Nintendo Directs Are Back…Sort Of

I recently wrote an article lamenting the lack of Nintendo Directs and hoping they’d make a quick return. Before the month is up we are finally getting another installment, but there’s a slight catch. It’s not the normal forty-minute multifaceted Direct that I covet, but it’s one that will be focused on Pokémon.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that Nintendo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Pokémon with a Direct, and I’m still excited to watch. I was just hoping it would be a traditional video with a bunch of game coverage. While we can expect it to focus on the upcoming 3DS Virtual Console games (Red, Blue & Yellow), it will surely have more information on Pokkén Tournament as well. Beyond that I wonder if we will hear more about Pokémon Go or perhaps even a surprise announcement of a new game.

We will all find out together this Friday, February 26. It will air at 7am PT / 9am CT / 10am ET. You can watch it at or on Nintendo’s YouTube page. Get ready to catch’em all!


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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