Update #3 [Mon 12th Sep, 2022 15:22 BST]: The latest Nintendo Direct has now been announced. It will air on September 13th, but will not be live streamed on Nintendo's UK YouTube channel. You can read more in our latest story:
Update #2 [10th Sep, 2022]: Jeff Grubb says the Direct will still go ahead at this stage, and should probably be early next week:
Update #1 [Fri 9th Sep, 2022 02:45 BST]: The rumoured Nintendo Direct for the month of September might possibly be delayed.
In a brief message on social media, GamesBeat managing editor Mike Minotti (who also happens to be the co-host of Jeff Grubb's 'Games Mess Decides') mentioned how there's a chance of the upcoming Direct being pushed back by Nintendo due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
"I am terrified to say this because it sounds like something NO ONE will believe but sounds like the Nintendo Direct might be delayed because of the Queen lol"
Giant Bomb reporter Jeff Grubb has added to this, explaining how as "weird" as it may seem, it could boil down to Nintendo being Nintendo. The company has delayed broadcasts, announcements and game releases previously due to global events, and this could potentially be the same case.
"I agree that it's weird. But are you new here? Have you met Nintendo? Hopefully this was just a conversation about whether or not they should delay and it still happens."
According to Grubb, Nintendo's main concern is apparently a possible clash with the funeral proceedings. Jeff also highlighted how the UK is an important part of Nintendo's global market, so it's going to take events like this into consideration out of respect and because it has business operations in this location.
Grubb further elaborated on his initial comments in the latest episode of the 'Games Mess Decides' podcast - mentioning how it's still very much a developing situation, and Nintendo America will likely be part of the decision-making process. Games Mess also reiterated how it's still an "internal conversation at Nintendo" and says third parties have not received an update yet.
Nintendo earlier this year delayed the Switch release of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, and has previously postponed a Nintendo Direct broadcast due to an earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan.
If there are any significant developments, an update will be shared.
Original article [Sat 3rd Sep, 2022 08:30 BST]: Earlier this week, video game journalist Jeff Grubb spoke about a Nintendo Direct taking place at some point this month.
While there's been no official announcement just yet, Grubb has now elaborated on his original comments - reiterating what he has heard from his own sources. Speaking to the Nintendo Shack crew, Grubb explained how Zelda Wind Waker and Twilight Princess re-releases would likely be part of the focus - including a possible name reveal of the Breath of the Wild sequel:
"...A lot of Zelda stuff, now I said the word "blowout" everyone is hyper-fixated on [that]...I don't know what their [Nintendo] exact plans are, I suspect, and it's been intimated to me... this is probably happening that we will probably get the name of Breath of the Wild 2, and we will also get the ports of the Wii U HD transfers of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess."
That's not all, though. He went on to state how a Metroid Prime remaster could be on the cards, as well as the announcement of EA's game It Takes Two for Switch, which has also been mentioned elsewhere online this week by another leaker:
"...Metroid Prime is also supposed to come out this holiday, so we should get that as well, so then that's when we started talking 'about that's a lot of remasters... especially a lot of kind of GameCube remasters' - will they [Nintendo] theme it around that, we have no idea.
"...It Takes Two will be coming to the Switch, that's the one of the games I've heard, yes - will be in the Direct, so yeah - there should be a lot in there, it should be pretty big, it should be much bigger than the series of stuff they [Nintendo[ did throughout the summer when they didn't have a real general Direct, so it's exciting and I'm looking forward to it."
Beyond this, Jeff says he doesn't know any of the fine details about this rumoured Direct - such as the length, other participants or the exact date.
He also took this opportunity to mention how Nintendo has been "holding onto so much of this stuff for so long" and then it takes forever for it to apparently decide when certain games will be launched. Referencing the rumoured Fire Emblem game as an example, that's supposedly just sitting at Nintendo HQ ready to be released.
Rumours about Wind Waker and Twilight Princess games originally surfaced online last year - with multiple journalists at the time claiming these titles would be getting Switch versions. The Metroid Prime re-release has also been rumoured for some time now.
Would you be interested in Switch versions of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess? Do you think we'll be hearing about them anytime soon? Leave your own thoughts down below.
Can't wait for the Switch Pro and Pokemon Stars too!
Give me Metroid!!!
The Wind Waker is the game I’ve wanted on Switch for some years now. It’s possibly my favourite game in the series. If Twilight Princess is bundled in, then that’s just a bonus.
Is this guy actually a reliable source of rumours that turnout to be accurate, or is he another person trying to make a name for themselves by calling out the more obvious ports that people have been suggesting for a while in any case. I am not really sure why he gets so much coverage.
Starts reading with interest...
"Jeff Grubb spoke..."
I will buy these Zelda games in case they are upgraded to 60 fps, like Nintendo did with Skyward Sword. 30 fps like I played back on the GameCube, no thank you.
Yeah... people let themselves get hyped for stuff that might not happen and then get angry at Nintendo for not announcing it, lmao.
I'll just take what they announce.. IF the Direct rumor is true.
I hope he's right about the Zelda ports. I mean Nintendo ported Wii U games like Captain Toad and Tokyo Mirage but not the two Zeldas? Surely they will at some point. Having said that though, this is Nintendo we're talking about so...
We hear this every few months, surely at some point it’ll be true! Is this Jeff chap a trustworthy source, has he got stuff right or wrong before? I’d like to get my hopes up, but the rumours are so often nonsense around these things!
I think people are kinda losing their minds with this stuff. Why are these games so important to people?
We were promised Banjo at E3 too. Never happened. Are rumors like these EVER true?
The way this was worded almost sounds like we'll be getting ports of the Gamecube versions of these games. That would be a hard slap in the face.
@Max_the_German Wind Waker HD was already 60fps on Wii U, so no worries there.
Twilight Princess HD I can't recall.
@Haruki_NLI Nope, both are 30fps. Actually 20fps in some spots even, very much like on the GameCube.
I'm not even looking for any Zelda games on Switch.
I'm waiting for another 3rd party multi console kids games.
@BongoBongo he’s definitely got his sources as one of the best known journalists in the industry but also he’s been wrong many times in the past. So dunno.
