When is the Next Nintendo Direct? | Nintendo Wire

 

No upcoming Nintendo Direct has been announced. The date of the next Nintendo Direct is unknown.

 


 

It has been 166 days since the last general Nintendo Direct, which was on September 4th, 2019.

The last non-general Nintendo Direct was a “Mr. Sakurai Presents” Super Smash Bros.-focused Direct, which aired on January 16th, 2020 — 32 days ago.

Given past dates for general Nintendo Directs, it’s possible that the next general Nintendo Direct will be in February 2020. Please note that this is simply a prediction and is complete speculation.

 

What is a Nintendo Direct?

 

Nintendo Directs are online presentations or live shows put on by Nintendo, which are used to announce or discuss upcoming games, consoles, amiibo, or other Nintendo-related goodness! Nintendo Directs are highly-anticipated semi-regular events that are sure to excite Nintendo fans — hence the existence of this tool.

The very first Nintendo Direct aired in Japan and North America on October 21st, 2011. Since its debut, Nintendo Directs have expanded to include game-specific broadcasts, indie game showcases, shorter, Nintendo Direct “Minis,” and more.

 

How often is there a Nintendo Direct?

 

General Nintendo Directs (the long ones full of big announcements) are held at least four times a year, with smaller presentations sprinkled on dates in-between.

Let’s take a look at 2019’s Nintendo Direct line-up, for example: There were four general Nintendo Directs on the dates of September 4th, June 11th (Nintendo’s E3 presentation), May 15th, and February 13th. In 2018, there were also four general Nintendo Directs on the dates of September 13th, August 29th, June 12th (another of Nintendo’s E3 presentations), and March 8th.

Between those, though, were smaller presentations like Indie World streams, game-specific Directs/presentations, and more. Altogether, there were 15 different Nintendo Direct-type broadcasts in 2019 and 12 in 2018.

The longest gap between general Nintendo Directs is the one between the September 4th, 2019 general Direct and the next planned one — whenever that might be. This record gap is currently 166 days.

 

What days do Nintendo Directs usually air?

 

Given past Direct scheduling, Nintendo Directs most commonly air on Wednesdays, with announcements usually a day or two before.

 

List of past Nintendo Directs

 

There have been a ton of Nintendo Directs since they launched back in 2011, including general Directs, game-specific ones, and Nindies/Indie World showcases. See the full list of all Nintendo Direct presentations below, including their name, what games they discussed, their air date and time, length, when they were announced, and in what regions they aired.

 

