Rumour: Next Nintendo Direct On Hold Until Later This Year

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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.”

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