Also, love your nickname: that was the only difficult boss in Ocarina for me!
It would honestly be disgraceful to sell a 20 year old game like Metroid Prime for full price after having THREE Metroid Prime games in one for same price on Wii U. But that's the message all of you who brought Skyward Sword "HD" sent to Nintendo, well done everyone 🙄 Why re-release the Trilogy when they can get away with releasing them all separately...
I’d believe this guy more if he staked something on it; “if there is no Zelda news, I will allow one of you to kick me in the groin once”
Claim something will happen enough times and you're sure to be right eventually!
Apparently Nintendo have been holding onto a Metroid prime trilogy port for the Switch for years... but wanted to wait until there were 111 million consoles out there, so they could make more money.
The Grubb rumor is no different from any other, a direct will happen at some point, if not now the next time somebody posts another rumor, as they have to be right at some point. They post details that are pretty obvious and safe bets.... how they do it is beyond me.
So true, I predict that there will be a direct at some point between now and next July.
Not as good as my sources, I have Tomato, barbecue and Tartar.
It'll just be nice to have something to actually get excited about.
@HollowSpectre Yeah, those were the days. Sigh...These days social media makes everything to competitive and ungrateful.
@Clyde_Radcliffe I own the amazing Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii. But they were not in HD or "remastered". Hopefully they did some quality upgrades.
@ThePizzaCheese It's bad when I get more excited for a retro purchase or a remake than most new games.😔
I don't know why anyone pays attention to leakers. If you believe them and they're wrong, you're disappointed. If you believe them and they're right, you've taken most of the fun out of the official announcement. Better to just ignore them entirely.
If he keeps saying the same thing every time, he's gonna get it right eventually
Looking at previous years on the Switch, it seems to me there could be space for one more big first party game at Christmas. Realistically I don’t think Nintendo would log jam the holiday with two GameCube re-releases. It could be one or the other, or neither and something else. Also is releasing a Zelda collection a good move being so close to the likely March release of BOTW2?
@ThePizzaCheese Huh. I didn't notice.
Says a lot about how important that is then doesn't it 🤣
@Haruki_NLI Exactly! 30fps looks more cinematic anyway.
There are rumours of F-Zero being in the direct! Of course, just rumours. I welcome the remasters to Switch The Switch needs all the games so Nintendo can take them with them moving forward (remember Mr Iwata did say Nintendo were basically starting from square one with the system.) Makes sense that we'll get a few about now after the Covid years. I'll happily buy a new Switch 2 or what have you, but it's clear the current model has plenty of legs.
I'm just glad we seem to be skipping the eternal "Switch Pro at the next direct rumour" which floats up every few months since the Switch launched
@ThePizzaCheese @Haruki_NLI 30 FPS games always feel more sluggish, slower and less smooth to control compared to 60 FPS games... just compare Mario Sunshine on Switch to Mario Galaxy/Odyssey
I have no doubt Nintendo have been holding on to a stack of GameCube remasters to plug holes in the release schedule going forwards and to extend the life of the Switch that bit longer.
Honestly I would happily buy a new Switch if they announced ports of Wave Race: Blue Storm and 1080 Avalanche.
Honestly, stuff like this does nothing for me. The only thing believable to me is a new Fire Emblem game being worked on for 2023, everything else just sounds like predictions and hopes. The last few months have been nothing but rumor after rumor about what is supposed to coming to the Switch and it's starting to become tiring.
Why does a Zelda game need 60fps?
I like to call it "overglorified speculation" because I've done it before. This isn't anything new.
Listen, I’m someone that doesn’t need to much proof to support something, and there was enough, er, there was hope, hope gone, and all I see now is the same old leak.
Thanks for the chuckle.
@Clyde_Radcliffe Completely disagree. Mario 64 and Sunshine have way better controls than Galaxy does. After about 30 seconds you stop noticing the frame rate any way.
And I think the cinema like frame rate suits Zelda better.
@NintendoLife This is another example why so many users see the credibility of this site going down the toilet.
You just describe Grubb as a video game journalist and offer nothing else to qualify why these 'rumours' are worth publishing (then doubling down on) on your site. There are hundreds of video game journalists spouting x, y and z on a daily basis, so why should these rumours be worth any more attention than those?
Answer: Nintendo Life doesn't give a monkeys, it's just in the business of copy-pasting stories that published everywhere else the day before.
Since I own the originals and the remakes of those games I'll just download them for free on my hacked Switch. Considering we know there's not going to be any types of enhancements.
Like a few of you already said: If BOTW 2 comes early next year Nintendo would never release two full length mainline Zeldas just a few months before their biggest and most important game right now. But.... I think it is possible we see Aonuma announcing a holiday 23 release date or maybe even another delay. In that case they could pull the Wii U ports out of the hat and say: But don`t worry, you can play these two beloved entrys in the meantime.
I am happy with all of this. The cherry on the top of this supposed GCN sundae would be F-ZERO GX REMASTERED.
I don't care about old games being overpriced at $60 I want BOTW 2 news
I can't see them remastered and put in a compilation. If we get a Zelda compilation, I would have thought it would be more a no frills affair like Mario 3D All Stars. Heck, might even be for a limited time only!
@Grackler If the rumour comes from Jeff Grubb, Emily Rogers or Laura Kate Dale then you can guarantee its guff they have made up. None are reputable but NLife speak as if they only state facts.
The only reason we keep getting these articles is because they know pretending those hacks have anything worth to say on these matters gets a lot of clicks and engagement. This place is first and foremost a business and requires to pay it's staff - credibility or integrity be damned in most cases.
@gcunit - More and more true as the days go on.
As usual it's Jeff so it's nothing true. Logically we should be looking at TP / WW ports, be it one or both this year as we have yet to have the Zelda IP used, as mentioned a good few years back by Aonuma he wants a Zelda title released yearly.
