Nintendo is ready to host its first direct live stream of 2022 and promises to start the year off in style. The company has revealed 40 minute plans Direct on February 9 at 5:00 pm ET that will “mainly” focus on Switch games that will release in the first half of 2022.
The timing gives an idea of what to expect. There’s a good chance you’ll hear about Nintendo itself. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (March 25), and you can hear about third-party titles coming soon like Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (April 5th) or Life is Strange: Remastered Collection (spring).
With that in mind, there are more than a few wildcards this time around. Some of the biggest Switch games of the year only have a generic 2022 release window, including Splatoon 3, bayonet 3 and the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. There’s no guarantee that you’ll hear about any of these major releases during the Nintendo Direct, but we wouldn’t be surprised if there are some earlier-than-expected releases or previously unannounced projects.
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