The next Nintendo Direct digital event will take place today and it promises a host of Switch announcements.
Kicking off at 7am PT / 12pm ET / 3pm BST on Tuesday, September 13, Nintendo has said the presentation will include “roughly 40 minutes of information mainly focused on Nintendo Switch games launching this winter”.
While Nintendo UK won’t live stream the Nintendo Direct “as a mark of respect” to Queen Elizabeth II, you’ll be able to watch it live via the Nintendo of America YouTube stream embedded at the top of this page.
GamesBeat managing editor Mike Minotti and Grubb previously claimed that Zelda and Metroid ports would be part of the next Direct, and the latter said this weekend he understands that’s still the case.
“We’ve heard that Zelda stuff will be there; the name of the next Zelda game and the HD ports of the Zelda games from Wii U. I hope that’s the case, it seems like that should be the case, that’s what we’ve heard,” Grubb said.
“Also, Metroid Prime HD remasters should be coming out this holiday, so we should get that as well, and then there’s stuff like Fire Emblem that has been rumoured and seems like it makes a lot of sense, but I can’t confirm, and then stuff like EA announcing It Takes Two.
“It should be a pretty robust Direct and I’m looking forward to it.”
Twilight Princess and Wind Waker were already given the HD treatment on Wii U and are now among just a handful of Nintendo’s last-gen games that haven’t been ported to Switch.
Meanwhile, Metroid Prime remasters have reportedly been coming for years, with one recognised insider claiming last November that Prime 1’s remaster was already completed and ready to be released.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition may finally be coming to Switch after the game was rated in Europe, while a retail listing for an unannounced Switch version of Biomutant was spotted earlier this month too.