WaveRace 4 please. F-Zero Switch please. Pikmin 4 please. 1080 please. Excitebike / truck / bots please. Pilotwings please. DKR please. Just one of these pretty please please please
I will never get why these leakers get clicks and such. It's not like they leak anything particularly groundbreaking, and most of the time they get it wrong anyway. Even if they are right its news that the public is going to learn anyway, usually within a few days even. Seems incredibly selfish to me to risk somebody else's career within a company to leak such useless info. If I were them, I would try using my internal connections to try to expose terrible internal policies and practices the public wouldn't normally be aware of, like what that one journalist did to BioWare with Anthem if anybody remembers that.
@AnnoyingFrenzy Jason Schreier was the only reason Kotaku had anything decent to read back in the day and his work was tremendous. Think he is behind the paywall of Wall Street Journal now or something but still digs into these things.
As long as they rerelease the amiibo that came with the Wii U versions for any hypothetical Switch release of Wind Waker or Twilight Princess, I'd be happy.
I would also love to see the Metroid Prime Trilogy come to the Switch, as well. And I'm going to go out on a limb and hold out hope for Star Fox, too. Whether it's Adventures, Assault, Command, Zero, or Guard, or an all new game, I'd just be happy to play Star Fox again.
@XenoShaun Thank you! I was blanking on his name. Ever since he left Kotaku I stopped reading there. Glad to hear he is still getting work, he was one of the good ones.
@Masze Bongo Bongo was generally the favourite boss for my childhood friends group mainly because of the part of the male anatomy he resembled (very childish I know)
Lol Metroid prime is always coming out soon
@NESlover85 You did get it! And you have to be happy for the next 20 years.
I think it would make sense to have a big blowout on Wii U content given the Wii U is officially dying in March. For example:
There's lots of other things you can point to of course like XCX, Galaxy 2, DS games on Wii U VC, games that'll be lost from 3DS in March, etc. but there's only so much you can fit into a 6 month period.
Metroid prime pleeeeeeaaaaassseeee
Would be stoked to see WW and TP come to Switch as they're my two favorite Zelda games, but I'd like to talk about the possibility of It Takes Two getting ported. While it's the perfect tabletop game for Switch, it's a beautifully detailed game that has to render everything twice in split-screen at all times. I struggle to see how a port is feasible, unless it has some major compromises. I actually just bought an overpriced PS5 on eBay to play all the games I never expect to come to Switch. This was one of them, so I don't know how to feel about this, lol. Obviously, the more platforms it's on, the better. And at least the PS5 still has stuff like Sackboy, Astro, Psychonauts, and Kingdom Hearts that I'll be experiencing for the first time. Can't wait for it to come in the mail!
Would I be interested in Wind Waker/Twilight Princess coming to Switch? Of course I would be interested.
However, like with most gaming news related to the Switch, especially with something like this, I'm not getting excited until Nintendo themselves announce it.
‘Double down’ does not equal ‘more credence’. People who make these statements - and want to be taken seriously - should have to put their job and / or meaningful cash on the line. Words are cheap.
@beazlen1 Would u take lazily ported courses in mk8d instead?
I've played almost all mainline zelda games, except wind waker and one or two others. I never got a game cube or wii u, so this would be awsome.
I also loved TP, although I never finished it. This bundle would be a day one purchase for me. Hopefully Nintendo makes it happen.
@Clyde_Radcliffe my guess is its the switch tax, like the reason it's full price is you get it portable now, rendering it a new experience. Just my guess (or hey let's get another 20 bones out of ppl, that too haha)
Not interested about WW and TP re-releases. Already played through both games enough times.
Laura Kate Dale is the worst. I’m still angry about her hyping up Mother 3 for virtual console on Switch back in early 2017. Any rumors she post I immediately chuck it into the trash/ fake info pile.
I admit, I was curious until I saw this came from Jeff Grubb. His track record isn't terrible, but not clean either.
The games will come when they come - IF they come. I'd rather be surprised if they rolled in from nowhere vs. "Yeah, they were right. Yay. Yawn."
I was going to buy Windwaker and Twilight Princess digitally on Wii U before the store closes (I have physical but can't be bothered with changing discs/carts anymore). But I'm waiting until March first to see if they come to Switch.
It Takes Two is a perfect fit for Switch. Surprised it didn't release on the system to begin with, tbh.
When grub talks, I listen. He's got the track record, so consider this gospel. Pre-order in.
He has a track record, no one can deny it, it's fact.
Now,..thing is projects can get delayed, cancelled so we end up disappointed.
Just watch the show with 0 expectations, we have XC3 recently released, splatoon 3, pokemon, Nier, Mario+rabbids, Bayonnetta 3..so worst case we have to wait more (near February) for proper new games
I don’t know much about Jeff’s track record (Or Emily Rogers’) so I can’t tell if you are serious or sarcastic.
Jeff Grub's track record has not been the best as of late. I don't even have faith that we're even getting a full Direct in September after the June/Summer miscalls.
Zelda CDi HD remake
How about remakes of the Super Mario Land trilogy and Wario Land 2 with modern graphics? Those would be fun to play on Nintendo Switch and being older would benefit from a remake even more like Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap did.
Also, at the risk of sounding like a broken record I really hope they make an announcement about a new Donkey Kong game. A 2D or 3D game after this long would be awesome and it was very disappointing we got nothing for the 40th anniversary while Mario and Legend of Zelda were celebrated.
@Anti-Matter don't sleep on zelda games. There is more out there than YT life, cat quest, epic chef, and beamania. These franchises will resonate with you when you open your mind to it.
@Don lol a little sarcastic 😉
My prediction is that we will get a "Gamecube classics" series, like we had the "NES classics" series on the GBA back in the day. This will come with new joycons with better sticks (no drift hopefully) and analog shoulder buttons to accommodate those games. Or maybe they just add Gamecube to the online subscription service...
@Debbiee it has been nearly ten years! Love the character and franchise but suck at the games. But it is time for a new entry.
I have tried from BOTW and it was not even the game for me.
Even the other zelda games didn't click on me when I saw the gameplay from YouTube.
It just the games didn't look interesting at all for me, from character design, music, popularity, etc. My body clearly said No to zelda franchise.
I have proven the other games I played like Epic Chef, Youtubers Life 2, Cat Quest 2, etc are way more satisfying than zelda games. Maybe the more underrated the games, the more I like the games.
