The latest Nintendo Direct is set to go live at 2:00pm BST on 16 January 2020, with news on the world of Super Smash Bros Ultimate. You'll find all the details below and you can also watch the stream live at the top of this page.

What is Nintendo Direct?

Nintendo Direct is the legendary Japanese gaming company's way of communicating with both the press and fans. It's namely for making news announcements for upcoming games.

The announcements can vary, from new gameplay features to new accessory reveals and even release date announcements. Previously, Nintendo used its Direct presentations to unveil the Nintendo Switch, as well as many of its best Nintendo Switch games and best 3DS games.

Occassionally there will be a dedicated Pokémon Direct presention espeically for the franchise, or particular games like Smash Bros.

When is the next Nintendo Direct?

The latest Nintendo Direct will take place on Thursday, 16 January 2020 September at 2:00pm UK time. This follows on from the Pokémon direct a week prior which was namely for the Sword and Shield Expansion Pass.

This time it's the turn of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, presented by director Masahiro Sakurai, and we know in advance that this will be a 35 minute in-depth look at a new fighter which will be available by DLC. "The fighter will be unveiled in the video," said Nintendo.

How to watch Pokémon Direct live stream

It's easy to watch the Nintendo Direct presention as we will embed it at the top of this page as soon as we can.