The past few weeks have been full of exciting summer game shows, and now Nintendo has thrown its Mario-shaped hat into the ring as it’s announced that a brand new Nintendo Direct will be coming on June 21st, with approx. 40 minutes of information “focused mainly on Nintendo Switch titles launching this year, including new information about Pikmin 4.”
This guide will share everything you need to know about the upcoming Nintendo Direct, including when it starts, how you can watch it, and what you can expect to see from the show.
Nintendo Direct June 2023 Start Time
The June 2023 Nintendo Direct will take place on Wednesday, June 21, and begins at 7:00 a.m. PT/10:00 a.m. ET/15:00 BST. If you live in Australia, that means June 22 at 12:00 AEST.
Where to watch Nintendo Direct June 2023
If you’re interested in watching the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo will be hosting its stream on its website, YouTube, and Twitch.
While we won’t be hosting the stream on IGN, our Nintendo Voice Chat crew will be holding a live preview starting at the Direct, and a breakdown of the Nintendo Direct immediately following the stream.
What to expect at Nintendo Direct June 2023
We don’t know much about what Nintendo has in store for us tomorrow, but it did confirm that the Nintendo Direct would include “approx. 40 minutes of information focused mainly on Nintendo Switch titles launching this year, including new information on Pikmin 4.”
Pikmin 4 is set for release on July 21, 2023, so expect a new look at gameplay from the first mainline Pikmin game since 2013’s Pikmin 4.
What else could appear at the Nintendo Direct could be the time to announce the long-awaited re-releases of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and/or Twilight Princess, especially now that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been out in the wild for over a month now. It might also be time for a DLC announcement for Tears of the Kingdom, but that might be a bit too early as many are still working their way through the massive game we called a masterpiece.
Link and Zelda have also had a lot of time in the spotlight on Nintendo’s video game scene, and it might be time for them to bow out and give way to Mario’s return. With the breakout success that is Super Mario Bros. movie and the lack of a mainline Mario game since 2017’s Super Mario Odyssey, this Nintendo Direct would be a great welcome back for the world’s greatest plumber.
Any chance we’ll be playing a new 2D or 3D Mario game at the festival to repeat the 1-2 hit of 2017 that was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey? We’ll find out soon enough!
Metroid Prime 4 has also been missing in action for some time and would be a very exciting announcement following the release of Metroid Prime Remastered earlier this year! It might be hard to believe, but Metroid Prime 4 was first announced back in 2017.
Something related to Pokemon could also be in the cards, as we only know about the expansions for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and there are those (like me!) who are hoping for the arrival of older Pokemon games like Pokemon Red, Blue , and Yellow on the Nintendo Switch Online.
We’d also be remiss if we didn’t mention Hollow Knight: Silksong and Mother 3, as these two titles are always some of the most requested to appear in Nintendo Directs!
While you wait to see what the future holds, be sure to check out our Nintendo Direct roundup from February, which featured The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Metroid Prime Remastered, the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games, and more.
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Adam Bankhurst is a reporter for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and onward Twitch.
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