Nintendo Direct Feb. 21: How to Watch, What to Expect

Nintendo fans have a lot of expectations for this upcoming Direct.
Nintendo fans have a lot of expectations for this upcoming Direct. / Nintendo

The last Nintendo Direct was in September 2023, in which we saw major upcoming titles, like Princess Peach: Showtime! And Mario vs. Donkey Kong. The company recently announced that another presentation will arrive on Feb. 21. It’s a partner showcase, meaning third-party publishers and developers will take center stage this time. In other words, games made by Nintendo aren't expected to appear in the presentation. 

If you’re excited about the latest Direct, here’s where to watch it and our predictions for what’s in store. 

Where to Watch Feb. 21 Nintendo Direct 

People can watch the presentation on Nintendo’s YouTube or Twitch channels. It starts at 9 a.m. EST/6 a.m. PST and will run for about 25 minutes. Viewers should use this time zone converter to determine when the presentation will air in their areas.

What to Expect in Feb. 21 Nintendo Direct 

Several Nintendo fans are dying to see certain titles arrive on the Switch. One of the most anticipated announcements is Metroid Prime 4. The game was first revealed at E3 2017 and has had a rough time since then. Metroid Prime 4 was under Bandai Namco at first, then Retro Studios, the original makers of the franchise, restarted the development process in 2019 due to the title not reaching quality standards. Nintendo has been dead silent about Samus Aran’s adventure since. 

Gamers also hope to hear about Microsoft games that are supposed to arrive on other platforms. Microsoft’s Gaming CEO, Phil Spencer, said some Xbox games will be coming to more platforms on the official Xbox Podcast. He didn't confirm any titles, stating developers should be the ones to reveal their games. Of course, people are speculating which Xbox games might arrive on the Switch. People are convinced that Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Sea of Thieves, and Grounded are the first four titles coming to the platform. Maybe we’ll get the news we’re hoping for tomorrow.