– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last year has been one hell of a year for Nintendo. It started off at what could arguably be its lowest point — the Wii U was considered a failure and was pronounced dead — but with the launch of the Switch in March, the conversation very quickly turned around.

In addition to being a fantastic, versatile gaming system, it certainly helped that they had a slate of fantastic games to keep both hardcore and casual fans satisfied for the entirety of the year. From hardcore games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Skyrim, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, to more casual fare like Super Mario Odyssey (which doubles as both hardcore and casual, we guess), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2.

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We’ve known for some time that a Nintendo Direct was right around the corner, but one ResetEra user claims that prior to the vacation, January 11 was the date that Nintendo was planning for. Others on the site of gone on to vouch for his sources, and if reliable, that gives us just over one week to get pumped. Of course, as with all unverified rumors, take it with a grain of salt, as the user, later on, backtracked, stating that a delay was possible.

But what will Nintendo announce at this Nintendo Direct? According to Express UK, Amazon has reportedly posted 18 unannounced titles for the Switch, which could be waiting on an official announcement from the Big N. There are rumors that they’ll be showing a trailer for Metroid Prime 4 that includes gameplay footage, but those are definitely unverified. That being said, it would be one hell of a way to kick off the new year, especially after their 2017 performance.

What do you hope to see from this next Nintendo Direct? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: ResetEra, Express UK

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.