New Nintendo Direct Coming Before Year’s End

Current format is being remodeled for 2016.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 10/28/2015 15:00 4 Comments     ShareThis

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.

Sources: Nintendo Everything, Siliconera

4 Responses to “New Nintendo Direct Coming Before Year’s End”

  • 819 points
    Toadlord says...

    I was actually pretty confident that we would get one this week at some point, but I guess that isn’t going to happen. I’ve been appreciative of the videos leading up to Xenoblade Chronicles X’s launch, but other than that it’s definitely time for some news.

    Interested to see what they do to the directs with the changes coming in 2016 for sure.

  • 0 points

    No kidding, it will be interesting to see what they do with the format without Iwata. I wonder who will host the thing? I would imagine Reggie or Bill Trinen, but it would be cool if Miyamoto did it.

    • 207 points
      Jon Stevens says...

      So far, Reggie and Bill have only really been featured in the American broadcasts. They would be good hosts, though I wonder if Tatsumi Kimishima will be involved instead.

      They mean even do away with a host and simply have a voice-over? Ah, speculation!

  • 0 points

    Hmmm, lots of speculation indeed. Will be a surprise and a bit jarring to see it without Iwata, but looking forward to what they do with it.

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