- Nintendo’s next Direct could be happening soon, following the pattern of previous years.
- Exclusives confirmed for 2024 include Mario vs Donkey Kong, Princess Peach: Showtime, and a Paper Mario remake.
An insider has claimed that Nintendo‘s next Direct could be happening very soon. The claim has not been confirmed, but it does line up with the history of Nintendo’s presentations.
Nintendo holds multiple Directs throughout the year that usually highlight games releasing soon on its Switch console. Since 2019, the first Direct of each year has fallen in February. Last year’s February Nintendo Direct featured promising titles like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom, Pikmin 4, Sea of Stars, and more. Given this history, fans have wondered whether the first Direct of 2024 will happen soon. One insider backed up that speculation.
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Established insider Jeff Grubb believes that the next Nintendo Direct is likely happening later this week. He mentioned that Nintendo released its latest earnings report on February 5th, an event that is often followed by a company laying out its plans for the future. However, Grubb was only speculating and has not claimed to confirm that the next Nintendo Direct is happening this week, however likely it may seem. At the next Direct, many fans are hoping for Nintendo to talk about its next console, the Switch 2, but it’s possible the console’s reveal will be saved for a dedicated event. Analysts suggest that the Switch 2 will feature a larger screen and is set to release sometime this year.
Insider Speculates That Next Nintendo Direct Could Happen This Week
- Nintendo’s first Direct of the year has occurred in February for the last five years
- Nintendo could showcase its Switch 2 console and anticipated games like Metroid Prime 4
Other insiders claim that the Switch 2 will feature significantly upgraded graphics by utilizing Nvidia’s DLSS upscaling technology. It’s also expected that the Switch 2’s release will go much smoother than previous releases, now that it’s been almost four years after the COVID-19 supply chain issues began. However, fans might be disappointed to hear that some insiders claim a Switch 2 OLED version might not be available until after the console’s initial release. The new console isn’t the only project to possibly be featured at the next Nintendo Direct.
Recently, an insider claimed that Metroid Prime 4 is nearing the end of its development. The last release in the Metroid Prime series was in 2007, and Metroid Prime 4 was first announced in 2017, so the game is a long time coming. Metroid Prime 4 is being developed by the studio behind the series’ first three games, Retro Studios, and fans hope that the highly anticipated title will finally be showcased soon.
There’s more for Nintendo fans to look forward to in 2024. Other exclusives already confirmed for this year include Mario vs Donkey Kong, Princess Peach: Showtime, and the remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
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