New Nintendo Direct scheduled for April 12

Janie Parker
April 13, 2017

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Nintendo is gearing up to share more about Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch games Arms and Splatoon 2 during a Nintendo Direct presentation today. As always, the livestream will be available for everyone to follow on YouTube and the official website.

The show kicks off at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, and 11pm United Kingdom on Wednesday.

Now that Nintendo is through that hard launch period for a new piece of hardware, it can focus on other areas of the ecosystem including making lots of must-have first-party games.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the big Switch game for April but beyond that, the system's release schedule looks a little spotty.

Nintendo are keeping the Switch ticking over this summer with their cartoonish boxing game, ARMS coming to the console on 16th June. Nintendo says they are focusing on Arms and Splatoon 2, but global directs ALWAYS have a new game announcement.

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Nintendo also clarified that that the upcoming broadcast will only focus on "Splatoon 2" and "ARMS".

The first of the two new releases is Mr.

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