How to watch the Nintendo Direct Mini today and what to expect

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If you're looking to catch the Nintendo Direct Mini showcase happening today, July 20, you've come to the right place. 

The Direct Mini is set to go live on Nintendo's official YouTube channel (opens in new tab) today at 7 am PT / 3pm BST / 4pm CEST and you won't have to go too far to watch it as we've embedded the video below. 

Nintendo dropped the surprise announcement today about the upcoming stream just hours before it's due to take place. The announcement revealed that the Direct Mini will be a partner showcase focusing on third party titles. You can expect to see "a few updates on a small group of previously announced Switch games" from Nintendo's development and publishing partners. 

While Nintendo is known for dropping little surprises at the end of its showcases, it looks like we won't be getting any information about any new releases that we don't already know about - so don't expect to see any updates on Nintendo's big flagship upcoming Switch games. 

The full showcase, which will be released across Nintendo's YouTube channels, is expected to last for around 10 minutes according to reports relating to the Japanese announcement (opens in new tab). This latest Mini showcase comes just after the latest Nintendo Treehouse stream (opens in new tab), which focused on the latest Mario adventure, Paper Mario: The Origami King (opens in new tab)

In lieu of E3 this year, Nintendo has been steadily dropping showcases here and there, with the likes of the Pokemon Presents stream last month, which officially confirmed a new Pokemon Snap for the Switch (opens in new tab) is on the way.  

 Here's our roundup of all of the upcoming Switch games for 2020 and beyond.  

Heather Wald
Senior staff writer

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.