How To Watch Nintendo’s Latest Direct Mini In Australia

How To Watch Nintendo’s Latest Direct Mini In Australia
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If you’re not too burned out by all the PlayStation 5 excitement, Nintendo is continuing the gaming hype this week with its latest Nintendo Direct Mini. Like previously mini Directs, it’s set to focus on third party games rather than first party Nintendo titles. If you want to catch the event you’ll need to stay up for it, but with plenty of potential surprises you might just want to check in.

Nintendo’s September Partner Showcase takes place on Friday, September 18 at 12:00 a.m. AEST. That’s midnight tonight for all the folks on Australia’s East Coast.

There’s currently no word on what exactly we’ll be seeing from Nintendo and its partners this go around, but Directs are always a pleasant surprise.

The Switch line-up for the rest of the year is still very muddy (particularly given how much attention the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 has been given) so expect some good news for upcoming indie and AAA hits.

Games we could potentially see more of include Bravely Default 2 from Square Enix, No More Heroes 3 (recently delayed) or even something like Yo-Kai Watch 4, which is still planned for release in the West at some point. There could also be some movement on the Persona/Shin Megami Tensei front, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Nintendo’s got a pretty impressive track record of surprising folks, so expect some pleasant news when the Direct Mini takes place later tonight.

You’ll be able to catch all the action via the Nintendo YouTube page or stay tuned to social media for any breaking news.

In the meantime, you can also check out everything you missed from Thursday’s whopper PlayStation 5 showcase here:

It’s a great time to love video games.

Stay tuned to Kotaku Australia for all the latest news and updates from the Nintendo Direct Mini on Friday.


  • I love it. ‘Not everyone can or wants to get a next-gen console, so here’s something else to get excited about!’ And apparently the new Hyrule Warriors is releasing at the same time as the next-gen consoles? Something for everyone is always a good thing. 😀 Let’s do this. Show me somethin’ good, Ninty.

    • Latest rumour is ME trilogy. Also I think EA have a number of games they have yet to officially announce for Switch as well.

  • Here we go again with another Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase broadcasting at midnight tonight the last two Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase directs were pathetic but definitely got me excited for Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster which is coming out for Nintendo Switch and PS4 in Spring 2021 along with Shin Megami Tensei V which is coming out as a simultaneous worldwide release for Nintendo Switch in 2021 all from Japanese publisher ATLUS.
    Tonight’s Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase better well and truly show the original Persona 5 coming to Nintendo because we’ve already got Joker added as our first DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
    What I also want to see from tonight’s Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase is ACTIVISION and Toys For Bob bringing us Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time to the Nintendo Switch and for anyone who says if I ever worked at ACTIVISION my answer is no I don’t work at ACTIVISION I never have or never will work at ACTIVISION.

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