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50-Minute Nintendo Direct Set For February 17

by Liana Ruppert on Feb 16, 2021 at 09:17 AM

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Nintendo has announced its first big Direct showcase in a while, promising more than 50 minutes of new information regarding games coming to Switch as well as new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news. The Nintendo Direct is set for February 17. 

Nintendo didn't provide any more details about what the Direct will entail other than a vague reveal that the fighting game will be a part of it. The February 17 Nintendo Direct will be "roughly 50 minutes of information focused on available games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and games coming to Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2021." 

Many fans are hoping for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 news, since the anniversary for that franchise is just a few days later on February 21. While not confirmed, it seems likely that at least something will be revealed concerning the future of Link and Zelda's adventures. If not, the timing of the two events is just one massive coincidence. Given how Nintendo treated the Super Mario 35th anniversary, however, the possibility of new Zelda news is incredibly high. 

Could we learn about more ports? That's also possible, given that the verbiage of the announcement focuses on already available games, so new DLC, events, and ports are most likely for this event. 

Just give us a Wind Waker port, you cowards. 

Ultimately, we will simply have to wait to see what the February 17 Nintendo Direct has to offer when the showcase goes live tomorrow at 2 p.m. Pacific. We'll be covering it live here at Game Informer as well as livestreaming it ourselves, so keep it tuned in right here to see what else the Big N has in store for players to enjoy. 

What do you hope to see from the February 17 Nintendo Direct? Are you hoping for Breath of the Wild 2 news or are you solely focused on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Sound off with your hopes, thoughts, and dreams in the comment section below. Link would want you to. 

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