The 2022 Nintendo Direct Mini is at 9AM ET on June 28
Well, it's happening! Sorta! It's not the full Nintendo Direct that was predicted by some on June 29 — rather, it's a Nintendo Direct Mini on June 28. That's at 9AM ET, actually, and the publisher says it'll be happening here when the time comes.
Again, it's important to note that this isn't a first-party Direct, and to set your expectations accordingly. Here is the full descriptive rundown of the Nintendo Direct Mini that we got directly from Nintendo:
"Watch on-demand via our YouTube channel starting at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET on June 28 for roughly 25 minutes of info on upcoming third-party Nintendo Switch games."
So on paper, we're not getting updates on Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 or Metroid Prime 4...yet. Or an update on when Advance Wars might come out on Switch for that matter.
The company was smart to move this away from the Summer of Gaming/to-E3-or-not-to-E3 week and have it be its own thing. Even if it doesn't include first-party updates, all it takes is one megaton announcement (something exclusive akin to Shin Megami Tensei V) to make waves.