Nintendo fans are eagerly awaiting any scrap of information they can get about their favorite games. We’re barely one month into 2018, and for the third time this year, rumors of an impending Nintendo Direct are circulating.
First, fans expected a Direct to drop in early January. Those rumors turned out to be somewhat true—Nintendo delivered a Direct Mini halfway through the month. Then, fans predicted that a second, bigger Direct would be on the way soon afterwards.
That Direct never came, but now a new report is fueling the fires of yet another Nintendo Direct rumor, this one (the rumors assume) to appear in mid-February.
Nintendo Today picked up on a report from a Spanish Twitter user, who reports that Nintendo did, in fact, plan to launch a follow-up full Direct in January, but that the news got pushed back.
To be clear.
YES a big Nintendo Direct was planned for January,but because of the 5.0 update and online features,It was delayed to Mid-February,probably between 12-15.
Thats why we got a Mini-Direct on January.
Info verified by 2 different sources.
— Pαьισ Suαяεζ (@paablosf_) January 28, 2018
The user reports that two “different sources” verified this information, but those sources aren’t named. Since we don’t know where these rumors are coming from, we should take this news with a huge grain of salt.
However, it wouldn’t be a bad time for Nintendo to hold another Direct. The company recently announced that the Nintendo Switch’s online services will be activating later this year, and fans are curious to know more. Will the online service also bring the much-requested Virtual Console platform for classic games? Will the Nintendo Switch ever get other online streaming apps, such as YouTube or Twitch? What games can we expect to see first with the service’s promised library of available older titles?
If Nintendo is truly planning to launch another Direct within the next two weeks or so, we’ll likely hear more rumors during the leadup. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any more information.
Source: Nintendo Today