If they do I would buy every release under it. I would love a Luigi’s Mansion, Pokémon Colosseum and Paper Mario Thousand Year Door on Switch. But the NES Classic line on GBA was a half effort that left out many classics such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Kirby’s Adventure. The Gamecube classics line was attempted on the Wii under the motion control series but there were not many titles released for it. I hope you are right but I have doubts we will actually get it.
Wind Waker has been my biggest request for Switch for years. Please let us experience it again in all of its remastered glory!
I'd rather have a port of Ocarina of Time 3D, personally.
Playing Prime at a Gamestop during the Christmas rush buying my sister N64 and Goldeneye/Mario Kart for college got me to drop coin on the Sunshine bundle, Prime, a Wavebird and Prime....as a grand "welcome back to Nintendo" moment.
The only other time I played my PS2 that generation was for Katamari
Love those games!
Jeff Grubb sure likes to run his big mouth, doesn't he? Well, my expectations still remains a rock solid zero. I don't believe a word from any of these "leakers" anymore.
I would give Metroid Prime a go, if its all 3 games at once. Otherwise I'll stick with my trilogy on wii
If nintendo wants to focus on Gamecube remasters why not do Eternal Darkness? I´ll gladly pay the $60 price tag for that game just so more people could enjoy it.
I wouldn't mind, but I've replayed them a few times and too recently to do it again now. Bit ridiculous to buy another copy every time you start over, too XD
Generally I never liked the look of the remasters as much as the originals', but it is what it is. Just one thing they could really fix while they are at it: The excessive lighting in Wind Waker HD. It was a fashion back then that is long over, and it was too much even then.
What Id really like to know is that will there be anymore enhancements? Like for windwaker I’d love for there to be new additional dungeons to replace the cut dungeons that was repurposed for other games. And for twlight princess to update the shaders to bring the quality of of the port on par with windwaker.. they did a amazing job with windwaker to make it look modern and totally new. With tp you can only tell by squinting at the textures
Has anything Grubb said ever come true? 😕
*So, wrong about a "Zelda blowout", no Metroid Prime Trilogy, but yes to It Takes Two.
“It’s going to be big. It’s going to be huge. Lots of stuff. Many games will [be] announced. I’m not sure what ones but there will be lots of games announced at the Nintendo direct [probably] happening this month. Video games will be announced in some capacity, some two player and many single player announcements. Zelda. Metroid. It Takes Two. Games.”
That’s what I felt like I read.
(Although I’m joking, I am genuinely excited for a proper Direct!)
Hopefully we get a metroid prime trilogy announcement quite soon and they ll add the missing stuff including kraid and mother brain for prime 1 which they were originally suppose to be in there till the development was in a time crunch to get the game out.
Lol! None of this is happening. These people just make things up for clicks.
Releasing Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD on Switch seems like a no-brainer. There are probably a lot of people that didn't own the Wii U and missed out on them, like myself.
Metroid Prime Trilogy....$60? I´ll buy.
Metroid Prime 1.....$60? $39? $29? I won´t
Metroid Prime 1.....$19,00? I´ll buy.
Zelda? I don´t care about Zelda...
And EA’s game; FIFA 23: 2018 Edition
I bought Wind Waker HD on the eShop just in case a serious price hike was imminent—remember what happened to Pikmin 3? I’m betting I made the right call.
The Snitch says that It Takes Two is heading to Switch, so that's one thing Grubb seems to have gotten correct.
Grubb tends to be a very reliable source when it comes to western developers and publishers, but much less so when it comes to Japanese companies.
@gcunit Jeff Grubb is a well-known and respected figure in the games media with a very solid (not perfect, but solid) record when it comes to vg rumours and leaks. The extra information he shared will be of interest to Nintendo fans, hence why we published this follow-up to the previous article. Establishing his journalistic credentials here didn't feel necessary, but I appreciate the honest feedback. Perhaps fewer readers are aware of Grubb's background and track record than we thought.
If you wish to discuss it further, the contact form at the bottom of the page would be most appropriate. Thanks.
I still want Starfox Grand Prix
I feel like a direct right now makes little sense, there has been a very recent one, and this holiday season is already filled with announced games on switch: Pokemon, Nier, Bayo 3, Persona 5, Mario rabbids, Splatoon this month
But who knows?
Oh come on, can that guy not stop leaking all the stuff from the upcoming direct? I mean its fine to leak one thing and the date but to leak everything sucks. It also leads to a point where everyone is disappointed afterwards, because they knew everything in advance
@strollin_stu I almost don´t play single player games. I feel bored. I like multiplayer games.
Single player games i like strategy like Slay the Spires, Magic the Gathering. Because in these games its like to play against another player, but the other player is the A.I.
Metroid Prime is not so fun for me...because its a single player game. I had Metroid Prime 3 on Wii and i played about 2 hours only.....but Metroid Prime is more action and less story.....so i can play someday!
Zelda is really boring kind of game to me.
But it must be nice for single player gamers!
I just want a remastered version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Super Paper Mario, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. That's it.
You can't find any tv's that support the three prongs that are included with the GameCube. At least not any other than the ones on eBay for thousands of dollars anyway.
@dartmonkey Just a quick note and should be mentioned. That list misses a TON of things he has been wrong about. Majority of the Goldeneye leaks, Switch pro, and more. While he has gotten certain things right it is by no means swayed in his favour when it's picked and chosen what is stated he has gotten wrong.
Personally I am not against articles like this. Lets you guys pay the bills, and lets us randomly speculate on what-ifs. We all know deep down most of this rumour crumpets are just educated guesses overinflated by ego.
Wonder what kind of treatment they will/are giving to Metroid Prime, hopefully its a remake and not a remaster
The only way this is true is if Nintendo is softening the blow of the announcement that the sequel to Breath of the wild is being delayed again. This would mean that they plan on holding on to it until the next gen Switch releases.
@ThePizzaCheese True the fps chugged badly in several spots as bosses and open areas, it was disappointing as the GameCube version were rather stable. Hopefully they'll fix that here.
