Nintendo has dropped an announcement for their next direct, set to take place tonight at 12:00AM AEST (07:00AM PT). It has been identified as a “Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase,” meaning it will be a short, 10-minute presentation highlighting previously announced titles from Nintendo’s development and publishing partners. You can see the full tweet below.
On 7/20 we'll debut the first #NintendoDirect Mini: Partner Showcase, a series focused on titles from our development & publishing partners. We'll share a few updates on a small group of previously-announced #NintendoSwitch games. Check out the full video release at 7am PT. pic.twitter.com/GbEbxVL6fD
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 20, 2020
Given the news, it doesn’t look like there will be any surprise announcements this time around but after months of almost dead silence, it’s great to see Nintendo Directs return once more. Previously, the closest we’ve come to a Nintendo Direct has been the “Pokemon Presents” streams, where multiple games were announced, followed by the reveal of Pokemon Unite a week later.
Be sure to check in again tonight for a wrap of everything that Nintendo showed.