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Rumor: Nintendo not holding Nintendo Direct in June

Posted on April 30, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Rumors

Update: Eurogamer is running a similar story. The site says Nintendo “has told publishers set to reveal games during its showcase that it needs more development time on its first-party games.” Additionally, “publishers have been told not to wait if they wish to make their own reveals individually.”

Original: Usually when June rolls around, you can generally expect Nintendo to host a presentation of some kind. That used to be in the form of in-person conferences at E3, but in recent years, the company shifted to Nintendo Directs instead. However, there’s a chance that we won’t be getting any sort of presentation in June this year.

VentureBeat is reporting that Nintendo has told partner developers it will not hold a Nintendo Direct during the month. The site says “complications brought about from Japan’s work-from-home order as part of its attempts to mitigate COVID-19 are forcing Nintendo to push back its schedule.”

VentureBeat does note that Nintendo had been “putting together a June event.” It was “lining up partners and was planning to unveil its first-party schedule for the rest of 2020,” including news regarding Mario’s 35th anniversary.

It’s unclear when fans can expect the next Nintendo Direct. VentureBeat says that one may not air “until the very end of summer.”

We should note that VentureBeat accurately reported on the last Nintendo Direct. After the site wrote an article in mid-March stating that the broadcast would go live on March 26, the latest Nintendo Direct Mini was published on that day.

There is still some news from Nintendo expected in June. The Big N previously said it would unveil and release the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, who will be a representative from ARMS.


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