It feels like we have been eagerly awaiting the announcement for a January Nintendo Direct for several decades now; the first rumours and whisperings surrounding the topic only started to appear in November but the level of hype around the event has been even higher than usual. Whilst we are still waiting for a finalised time and date, a message posted from an official Nintendo of Russia social media account seems to confirm the news we've all been waiting for.
The message came as a reply to a fan on VK - a social media website in Russia. The user in question posted a comment asking for news on the rumoured January Direct and, rather surprisingly, the Nintendo page replied with a message roughly translating to "Kirril, good afternoon! Follow the news - soon expected!"
This certainly appears to cement the fact that a Nintendo Direct is indeed coming very shortly; an official statement on the time and date of the presentation will hopefully be announced in the coming days. Until then, though, perhaps we can all take a breath, relax, and be happy at the fact that more Nintendo goodness is on its way.
Will you be making sure to watch the Nintendo Direct when it (almost) inevitably appears in the coming days?
Cool, I'm going in without any expectations. Won't be dissapointed that way.
Now I want to know what they mean with 'soon'. A day? A few minutes? A few hours? Come on Nintendo, we are ready for this direct!
So... this could mean anything as in expect news today, tomorrow, the day after that or next month. What is "soon"? That is a word you could use to describe anything potentially within the next 12 months if you wanted.
What’s the shortest time from an announcement to a direct happening? Week or two?
@FragRed Relative to the existence of life on Earth. Human existence is recent. I feel your pain.
We all know one is happening this month, so "soon expected," does not give us answers.
We can't have a ND yet, there are still about 100 Wii games left for Dom to write Soapboxes about. And I'm still waiting for an article about a woman giving birth to a live Switch. Or at least a pair of Joycon.
@AG_Awesome Normally its only a few days. The idea being to stop all the bogus news and keeping the hype contained over a short period. Obviously that has not really worked this time.
@FragRed the questioning guy asks about "january direct"
yokai watch 3 and minecraft story maode for 3ds
Ok...? Question is, though, when? Details, please.
also GBA and golden sun 4 with advance wars too.
Just announce it already O_o hype overdose
No I AM the Nintendo Direct. My name is Atma. I'm a pure energy, and as ancient as the cosmos. Feeble creatures, GO!
Hoping an announcement sometime today. Maybe tomorrow. Bursting with 2018 excitement!
Have Bayonetta 1+2, Kirby Star Allies, Megman Legacy Collections, Starlink, and the whole virtual console/Nintendo internet to look forward to already. I'd love to know what else is in the works and details on what I do know of.
Announce faster please!
YEE I WANT FREAKING DIRECT. IF THERE IS NO DIRECT. I WILL COMMIT SUICIDE THROUGH THE BLENDER.
It's happening! All aboard!
@kopaka Okay but that still doesn't mean anything. People are getting hyped over something that could, let's be honest, take place in another three weeks time. So I still feel this is all pointless.
@FragRed knowing a date would be so nice for the psyche though.
If it's this week, they must announce it today. If not, my bet is it will happen next week.
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too.
@Alikan Indeed, and Nintendo really should be keeping the hype for the Switch in the spotlight after a successful first 10 months, but I also wouldn't be surprised to see them not say or do anything until the very last day of the month.
They are probably editing the Direct by now
As much as I try to resist hype, I'm getting hyped. Really hoping for big surprises...and Smash, too!
I expect an announcement in a few hours. If that doesn't happen, then I'm expecting the Direct to come next Thursday.
This is getting just a tad ridiculous. If it's not announced, it's almost certainly not going to happen this week. Just saying ... keep your cool, folks ^^
@BlueKnight07 Don't get your hopes up about Smash. That's more of an E3 announcement.
We all KNOW a Direct is coming, it's just a matter of when.
I heard it's going to be on the 11th. It's already the 9th.
@rjejr Yeah Nintendolife has been the National Enquirer of video game journalism recently, but you can't really blame them, it's been a bland couple of weeks
@AG_Awesome They usually announce them a day or two in advance
If the rumors are correct, the Direct will be announced today at 9:00 AM PST. Let's wait and see...
