Rumour: Next Nintendo Direct On Hold Until Later This Year

Bowser Nintendo Direct E3 2019 Photo

The next Nintendo Direct in 2020 is much farther away than you hope, as COVID-19 continues to have an impact on the games industry.

VentureBeat reports that Nintendo has no immediate plans to broadcast another presentation and has advised their third-party development partners to share their upcoming announcements whenever they wish.

“Earlier this month, I reported Nintendo isn’t planning a Direct for June. As an update to that, I’ll add that Nintendo isn’t planning a Direct at all for now. It’s telling development partners not to wait for a Direct even if they have a big announcement,” VentureBeat staff writer Jeff Grubb scribes.

“As for first-party games, expect Nintendo to repeat its Paper Mario: The Origami King strategy. Surprise trailer drops out of nowhere can still build a lot of excitement. The company also doesn’t have to worry about meeting expectations if you don’t know something is coming.

“And what’s coming is Pikmin 3 Deluxe, 3D Mario remasters, and Super Mario 3D World Deluxe. It could have some surprises beyond that, but it may wait for those until it can start doing Directs again.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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