Happy Nintendo day! Tonight's the big one - or at least it really should be - in which the veil will be properly lifted from the next big Zelda and we finally learn more about Tears of the Kingdom. Or maybe we're just going to get a 40 minute deep dive into Bayonetta Origins. Who knows?
That's part of the excitement of a Nintendo Direct, where we're all hoping for news on Pikmin 4, the long-awaited ports of Metroid Prime and the belated release of Advance Wars and maybe even an F-Zero reboot thrown in for good measure. How much of that happens remains to be seen, so join us from 10pm GMT as we brace for disappointment.
Our live coverage of this event has finished.
neddie says: Only 6 more hours to go! xDJUST FIVE HOURS LEFT NOW!
teddy1590 says: I expect nothing, yet still expect to be disappointed. Gave up hope of Twilight Princess & Windwaker re-releases.I'd love for those ports to appear now, but also I imagine they'll be full-price and maybe Nintendo wants us to save our money for Tears of the Kingdom?
Banksy122 says: Still got some Metroid Prime HD hopium if anyone wants someI overdosed on this myself a while ago. Nasty stuff, won't be doing it again (but please, please, please can I be playing Metroid Prime on my Switch in bed later tonight?)
ThatThereTim says: Martin, what biscuits will you go get at break time? When Oli runs these it was usually a twix.Screw biscuits, it's 10pm - maybe a bowl of nuts to go with a bottle of red wine?
SomethingOriginal says: Even if it’s just more on TotK I’d be happy, but have a wierd feeling this one will throw up something interesting. Maybe Switch Pro? Or Metroid news? Either way see you all here later : )Calling it now - there will be no new hardware shown tonight.
Eaton Corvinus says: This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime event! 😜Yes only once in our lifetimes will we be able to watch a Nintendo Direct live on February 8th 2023. Make the most of it people!
samharper says: Can't wait to see what new Wii U and 3DS games I'll be able to buy from the eShop on the 28th of March 2023And yet I'm still going to be whooping with delight at the prospect of spending another £40 on a game I already own if they announce Xenoblade Chronicles X. I think I'm part of the problem. (Also hullo Sam!)
vert1go says: Pilotwings is due a comeback. Pilotwings 64 2?That would be the dream. I quite liked Resort, as limited as it was, but playing 64 again on the Switch recently reinforced how amazing it is.
Miyamotosan says: Evening all.Oi oi. Go on then, spill the beans - are we really going to see a new F-Zero tonight? I'd take a port of GX, to be honest.
Miyamotosan says: If you seriously want spoilers, I'll tell you this, Metroid Prime will feature in some way tonight... I've already said too much!Scoooooop! Thanks for popping by, though, and thanks for that time you revealed Pikmin 4 to us all those years ago.
underdan says: No mention on Eurogamer of the 10% pay rise Nintendo has just given its developers in Japan, by the way (and significant increases in America). It is worth mentioning, but it's probably not sensational enough.I think a story might be in the works... It's a wonderful thing to see, but it's also worth bearing in mind that developer salaries in Japan aren't amazing - even with a 10% boost they're still well behind salaries being paid elsewhere.
h15c0r3r says: I’m hoping for a new Wave Race.There's legend of a Wave Race that was pretty much complete and is sitting on Nintendo's shelves, ready to be released. Alongside Mother 3, Metroid Prime Trilogy for Switch and other such mythical beasts.
Miyamotosan says: I think Wave Race needs to be a game that comes out in the early stage of a console's life to better demonstrate the hardware. Blue Storm looked incredible.Somehow I skipped Wave Race 64 when it first came out and only really played it when it hit the Nintendo Switch Online app. And it's kind of amazing? The water physics are still hilarious to dick around with.
Kami says: I think Nintendo has a store cupboard of finished games that they just whip out to plug whatever gaps they find in the schedule.Kami! How lovely to see you! It's not a proper live report without you!
Miyamotosan says: I know Martin quotes us, but I'm going to quote this: "Kami! How lovely to see you! It's not a proper live report without you!"And I can quote this so it's like a lovely recurring echo.
vert1go says: Hm does anyone know if a Japanese NSO account gets the Shindou version of Wave Race? Martin needs to play that.Yes it does, and being an insufferable hipster I only play the Japanese N64 games on NSO. It definitely feels like the right way to play the game too.
yoshi9123 says: Splatoon DLC might be shown, those games are a big deal in JapanThis is a good shout!
Kami says: Anything to do with ARMS, maybe?Don't...
Kami says: I hope Arms comes back to us, though I suspect that'll be new hardware possibly.I still think it was a one and done. Which only makes me love it all the more.
themightyant says: Made it! Have you been drinking Martin?Me, drinking? Mayyyyybee..
hazywaze says: I love the formal style of the execs. Such a different culture to the dude-i-ness of the exbox shows. Tie on, start reading.
Miyamotosan says: What diss?See, even the big boss is confused.
Kami says: and of course Engage is getting an expansion pass...I'm only five chapters into the base game - I'm not ready for an expansion just yet.
smelly says: why do i get impression zelda's going to get its own standalone direct?Ah that would be a peak troll.
StrafeMcgee says: Ah man, I was really hoping Advance Wars would drop immediately tonight.I think I was too. Though I really should just put some more time into Fire Emblem Engage, which is kind of brilliant.
smelly says: prediction : We will get a mario kart dlc update, a quick peek at zelda and be told it's getting a standalone direct later.I think it's wise we bring our expectations down to the barest minimum.
matomatic says: OK Metroid Prime remaster is an instant buyI think I'm behind you because I'm only just seeing this and YES PLEASE.
Kami says: Yes. All the yes. All over me. Right now.
smelly says: PRIME REMASTERED!!! YEESSS! Not the trilogy, but it'll do.
themightyant says: Not the trilogy, but it’s a proper remasterI'll be honest - nothing comes close to the original.
themightyant says: £69.99??? (Perhaps)That's too cheap if you ask me. Metroid Prime is worth loads more than that.
hazywaze says: They just forgot Zelda. Or it's delayed.Eh who cares, we can play Metroid Prime in bed later tonight.
Miyamotosan says: Birdo! Take that transphobes!
themightyant says: Honesty I don’t need to see anymore happy to go in blind, just needed double confirmation of dateIndeed, it's the best way - rather that than have every feature explained in a 40-minute long video.
Kami says: Birdo.