Nintendo Direct March 8: How to Watch Switch & 3DS Showcase Online

Nintendo's next Direct will focus on upcoming Switch and 3DS titles, including Mario Tennis Aces. What the company plans to show besides the Mario sports game is unknown, but there's plenty of potential reveals for Nintendo fans to be excited about in the upcoming presentation.

Information on Mario Tennis Aces has already leaked ahead of the March 8 Nintendo Direct. A release date and some screenshots revealing more characters were posted on a Japanese site by mistake, but more information will be made available during the presentation.

The March 8 Nintendo Direct will be streamed online for fans to get the latest news, but the event will take place during school or work hours for most. Here's all the information you need to watch the March 8 Nintendo Direct live online on your computer or smartphone.

What time does the Nintendo Direct start?

The next Nintendo Direct will go live on Thursday, March 8 at 5 p.m. EST, give or take a minute or two. The presentation will be approximately 30 minutes long and cover a variety of games for both the Nintendo Switch and 3DS.

How to watch the March 8 Nintendo Direct online

There are a few ways to watch the March 8 Nintendo Direct online. The first, and most obvious, way is to visit the official Nintendo Direct website. The site will have an embed of the Direct from its YouTube channel (more on that below) and when it's done, the website will archive the presentation for future viewing.

Nintendo's YouTube channel will broadcast the March 8 Direct live. You can subscribe to the company's channel, which we recommend, to receive an alert when the Direct goes live. The channel will also post trailers shown during the Direct and will upload the presentation when it's finished. You can also watch the March 8 Nintendo Direct below.

If Twitch is more your speed, the official Nintendo Channel will broadcast the March 8 Direct when it goes live at 5 p.m. EST. Like the official site and YouTube channel, the Twitch stream of the Direct will be archived when it's finished for future viewing.

How will you watch the March 8 Nintendo Direct online? What do you hope to see during the presentation? Let us know in the comments section below.