I’m so excited though
It’s supposed to be the 11th right?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, Nintendo. Bring out the direct
@ilikeike it said 9 am PT,10 am MT,11 am CT,12 pm EST,1pm Alanitic time.and that is as far as i can go.
Also i think the rumor is the 11th
give me yokai watch 3,minecraft story mode,gba vc,advance wars and golden sun 4 for 3ds please along with new mystery dungeon game too.and the 3ds can die happy.
And more fire emblem and info on warriors dlc pack 2
It's coming. Patience.
SOON. SOON means SOON
Wasn't the september direct announced 2 days before taking place?
That presentation was arguably better than E3...
@andrew20 When you say Minecraft Story mode what exactly are you referring to the second?
Yeah we are sure
I just waiting for gta v
And super smash bros
@Nintendoforlife the complete 1 season and also i would like the second too. but now we know the n3ds can run minecraft and i meant that was for n3ds only
ok to clear up any
GBA VC and
Minecraft Story mode season 1 and season 2
are for N3DS only
So funny how closely Nintendo is watched these days. They can’t sneeze, fart, or file a patent without generating buzz.
F-Zero? EarthBound 2? Wave Race? Golden Sun? These needs to happen on the Nintendo Direct.
Hope this happens soon. Switch been sitting idle since finishing XenoBlade2. Have 3 pre-order on PS4 in the next 3 months - zero on Switch
Any minute now I hope they announce it!
Dont get your hopes too high
@andrew20 I do approve your taste as your pic!
I want to know more about FE Switch, FE DLC and would welcome a collector edition!
I feel like there is a NoE (Nintendo of Earth) carefully orchestrating every single message we receive, just to build hype! Even the Amazon supposed "accidental" posting of unnamed games last week, might have all been part of it. Don't get me wrong, 2018 will be amazing for switch, but these "random" drops of info seem way too planned. Like seriously, Damon? It's got everyone talking about it, even if they aren't interested!
I don't care anymore, I just want the rumors to end. I, I can't take this! I need the hype and speculation to end!!!!
There have been more rumours that it will be sooner than soon.
That's sooner than soon which is sooner than we all expected.
Edit. They will reveal the NX
starts breathing rapidly
@TeslaChippie I blame Nintendo while mocking NL. 😆
@andrew20 My bad, got my times mixed up since 9:00 AM PST is 11:00 AM my time. I'll edit my comment accordingly
NX with football shaped touchscreen controller incoming!
@andrew20 You mean like this: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/minecraft-story-mode-the-complete-adventure-nintendo-switch/5801813.p?skuId=5801813
Edit: OHHHHHHHHHH you were talking about having it on the 3DS, ok got it haha.
For as much hype as every is building up on rumors and speculation; I hope the next Direct doesn’t disappoint the expectations.
This Nintendo Direct hype is ridiculous. Of course a Nintendo Direct has to happen this month, as we simply don’t know of any dates for first-party games.
@idrawrobots The expectations that have been self-manufactured from people's imaginations? Nintendo hasn't hyped any sort of Direct until now, so any let down is self induced.
If it isn't revealed tomorrow, I'd say expect sometime next week.
Well I’d say the freakin direct isn’t gonna be this week xD
Man, people have been hyping up the next Direct like it will be the second coming. Can't wait to see the entire internet burn down when Nintendo doesn't announce every rumoured game.
I'll be waiting!
@CapricornDavid doesn't that happen after every direct? I don't think I've ever seen an "everything announced in the Direct" article that did have a "meh" in the first few comments or a "BUT I WANTZ THEZE GAMZ" in the first 10.
@Yorumi We do have an idea of what's coming.
Release dates up to the end of February and some third party dates later in the year.
Thats not "Nothing" at all! ^_^
@abe_hikura You're right! But it's been especially bad now. My twitter feed is full of rumours / leaks and "this direct better be announced in a few hours or else!"
art academy for mobile, please.
Time travel, what kind of witch craft is this?
We can only hope. This may be pretty massive!
Boy, are you in for a bad time.
Release date for Kirby
Title reveal for Yoshi
Lots of indies
News on the online service (even if they just say "delayed to summer/fall")
Maybe new OS features (Netflix/Browser?)
I'm not expecting any major surprises for AAA first party games (but third party announcements are possible).
