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Nintendo Direct Live Blog: the biggest Switch news as it happens

The 40-minute Nintendo Direct start time and how to watch. Will we see Zelda, Metroid and Switch Pro?

Nintendo Direct Live Blog; Mario and Zelda on a red background
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The first Nintendo Direct of 2023 is happening later today / tonight, and this one could be the biggest in years. With The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom due this May and a new Metroid and Pikmin in the works, we could get some spectacular game news.

According to Nintendo's Twitter we can expect around "roughly 40 minutes of information" from this Nintendo Direct, so tune in early to not miss anything. We'll also be live blogging as it happens and you'll be able to watch on this page below. 


Ahead of today's Nintendo Direct the hotly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom appeared on the Nintendo Switch eShop priced at $69.99, this is $10 more than it's been for sale as a pre-order and signals Nintendo is following Sony and Microsoft to raise game prices. If it stands, this will be the first Nintendo game to sell for $70.

What can we expect later today? Kirby’s Return To Dream Land Deluxe is actually releasing very soon on 25 February, so I would expect Nintendo to go big on this release, particularly as last year's Kirby game was so loved. Here are some quick predictions:

Nintendo Direct Live Blog

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Not long to go now, what can we expect? New Zelda DLC to link into the next game? LEGO Zelda anyone? News on a new Pokémon game? The hype is getting a little daft. We've got 40 minutes worth of new Nintendo news and content, kinda thinking this is going to be BIG!

What's happening tonight? Zelda news seems a given, but what else? New hardware? We'd love to see how Nintendo will design for the next generation of gaming. What else? Mortal Kombat 4 remake for Switch? Minutes away…

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New Samba de Amigo? So much fun… and now there's World Party mode? I'm getting some retro vibes from tonight's show, though I could do without this influencer sim.

What's happening? New Castlevania and TRON? Getting HUGE retro vibes.

Loving the art direction of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon, the watercolour storybook visual design is really bold, and so different from the main serious. Gameplay looks interesting too, for co-op action.


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Metroid!!!! Oh, come on. Sure, Metroid Prime is one of the greatest games ever made, and who doesn't want to replay it with remastered visuals? But Metroid 4 has literally been on pre-order for five years. *sign* Sure I'll pick up Metroid Prime Remastered while I wait. 


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