Presentation TitleCoverageAnnouncedAir DateTimeLengthRegions
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Byleth DLC, Fighters Pass Vol. 2Tuesday, January 14th, 2020Thursday, January 16th, 20206 a.m. PST38:41Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Pokémon DirectPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion PassTuesday, January 7, 2020Thursday, January 9, 20206:30 a.m. PST20:41Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong
Indie World ShowcaseIndie games for the Nintendo SwitchMonday, December 9, 2019Tuesday, December 10, 201910 a.m. PST20:23Japan, North America, Europe
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mr. Sakurai Presents "Terry Bogard"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Terry DLCMonday, November 4, 2019Wednesday, November 6, 20195 a.m. PST51:05Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Nintendo DirectNintendo Switch games, with a focus on Luigi's Mansion 3 and Pokémon Sword and ShieldTuesday, September 3, 2019Wednesday, September 4, 20193 p.m. PST38:45Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mr. Sakurai Presents "Banjo & Kazooie"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Banjo & Kazooie DLCWednesday, September 4, 2019Wednesday, September 4, 20193:40 p.m. PST25:14Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Indie World ShowcaseIndie games for the Nintendo SwitchFriday, August 16, 2019Monday, August 19, 20196 a.m. PST23:56North America, Europe
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mr. Sakurai Presents "Hero"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Hero DLCSunday, July 28, 2019Tuesday, July 30, 20196 a.m. PST21:34Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Nintendo Direct: E3 2019Nintendo Switch gamesTuesday, June 11, 20199 a.m. PST42:52Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Pokémon DirectPokémon Sword and ShieldMonday, May 27, 2019Wednesday, June 5, 20196 a.m. PST16:42Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong
Indie World ShowcaseIndie games for the Nintendo SwitchThursday, May 30, 2019Friday, May 31, 201912 a.m. PST17:17Japan
Nintendo DirectSuper Mario Maker 2Tuesday, May 14, 2019Wednesday, May 15, 20193 p.m. PST17:29Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – New Content ApproachingSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLCTuesday, April 16, 2019Tuesday, April 16, 20195 p.m. PST15:28Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Nindies Spring Showcase 2019Indie games for the Nintendo SwitchMonday, March 18, 2019Wednesday, March 20, 20199 a.m. PST25:17North America
Pokémon DirectPokémon Sword and ShieldTuesday, February 26, 2019Wednesday, February 27, 20196 a.m. PST7:01Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong
Nintendo DirectNintendo Switch games, with a focus on Fire Emblem: Three HousesTuesday, February 12, 2019Wednesday, February 13, 20192 p.m. PST36:45Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Indie HighlightsNintendo Switch indie titlesTuesday, January 22, 2019Wednesday, January 23, 20196 a.m. PST16:41Europe
Indie WorldIndie games for the Nintendo SwitchWednesday, December 26, 2018Thursday, December 27, 201810 p.m. PST28:27Japan
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DirectFinal Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before launchTuesday, October 30, 2018Thursday, November 1, 20187 a.m. PST40:50Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Nintendo DirectNintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, September 12, 2018
(Originally announced on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 for a Thursday, September 6, 2018 air date, but delayed due to Hokkaido earthquake)
Thursday, September 13, 20183 p.m. PST38:13Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Dragalia Lost Mobile DirectDragalia LostTuesday, August 28, 2018Wednesday, August 29, 20188:30 p.m. PST13:34Japan, North America
Nindies Showcase Summer 2018Thursday, August 23, 2018Tuesday, August 28, 20189 a.m. PST15:55North America
Indie HighlightsIndie games for the Nintendo SwitchMonday, August 20, 2018Monday, August 20, 20184 a.m. PST22:40Europe
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DirectSuper Smash Bros. UltimateSunday, August 5, 2018Wednesday, August 8, 201826:58Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Nintendo Direct: E3 2018Nintendo Switch games, with a focus on Super Smash Bros. UltimateTuesday, June 12, 20189 a.m. PST42:45Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Indie WorldIndie games for the Nintendo SwitchThursday, May 10, 2018Friday, May 11, 201822:04Japan
Nindies Showcase Spring 2018Indie games for the Nintendo SwitchFriday, March 16, 2018Tuesday, March 20, 20189 a.m. PST11:42North America, Europe
Nintendo DirectNintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games, with a focus on Mario Tennis AcesWednesday, March 7, 2018Thursday, March 8, 20182 p.m. PST34:17Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniSpring-Summer 2018 Nintendo Switch gamesThursday, January 11, 2018Thursday, January 11, 201814:22Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DirectXenoblade Chronicles 2Friday, November 3, 2017Tuesday, November 7, 20176 a.m. PST16:35Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Animal Crossing Mobile DirectAnimal Crossing: Pocket CampMonday, October 23, 2017Tuesday, October 24, 20178 p.m. PST13:45Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectNintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games, with a focus on Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Super Mario OdysseyMonday, September 11, 2017Wednesday, September 13, 20173 p.m. PST45:49Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nindies Showcase Summer 2017Indie games for the Nintendo SwitchMonday, August 28, 2017Wednesday, August 30, 201710 a.m. PST22:03North America
Splatoon 2 DirectSplatoon 2Monday, July 3, 2017Thursday, July 6, 20177 a.m. PST26:42Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectDragon Quest XIMonday, June 19, 2017Wednesday, June 21, 201714:10Japan
Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS gamesTuesday, June 13, 201724:48Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong
Pokémon DirectPokkén Tournament DX, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Pokémon Gold and Silver (Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console)Tuesday, June 6, 20178:10Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong
Nintendo DirectArms (plus a small segment on Splatoon 2)Wednesday, May 17, 201722:42Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectNintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games, with a focus on Arms and Splatoon 2Wednesday, April 12, 201735:50Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nindies ShowcaseIndie games for the Nintendo SwitchTuesday, February 28, 201718:00North America, Europe
Special Video from Producer of Fire EmblemFire Emblem gamesMonday, February 13, 20178:55Hong Kong, Taiwan
Fire Emblem DirectFire Emblem gamesWednesday, January 18, 201719:04Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Switch PresentationNintendo Switch hardware and softwareThursday, January 12, 20178 a.m. PST1:24:42Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong
Nintendo DirectMiitopiaSaturday, November 5, 201617:14Japan
Nintendo DirectAnimal CrossingWednesday, November 2, 201616:29Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectMonster Hunter XXThursday, October 27, 201622:10Japan
Nintendo 3DS DirectNintendo 3DS gamesThursday, September 1, 201633:30Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectCuldcept RevoltWednesday, June 22, 201628:11Japan
Nintendo DirectCuldcept RevoltWednesday, May 11, 201624:02Japan
