Game news Nintendo Direct: Zelda Breath of the Wild 2, Pokémon … what can we expect from tomorrow’s event?
Nintendo has made official the next Nintendo Direct: it will take place tomorrow and will last forty minutes. It will focus on the Nintendo Switch games coming this winter. So what can we expect? Quick overview.
- Nintendo Direct: what date is it?
- Bayonetta 3, Pokémon … new trailers?
- Zelda, Fire Emblem … What are the rumors saying?
Nintendo Direct: what date is it?
It was the subject of rumors as early as this summer: a Nintendo Direct could take place at the beginning of the school year according to many insiders in the middle. A rumor also perpetrated by Emily Rogers today an insider who has the gift of seeing very often correctly about the announcements of these events organized by Nintendo. In any case, Big N made it official today on Twitter through its various branches of the social network:
See you tomorrow at 4pm for a roughly 40-minute Nintendo Direct focusing mostly on Nintendo Switch games coming this winter.
In this regard, it is interesting to note the presentation program: it takes place at 16:00 French time and not at midnight as often happens. This therefore implies a morning program for North Americans and an evening program for Asia, which implies less gigantic content than previous editions of Nintendo Direct.
Bayonetta 3, Pokémon … new trailers?
But then, what can we expect from this Nintendo Direct back to school? First, new trailers for the titles that we know will be released soon. As for the expected blockbusters, it is Bayonetta 3 (October 28) which could be the subject of a brand new trailer after the one presented during Nintendo Direct in June. A Plague Tale: Requiem (October 18) or Mario + The Rabbids Sparks of Hope are also interested. Still scheduled for the month of October, we can also think of the Nintendo Switch versions of No Man’s Sky, Nier Automata or even Persona 5.
If the month of November is less full, we must not exclude many quality games that could also benefit from a new trailer such as Sonic Frontiers, Tactics Ogre: Reborn, Harvestella or even the ninth generation of Pokémon with Scarlet and Purple. As for December, we also find a little bit of everything with the tactical game Marvel’s Midnight Suns (December 2), Dragon Quest Treasures (December 09) or even Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and Asterix & Obelix XXXL: Le Bélier d ‘ Hibernia.
Zelda, Fire Emblem … What are the rumors saying?
Of course, the most interesting remain the exclusives and iconic Nintendo sagas. And given the rather empty schedule for the next six months, it’s sure that Nintendo has a vested interest in filling it. Sure, we’ll wait until tomorrow to see if the rumors materialize, but some are more than attractive, starting with Zelda. If we hope to have new images, a new title and of course a release date for the sequel to Breath of the Wild, others have been waiting for the compilation of old license brochures: corridor noise for months, Nintendo would be working on an assortment of 3D games previously released with Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. Enough to respect their desire to release at least one Zelda per year.
In addition, players are also waiting for news from some remasters : Advance Wars 1 + 2, postponed due to international news last winter, may finally have a release date. As for the rumors on the subject, we also hope to see the remaster of the Metroid Prime Trilogy compilation materialize. Finally, two rumors had also mentioned Nintendo’s plans for the future of the Fire Emblem license: some mentioned the remake of Fire Emblem 4 (Genealogy of the Holy War) but these are rather serious leaks concerning a work with an original story whose theme would revolve around the anniversary … especially since it was supposed to come out in 2020 for the 30th anniversary of the saga.
Finally, we can always expect the announcement of stocks that have slipped through the cracks of the insiders. For example, the announcement of an original Mario following the 2018 release of Super Mario Odyssey. On this topic we can also always dream of a port or even a remaster of the excellent Golden Sun saga. In short, many things are possible. See you tomorrow at 4pm Nintendo YouTube channel !