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The 40-minute live stream will begin at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm BST and focus ongames launching in the first half of 2022.
The company seems to be getting back into its usual routine for the marketing events, after a year on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2020, the company’s president Shuntaro Furukawa reaffirmed Nintendo’s commitment to the Direct model, telling investors that it believed the live-streamed presentations were still an effective means of communication.
Nintendo will likely use its latest direct to showcase Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp, as well as the upcoming adventure game Kirby and the Forgotten Land. The company could also announce a sequel to launch game 1-2-Switch, according to reports. Splatoon 3 and the sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild are also due out this year.
It’s likely going to be a busy 12-months for the Japanese company, with game releases disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic finally approaching completion.
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According to Emily Rogers, a Nintendo insider whose information has matched VGC’s own in the past, the company could release a first-party title virtually every month during 2022.
“What makes this year interesting is how many Nintendo games are either finished or near-finished,” she wrote. “I don’t expect any major gaps in the release schedule. I’m curious to see the critical reception to an upcoming casual game. I doubt this sequel will win over many new fans.”
Nintendo announced this month that Switch is now officially the company’s best-selling home console of all-time.
In its latest financial results published last week, the company confirmed that Switch has sold 103.54 million units as of December 31, 2021 – up over 10 million since September – meaning that the console has now eclipsed Wii’s 101.63 million.