Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase: How to Watch and What to Expect

UPDATE 7/20:

Watch the full Direct and the game trailers revealed, here.

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Late Sunday, Nintendo announced that a new Direct presentation would be streamed on Monday giving updates on previously announced Switch games.

The announcement came via social media as the various regional Nintendo accounts posted this message to its followers:

"On July 20, we'll debut the first Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, a series focused on titles from our development and publishing partners. We'll share a few updates on a small group of previously-announced Nintendo Switch games."

This Partner Showcase will likely deliver news on third-party titles, but if you're looking to watch the latest from Nintendo on a Monday, continue reading for all the information on how to watch online.

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The first Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase will start Monday, July 10 at 10 a.m. EDT.

It's unclear how long this presentation will last, but past Directs were around 20 minutes long.


The official Nintendo Direct site will stream the upcoming Partner Showcase online presentation. It will also be the place to re-watch the Direct once it's over.

Nintendo's official YouTube channel will broadcast the latest Direct live as well. The YouTube app is available on mobile devices as well as all gaming consoles. PS4, Xbox One and even the Nintendo Switch can stream from the video platform. The channel will upload the Nintendo Direct in its entirety after the presentation is done.

Fans can also check out the official Nintendo Twitch channel for the upcoming Direct. The Twitch app is available for mobile devices and gaming consoles like PS4 and Xbox One.

Nintendo social media accounts will deliver information as it happens from the Direct. Clips, details and official images will be shared during and after the online presentation.


It's hard to predict what exactly Nintendo will show during its first Partner Showcase.

The last Nintendo Direct was also a mini that was presented, surprisingly, in late March. That was the presentation that gave updates on Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and revealed many new games were coming to Nintendo Switch like Ninjala and a host of different titles from 2K Games like Borderlands and BioShock.

However, many of the games shown in the March online presentation have already been released but one title that hasn't is Bravely Default 2.

This sequel to the fan-favorite RPG from Square Enix, is scheduled to release in 2020 and this Nintendo Direct will likely give a release date and more gameplay from the game.

Since this is a Partner Showcase, fans shouldn't expect updates or a reveal of first-party titles like Mario or Metroid. They shouldn't expect a game reveal as the publisher specifically mentions that this Nintendo Direct will be about "previously announced" Switch games.

Are you excited for this upcoming Nintendo Direct? What game do you expect to see? Let us know in the comments section.