Not content to be left out of the never ending month of June showcases, Nintendo has announced a Nintendo Direct presentation for tomorrow, June 28, that will specifically focus on third-party games.
The company announced as much on its social channels, which confirmed the stream will last about 25 minutes, and start at the ass crack of dawn for those of us in America at 6 a.m. Pacific/9 a.m. Eastern. So we’ll at least have something to do right as we’re all waking up. Keep in mind this will be focusing on third-party games, so don’t be expecting any news on games coming directly out of Nintendo, but ones from other companies bringing games to the Switch. So that means no Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, no Splatoon 3, and no The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. So let’s keep expectations in check. This is not some lie to throw you off, because no company would deliberately tell you its own games aren’t going to be there when they would naturally draw in viewers.
A new #NintendoDirectMini: Partner Showcase is on the way! Watch on-demand via our YouTube channel beginning Tuesday, June 28 at 6am PT for roughly 25 minutes of info on upcoming third-party #NintendoSwitch games.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 27, 2022
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While it is important to have expectations set, it is odd that Nintendo isn’t having a Direct for its first-party output, as well. Not that it’s alone in that. Sony’s June State of Play was all about its third-party partners, as well. Nintendo did have a Direct dedicated entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles 3 last week, but there’s a lot still coming in the latter half of 2022 Nintendo hasn’t shown much for lately. So hopefully we hear about another Direct in the coming months. I need to see more of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and my new husband Professor Turo, dammit.