Nintendo cancels Nintendo Direct events for this year

It appears that Nintendo Direct will not occur for this year. However, Nintendo plans to announce future games individually.

Late last month, there was a rumor spreading that Nintendo will be cancelling its Nintendo Direct event for June 2020. A few days ago, news broke out that Nintendo has decided not to have any Nintendo Directs for the rest of the year.

According to reports, one particular reason this happened was the pandemic’s direct effect in the company’s work at home setting. In addition, the Japanese gaming giant hasn’t announced any news for months even when the pandemic was just starting.

Sad news for fans

According to gaming website Venturebeat, Nintendo has told its partners not to wait for Nintendo Direct if they are revealing anything.

This follows the reveal of Paper Mario: The Origami King last week. The announcement came out of nowhere and wasn’t revealed alongside any type of Nintendo Direct. The reveal came just as a trailer that was posted online. The presumption is that this will be how Nintendo will announce any future news in the future.

Although there are a few rumors of upcoming new Nintendo Switch games, they are all remasters. Some of them include Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario All-Stars.

Incoming remasters

Paper Mario was the only new game that was confirmed later. There is no clue what Nintendo is planning next which could mean that there will be no brand new games coming for the rest of the year.

It was no other than Nintendo’s president himself who said that there are unrevealed games coming this year. However, this would include and could only be limited to the remasters.

It’s guaranteed that Nintendo will have lots of marketing endeavors to come with the 3D Super Mario remasters. This is because these games would mark the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. which was first revealed in September of 1985.

The company is planning to remaster 3D Mario games to be released for the Nintendo Switch including Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy. Reports also state that Super Mario Sunshine would also get a remaster.

Incoming DLC

There are several games and updates that should keep fans hyped for the next few months. Nintendo announced that the first DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be coming from the boxing game franchise Arms.

They didn’t reveal exactly who the new character is but confirmed it will be added this June. In addition, the first installation of the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC will also be coming this June.

Sadly, there is no news for major games like Metroid 4 and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. These games are too monumental and will most likely be announced in their own Nintendo Direct event.

Featured image courtesy of Nintendo/Youtube Screenshot

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