When will then be now? Sorry, couldn't resist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5drjr9PmTMA
Kidding aside, I hope that the Nintendo Direct isn't just specifically for Russia since Nintendo is making a push for them recently. Can't see why MK8D would be tweeted since it's already out everywhere else in the world, but maybe I missed something? :/
"confirmed" eh but not date or time that's not confirmed at all, also March is "soon" on a grand scale
Ok we got 45 min or rumor is false
In Soviet Russia, Nintendo Directs you.
I'm at least hoping for a release date for Wolfenstein 2. Beyond that, I just want to sit back and see what Nintendo has planned.
Gonna keep my expectations in check. I’m only hoping for: VC with every first party game ever for free, a new 3D Mario game, 2D Luigi game, a Zelda game way bigger than BOTW with music and hundreds of NPCs I can kill, HD Mother 3, new F-Zero, HD Wii Sports collection, a port of every WiiU game, white Switches, and 1-2 Switch 2. Because Twitter.
I'm normally a patient person, but the wait for an official announcement has been killing me! Glad I'm not the only one.
This is not Nintendo account on VK. This account on VK of store is subsidiary of Nintendo
Nintendo on VK: https://vk.com/nintendo
Store "Мир Nintendo": https://vk.com/mirnintendo
And post on VK is edited, the phrase - "soon expected!" deleted
Whoa settle down, cowboys. Nothing's confirmed yet. They just said that follow us for the news soon about the direct.
@nintendork64 Hoped.. Scrolled.. Saw Post.. Smiled. What A Country!
@andrew20 Well its 11 and no announcement lol.
I will schedule my day to make sure I can watch this live, whenever it airs.
So it looks like it will not happen unless Nintendo knows about the rumors so if no news tomorrow then next week they could be playing us
@tamantayoshi well that rumor must been false or part true unless this was it
It would not surprise me if Nintendo continues with the Apple approach (like they did with the Zelda DLC) and have some surprises ready to download within a day or two from the announcement.
I don’t know when in January is the Direct but I do know it is the only one I have ever look forward to with such eagerness.
Last year was 3 of them
@retro_player_22 EarthBound 2 came out almost 12 years ago, it's called Mother 3 and it was confirmed to be the last game in the series.
I expect a laid back direct with an emphasis on indies, Wii ports, and Yoshi and Kirby.
They're going to save Metroid progress and Smash announcements for E3.
Time to draw up my most wanted grid.
Metroid 4 footage
Metroid 2 samus returns switch port
Monster hunter xx or world
Monster hunter stories switch port
Voice chat on all games party chat style
Cheap online sub
Online service to start spring/summer
EA SW battlefront 2
Come on Nintendo drop some epic bombs on us!
I want to be torturing someone with Trevor robbing banks with de Santa and pumping lead in those vermin’s with John marston all whilst I’m on the way to work!
In all fairness I won’t be dissapointed if certain games don’t come to pass as I already know il be happy with whatever they put out this year...I’m a glass is half full kind of guy.
Soyuz nerushimy respublik svobodnykh
Splotila naveki velikaya Rus'!
Da zdravstvuyet sozdanny voley narodov
Yediny, moguchy Sovetsky Soyuz!
soon= today hopefully
Saw the announcement during a segment on CNN reporting on Nintendo's ties with Russia
The hype is real
Shiny Pink Metal King Boo confirmed for MK8DX. ;P
I now have doubts that a direct is even on the way this week. I feel like it would have already been announced if it was going to happen on Thursday.
On a side note, I feel like a total idiot even commenting on this subject. We're speculating and getting hyped about a 15-60 minute Nintendo presentation that will create hype in a handful of games or products. Basically, we're getting hyped about more hype!
@countzero Totaly agree. I think they'll save the big splash for E3 to compete with what Sony has this year - which looks like it may be pretty headline grabbing.
Expecting them to flesh out the online offering, some release dates and extended footage of games we know, a couple of smaller games we don't know, a bunch of cool looking indies - with a roadmap of sorts - and one fun surprise to whet the internet hype-attite. It could be a few 3rd party games - or a lower tier Nintendo franchise - both would be lovely.
If VC is announced and it's cool that would be a big win. Not banking on it though.
I think they have good momentum already - don't think they need to push too hard just yet - just keep things ticking over nicely and save the revs for later in the year.
I’m hoping for a 2-hour-long “Nintendo Direct MEGA”, but I know that has a 0.001% chance of occurring.
Regardless, I’m definitely looking forward to the presentation!
@bimmy-lee shows how easy a supposed leak about there being a Direct on the 11th can send everyone nuts. Ah well we shall see. I have no real hopes apart from a 6K Dock, a 12TB Thunderbolt 3 drive, a 10" 1080p model, Destiny 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Shadow of War, Call of Duty no wait hang on a sec I don't want any of that lootbox trash...
When it comes it comes.
@cowntsikin @SLIGEACH_EIRE @Oubie @FragRed @Tulio517 @readyletsgo @Alikan @rjejr @MoonKnight7 @AG_Awesome @FragRed @Snadertjuh @AlexOlney @WiltonRoots
Welp we're being mocked now apparently, this was retweeted earlier today: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/949400851126325254
(Worth noting as one of the comments says the tweet has "Eleven captial letters in it")
I truly believe global gaming minds coming together like this can do more to mend international relations than any political party or organization. Not just Nintendo, but gamers all across the world getting excited together about favorite things transcends any social, political, and cultural barriers ^_^
I still think it will be january 11th, look at the switch coming soon section, there are lots of games to release at Jan 11th, and the only thing I can think now is "avaible after this presentation" and this include the escapists 2
@Nintendoforlife They can't mock me b/c I'm too busy mocking them to notice.
And that tweet thread was derailed by Friends faster than I derail threads here. I had stop reading after the 3rd Phoebe comment.
You...you know when a tag line says 'it's happening'...
@Nintendoforlife shakes head just.....wow...
@VIIIAxel Which is why it needs to happen on the ND or Nintendo sucks. I don't care about that inferior 2D Japanese GBA version, I want the full fledge EarthBound 2 that was suppose to hit N64 to be remake for Switch.
Haha, I personally liked this person's response.
Okay guys UPDATE- go to the Nintendo website I think you ll find a surprise now Yes!! Finally we have a Direct countdown comencing.Online Service,Virtual Console,Arcade archives,YouTube,Twitch,YouTube,Party Chat App, dedicated good Web Browser and Lasty Games! No More Games thank you the Big N.
@DuhRoo Amen dude Yes ur maybe right but while we still have a Bigot and Racist and Piece of Sh1t president trump this won't happen js hope one day we come back here in the future and say it has been done Global Peace for the rest of Humanity human evolution is emminate and will happen sooner then You Think!
@Latinomex01 What are you talking about?
I can already imagine people bringing out the pitchforks and torches as well as the usual calls for Nintendo to go 3rd party if the Direct is actually next week.
Dude, there is NO Countdown about Nintendo Direct.
I had visited Nintendo website just now.
Did you babble ?
Didn't we go through this song and dance with the Italian site a few days ago? If it's not from the Japanese, or English sites - Nintendo's biggest markets - then I am going to assume it's a PR mistake. Why would they only release info in Italy or Russia? Two of their smallest consumer bases?
@WiltonRoots - A humble yet intriguing list you’ve put together. If you combine the 6K dock you’ve confirmed with the 10” 4K handheld only model we all know is coming via a third party connection device I’m predicting... boom, 10K YouTube on our televisions. Now to tweet this out and make some news. I’m gonna be sooooo famous for, like, five minutes.
I'm feeling it!
@duhsoares21 Thursday is the day the switch weekly eshop update comes out though. So thats probably not a sign of a direct.
@abe_hikura when people were "meh"ing the Prime 4 announcement I was like...WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT?!
And then my brother is like: "An Ice Climbers sequel". I'm done with humanity.
@Latinomex01 I don't like him either but this site isn't the place for that.
Yaaaaas, can't wait!
Seeing as we don't seem to be getting it on the 11th my prediction of the the 13th of jan (1 year exact from swithmas) Still may be on the money. Or they could make us wait to feb please no lol.
A fortnight perhaps? ☹️😳
And people saying it was the 12th last year not if you live in the uk where it was the 13th in USA it was the 12th.
