Nintendo announces June Direct and will focus on 2024 games

Nintendo announces June Direct and will focus on 2024 games
Nintendo announces June Direct and will focus on 2024 games
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Now that most of the industry is over Summer Games Festival and all of its events in orbit, Nintendo is jumping into the summer video game announcement fray with its own Nintendo Direct. After much speculation and rumors floating around the Internet, the company has confirmed the show will take place tomorrow, June 18, at 7 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Eastern. Fortunately, that’s an hour later than the usual 9 a.m. Eastern time dawn butt-cracking that the company typically chooses for these showings.

According to Nintendo advertisement publicationthe stream will last around 40 minutes and will focus specifically on Switch games coming out in the second half of 2024. So if you, like me, were hoping to see a glimpse of Pokémon Legends: ZAhold that for a moment, because that game is coming out in 2025. As previously announced, this Direct will have no mention of the Switch successor that will reportedly come out next year. Good for Nintendo for keeping expectations in check. , but that won’t stop a subset of the Internet from getting angry when it doesn’t appear. The broadcast will be broadcast live on YouTube in this link.


As for what we might see during the show, Nintendo has been pretty tight-lipped about what its 2024 lineup will look like a year from now. Some theorize that this could be because the Switch successor was going to be released this year, but was delayed until 2025, requiring the company to shift its schedules to the latter half of 2024. In a refreshing way because now we could have a There are plenty of surprises, but the lack of specificity always opens these things up to disappointment as people’s expectations become too high. Metroid Prime 4, which has been Missing in action since its announcement in 2017, is it finally making an appearance? We’ll have a better idea of ​​the Switch’s decline by this time tomorrow.

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