@Edukun I'd certainly pay top dollar for an Eternal Darkness remaster, it's a masterpiece.
@zeldafan86 my thoughts exactly. If we get WW/TP this year, it's because BOTW2 is being delayed again.
Here's hoping we get everything mentioned here, and that Nintendo finally allows us to play WW properly and invert the Y axis. One of my favorite games and it's so hard to play incorrectly. Same reason Luigi's Mansion 3 remains unfinished, because they don't believe in pro-consumer accessibility. No invert Y = anti-consumer.
@Rykdrew How can you call SP games boring when they're 100x more involved than some low IQ, color by numbers, multiplayer? There's nothing more shallow and easy than MP. I'd sooner watch paint dry than jump into a predictable, easy MP match but enjoy, I guess?
I know the constant speculation gets tiresome, but that seems a bit extreme to me. I mean: we're talking about games here.
And what would sites do without all the clickbait hits?
@KingBowser What about a Wii? Most of them are backwards-compatible with Gamecube games.
I'll bet we're finally getting a new F-ZERO and Banjo-Threeie, too! And Mother 3 is finally being localized for the GBA!
@KingBowser Yeah you could always try an original Wii model, those have component cables readily available. You can also get HDMI adapters for it pretty cheap too. There's also a GameCube HDMI adapter, but it only works on the DOL-100 model and is kinda expensive. Or you could always get a composite-to-HDMI adapter.
Another thing to remember is that a lot of TVs combine their composite port (three prongs) with their component (fives prongs). So a five prong port MIGHT support the three prong cables. Look for a green port surrounded by yellow, or some variation like that. But you'll have to check the TV's specs to be sure.
But if you're SUPER desperate, and are willing to sacrifice picture quality, you could use the GameCube's RF adapter (the SNES and N64 one will work too). This will plug into the little stub that looks like a screw on the back of your TV. All TV's are required by law to have an RF port. It's normally for antennas/cable TV. Just remember to switch to the right channel. Ah the good ol' days...
@RobynAlecksys I like to play games for competition....not to be involved by a story. For me ..play games is like to play any sport. I don´t care about characters...background story...etc...
Thats because i play games! To play against another human (fighting, racing, arena-action, party, music, etc...)....or...another A.I, like a chess (strategy, card games...etc...)
Last week I was second in a Samurai Shodown Tournament. And 2 weeks ago I was the Champion in a Tekken 7 tournament! My wife was Champion in a Mortal Kombat 11 here in my Country....$3000 in her wallet
But, it´s nice to exist very different gamer profiles!
60FPS Wind Waker and Twilight Princess?
Yes, Please 🙏
I feel like rumors are a tricky business and a lot of the folks you all have disdain for actually have pretty good track records. I am sure some stuff is bunk and other stuff doesn't happen because Nintendo changes plans, but the rumors are often pretty fun and often pan out so I am not sure why they cause so much anger. Laura Kate Dale nailed a lot of the early Switch info and Emily Rogers doesn't usually say anything unless she knows it. I don't know what you all are so worked up about. Rumors have been a fun part of my gaming life since the lead up to GameCube.
Just keep saying things until they happen and you can claim you knew all along.
That said, Wind Waker and Twilight Princess are the only Zelda games I don't own/can't play legally, so that'd be nice.
TP/WW ports would be fine, but what we really need is the definitive version of Ocarina of Time and Majora
I remember the exact same same predictions from "reliable" journalists around this time last year.
@dartmonkey I think this should be a defining moment for Nintendo Life. If Grubb ends up being wrong, then NL should really reconsider what kinds of thing you report on and the way it's presented.
@Mr_Fox They already did those. They were on the N64
@ThePizzaCheese Nah, as much as I love those games, the camera didn’t age very well and is extremely frustrating by today’s standards. Fixing that would make Oot the perfect game
@Mr_Fox Meh, never had an issue with it. To each his own I suppose.
Funny how you all now keep Grubb's name out of the headlines so that people will still click.
@ThePizzaCheese We’re constantly evaluating what we cover and how we approach a story, especially when it comes to rumours. Believe it or not, there are a great many we don’t cover! Whether Grubb is right or wrong (or somewhere in the middle) in this specific case, as I said before, we believe his record and the new details mentioned make this worth bringing to readers’ attention.
@XenoShaun Yep, that list is a little out of date but I feel it illustrates a strong batting average overall. Plus, Jeff himself addresses and explains quite frankly some of his misses, too.
@hymbii6 They are indeed tricky! Finding a balance with coverage is challenging and with so many rumours flying about, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes investigation and deliberation as to exactly what we cover. Ultimately though, it all comes down to veracity and reader interest. 🙂
the definitive wishlist:
Wind Waker HD + Twilight Princess HD - confirmation, release date?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 - give us the name!
Hollow Knight: Silksong - but wait til it's ready! take all the time you need!
Metroid Prime remake - confirmation, release date?
It Takes Two - confirmation, release date?
Outer Wilds - release date!? stealth drop!?
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals - release date? stealth drop?
The Talos Principle 2 - just a tease?
Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake - release window?
Persona 3 Portable - release date?
Persona 4 Golden - release date?
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - release window?
Flashback 2 - release window/date?
Playdead's new game - just a tease?
Deltarune - release window/date for next portion?
Panzer Dragoon II Zwei Remake - confirmation, release date?
Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster - confirmation, release date?
Final Fantasy IX Remake - confirmation, release date/window?
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 7 - confirmation, release date/window?
Xenoblade Chronicles X - confirmation, release date/window?
GoldenEye HD remake - confirmation, stealth drop?
Pikmin 4 - confirmation, release date/window?
Castlevania DS Collection - confirmation, release date/window?
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - confirmation, release date? stealth drop?
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster - confirmation, release date? stealth drop?
Golden Sun rereleases - confirmation, date?
new Golden Sun game - confirmation?
Is there a possibility for the rumored Fire Emblem game currently in development to be a remake of Binding Blade?
If Wind Waker and or Twilight Princess come before BotW2 I think that all but confirms that Nintendo are holding back new games for the Switch successor.
