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A bunch of Internet detectives suspected that we’d be getting a Nintendo Direct a few days before Nintendo dropped its surprise Direct Mini this week, and now fans have put their tinfoil hats on once again.

The Direct Mini that Nintendo revealed was just that, mini—a small sampling of content Nintendo has coming to the Switch in 2018. However, some big names, including Metroid Prime 4 and a new Pokémon game for the Switch, weren’t on the list. And, as some users on Reddit have figured out by looking at past schedules, Direct Minis are almost universally followed up with a larger Nintendo Direct within a few weeks.

As Redditor Natzore compiled in a table, the time between a Direct Mini and a full Direct has never exceeded 20 days, and the wait is often a lot shorter than that. Here’s the proof Natzore put together, based on Wikipedia’s list of Nintendo Direct dates.

Direct Mini Following Direct Distance in days
July 18, 2012    July 30, 2012   12
September 7, 2012   September 13, 2012   6
October 3, 2012   October 4, 2012   1
November 27, 2012   December 5, 2012   8
December 19, 2012   January 8, 2013   20
April 1, 2013   April 3, 2013   2
July 18, 2013   August 7, 2013   20
October 29, 2013   November 12, 2013   14
November 14, 2013   November 27, 2013   13
June 1, 2015   June 14, 2015   13
November 2, 2016   November 5, 2016   3

We know that Nintendo has a few games in the works that it could show off. The company is working on bringing over the Bayonetta games, with Bayonetta 3 in the works, and there’s also a new Yoshi game we haven’t seen for a while. There’s also the fact that Amazon recently made listings for 18 new, untitled Nintendo Switch games before hastily removing the listings. That’s more than the number of reveals we saw during the Mini Direct, and it’s perhaps another sign that are more new games just waiting to be announced.

There’s no official word from Nintendo yet, but we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any updates or hints at another Direct. And if the company’s accounts start tweeting weird images again, well, we’ll know something is up.

Source: r/NintendoSwitch on Reddit

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Nintendo fans are convinced another, bigger Direct is dropping soon

It might sound farfetched, but there's a convincing case to be made that Nintendo's already prepping another batch of reveals.

By Emma Schaefer | 01/12/2018 03:00 PM PT | Updated 01/12/2018 03:19 PM PT

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A bunch of Internet detectives suspected that we’d be getting a Nintendo Direct a few days before Nintendo dropped its surprise Direct Mini this week, and now fans have put their tinfoil hats on once again.

The Direct Mini that Nintendo revealed was just that, mini—a small sampling of content Nintendo has coming to the Switch in 2018. However, some big names, including Metroid Prime 4 and a new Pokémon game for the Switch, weren’t on the list. And, as some users on Reddit have figured out by looking at past schedules, Direct Minis are almost universally followed up with a larger Nintendo Direct within a few weeks.

As Redditor Natzore compiled in a table, the time between a Direct Mini and a full Direct has never exceeded 20 days, and the wait is often a lot shorter than that. Here’s the proof Natzore put together, based on Wikipedia’s list of Nintendo Direct dates.

Direct Mini Following Direct Distance in days
July 18, 2012    July 30, 2012   12
September 7, 2012   September 13, 2012   6
October 3, 2012   October 4, 2012   1
November 27, 2012   December 5, 2012   8
December 19, 2012   January 8, 2013   20
April 1, 2013   April 3, 2013   2
July 18, 2013   August 7, 2013   20
October 29, 2013   November 12, 2013   14
November 14, 2013   November 27, 2013   13
June 1, 2015   June 14, 2015   13
November 2, 2016   November 5, 2016   3

We know that Nintendo has a few games in the works that it could show off. The company is working on bringing over the Bayonetta games, with Bayonetta 3 in the works, and there’s also a new Yoshi game we haven’t seen for a while. There’s also the fact that Amazon recently made listings for 18 new, untitled Nintendo Switch games before hastily removing the listings. That’s more than the number of reveals we saw during the Mini Direct, and it’s perhaps another sign that are more new games just waiting to be announced.

There’s no official word from Nintendo yet, but we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any updates or hints at another Direct. And if the company’s accounts start tweeting weird images again, well, we’ll know something is up.

Source: r/NintendoSwitch on Reddit

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM