Nintendo Direct fans are currently in the middle of a record breaking wait for the next broadcast. Right now is the longest wait ever for a new Nintendo Direct broadcast since the Nintendo Switch launched back in March 2017. The last time Ninty held a proper Nintendo Direct was back in September, with that broadcast unveiling Animal Crossing New Horizons.
That Nintendo Direct also revealed Terry Bogard as a Smash Bros DLC character and announced Overwatch for the Nintendo Switch.
Since then Ninty have held other Directs, such as the recent Animal Crossing Direct and the Pokemon Direct in January.
But none have been as all encompassing or wide ranging as a proper Nintendo Direct.
The long wait for the next Nintendo Direct has meant anticipation for it is sky high.
Fans are also eagerly anticipating it as it wouldn’t be a surprise for Nintendo to pull out a few surprise announcements in their next Direct.
Ever since the Switch launched Nintendo has each year released plenty of exclusives for the hybrid console.
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But this year the only two confirmed exclusives for the Switch are Animal Crossing New Horizons and the Xenoblade Chronicles remake.
Which has led to fans thinking some surprise games could be coming in 2020 which will be revealed in the next Nintendo Direct.
It had been rumoured that there was going to be two Nintendo Direct broadcasts in February.
This rumour came courtesy of ResetEra user and leaker Zippo who correctly called the Animal Crossing Direct on February 20.
Which could lend credibility to the claims Zippo made about a second Nintendo Direct also taking place in February 2020.
There is time remaining this month for a Nintendo Direct to take place, with Directs typically taking place the day after an announcement.
So if Thursday comes and goes without any word on a Nintendo Direct then that means a Direct for February isn’t likely to take place.
The Animal Crossing Direct was held on February 20, so it’s possible Ninty may want to hold their next Direct a week after.
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Which would mean the next proper Nintendo Direct airing on Thursday February 27 and getting announced on Wednesday.
This, of course, remains to be seen – but if a Nintendo Direct does not happen in February then the broadcast may not be too far behind.
Another alleged leak has claimed that Ninty will be holding a Nintendo Direct broadcast in the second week of March.
The leaker claimed Metroid Prime 4 and Pikmin 4 will feature in this Nintendo Direct.
The alleged leak, which was outlined in a now deleted Reddit post, said: “I know 9 times out of 10 this s**** fake but all I can do is offer you my word that my source is legit.
“An old HS classmate has work involved with Nintendo – don’t want to divulge much more than that, but their level of internal knowledge is significant.
“I was in their city for work over the weekend and we caught up over some beers on Saturday night.
“What I’ve been told is that an Animal Crossing Direct will be announced tomorrow morning and will take place Thursday.
“It’ll delve more into how shops come to the island, it’s somewhat similar to New Leaf’s system, but deeper and gives more room for the player to personalise their island.
“A general Direct will come in the second week of March.
“Metroid Prime 4 will be in it which is no surprise really, but they’ll also finally showcase Pikmin 4, to come out during the holiday this year.
“There were others mentioned but those two stuck out as they got me particularly excited.
“Again, take this as you will, but what he was telling me seemed legit and he most certainly is in a position to know this stuff.”
If this leak is accurate then it would mean the next Nintendo Direct could be happening in the week beginning March 9.
Until the next Nintendo Direct gets announced keep a close eye on Express.co.uk and the official Nintendo social channels for more news.
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