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Despite the strong implication that a Nintendo Direct will finally take place on June 29th (along with official confirmation of a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct this week!), we were pretty convinced that Nintendo would announce and host a Direct during the week of "not-E3" when all the other major publishers were showing off their own goodies. As each showcase concluded, however, a niggling thought started to burrow its way into our minds: "what if Nintendo just doesn't do one?". It's a frightening prospect since Nintendo has been a pretty consistent presence during the week of E3, whether it's actually showcasing games at a live event, or simply hosting a Direct around the same time.

That's clearly not happening this year, and while yes, we know there still may be a Direct at the end of the month, it still hurts, y'know? But it's not all doom and gloom, as our lovely video team (and Kate!) can attest to. They spend a good half an hour going through some of the more overlooked gems hidden amongst the plethora of announcements this month, showcasing some upcoming Switch titles that you will definitely want to keep an eye on as you wait for the inevitable "big Direct" to drop.

So check out the video below, let us know what your favourite games are from the discussion, and whether you think a Nintendo Direct will actually happen this month!