We're days into a new month, and rumors of the next Nintendo Direct event have taken over on social media and within the Nintendo community. The Japanese publisher has yet to confirm the news of the next Direct occurring in September; many have looked for clues and hints pointing to a possible date.
As it's rumored that the Nintendo Direct event could take place early to mid-September, according to an industry insider, there are possibilities that the event may focus on a popular first-party franchise. This guide explores the rumors about Nintendo Direct, including its event schedule, how to watch, and what to expect.
Nintendo Direct September 2022 – Event Schedule
During Jeff Grubb's Game Mess podcast on 31st August 2022, Jeff Grubb and his co-host Mike Minotti dedicated most of the podcast to what to expect from the Nintendo Direct event. According to Grubbs, it's possible it could be a Mini Direct; however, this may not be the case based on recent speculations.
He added that it "seems like a distinct possibility that sounds like a big general Direct, and that's a pretty good tentpole to hold up any other announcements they want to do." As for when the Direct event will happen, Grubbs alluded that specific Switch ports are rumored to be happening around 12th-14th September 2022, meaning the Direct may take place around these dates.
Nintendo Direct September 2022 – How To Watch
Like previous Nintendo Direct events, they will be livestreaming from the official Nintendo Twitch and YouTube accounts. While dates have yet to be confirmed or announced, it's expected that additional information will be made available on their social media accounts and the official Nintendo website.
Nintendo Direct September 2022 – What To Expect
In the podcast mentioned above, Grubbs hinted that the upcoming Nintendo Direct wouldn't be dedicated to third-party titles, nor would it be a Partner Direct event. Instead, it will focus a little closer to home as he speculates that it may be centered on various games from The Legend of Zelda franchise.
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These include the Nintendo Switch HD ports for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, which he teased may arrive in September 2022. Avid Zelda fans could expect new gameplay comparisons and additional footage for the upcoming ports from the Direct event.
As the Direct may be heavily focused on the Zelda franchise, we could get new details for the upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel, which is currently targeting an early 2023 release. It's also possible that there may be news on the Metroid Prime Switch remaster, Kid Icarus Uprising HD remake and hopefully release dates for Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp and the new Fire Emblem game.
Nintendo could also use the upcoming Direct to reveal the next games and add-ons coming to Switch Online, which we may see the arrival of classic Game Boy games. As nothing has been confirmed yet regarding the details for the Nintendo Direct event, we'll endeavor to provide more updates once more reliable information is available.
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