintendo Direct event on June 21st. With approximately 40 minutes of runtime, the Direct will highlight Nintendo Switch titles set to launch later this year and reveal new details about the highly anticipated Pikmin 4.
To ensure you don’t miss a moment, here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Direct, including the start time, streaming platforms, and a glimpse into what surprises Nintendo may have.
Nintendo Direct June 2023 will commence on Wednesday, June 21st, starting at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET/3 p.m. BST.
Where to Watch the Nintendo Direct June 2023
Nintendo will host the live stream of the event on its official website, as well as on YouTube and Twitch.
What to Expect at the Nintendo Direct June 2023
While Nintendo has kept most details under wraps, they did confirm that the Nintendo Direct will feature roughly 40 minutes of content centered around Nintendo Switch titles slated for release this year.
Fans can anticipate exciting new insights into Pikmin 4, the first mainline entry in the beloved Pikmin series since Pikmin 3 in 2013. With a release date of July 21, 2023, viewers can look forward to fresh gameplay footage and information about the highly anticipated title.
In addition to Pikmin 4, fans eagerly await potential announcements regarding The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess remaster. Following the successful release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it seems fitting for Nintendo to reveal news about these highly requested re-releases.
It’s also possible that a Tears of the Kingdom update might be on the horizon, though it may still be early, considering the game’s recent launch.
While the spotlight has been on Link and Zelda for some time, the time could be ripe for the comeback of Mario. The successful reception of The Super Mario Bros. Movie and the absence of a mainline Mario game since 2017’s Super Mario Odyssey suggests that this Nintendo Direct could mark Mario’s much-awaited comeback.
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Fans speculate whether a new 2D or 3D Mario game could be unveiled for a holiday release, reminiscent of the double hit 2017 with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.
Metroid Prime 4, absent from the limelight for quite some time, would be an exciting announcement. Following Metroid Prime Remastered release in the first half of 2023, fans eagerly anticipate updates on the highly anticipated sequel, announced initially in 2017.
Given the popularity of the Pokémon franchise, it wouldn’t be surprising to see some Pokémon-related content during the Direct. With limited information about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, fans are yearning for news on older Pokémon games such as Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow coming to Nintendo Switch Online.
Fans of the critically acclaimed indie game Hollow Knight have been eagerly awaiting news about its highly anticipated sequel, Hollow Knight: Silksong. The Nintendo Direct could provide an opportunity for a long-awaited update on the game’s development and a glimpse into its release plans.
Additionally, fans have repeatedly requested the localization of Mother 3, a cult-classic RPG that has yet to receive an official English release. Nintendo Direct has been known for surprise announcements in the past, and the inclusion of Mother 3 would undoubtedly delight fans of the series.
While these titles represent some of the most anticipated announcements, Nintendo Directs often feature surprises and reveals. It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for Nintendo to introduce new IPs, collaborations, or unexpected sequels during the event. Fans eagerly await any surprises that Nintendo may have up their sleeves.
As the countdown to the Nintendo Direct begins, fans can’t help but speculate and share their hopes and dreams for the event. Social media platforms are buzzing with predictions, wishlist items, and excitement as the community eagerly awaits the latest news from Nintendo.
Indeed, the Nintendo Direct June 2023 promises to be an exciting event for Switch owners and fans of Nintendo’s iconic franchises. With a focus on upcoming titles and new details about Pikmin 4, the Direct is poised to deliver exciting announcements and surprises!