Nintendo has announced that a special Pokémon Presents event will share franchise updates next week on February 27.
Announced in a tweet (below), the roughly 20 minute event will be available to watch on the Pokémon YouTube channel at 6am Pacific / 9am Eastern / 2pm UK (so midnight in AEST).
The announcement doesn’t come as too much of a surprise given that February 27 is also Pokémon Day, which Nintendo usually celebrates with significant updates on the various Pokémon games.
The next #PokemonPresents is on the way, Trainers! ?
Tune in to our official YouTube channel at 6:00 a.m. PST on February 27 for about 20 minutes of exciting Pokémon news in celebration of #PokemonDay 2023! ?
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— Pokémon (@Pokemon) February 21, 2023
Last year’s event even saw the announcement of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, though its perhaps unlikely we’ll see the next mainline games announced seeing as these two were only released a few months ago.
We could see the games mentioned, however, as Nintendo is yet to announce the release date for Scarlet and Violet’s long-awaited patch. Speaking of updates, however, we could see some DLC announcements akin to the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra expansions for Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Nintendo also announced at its Direct earlier this month that Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games were finally making their way to Switch via its Online membership. Despite the likes of Pokémon Red, Blue, Ruby, Leaf Green and more being amongst the most popular and famous of Nintendo’s handheld offerings, these games were notably absent from the list of Game Boy titles announced for the service.
It’s also likely we’ll get updates on various other Pokémon games including Pokémon GO, Masters EX, and more.
Ryan Dinsdale is an freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.