Nintendo has announced that it will host a mini Direct event, with the focus being on showcasing Nintendo Switch games from its partners. The Nintendo Direct mini will take place on September 17 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM BST.
In a press release, Nintendo invites viewers to tune in “for a live-streamed Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, featuring information on upcoming Nintendo Switch titles exclusively from Nintendo’s publishing partners.” No further information has been provided on the games or companies that will be part of the showcase.
Nintendo has held these mini Directs numerous times in the past, sometimes focusing on smaller games developed by independent studios, other times showcasing bigger projects from third-party partners. As of yet, it’s unclear whether the mini Direct is geared towards one or the other, or if its a mixture of both.
There has been some questions of late about what Nintendo’s plans are for the Switch for the remainder of the year, especially as Sony and Microsoft are preparing to launch new consoles. The next major Switch release is Mario 3D All-Stars, which brings together Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy into one package and will be available on September 18. Beyond this, however, Nintendo doesn’t have any major releases confirmed.
There are some announced Switch games that have been noticeably absent of late, including Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 3, Team Cherry’s Hollow Knight: Silksong, and id Software’s Doom Eternal. It could be that we get some sort of update on these titles, among others.