If we had all new 2D Zelda, 2D Mario and 3D Mario - which even the most pessimistic fan would agree are all very much so due a new game now - arriving anytime soon, alongside BotW2 on the near horizon, then it makes zero sense to port WW and TP over now. They would surely launch AFTER BotW2.
Seems to me Nintendo are in a really awkward place right now where they had clearly planned to launch a more powerful Switch hardware and have games in development to take advantage of it. However, they can't build and launch it in the volumes necessary to be successful.
So now they are stuck. Do they release games that play perfectly fine on the existing Switch now? Do they wait and launch the games when the more powerful Switch is able to launch? Do they go all in on a brand new console?
Is BotW2 lining up with a new Hardware? It could be, but equally perhaps not. Nintendo could be OK with BotW2 taking the swan song position on existing Switch, and then bringing 3D Mario, 2D Mario, 2D Zelda, Mario Kart, Metroid Prime 4 and you'd think surely Donkey Kong as the tent poles for year 1 and 2 of Switch successor, with an all new 3D Zelda arriving much later (surely 5 years minimum?).
I'll take it with a pinch of salt as always. Honestly, announcing the WW and TP ports, plus new details of BOTW2, plus a Metroid Prime remaster announcement...this all reads like a fanboy's wish list that comes out before every Direct. I'm highly skeptical we'll get all this in one go. The internet would break. I'd actually settle for finally knowing the name of the new Zelda game. That's all.
@ThePizzaCheese They are sometimes true, yes. Some of these leaks have been correct, in the past. Even still, it feels akin to gambling, so I always wait for official statements before getting interested.
@r_p_trzy Wait a sec, if they release the Castlevania DS collection, they need to patch the hell out of the first game. The final release has a bug that lowers your drop rate and minimizes how well the luck stat functions for soul drops. Not to mention, they would need to get rid of the glyph drawing, since that’s just a bad gimmick. Oh wait, rom hackers already fixed all those issues! Never mind
@Anti-Matter this direct may not be for you unfortunately. You should look onward to tokopedia for releases.
@Haruki_NLI it absolutely wasn’t. The frame rate was worse than the GC original!
All I want is a new Wario Land/world game
If it’s Madden, EA gets another look.
If not… welp.
Even when I was browsing games for sale from Tokopedia, I didn't even react for Zelda games like those games are not even interesting for me.
A gamer like me doesn't need to play and experience with Zelda games.
My body is completely incompatible with Zelda franchise. Every single things from Zelda games just not appealing for me.
It's not the end of the world if somebody don't have interest with Zelda games.
I have my own interest, built naturally from interesting games that matched with my natural interest. But Zelda things will never be my interest.
@BongoBongo he’s more than reliable, has been correct on many occasions and has been backed up by other leakers. To be honest I think that Nintendo may be playing to long game with leakers, intentional delaying games to discredit them. If someone predicts November and it comes out the following year people will condemn them for being wrong initially. And as he states Nintendo is just randomly holding on to releases.
Yes! I want Metroid! 😁😁😭😭
@Anti-Matter this may not be the direct for you since it might be a "zelda blowout"
@k8sMum I know. I’m a combination dreamer and moaner. I know why they have to do it. I just wish they didn’t.
I'm hoping these rumours are true, but as always, we will just have to wait and see if there will be a Nintendo Direct to begin with. We didn't get one in June, who knows when we'll get another
Metroid Prime Trilogy won't be announced for Switch until 2 weeks after I get round to start playing the Wii version
They need to bring Achievements/Trophies to the Switch Like ASAP
I get it. I like your description of combination dreamer/moaner as I'm much the same.
I am so tired of Nintendo's coyness re: announcements. It just feels manipulative at this point.
Wether or not it is announced this month, Releasing the Zelda games and metroid prime trilogy makes tremendous amount of sense to me.
For Zelda, Nintendo has ported almost all of the Wii U game they published. It's obvious if the Wii U sold poorly and Switch is hot cake, all those people who didn't buy the Wii U and bought the Switch are extra potential buyers since they never got those HD ports. They're not dumb enough to port everything on Wii U besides their biggest franchise Zelda to Switch.
For Metroid Prime Trilogy, are they expecting people who never played the series to buy Metroid Prime 4 when they didn't even play 1-2-3? They need to give easy access to the trilogy to new players who may be interested in MP. I am not speaking about boomers like me who had a chance to play those on gamecube/wii era. My guess was always to announce the trilogy about 6 months before the release date of 4 to spice up the release of MP4.
@RadioHedgeFund I agree. Release timing is very underrated. MP trilogy makes perfect sense to hold on to seeing as not much news were given about MP4 and wasn't releasing soon. Imo, when they'll finally announce MP4 release date, they'll also reveal the trilogy to be released months earlier for people to be able to play the prequels.
@Rika_Yoshitake didnt stars turn out to be real and was infact just a test for Lets Go iirc.
RIP Queen Elizabeth, really hope the direct isn't delayed because of that though
Makes sense, but does sound a bit suspicious…
RIP Queen Elizabeth II.
The only way that makes sense to me is if they make a big deal about Princess Zelda becoming a Queen in BotW2 or something
Otherwise who cares, she was a 96 year old woman. Its not a stunning tragedy. Entertainment news still exists. The world still goes on
Seems like a really flimsy and pointless reason to push the Direct back but no real harm, an extra week for news is just an extra week for news.
I don’t get why they feel the need to delay a Direct. Worse tragedies happened this year, in May this year two major tragedies took place (Buffalo and Texas shootings) and nothing entertainment related was delayed. For some odd reason the passing of a royal who lived a long life of luxury and wealth is of a greater tragedy than the thirty some ordinary people whose lives were actually cut short and died suffering (Instead of peacefully at 96)is apparently more worthy of delaying an event.
@KingBowser Or just use a $100 Carby HDMI dongle for GameCube, it'll at least let you play some games in Progressive Scan anyways just like the Component Cable provided your GameCube still had that digital port.
