It’s been months since the passing of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, and in that time we’ve seen new Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima appointed, but no new Nintendo Direct broadcasts. The popular video presentations of Nintendo software and products have been a staple of the company for years now, but with Nintendo Direct frontman Iwata now gone, there were questions as to whether or not the feature would be dropped as a result. Kimishima has provided an update that confirms fans can look forward to at least one new Nintendo Direct before the end of 2015, as well as noting that the broadcast format would be getting an overhaul come 2016.
There are no details on what those changes will be, nor when in 2015 the next Nintendo Direct will air. The safe money is likely sometime around the start of the holiday shopping season, but that’s purely speculation. As for the content, this writer thinks it would only be fitting to devote at least part of the next Nintendo Direct to Iwata as a sign of respect. The humble executive’s quirky videos became a vital part of Nintendo’s identity as a company, and seem like the perfect place to provide a proper, final send-off for an audience who really came to look forward to seeing the man pop out of the blue with news about their favorite video games.