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Speculation ensues about a Nintendo Direct on January 11

Posted on January 1, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Rumors

At this point, it’s safe to say that there’s going to be a Nintendo Direct this month. An EA leak pointed to it. Amazon put up over a dozen placeholder listings yesterday before promptly taking them down. And it’s no secret that Nintendo’s lineup for this year is mostly a mystery.

The question is then when will the next Nintendo Direct be held? We can absolutely say that it won’t be this week due to the New Year’s holiday, meaning there won’t be any activity at Nintendo’s headquarters in Japan. However, we could be seeing a presentation next week.

The primary speculation comes from ResetERA member John Harker, who initially shared the date. Harker has provided all sorts of early and accurate information in the past, including news about Call of Duty. He also hinted at several aspects about Switch prior to last year’s unveiling.

Emily Rogers, who has been both right and wrong in the past about Nintendo rumors, has also heard about a Nintendo Direct on January 11.

It goes without saying, but this rumored date is just that – a rumor. Nintendo has yet to come out officially with any news about the next Nintendo Direct. When we do hear something from the company, we’ll bring it to you.


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  • Ramon

    Falls in line with last years Direct, which was the 12th. So this date seems possible

    • GoldenTriforce

      I.. I mean that wasn’t a direct.. but…

      • Mark

        Semantics. Ramon is right; it falls in line with last year’s post-Christmas informational presentation designed to set the tone for the new year.

        • GoldenTriforce


        • Jimmy Boy

          nicely worded!!

        • Billy Bob Throrton

          goldentriforce is an embarrassment to his family.

          • Mark

            Seriously, kid? Grow up.

          • JasonBall

            You can’t accelerate the aging process

    • AnonymousApple

      If you look at the previous years, a Direct has always been held in January anyway (2013, 2015 and 2017). There are only two exceptions:

      – 2014: the Direct was held in mid-December instead.
      – 2016: Iwata’s death obvious lead to no Direct presentations for a while.

  • AnonymousApple

    The 11th is a Thursday, so I’d expect to hear about it by the end of this week, or, at latest, by the 8th (the Monday before the 11th).
    Seems probable though.

    • Auragar

      Usually they announce it the week of so I would say the 8th is the absolute earliest we hear about it if it is indeed on the 11th.

  • キロ

    I just hope the usual rumors/speculation of such doesn’t cause people to be too ugly to each other…

    • Saiyaken才野犬(Sai とうまる)

      My extremely low expectations of people in general says that it happens everywhere with anything. I wouldn’t doubt it happening here.

  • Indielink

    Brian is really taking chances mentioning ER in this post…we all know how some people react to that name.

    • GoldenTriforce

      Her track record is better than LKD’s at least. Also I thought she stopped leaking stuff, I wonder why she commented on this.

      • Auragar

        She’s only slightly better than Laura. Both lost a lot of credibility last year if they had any to begin with. It is weird that she is piping up now about this though.

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        Considering all the hubbub they make when they’re “right” and all the crying they do when they’re “wrong”, you’d think they’d just abstain entirely especially after the Switch reveal debacle.

  • Jaxon Holden

    Once Nintendo gets whiff of this, they’ll intentionally change the date. Companies always seem to do that in an effort to discredit those leaking information.

    • jimmy

      Since when?

    • Reggie

      If information is leaked, changing the date wouldn’t help it, because it would already be leaked.

    • Jimmy Boy

      I’m not sure, there have been so many confirmed leaks with Nintendo already, especially with Switch from the handheld with detachable controllers to the patent image, etc. They’ve not been able to deal with their pipes, maybe that’s why Mario is no longer a plumber, he can’t stop all those leaks at Nintendo!

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    To be fair, even I can say they’ll have a Direct in January. For the past few years they’ve tended to have one in this month. Not a surprise really.

  • Auragar

    Yeah I mean I don’t like to trust any supposed insider info because a lot of the time it is just bs but eh. We know a Direct is happening the question really just is when will it happen and based on Nintendo’s track record either the second or third week of the month makes the most sense. Usually later into the week. So the 11th, 12th, 18th or 19th are all safe bets, as to which it will end up being I’m not sure.

  • Saxo2712

    Man, I’m hyped because it may be on a Thursday. This is the day the eshop updates new content. Sometimes they have content to download following the Direct. I am still hoping for a VC of some sort, even though the subscription service was delayed.

    • Jimmy Boy

      if it is, they could easily do a “and it’ll be available to download at the end of this Direct” for whatever they think will be an immediate hit.

  • Stuart

    Lets go,that is what we are waiting for

  • Tlink7

    ”Hey, sometimes I’m right, sometimes I’m wrong… better listen to me, the reliable source of information!”

    • DrForbidden

      For 2 minutes every day, my broken clock is perfectly accurate.

  • James Fox

    How can we be know this will be real?

    • JasonBall


    • AJK

      Time is linear so we will know in 10 days lol

  • Addae Francisco

    A Nintendo direct 2018?

  • Justin McQuillen

    Whoever leaks to Emily Rogers is the most giant douche on the planet. I can’t believe we have to rely on info from a SJW.

    • chancetime

      We’re still using ‘sjw’ in 2018? LOL

      • Justin McQuillen

        SJWs are literally in full force 24/7, the war of cultural marxism raging by the hour, and you want me to forget their name? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5597615aa72282c590614c9d5a83da8656a3da7ed6d9c671c7d92d9297ff898b.jpg

        • chancetime

          “SJW” as a term is so outdated. It’s literally now just “I don’t like this person”. Whoever uses it looks like a 12 year old in the youtube comments section.

          I don’t like Emily either because she claims she still has credibility after a bunch of failed ‘leaks’ but get with the times dude or dudette.

          • Justin McQuillen

            It’s accurate. I could call them communist morons if you would prefer that.

    • JasonBall

      You rely on info from an SJW?

  • Now that Emily Rogers is one of the sources, I’m less inclined to believe it.

  • chancetime

    This is probably correct, though I’d hardly list Emily and a ResetEra member as good sources lmao

    • Jimmy Boy

      given how everyone and their brother can see this, I can say my uncle whose friend’s cousin is a janitor at Nintendo saw some paperwork, and said a Direct is coming in January. It’s like come on, one is coming, it’s just a matter of when, not if.

    • Tlink7

      ”Guys, guys… I predict that after this night, there will be a day… OMG OMG I’M RIGHT, WORSHIP ME PATHETIC MORTALS MUAHAHAHA”

      • chancetime

        “I predict that Nintendo will release a Switch game this year. That’s just the kind of sweet insider info I have.”

  • Jesiah Grant

    Anything fromsoftware related I’d be stoked

    • Nhat Anh Hoang

      Numpla VOW 2

  • Still waiting Battlefield 1 deluxe edition, Tittanfall 1 & 2 and some Star Wars from EA

    • R.Z.

      Maybe two years from now …

      • That is sucks

      • Nhat Anh Hoang

        You mean ten years, right?

  • MagcargoMan

    I like how your addressed Emily’s hit-and-miss leak history in this article.