Nintendo could potentially unveil a new Nintendo Direct later today, at least if we're to believe that the company still has plans for a second direct in February.
Though Ninty fans were over the moon with the Animal Crossing New Horizon's direct last week, it's still been ages since Nintendo hosted a 'proper' Nintendo Direct.
As per VGC' s research, it's now the longest wait for a new Nintendo Direct since the Switch launched. By that VGC do make a point of stating that this is in relation to "broadcasts focused on multiple games aired in multiple regions".
The last 'proper' Nintendo Direct took place in September 2019, over 170 days ago and as you imagine, fans are now desperate for a new Direct to bring them some info on what Nintendo has planned in 2020.
Lending weight to the suggestion that Nintendo could have a second broadcast ready in February, is some recent comments by former Official Nintendo Magazine editor, Chris Scullion ( @scully1888).
Though any rumour is to be taken with a small pinch of salt, Scullion is certainly someone we would trust, especially with regards to Nintendo news, so we're holding out hope for some Nintendo Direct news soon.
Writing on Twitter, Scullion said:
"I have it on pretty good authority that there will be another 'proper' Direct later in February (source has only been wrong once before, but has been spot on plenty of other times)."
Of course, the former Nintendo Magazine editor did also add: "Just to be clear, this may be wrong. This is nothing close to confirmation. But I wouldn't be tweeting it if I didn't have at least some faith in the source."
Which is fair enough, not all sources can be 100% correct all the time, but we're willing to give Scullion and his source the benefit of the doubt on this occasion.
Assuming Nintendo sticks to the same rough schedule as last weeks Animal Crossing Direct, we imagine we could learn more about a new direct at some point today ahead of a potential broadcast this Thursday.
After all, it's Monday, there's only four days left for them to do something, as guesses go it pretty much writes itself.
If such an event was to go ahead, there's no telling what Nintendo could have to unveil, but there's plenty of contenders.
For instance, it's been quite some time since we learned anything about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, which surely needs some sort of update after the initial tease last year.
Likewise, there's been rumours of a Nintendo direct with a large focus on Metroid Prime 4 and Pikmin 4.
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Metroid Prime 4 was originally scrapped last January and there's been no word on the new development since.
At the time Nintendo general manager Shinya Takahashi announced that Metroid Prime 4 had been delayed, with development restarted under the supervision of Retro Studios.
Pikmin is also another big series which has been mysteriously absent from the Nintendo Switch despite being something of a fan favourite since it's original release on Gamecube back in 2001.
A fourth outing for the series has been in development for years but seemingly stuck in development hell.
In September 2015, Nintendo boss Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed with Eurogamer that the next Pikmin game was in development, and was "very close to completion.", but fast forward nearly 5 years and it's still AWOL.
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