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Will there be a Nintendo Direct next week?

Yes, and with Donkey Kong 6 35.29%
 
Yes, but no Donkey Kong 8 47.06%
 
No, Alanah was trolling us for Sony 3 17.65%
 
Total:17

UPDATE

Welp, Persona Fans will be happy I suppose.  Twenty Five minutes of 3rd party stuff; I don't expect anything game-wise here from Nintendo.  Best surprise we can hang on to from Nintendo itself at this event is the Switch Pro rumor I guess.

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According to some individuals, Nintendo is still planning a Nintendo Direct next week, specifically June 29th.  Most of us expected something from Nintendo this month (more than just the Xenoblade 3 presentation) and this date would make sense since Nintendo's shareholder meeting takes place on that day.  If indeed real, it is likely that we won't hear official confirmation from Nintendo until next week (probably Monday).

So to tide us over until then, here are a couple of drops from two rumor-mongers that many of us have heard of before - Markomaro and Zippo - one with some not-so-great news and one with, hopefully, a bombshell.  Remember, grain of salt and all of that, but let the speculation commence.

First, the (somewhat) disappointing news.  Yesterday, Markomaro tweeted that the already delayed Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp "has a new internal release date and many people will be angry about when and how it's gonna release".  Honestly, I wouldn't expect this game any sooner than December and now, of course, digital only.  It doesn't surprise me that a game of this size (in both hype and MBs) wouldn't get a physical release but it's still a bit disheartening for people wanting a cartridge of these remakes.  Do I believe this?  Yeah, sounds likely.

Second, the rumor I've championed for a while now... DK!  Blogger Zippo is at it again with that supposed new Donkey Kong title and here is his latest info:

"I've gotten word that Donkey Kong's next adventure from the crew at EPD Tokyo has gone gold. They are currently sitting on the game, though I'm not sure for how long it's been finished.  Nintendo has a big direct next week, will they announce it there? I genuinely don't know, Nintendo can and has sat on many games for quite a while. All we can do now, is hope, and wait".

Do I believe it?  Why yes, yes I do.  Why?  Because I want it to happen, that's why.  But yeah, this could be me, even if there is a Direct next week:

I'm really excited to see what this new DK platformer is like (first time from an in-house Nintendo studio) and it would be a fantastic addition to the list of releases this year.  Here's hoping that Charlie kicks a field goal this time.

Feel free to discuss any pre-Direct wishes and expectations.

Last edited by archbrix - on 27 June 2022

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I don't believe anything Zippo says.
But I do believe there will be a direct.



I just want a Bayonetta 3 release date. IDGAF about the rest.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

I literally just watched the only Nintendo Direct I need this summer. Xenoblade Chronicles 3.



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It would be insanely bizarre for Nintendo to not have a traditional direct very soon. 2020 was understandable but in 2021, Nintendo went back to the traditional Direct schedule of February/March, June, and September. There's really no reason why Nintendo wouldn't have a Direct this month or July at the latest. Especially considering how many games need release dates as well as any new announcements for the remainder of the year.



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Sure, but there won't be any Donkey Kong, as usual. -_- *stabs Lucy repeatedly* Did you a favor, Charlie Brown.



Nintendo can and has sat on many games for quite a while. 

This is repeated so much but does anybody really know for sure? The only game that comes to my mind is BotW, and even that isn't even 100% sure as there had been rumors about a delay post march 3rd 17. I think somebody claimed the voiceovers and translationen demanded a push, it was obviously false. The quintessence is: You can never believe anything from these attention whores. So, I am asking, which games had really been finished but halted back? I'd really like to know.



GoOnKid said:

Nintendo can and has sat on many games for quite a while. 

This is repeated so much but does anybody really know for sure?

What's worse is that they could easily have a new Donkey Kong or F-Zero made, yet they don't bother because they think only Mario can be successful.



At this point they've pretty much convinced me we're not getting a Direct. Earlier in the year I thought we were getting a proper big June direct despite no E3, and was expecting our first Metroid Prime 4 trailer (yes I genuinely believed that). Now it's just, I don't know, feels like nothing's gonna happen. It's regularly felt that way in the last few years following Nintendo really. They're always so adamant to only showcase games that are coming very soon and it makes it feel like there's nothing much going on at all. Doesn't help that most of their games lately have been unambitious and uninspired, when they're not just blatant cash grabs.

Anyways. A side of me still believes Prime 4 comes out next year. And Breath of the Wild 2, I'm starting to think it's gonna be the second coming, but can we just get a title already.




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CaptainExplosion said:
GoOnKid said:

Nintendo can and has sat on many games for quite a while. 

This is repeated so much but does anybody really know for sure?

What's worse is that they could easily have a new Donkey Kong or F-Zero made, yet they don't bother because they think only Mario can be successful.

Sure, only Mario. But also Xenoblade. And Splatoon. And Fire Emblem. And Pokémon. And Kirby. And Nintendo Switch Sports.