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How To Watch Nintendo Direct February 2022

Nintendo is gearing up for another big showcase, and it's happening very soon.


Update: The Nintendo Direct has concluded, and it packed a ton of news, including some notable surprises like Chrono Cross, Nintendo Switch Sports, EarthBound, new Mario Kart 8 DLC, and more. You can check out all of our stories below.

Original story: The next Nintendo Direct event has been announced, and it begins very shortly. You won't want to miss this one, as it's far more than a little partner showcase or teaser. Nintendo has confirmed the next Direct will take place today, February 9, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET.

This showcase will run for about 40 minutes--so it's a pretty big one--and it'll have news "mainly" focused on Nintendo Switch games launching in the first half of 2022. The "mainly" part suggests the briefing might also have some news about games launching during different time frames. GameSpot will report back with all the news as the event unfolds.

How to watch Nintendo Direct

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As usual, you'll presumably be able to watch the showcase in all the normal places: YouTube and Twitch, as well as here on GameSpot. You can see that video embedded above when it begins.

What to expect

Nintendo gave no indications or teases for what to expect from the February 9 Nintendo Direct, but we do know it will run for about 40 minutes and, as mentioned in the announcement tweet, it will be focused primarily on relatively close releases. This means we likely won't get much news on games that are very early in development.

This will be the first Nintendo Direct since the Animal Crossing: New Horizons-focused Direct in October and the general Nintendo Direct from September 2021.

In other news, the Switch recently surpassed 103 million units sold, overtaking the Wii. It is now Nintendo's best-selling home console of all time, and it's only in the middle of its lifecycle.

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