Tuesday19th May 2020
Expect more surprise reveals instead
At the end of April, VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb said there wouldn't be a Nintendo Direct taking place this June. A few days later, Eurogamer published a story supporting the original report. Now, Jeff has provided an update. Nintendo supposedly has no upcoming Direct presentations planned "at all" right now. It's...
Saturday2nd May 2020
More sources back up original report
A few days ago, Venture Beat's Jeff Grubb said a Nintendo Direct presentation wouldn't be happening this June around the time E3 2020 should have been taking place. The same report went on to reveal how Nintendo was currently in the process of "telling partner developers" it wouldn't be holding a Direct next...
Thursday30th Apr 2020
An event was reportedly in the works
Despite being a yearly tradition at this point, it would appear that we might not be getting a Nintendo Direct presentation this June around the time that E3 2020 should have been taking place. The information comes from a new report shared by Venture Beat, who says that "Nintendo is telling partner developers...
Thursday26th Mar 2020
Nintendo dropped a Mini on us
Well, after what seemed like an absolute age Nintendo finally ended 2020's Direct 'drought' without warning by dropping a 28-minute Nintendo Direct 'Mini' on us. Featuring a varied collection of games both new and new on Switch, along with a peppering of fresh announcements and updates to existing titles, it seems to...
Nintendo has released a brand new Nintendo Direct Mini, following on from last week's Indie World Showcase. The show features 25 minutes of news on a selection of Switch games coming this year. We've begun our coverage of individual titles from the presentation below, so feel free to visit any of the following articles for more...
Wednesday11th Mar 2020
Is it finally happening?
The UK-based retailer GAME may have lifted the lid on a Nintendo Direct presentation ahead of schedule. Now, to add to this, VentureBeat staff writer, reporter and verified Twitter user Jeff Grubb has published an article claiming a Nintendo Indie World video will "likely" be broadcast on 18th March, and a proper
Tuesday10th Mar 2020
Is a Direct just around the corner?
As the Nintendo fanbase goes into its gazillionth day without a Direct presentation (we may have exaggerated that slightly for effect), a slip up from UK retailer GAME might give us reason to believe that a show is just around the corner. Might. Earlier today, Nintendo and LEGO teased a collaboration for the...
Thursday27th Feb 2020
Direct to you
We all know that patience is a virtue, but we gamers are an impatient bunch, and while Pokémon and Animal Crossing fans have had it good with bespoke Direct broadcasts of their own, Switch owners awaiting 2020's first full-fat Nintendo Direct presentation have been left twiddling their thumbs throughout January and February. There
Tuesday18th Feb 2020
A whopping 25 minutes of Deserted Island news
Our prayers have finally been answered as Nintendo has just announced that an Animal Crossing: New Horizons themed Nintendo Direct will be airing on 20th February. This announcement comes to us through Nintendo's Twitter account. Details are scarce, but we do know that this will be a "25-minute...
Thursday13th Feb 2020
We've had three Smash Directs in that time
As of today, 13th February 2020, it has been 162 days since we were last treated to a full Nintendo Direct presentation. As spotted by VGC, this is the longest fans have had to wait between shows since 2016. The last full Direct we had came on 4th September 2019; the show featured a number of Nintendo...
Monday3rd Feb 2020
We're still waiting
Update: January came and went with the announcement of Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC in a dedicated Pokémon Direct and news that Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses was
Thursday9th Jan 2020
20 mins of juicy info!
So, here we are. The first Nintendo Direct of 2020 has arrived in the form of a special Pokémon presentation, and while it might not be what many of us were expecting, it should hopefully give fans of the franchise something to shout about. We imagine we could see a full reveal for Pokémon Home in the "roughly 20 minute"...
Wednesday8th Jan 2020
We propose some possibilities, both plausible and preposterous
The first Direct Presentation of 2020 has been announced and it's not what most of us were expecting. Short of a full blown Nintendo Direct, you'd be forgiven for thinking the arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March might signal a hype-building mini Direct focused on
Tuesday7th Jan 2020
That wasn't what we were expecting...
Nintendo has revealed that a brand new Pokémon Direct will air on Thursday, 9th January. We bet that wasn't the Direct you were expecting! It will apparently feature "roughly 20 minutes of new Pokémon information" in a livestreamed presentation. No further information on the show's contents have been...
Wednesday16th Oct 2019
When it comes to rumours, leaks or anything tied to soon-to-air Nintendo Directs, all it takes is a simple social media post from a developer or individual to fuel speculation on the internet – to the point it often spirals out of control and raises hype to another level. Soraya Saga (Kaori Tanaka) – who is married to Monolith...
