The Next Nintendo Direct May Be A Mini
Nintendo has another Nintendo Direct event coming up, and this one may be a Mini, based on the latest rumor.
According to Emily Rogers on the Famiboards, who has shared legitimate Nintendo-related rumors in the past, a new Nintendo Direct event will happen soon, and it will be a Mini. It is said to be scheduled for sometime in the morning in the Americas. She mentions that Nintendo Direct typically goes live during mid-afternoon to early evening for the Americas. and that the last non-E3 general Nintendo Direct that was held in the morning was in 2018.
Mini Directs are generally low on big announcements, so fans shouldn’t head into this one expecting a Breath of the Wild sequel segment. That said, it should still be a worthwhile event that showcases a decent lineup of titles.
For the uninitiated, Nintendo Direct is a series of online presentations or live broadcasts created by Nintendo in which the firm presents information on new content or franchises, such as games and systems. On October 21, 2011, the inaugural edition of the presentations took place in Japan and North America, before spreading to Europe, Australia, and South Korea.
A single Nintendo Direct is typically localised for a simultaneous international broadcast when the subject has a large international appeal. These are usually recorded in Japanese and delivered by a Japanese host. Prior to Satoru Iwata’s death, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata would host Directs in both English and Japanese, with subtitles for additional languages.
Nintendo Directs did not have a worldwide host after Iwata’s death until 2017, when Nintendo EPD’s Yoshiaki Koizumi took over. Koizumi has shared this task with Shinya Takahashi since 2018. Since 2017, however, the roles of the Japanese host and any narrators have been dubbed or subtitled for international distribution, including in English.