We live in rough times. While Nintendo has given us Nintendo Direct variants over the past several months, the last standard Nintendo Direct was September of 2019. Yes, back then, the coronavirus had not yet reared its ugly head, the stock market was in full swing, and we had hope that by this time, we’d know what the Nintendo Switch in 2020 looked like. It’s almost April, and we pretty much have zero idea what the tentpole slate looks like for the Switch.
Seriously, the last major game we knew about was Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That game has since come out to fan acclaim. In the midst of pandemic, countless gamers have retreated into their own private worlds. But what do we have to look forward to on the Nintendo Switch for the rest of the year? Sure, we have the indies that were revealed at the Indie Showcase direct, but we’re talking about big projects.
Right now, there are a handful of big games without any official release dates. We have Breath of the Wild 2, Metroid, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, No More Heroes 3, Bravely Default II, and Shin Megami Tensei V, but have no info about them. So when can we expect to hear more?
Over a week ago, Venture Beat correctly reported that we’d be getting an Indie Showcase Direct on March 18. As promised, on that day, we got an Indie Showcase Direct. With that in mind, I’m leaning towards believing them on the second piece of info they provided. The info in question was that this Thursday, on March 26, we’d be getting a full Nintendo Direct.
Luckily, there’s also a leaker that backs up the March 26 game. Yes, the leaker goes by the unreliable name Hot Girl Videos. Names and professions aside, they were early about posting that E3 would be canceled, so it’s at least worth looking at. According to that user, this new Nintendo Direct will feature teaser info about Breath of the Wild 2 and even one about the new Metroid Prime 4 game. The former news is definitely expected, but the latter is a pleasant surprise since development on Metroid Prime 4 was restarted last year.
Of course, as with all rumors — especially rumors that come from supposed porn producers — make sure to take it all with a grain of salt. That being said, all this still falls squarely within “probably” territory, so it wouldn’t be crazy if it was true.
There’s also one final unsubstantiated rumor that comes from a 4chan user. He claims the new Zelda game will be called The Legend of Zelda: Dark Tombs. Like the other rumors, there is no information to back it all up, but it’s logical given the first teaser of the game saw Link and Zelda in some sort of underground tomb. It could easily be a title that’s guessed based on what we’ve seen, but hey, it’s still fun to share.
What do you make of all these rumors? What do you hope to see from the new Nintendo Direct? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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