Thursday5th Sep 2019
Overwatch! Star Wars! More Smash Bros. DLC! SNES games!
Well, the latest Nintendo Direct arrived yesterday with a whirlwind of announcements - some unsurprising, others utterly unexpected. Being the helpful souls we are, we've collected all the trailers in one place for your leisurely perusal. Lovely! If you missed the Direct you'll find the entire...
"Its body is made of tea"
If you thought a "whipped cream" Pokémon was the weirdest possible addition to the Galar region's Pokédex, you were clearly mistaken. In the most recent Nintendo Direct, Game Freak introduced two brand-new Pokémon for your battling (or drinking) pleasure: Cramorant, and Polteageist (the latter of which is apparently...
Wednesday4th Sep 2019
Further DLC characters are in the works
Challenger #4 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been confirmed as SNK favourite Terry Bogard, in development now and scheduled to release this November. Terry (of Fatal Fury and King of Fighters fame) is one of SNK’s biggest characters, so it seems that Nintendo UK's website s
What's in store? Find out here!
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Tuesday3rd Sep 2019
Nintendo has revealed that there will be a Nintendo Direct presentation airing tomorrow, 4th September. It will feature "roughly 40 minutes" of information which will focus on Nintendo Switch games coming in 2019. You can see the announcement for yourself below; it'll be taking place at 3pm PT / 6pm ET (so that's 11pm BST / midnight...
Monday2nd Sep 2019
All signs point to 'very probably'
Update: Lo and behold, a Nintendo Direct only went and got announced for September, didn't it? Original Article: Looking at Switch's upcoming slate for the remaining months of 2019, there's a fair amount games we here at Nintendo Life Towers are going to have to cram in before we can even start thinking about the...
Wednesday12th Jun 2019
Context is key
Early on in Nintendo's big E3 Direct, a fun little segment saw Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser and Nintendo's Super Mario supervillain (also called Bowser) battling it out to present the show. Doug may have won, but the whole thing was a little different over in Japan. As you may be aware, Bowser is simply known as 'Koopa'...
All hail our new overlord
If it wasn't already official enough, it's now 100% confirmed – Bowser is Nintendo of America's president and there's no turning back. If you caught Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct presentation, you most-definitely saw Doug Bowser – Reggie's replacement – appear in his first Direct as the head of the American subsidiary...
Tuesday11th Jun 2019
Bodies at the ready...
Yep, this is the big one. For 40-ish minutes we can expect a smorgasbord of upcoming 2019 Switch titles such as Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Astral Chain, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and more, plus
New IP? Returning favourites? Reggie's replacement?
As LA slumbers ahead of the first day of E3 2019, us Europeans are already up and hyped for this evening's Nintendo Direct. We've already seen some presentations, with big ones from Ubisoft and Square Enix last night providing some Switch-based announcements, as you can see from the main page of...
Monday10th Jun 2019
Remembering Reggie and that Smash Bros. deep dive
It’s been quite a year for Nintendo fans, with a bounty of software coming to Switch from every direction. While things have been relatively quiet on the first-party front (especially considering the one-two punch of flagship Zelda and Mario games in 2017), Switch is enjoying the sort of...
Focusing on this year
With Nintendo's World Championship Tournaments done and dusted, the focus is now on the big Direct presentation for E3 2019. In case you're wondering what to expect, the company's social media accounts have issued an update. It'll apparently be around 40 minutes and will discuss the Switch games releasing this year. Here's the...
Friday7th Jun 2019
Yoshi's Wooloo World
Pokémon Sword and Shield have been announced for a while now, but with everything else going on with the success of the Switch it's been pushed somewhat to the back of our minds. Thankfully the recent Nintendo Direct themed all around those games really helped drag it back in front of our eyes again, even if we have potentially...
Tuesday4th Jun 2019
Here are all the times you need
Just in case you'd somehow forgotten, here's your friendly reminder that a Pokémon Direct is set to air tomorrow, Wednesday 5th June. The Direct will focus on the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield games for Nintendo Switch and will feature "roughly 15 minutes of new information" for us to devour with giddy...
Monday3rd Jun 2019
Plus E3 2019 conference times for Ubisoft, Bethesda, Square Enix and Microsoft!
It’s that time of year when we climb aboard the E3 hype train and head to LA for the biggest show on the video games calendar. While it isn’t quite the behemoth it used to be, it’s an exciting time for gamers the world over, with the event at the LA Convention...