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VentureBeat: Nintendo is planning an indie showcase and general Direct later this month

After 6 months of waiting, it seems that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for fans waiting for the next Nintendo Direct. VentureBeat is reporting that, according to “what we’re hearing as well as some other indicators”, not only is a new Nintendo Direct in the works, but it’s coming very soon. In fact, Nintendo is in the “final stages of putting it together”. The article’s writer, Jeff Grubb, said earlier on Twitter that “Nintendo has already picked most of the games it’s including in the next Direct“. VentureBeat says Nintendo “is penciling in one of its indie showcases for next week — likely March 18. A full, general Direct will follow soon after — likely March 26”.

VentureBeat did not discuss what the indie showcase will contain, but they do talk about the general Direct. As you expect, the general Direct will talk about Nintendo’s upcoming Switch lineup. VentureBeat says that they can’t discuss exactly what it will have, but they do say to “expect the company to continue relying heavily on remasters and ports”, as well as “support from third-party publishers and developers”. They reached out to Nintendo, but the company declined to comment.

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20 thoughts on “VentureBeat: Nintendo is planning an indie showcase and general Direct later this month”

    1. Remember the rumors that there would be a direct in January. And the rumor that there would be 2 in February.
      Just please for the love of God don’t take an article stating that this is a rumor as a fact.

        1. This has got to staph the direct will happen when nintendo wants it to happen we have had multiple of sources over the past 3 months pinpointing when the direct occurs and they all been wrong aside from sabi who predicted the animal crossing direct, I suggest we all take this with a grain of salt, I’ll have new horizon to hold me over soon so I can wait, but I don’t think the others can wait.

          1. We literaly just had one in january, but if nintendo is still preparing content than it’s fine for indie to come first the directs are all made by different teams nintendo just mostly approves of them

        2. So it will be after the release of New Horizons, meaning there shouldn’t be anything regarding that game within. But, again, what DOES that leave us with? The only two other Nintendo games we are aware of are Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Prime 4, neither of which we know anything about, and neither of which I predict will be out by the end of the year. Nintendo is going to have to show a lot of new stuff if they don’t want us to believe there will be a massive game drought throughout 2020.

          1. There’s Bravely Default 2, Bayonetta 3, The Wonderful 101, DOOM Eternal, Xenoblade Remastered, and probably more I’m too lazy to think of.

            1. Bravely Default II is Square Enix. Bayonetta 3 is Platinum, as is Wonderful 101 Remastered. Doom is Bethesda. And I don’t count Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition because it’s a remake, and also is mostly done by Monolithsoft. When I say Nintendo has nothing else, I mean NINTENDO Nintendo. Like, the dev teams at Nintendo responsible for Odyssey or ARMS or Splatoon. In fact I can’t even say Prime 4 is in-house Nintendo because that’s back in the hands of Retro Studios, so really all Nintendo has is BotW 2. That *can’t* be all they’ve got being worked on right now.

          2. Here’s hoping for a Pikmin Trilogy HD, Super Mario 3D World Deluxe, Metroid Prime Trilogy HD, Metroid Prime 4 news, BotW2 news, a new 2D Metroid, Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD and N64 games for Switch Online. Also, I know that there are publishers that want to remake Zelda 2: Links Adventure, so hopefully that will happen.
            And on the indie front, other then Lenna’s Inception, I don’t have any hopes other than some pleasant surprises.

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