For the first time since September 2019, Nintendo is returning to its online mini-conferences. The Japanese firm has scheduled a new Nintendo Direct this Wednesday, February 17 at 11 p.m. An event scheduled to last 50 minutes. Enough to have time to make major announcements …
Almost a year and a half of waiting. While the tech world has mainly turned to online events, Nintendo had been missing since September 2019. Plus a real Nintendo Direct on the horizon while all players in the video game sector, manufacturers in mind, have been forced to transform their physical presentations into digital meetings. A pioneer of gaming, Nintendo was silent on the radio.
And suddenly, the Japanese firm was talked about again. With a simple tweet on all of its accounts around the world, Big N announced the holding of a new Nintendo Direct this Wednesday, February 17 at 11 p.m. PST.
See you tomorrow at 23:00 for a new one #NintendoDirect about 50 minutes dedicated to games already available such as Super #SmashBrosUltimate and titles planned for the first half of 2021 on Nintendo Switch.
– Nintendo France (@NintendoFrance) February 16, 2021
Games and only games?
And we can say that Nintendo does not go there sparingly. To celebrate its return with dignity, the Kyoto giant has planned a 50-minute event. Part of the program is already unveiled: information on ” games already available such as Super Smash Bros Ultimate and titles slated for the first half of 2021 on Nintendo Switch. “
Should we see there simply the announcement of an umpteenth fighter for Super Smash Bros or at least a large part of the presentation devoted to the fighting game? Without a doubt. Nintendo might also want to focus on The Legend of Zelda who turns 35 next week. As for the anniversary of Super Mario, we must expect the announcement of a collector’s edition, events and other surprises around the adventures of Link. And why not finally find out a little more about the rest of The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild expected on Nintendo Switch for some time.
We like to dream that the 50 minutes are also used to slip some information on a possible evolution of the Nintendo Switch. A new version? Probably not for now, although it is rumored that a new version is on the way. We will still have to be patient and wait a few years, but the players would not be against a few bits of information. It could also simply be the addition of accessories to complete the existing one.