RUMOR: Could Super Mario Odyssey 2 Or Paper Mario Be Headlining Next Nintendo Direct?

Could Super Mario Odyssey 2 or Paper Mario be headed to the next potential Nintendo Direct?

It’s been north of 200 days since we’ve had a standard Nintendo Direct. Given that we still know nothing in terms of 2020 release dates, it’s pretty much assumed that this next Direct will pack a wallop. At least that’s the hope. Nintendo fans may be temporarily sedated by the recent release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but they’ll be looking to the future before we know it. When that happens, we only hope Nintendo will have a new smattering of releases to show to fans. 

Earlier this week, we reported on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Metroid Prime 4 being big subjects on the Direct. However, we have some potential updates on what to expect from this year as a whole. The news comes from industry insider Emily Rogers, who posted an update on Twitter. The post in question was not in direct reference to the upcoming direct, but for the year as a whole.

“My overall expectations for Switch software this year: Good year to be a plumber. Solid year to be an RPG fan. (Xenoblade, BravelyDefault2).

“INSANE year to re-play old games (HD remasters, deluxe ports, remakes). Decent year for more casual games. (AC = casual)”.

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So, what does this all mean? Well, as I mentioned at the top, we know virtually nothing about the rest of 2020 in regards to Switch releases. Pretty much Animal Crossing is where our knowledge of the whole thing fell off. With that in mind, I expect we’ll see at least a good chunk of what Rogers mentions in tomorrow’s possible Direct, if true. 

If we can believe here, and if 2020 is going to be a “good year to be a plumber,” then Super Mario Odyssey 2 is one title that comes to mind. Or perhaps it could be news of some new DLC — though it would seem a bit late. One less obvious title is Paper Mario, which is a franchise that has been overdue for a resurgence for some time. Either title I can see being a huge release for fans. Personally, I’d love to see Paper Mario be the one to return, as we haven’t had a great one of those since the release on GameCube.

I can’t ignore Rogers’ comments on RPGs. I’m very much expecting to see more from Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Bravely Default 2, so any info on that would be welcome. 

Of course, all of this is assuming that we will, in fact, be getting a Nintendo Direct tomorrow. Either way, though, this doesn’t necessarily negate the insight from Rogers, as it applies to a whole year, not a specific Direct. What do you hope to see from the latest Nintendo Direct? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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