So there's a rumour about another rumour lol
I had a feeling that we will get a Nintendo Direct in September but there won't be any Zelda or Metroid announcement for it. More likely we'll get a new Donkey Kong game announcement, perhaps a new Golden Sun and F-Zero too or likely a new Kid Icarus game, probably an open world KI game where you fly around as Pit. Nintendo may tease a new name for the new Zelda but it probably won't be shown until later this year. The Metroid Prime Trilogy will never happen as Nintendo hates money and it makes too much sense for it to happen as we all know Nintendo usually doesn't do things that make sense.
The Japanese are fellow monarchists and are very respectful people unlike some here.
@Don You’re getting worked up over something that is a double rumour
Hahaha! Yes yes of course keep dangling that carrot…we all know it’s only a matter of time before goldeneye, Metroid prime trilogy, and the Zelda remasters make their long awaited return.
What if the title is Breath of the Wild: Death of the Princess
...or something like that. O_o
Things that are "definitely happening":
1. Nintendo Direct in September
2. TP and WW ports
3. Metroid Prime Remaster (remember when it was a Metroid Prime Trilogy remake that Nintendo had fully completed and was sitting on?)
4. GoldenEye Remake
5. Star Fox Grand Prix (Pepperidge Farm never forgets)
6. Switch Pro
@sketchturner The Legend of Zelda: The newly coronated queen Zelda tragically dies
Always expect major world events to cause some sort of delay in Nintendo's plans (except in South Africa, where they straight-up omit it from the Nintendo Direct). The last time they delayed a broadcast (not a game) was due to a big natural disaster in Japan.
Regardless of whether or not it's the reason for a rumored delay, my heart and thoughts go out to the people of the United Kingdom, and the Royal Family in particular.
Queen Elizabeth II was a much-beloved monarch, and she will be sorely missed the world over, from British and non-British people alike.
May King Charles III reign with as much grace and dignity as his mother. I wish him all the best as King.
The switch still has 10 years left at least… bring on Ghosts of Tsushima 1&2& forever complete Nintendo Switch edition with amiibo support Sony haha.
Heck let’s see Super Mario Odyssey 2… Odyssey 3 will be around the time of the switch pro w/vr for a compleat in game experience. (Remasters of Odyssey 1 VR edition will launch sometime before or after 3…. 2 vr will be forgotten until the switch’s successor re explores 2 while releasing 4 in 2034 (with backwards compatibilities on switch cartridges and all digital content from this generation))
…. I forgot about all the Zelda’s comming remastered compleat with some in VR as well in 2026 for the 40th anniversary compatible with labo 2 VR OoT edition.
At this rate I'm half convinced that Nintendo delays Twitter posts when Miyamoto steps on a goathead or something
1. I mean no disrespect in saying this, but why would Queen Elizabeth’s passing effect the direct?
2. There was also never really a direct announced. It was just so called “insiders” that said one was coming. This just kinda seems like their way of making an excuse for no direct being announced.
I'm not convinced that there even was a Direct to be delayed.
It isn’t Nintendo being Nintendo, it’s Nintendo being a Japanese company. It’s really not that weird if you understand Japanese culture to be honest. It’s only weird to us in the west, though I would think England would understand as well. Japan has their own royal family and they remain a very integral part of Japanese society despite the fact they serve in a ceremonial role only. If the emperor of Japan died, the whole country would take a day or more of morning. Thus Nintendo is just being respectful of the situation. I applaud their efforts.
@ModdedInkling pretty sure one was delayed shortly after the George Floyd Murder. I might be mistaken though.
I hope they delayed it out of concern for their stock prices and not out of respect. It's what she would have wanted.
@Clyde_Radcliffe You're arguing with someone who argues for the sake of arguing.
60 fps Wind Waker on emulator feels great, don't ever wanna go back.
Can't imagine the pain for those who played Skyward Sword on Wii with 30 dps and no free camera....
Shinzo Abe was literally assassinated on the streets several weeks ago, and Nintendo responded by...proceeding as normal.
Remember when there was an invasion and they didnt delay a Pokemon Direct?
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What a great excuse for a bit of ass-covering!
Grubb and his mates:
“A Direct will definitely happen soon!”
“Maybe it won’t. (But if it doesn’t, it must be because of X reason speculation)”
Either way, the prediction comes true. It either happens or it doesn’t! Bingo! You’re an Internet industry insider!
@Dom_31 gotcha, i figured I was confused, I tried to find something on it before I posted and couldn’t. That would be why.
Why are we having a discussion about the rumour of a rumour being delayed. It's literally fantasy.
I don't think it should be delayed. I'm British, definitely not a royalist. But even my mother and I felt sad yesterday when we heard the news. Other than her wealth she didn't have a whole lot of power Vs parliament, but she was a British institution. On TV every Christmas (not that I ever watched more than a few of her Xmas speeches) she's on all our money and stamps. She's been around my whole life and I feel sorry for her family, even though I feel the whole institution should have been abolished years ago personally. I can't help but think what my 86 year old granny thinks when she heard the news too. End of an era...whatever one thinks of the legitimacy of that era. King of England doesn't feel right. Maybe now it should be abolished? Meh... Still want Zelda news on time mind you.
They'll delay it by a week max.
If they do delay it, it will probably because they don't want their news to get over shadowed.
@Baler What is that supposed to mean? She literally was a Queen.
remember Nintendo Wii Gold Edition for Queen...
There's gonna be a direct
But there might not be
Now there's a delay
No direct happens
We called it!
@ThePizzaCheese why lol after everything. Hardly funny is it. Lol
“I have no idea what date the direct may be, if there even is one, but I now have a scapegoat for when I’m wrong”.
@blindsquarel the only reasons I can think to delay are out of respect or if they think it will impact coverage of the announcements.
The BBC were saying last night that they expect the funeral to be in 10 days which would be Sunday 18th, that would work for TV coverage etc too. It also means having a direct next week wouldn't clash with the day of the service.
@theGamerPad "Entertainment news still exists"
We have 12 days of mourning in the UK and the BBC can show no comedy for those days and has to play sombre music on their radio stations (I'm not even joking)
royalty is so corny, not to mention the inbreeding. I applaud nintendo for respecting the death of a special person.
