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Watch Today’s Nintendo Direct Here

The first Nintendo Direct of 2019 is only a few hours away. The presentation kicks off today, February 13, at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM GMT, and it’ll provide new details on a number of games coming to Switch this year, including Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the first proper Switch entry in the long-running strategy RPG series.

The broadcast is estimated to run for approximately 35 minutes, suggesting there will a ton of news and announcements coming out of it. As usual, Nintendo will host streams of the broadcast on its official website and Twitch channels. You can also tune in right here on GameSpot and follow along with the Direct using the YouTube embed below.

Beyond Fire Emblem, Nintendo hasn’t revealed what games will be featured during today’s Direct, but we already know of a few that are lined up for this year, including the adorable platformer Yoshi’s Crafted World, which launches on March 29. Luigi’s Mansion 3, Daemon X Machina, and Switch installments of Animal Crossing and Pokemon have also been announced for this year, although none of those have received release dates yet.

One game we can safely assume won’t be featured during today’s presentation, however, is Metroid Prime 4. Last month, Nintendo announced that it was effectively restarting development on the game–this time with original developer Retro Studios at the helm–as it wasn’t coming together to the company’s liking.

“Although this is very regrettable we must let you know that the current development progress has not reached the standards we seek in a sequel to Metroid Prime series,” senior managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi said in a video message. “Nintendo always strives for the highest quality in our games and in our development phase, we challenge ourselves and confront whether the game is living up to that quality on a daily basis.

“From this perspective, we have determined that the current development status of [Metroid Prime 4] is very challenged, and we had to make a difficult decision as a development team. We have decided to re-examine the development structure and change it.”

While Metroid Prime 4 is likely a long way off, there are plenty of Switch games on the horizon this year. You can get a look at the biggest ones in our gallery of Nintendo exclusives coming in 2019.

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