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Nintendo Direct returns this week to celebrate Pokémon

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Nintendo celebrates Pokémon's 20th anniversary

Nintendo announced its next Nintendo Direct presentation will stream this Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 a.m. PT. This week's Direct will specifically discuss the Pokémon franchise, just ahead of its 20th anniversary on Feb. 27, although the company didn't elaborate further on what kinds of announcements to expect.

The Friday presentation will be the first Nintendo Direct since November. In that event the company revealed such Pokémon-related news as a 3DS Virtual Console re-release of the original Game Boy games.