Watch the first Nintendo Direct of 2022 live right here!

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It’s almost time for the first Nintendo Direct of 2022! Nintendo closed out last year strong and kept that momentum going with Pokémon Legends: Arceus in January. Today’s the day we find out what they’ve got planned next. The livestream will last for approximately 40 minutes, and it’s focused mainly on Nintendo Switch games launching in the first half of 2022. Of course that “mainly” provides a little wiggle room for some late-year surprises. It all kicks off at 2:00 pm Pacific / 5:00 pm Eastern. That’s 10:00 pm for our readers in the UK. You can watch the Direct live on Nintendo’s official YouTube by clicking below!

Watch the first Nintendo Direct of 2022

What to expect

Nintendo Directs are usually full of surprises, but we can make some predictions about what they’ve got planned for 2022. It’s almost a certainty that we’ll see more from Kirby and the Forgotten Land. I’d also say Triangle Strategy and Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp are pretty safe bets. Splatoon 3 is also slated for this year, so it could make an appearance. We’ve heard rumors about a sequel to 1-2 Switch and a new Donkey Kong, among others. Nintendo could also finally give us an update on Detective Pikachu 2 for Switch, or even our first look at the Super Mario movie. Whatever is revealed, we’ll be covering it live here at Nintendo Enthusiast!

Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.