Nintendo Direct Event: September 2021 Start Time and How to Watch

The September Nintendo Direct presentation now has an official release date. Here is everything you need to know, including its start time and how to watch the livestream.

For those who are not aware, Directs are semi-regular press conferences, coordinated by Nintendo, that take place at sporadic intervals throughout the year. The most recent of these was held during the week of E3, but was technically not part of that conference.

It featured updates on games like WarioWare: Get It Together, a Switch port of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water and, most excitingly, the untitled sequel to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

September Nintendo Direct Start Time and How To Watch

Giving fans very little notice, Nintendo has announced that its next Direct conference will be taking place on September 23, at 3 p.m. PST. For those who live in the ET time zone, this translates to 6 p.m.

As with this year's E3 presentation and the recent Gamescom event, the September Nintendo Direct will be entirely virtual, meaning that you can watch it all from the comfort of your own home.

As per usual, the livestream will be hosted on Nintendo's own dedicated YouTube and Twitch channels. If you miss it, then a full recording of the event will be available to watch afterwards on those same platforms.

What Will Be Shown in the September Nintendo Direct?

Nintendo Directs are often tightly packed broadcasts that focus explicitly on software and upcoming releases.

The September showcase is looking to be no exception in this regard, as Nintendo of America has confirmed on Twitter that it will be a 40-minute livestream that concentrates on games due to launch this winter.

Tune in 9/23 at 3 p.m. PT for a #NintendoDirect livestream featuring roughly 40 minutes of information focused mainly on #NintendoSwitch games launching this winter.

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 22, 2021

For context, Nintendo titles that are slated for the upcoming holiday period include the likes of Shin Megami Tensei V, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl and Danganronpa Decadence, so expect to see those games pop up in some capacity.

The tweet does specify that the livestream will "mainly" be focussing on winter releases, indicating that there is a slim possibility that we might see a few things that do not fit into that category (like perhaps a closer look at the imminent Switch OLED model).

However, fans should probably not get their hopes up for any earth-shattering developments - like the announcement of a new mainline Super Mario title or a preview for Breath of the Wild 2 - as the last couple of Nintendo Directs have been relatively low key.

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