Nintendo has announced the date and time of the next Nintendo Direct: tomorrow, February 17, at 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern. The Direct will last 50 minutes and feature Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, and “games coming in the first half of 2021.”
What games could we see? Bravely Default 2 is the next big release, dropping next week on February 26, followed by Monster Hunter Rise on March 26 and New Pokémon Snap on April 30.
Beyond those big three, we don’t yet have release dates for announced games such as No More Heroes 3, Monster Hunter Stories 2, Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, and Shin Megami Tensei 5. There’s also several indie games announced during the Indie Direct that we could use dates for, such as The Good Life, Garden Story, Blue Fire, and Cris Tales. And Nintendo loves dropping a surprise port along with a release date during the Directs.
Even more exciting are the games we know nothing about, and haven’t heard about since they were first announced. Hugely anticipated sequels for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Bayonetta, and Metroid Prime. There’s close to zero chance we’ll get firm release dates for those games, but maybe at least a teaser video and an update on their progress. Right now we have nothing confirmed for the latter half of 2021 for the Switch.
The Nintendo Direct will stream live tomorrow, Feb. 17.