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesThursday, March 3, 201641:25Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Pokémon DirectPokémon Sun and Moon and 20th anniversaryFriday, February 26, 2016Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U – Final Video PresentationSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U DLCTuesday, December 15, 2015Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesThursday, November 12, 2015Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Digital Event @ E3 2015Wii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesTuesday, June 16, 2015Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U - New Content ApproachingSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U DLCSunday, June 14, 2015Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea
Nintendo Direct MicroNintendo 3DS gamesMonday, June 1, 2015North America
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesSunday, May 31, 2015Japan
Nintendo DirectSplatoonThursday, May 7, 2015Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectXenoblade Chronicles XFriday, April 24, 2015North America
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, April 1, 2015Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectNew Nintendo 3DS reveal and 3DS gamesThursday, March 19, 2015South Korea
Nintendo DirectXenoblade Chronicles XFriday, February 6, 2015Japan
Nintendo DirectNew Nintendo 3DS reveal, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, January 14, 2015Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, November 5, 2014Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact ExtravaganzaSuper Smash Bros. for Wii UThursday, October 23, 2014Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectMonster Hunter 4GWednesday, October 8, 2014Japan
Nintendo 3DS DirectNintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, September 24, 2014Australia
Nintendo DirectBayonetta 2Thursday, September 4, 2014Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo 3DS DirectNintendo 3DS gamesFriday, August 29, 2014Japan
Nintendo DirectHyrule WarriorsMonday, August 4, 2014Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo 3DS DirectNintendo 3DS gamesFriday, July 11, 2014Japan
Nintendo DirectYo-kai Watch 2Friday, July 4, 2014Japan
Nintendo Digital Event @ E3 2014Wii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesTuesday, June 10, 2014Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea
Nintendo DirectTomodachi LifeThursday, May 29, 2014South Korea
Nintendo DirectMario Kart 8Wednesday, April 30, 2014Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectTomodachi LifeThursday, April 10, 2014North America, Europe, Australia
Super Smash Bros. DirectSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UTuesday, April 8, 2014Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesThursday, February 13, 2014Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS gamesFriday, January 17, 2014South Korea
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, December 18, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre DistrictWednesday, November 27, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniNintendo 3DS and Wii U Download softwareThursday, November 14, 2013Japan
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS and Wii U gamesWednesday, November 13, 2013North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectMonster Hunter 4Tuesday, November 12, 2013South Korea
Nintendo Direct MiniDaigasso! Band Brothers PTuesday, October 29, 2013Japan
Nintendo DirectPokémon X and Y, Monster Hunter 4Thursday, October 10, 2013South Korea
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesTuesday, October 1, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectWii Fit UWednesday, September 18, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectMonster Hunter 4Sunday, September 8, 2013Japan
Pokémon DirectPokémon X and YWednesday, September 4, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectThe Wonderful 101Friday, August 9, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, August 7, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniNintendo 3DS and Wii U gamesThursday, July 18, 2013North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniNintendo 3DS and Wii U gamesWednesday, July 3, 2013Japan
Nintendo DirectPikmin 3Wednesday, June 26, 2013Japan
Nintendo Direct @ E3 2013Wii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesTuesday, June 11, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea
Nintendo DirectMonster Hunter 4, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Dual DestiniesMonday, May 27, 2013Japan
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesFriday, May 17, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectYear of Luigi and Nintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, April 17, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectTomodachi Collection: New LifeWednesday, April 3, 2013Japan
Nintendo Direct MiniNintendo 3DS gamesMonday, April 1, 2013Japan
Nintendo Direct MiniFlipnote Studio 3DWednesday, March 13, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniTomodachi Collection: New LifeTuesday, March 12, 2013Japan
Nintendo 3DS DirectNintendo 3DS gamesThursday, February 21, 2013Japan
Nintendo 3DS DirectYear of Luigi and Nintendo 3DS gamesThursday, February 14, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectAnimal Crossing: New LeafFriday, February 1, 2013Japan
Nintendo DirectAnimal Crossing: New LeafThursday, January 24, 2013South Korea
Wii U DirectWii U games, Miiverse and Virtual ConsoleWednesday, January 23, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Pokémon DirectPokémon X and YTuesday, January 8, 2013Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniDragon Quest XWednesday, December 19, 2012Japan
Wii U DirectNiconicoThursday, December 6, 2012Japan
Nintendo DirectWii U and Nintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, December 5, 2012Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniNew Super Mario Bros. 2Tuesday, November 27, 2012Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Wii U DirectWii U interface and MiiverseWednesday, November 14, 2012Japan, North America
Wii U DirectWii U, system apps and gamesWednesday, November 7, 2012Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS gamesWednesday, October 31, 2012South Korea
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS gamesThursday, October 25, 2012Japan, North America
Nintendo DirectAnimal Crossing: New LeafFriday, October 5, 2012Japan
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS gamesThursday, October 4, 2012Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniNintendo 3DS XL & Nintendo eShopWednesday, October 3, 2012Japan
Nintendo Direct MiniNew Super Mario Bros. 2Tuesday, October 2, 2012North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniNew Super Mario Bros. 2Friday, September 28, 2012Japan
Wii U DirectWii U gamesThursday, September 13, 2012Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct MiniBrain Age: Concentration TrainingFriday, September 7, 2012Japan
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS and Wii gamesWednesday, August 29, 2012Japan
Nintendo DirectDragon Quest XMonday, July 30, 2012Japan
Nintendo Direct MiniBrain Age: Concentration TrainingWednesday, July 18, 2012Japan
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS XL reveal, Nintendo 3DS and Wii gamesThursday, June 21, 2012Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo Direct Pre-E3 2012Wii U built-in softwareSunday, June 3, 2012Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS and Wii gamesSaturday, April 21, 2012Japan, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS and Super Mario 3D LandSaturday, April 14, 2012South Korea
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS and Wii gamesWednesday, February 22, 2012Japan, North America, Europe, Australia
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS and Wii gamesTuesday, December 27, 2011Japan
Nintendo DirectNintendo 3DS and Wii gamesFriday, October 21, 2011Japan, North America