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How to watch September 17 Nintendo Direct Mini: Stream, schedule

Published: 16/Sep/2020 11:27

by Matt Porter

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Nintendo have announced their latest Direct Mini Partner Showcase presentation, livestreaming on Thursday, September 17 and giving fans a look at new titles coming to the ever-popular Switch platform. 

Sony will capture all the attention on September 16 with their PlayStation 5 showcase, but the good news for Nintendo fans is that there will be some new information for them coming just 24 hours later, meaning this could be a big week for gamers no matter your preferred platform.

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Nintendo fans are well accustomed to their Direct broadcasts, which is the company’s preferred way of spreading information, and major editions have included news on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Pokemon Sword & Shield in the past. What’s in this one remains to be seen, but here’s how you can ensure you catch all the action.

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Nintendo Directs are often used to announce new games or DLC.

When is the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation?

Fans won’t have long to wait to see the latest instalment of the Nintendo Direct series, with the company confirming that they’ll be broadcasting it on Thursday, September 17.  Nintendo’s tweet suggests that the Direct Mini will be a livestream, however, they are usually just video broadcasts that have been prerecorded and then released at that time.

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The event kicks off at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. BST / 12 a.m. AEST (Thursday).

Where to watch the September 17 Nintendo Direct Mini

The September 17 Nintendo Direct Mini will be streamed live on official Nintendo YouTube channels. You can watch the broadcast in full in the embedded stream below.

What will be announced in the September 17 Nintendo Direct?

While Nintendo have confirmed that the event is taking place, they haven’t gone as far as telling us what will be in it. It does seem likely that we will see games exclusively from third-party developers though, with the announcement tweet stating that it will feature information on “upcoming Nintendo Switch titles exclusively from our publishing partners.”

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That likely means we won’t say any information on the highly-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, or anything to do with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which had its own surprise Direct on September 3.

As for what we may see, it’s possible we could catch a glimpse of the rumored Switch-exclusive Monster Hunter title, while we may also receive new information on games like Doom Eternal, where no new details have been released for some time.

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion has been delayed

Published: 1/Oct/2020 22:25

by Theo Salaun

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World of Warcraft’s Executive Producer John Hight has revealed to fans that the game’s highly anticipated expansion, Shadowlands, is being delayed until later in 2021.

While Shadowlands was initially expected, following a Gamescom 2020 announcement, to be released in October of the same year, that date has now been postponed. The initial release date was fitting, as the game’s hellish themes would couple nicely with the Halloween energy of the spooky month, but Blizzard have decided that the iconic franchise’s first major expansion since 2018 is simply not ready for public consumption just yet.

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In the spirit of putting out a finished product, not simply a close-to-finished one, Hight’s statement explains that Shadowlands is nearly complete, but could use some more polish before its official release.

Affirming that the game will be coming in 2020, but that its exact timing remains uncertain, Hight clarifies to WoW’s eager audience that the expansion’s “zones, the campaign, the level-up questing experience, and the story we have to tell are essentially ready to share.” 

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But, in less exciting news, he adds that “as everything started coming together and we’ve been listening to and building upon your feedback, it’s become clear we need a little more time for additional polish, and to balance and iterate on some interlocking pieces.” Said feedback ties directly into why some fans of the popular title are thrilled about this delay, while others are dismayed.

There is a popular running story of a WoW player who heard the Gamescom announcement and immediately scheduled his time off from work for the week following October 27. Although many are likely in a similar boat and understandably annoyed that they won’t be able to play the game as soon as they hoped, there is a different, particularly enthusiastic group that is very happy about this delay.

As expressed by the popular Warcraft streamer, Asmongold, this is a good thing. That camp of fans would rather have WoW release a better expansion late than an unfinished iteration early. At the moment, that is the logic behind Blizzard’s decision and with the pre-patch still scheduled for October 13, there is hope that it won’t take too long for the developers to finish polishing.

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