@Ryu_Niiyama - That’s... maybe the funniest thing I’ve ever read on NL! “Metroid Schmetroid, where’s my Ice Climber sequel?!?” He’s been disappointed for 30 years and counting!
There's always a Nintendo Direct on the way just as there is always a new Zelda in the pipeline so this means little to me. And since when did we start trusting anything that comes out of Russia?
@bimmy-lee what gets me is that he is TOTALLY serious. I've had to talk him off a few rants about Mother. I have no idea his obsession with dormant franchises, but he has gotten tunnel vision because he claims that Nintendo milks the plumber (which to a certain extent they have to as he is their mascot AND his games are great) but when I name out new IPs and describe how the New Guard is working in Nintendo I get the "yeah but....blah blah blah Kid Icarus". I...kinda hate talking to him about games now.
@Ryu_Niiyama - Incredible. I believe that he’s serious. We all have our hang ups. I’ve been waiting for a Code Name: Viper sequel for 28 years, and I still long to play the G.I. Joe NES game for the first time. Many of us want most what we can’t have. In a way, this makes him a true gamer. We all share an obsessive quality to varying degrees. I’ll now forever hope he gets his wish. If a sequel ever happens, I’ll think of your brother and nod accordingly.
@bimmy-lee You nod in solidarity. I'm just going to say "hey 1985 called, she wants her games back".
It's ok Nintendo, you don't need to worry about a Direct for 2018. You just relax and take your time Nintendo, the Switch has enough momentum to sell two hundred thousand units and beat all the competition. The failure of the Wii U means nothing as Switch had a very good nine months. Everyone has all the games they need. We don't need anything new in 2018. Besides there's plenty of games coming out for PS4 this year. The Switch is in no danger of loosing momentum, so just sit quietly and don't bother with a Direct anytime soon. Besides you wouldn't want to break the time honoured tradition of the Nintendo new year drought.
@Latinomex01 ...I think you need to slow down on the drugs, you're seeing things.
@Snadertjuh but is your body ready?
Why all the secrecy? Wouldn’t they want as many people as possible to know Nintendo direct is coming in January as soon as possible?
OB1 already released the games that have leaked... bring me GTA 5, I don’t care about the rest.
Pikmin 4 come on!
oh boy - people, relax! It is not Nintendo's fault that everybody is thinking there will be a Direct tomorrow. It could be next week or the week after. Don't be mad just because you await the Direct eagerly.
@NintendoPete If no announcement is made today, then I think the Direct will be next Thursday instead.
@DizzyDee81 Hype that's why. If Nintendo announces the Direct too early then the hype would disappear before the Direct happens. So a one to two day notice is enough time to keep the momentum for the hype machine.
@bimmy-lee I'm a man of simple needs. I think what I ask for is a fair request, as long as the price stays the same.
Nintendo, this is what you do to me.
Still no word. Can we all stop listening to ‘insiders’ now please?
@AlexOlney Very, very excite!
This is getting like 2002's Megaton hype train all over again.
"you are tearing me apart Nintendo"
New Advance Wars!
New Kid Icarus!
Metroid 4 release date!
Super Smash Bros Deluxe with Nindie characters!
Square Enix news!!!
We all know it is coming. "When?" is the million dollar question... It seems obvious that it isn't tomorrow, like most of the rumors said.
Next week perhaps?
Soon can be used in so many different contexts...
I can say after 20 years of building something, that "soon it will be done", well soon in that sense can mean a year or two.
Or i could say "im going to the shop, i'll be back soon", in most cases (i say most because some fathers never came back after going to the shops) means a few mins.
Also this just sounds like rumors that have been wayyyy over hyped
It's only a matter of time. Of course there's a Direct incoming this month, or the beginning of February at the latest. Not this week though, apparently.
It's not happening tomorrow. It's..... Just not.
So now all of a sudden Russia is the benchmark for reliable Nintendo-news, Lol!
@Henmii But that's an official Nintendo branch that gets all the news from NoE in Germany, still...
True, but I still have a bit of doubt when a Russian, Korean, etc branch confirms it. I have more confidence in the Japanese or American branches since they basically run the company (especially the Japanese one).
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