Nintendo Direct Indie Showcase: When and How to Watch December Presentation Online

As 2020 comes to a close, Nintendo wants to get gamers ready for the new year with a brand new Nintendo Direct Indie World Showcase.

The Indie World Showcases are virtual presentations, similar to the popular Nintendo Directs, that put the emphasis on independent games from Nintendo's global partners. The games showcased are usually set to be available for Nintendo Switch in the near future.

The most recent Indie World Showcase happened in August, and featured more than 20 games. The biggest was Hades from Supergiant Games, the rogue-like dungeon crawler that took the gaming world by storm—so much so that it was nominated for Game of the Year at this year's The Game Awards.

The August event also showcased critically acclaimed titles like Spiritfarer and the multiplayer mode of Untitled Goose Game.

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The latest Nintendo Direct Indie World Showcase will go live Tuesday, December 15, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Nintendo confirmed that the online presentation will be roughly 15 minutes long.


Gamers looking to take in the latest Indie World Showcase can do so on the official Indie World site. The site will host the presentation's stream.

If YouTube is your platform of choice, the official Nintendo channel will also host the stream this Tuesday. The YouTube app is available on mobile devices, as well as all gaming consoles. PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and even the Nintendo Switch can stream via the video platform. The Nintendo channel will upload the showcase in its entirety after the presentation is done.

The channel will also upload individual trailers for each game after the presentation is over. You can watch the stream on YouTube right here.

Nintendo's various social media accounts will deliver information from the Direct as it comes out. Clips, details and official images will be shared during and after the online presentation on the company's Twitter and Facebook pages.

If you're partial to Twitch, just know that the official Nintendo channel will stream this Tuesday's Direct as well. The Twitch app is available on mobile devices, as well as PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One consoles, but not the Switch.

Are you excited for the upcoming Nintendo Direct Indie World Showcase? Which indie game was your favorite of 2020? Let us know in the comments section.