I think Nintendo is done for the year. The only thing left might be a Direct centered around Bayonetta 3, or that presentation may be entirely in the hands of Platinum. We still don't know that much about the game, we still need some proper gameplay-footage.
Hey ! why nintendo will delay a possibly ND when Ubisoft, Disney.. not delay their events !!!
While I can see it being potentially delayed for that reason they predict a direct every month from about 3 months after the last one. If I said it will snow tomorrow every day I'll eventually be right. Broken clocks etc
I can think of nothing mentioned here to be important enough to delay the broadcast. Yes, someone passing is always tragic, however the world has this strange fascination with the Queen and her family that is frankly, unwarranted. Same as if a president or celebrity in the US passes, okay? They're a person like everyone else and while the world around those closest to the deceased will be impacted, the rest of us are/should be unaffected. The news of her passing yesterday was a "wow, that's sad. What's for dinner" moment.
If the broadcast is delayed I can certainly wait, I just don't believe it's worth their time to do so.
@RobynAlecksys to be brutally harsh, it's probably more about real estate in the news cycle. The Queen of England passing away is an unprecedented occurence for several generations and it's going to dominate social media for a while I should think.
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@SpaceboyScreams there will be many who will be genuinely upset and not just people in England but all over the UK and the commonwealth, especially those locals who enjoyed her company at Balmoral when she would walk her dogs and talk to folk. Your comments are extremely distasteful and vile
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 and a day or two later Pokemon aired a presentation they didn't delay the event so Nintendo shouldn't and that invasion was and is significantly more important than the Queens death
@Slowdive They delayed a Direct with even shorter notice (1 day) back in September 2018 when Japan had an earthquake. So delaying a Direct now would be very natural for Nintendo, especially if the Direct featured London (e.g. if Tour London Loop was part of MK8 Deluxe DLC wave 3).
@KBuckley27 I think Nintendo delayed Advance Wars due the War, but I could wrong
The Z button was everyone's best friend in Skyward Sword, back when we didn't have camera control. Plus, the 30fps was a very stable one. I've only ever seen bad frame rates twice throughout the whole game.
It feels like every article even vaguely related to Zelda has the same "Skyward Sword is bad actually" argument on it
@Slowdive The earthquake is just an example where if Nintendo deems it necessary to delay a Direct they will do. Also, regarding that specific case, the Youtube accounts still uploaded videos but the social media accounts (e.g. Twitter) went silent.
If it gets delayed, it gets delayed. I just hope in either case it's not completely cancelled or split into smaller events (e.g. Twitter posts, Partner Showcase).
So let me get this straight. An unannounced direct due to air at unannounced date and time potentially featuring some ports of unannounced GameCube games has been delayed to a different unannounced date and time where they will finally air the unannounced direct featuring unannounced ports of gamecube games. But as always these are just rumours so should be taken with a pinch of salt.
I cannot believe that people still trust these direct "leaks"
@billiybob76 I wouldn’t expect them to change anything unless it’s the same day as the funeral but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was Nintendo out of any of them that did delay something out of respect. They seem to have that formal Japanese business culture about them and as a country (like us in the UK) that still have a head of state they would understand the poignancy of such an event.
I hope Queen Elizabeth is sorry, I wanted that Direct.
I can understand why everyone hated Twilight Princess as the worst Zelda because that game had so many problems with terrible storytelling and gameplay elements, but I hope they’re happy with the polished WW port.
I just read the updated transcript now
RIP to Queen Elizabeth II but what part does this have to do with a Nintendo Direct? Japan is not the United Kingdom. I know this is super salty but come on man!
It makes sense to delay it if it was planned for the day she died or the funeral day but as a Brit I can't see anyone really being offended.
hopefully this comes to fruition, I am so ready for a official Nintendo Direct with more Zelda content
Would love a trio collection of Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess. Just for the sake of not leaving it out, throw Wind Waker in there too even though it's one i'm not fond of or split it into two collections even.
@KingBowser They all want the news coverage to be around their games with excitement at the highest level. So when something big happens somewhere in the world, gaming news have been delayed at least a week or two to avoid distractions and it's being respectful. Happened multiple times this year. A delayed direct doesn't mean a delay for the games so don't worry
I'll see it when they show it or shortly after, and upon seeing it, I'll see what it actually is. Easiest way to not get disappointed by ridiculous expectations, and to be happily surprised with even just ONE good announcement, instead of angry you only got TWENTY of which several weren't even what you hoped for, and a lot what you DID hope for wasn't there.
@BiscuitCrumbsInMyBed My comment* I only made the one, but here's another one for double jeopardy's sake: if you think that was ville you should look up how she spent millions to defend her pedo son-in-law Prince Andrew from his Epstein controversies.
Why Nintendo, why do you have to be so relient? I will be completely honest here, back in the 3DS/Wii U era Nintendo didn't need to depend on global decisions to make their own. Not even in the Wii era and this has to happen AGAIN? I can understand two years ago, but this time? Not on my watch.
Speaking of that, I thought what happened was only a Queen Shift. I mean, when was the last time in history where that happened?
Why does this site have writers? There's no critical thought nor analysis here.
Save the word count and embed twitter feeds from leakers/insiders/sources instead of calling it 'news'.
Only time they did delay a Direct was back on 2018 (the one that confirmed Isabelle for Smash and Animal Crossing: New Horizons) as a form of respect to those affected by a strong earthquake in Hokkaido.
That one is totally understandable why, but the Queen's decease? How does the Queen affect Nintendo's operations? Was she an investor or something?
I'm convinced a Direct will happen when it has to happen, not when the internet dictates it.
@HammerGalladeBro By the same logic, why did they delay Advance Wars Reboot Camp for Ukraine? It has absolutely nothing to do with Ukraine, and there are other war themed games releasing left and right. I could totally see Nintendo delaying a Direct for a week or two because of the Queen, no question about it.
direct should have been this week...
Zelda direct my ass, as usual these so called 'insiders/'leaker's' know absolutely nothing and just talk of their ass
Hopefully Nintendolife will learn its lesson and stop writing 66 page long articles about random 'nintendo insiders'.
@Grackler Turned out he wasn't! "Grackler will remember this"
Well this didn’t age well
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