With The Legend of Zelda still incubating in development and Metroid Prime nowhere to be seen – not to mention the oncoming NX hardware, which could wind up featuring both of those titles – Nintendo is in the thick of a transition period. At approximately 11 million units sold across its lifespan, the Wii U has quietly entered its twilight years, while news of the NX being released as a console-handheld hybrid has already piqued the interest of the company’s legions of fans.
That said, the Big N still plans to host a Nintendo Direct before the year’s end, which would mark the first pre-recorded feature to be released after the passing of the late, great Satoru Iwata.
Taking to Twitter to confirm the news was the publisher’s newly instated President, Tatsumi Kimishima, and the executive promised that fans can look forward to at least one more Direct before the turn of the year.
Good news! Nintendo CEO Kimishima says Direct is alive, with at least one coming this year. https://t.co/tLvapAH7vL
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) October 28, 2015
Keeping the specific details to a minimum, Kimishima merely confirmed that Nintendo would host a briefing rather than detailing what to expect. One tidbit that’s possible is the company’s foray into smartphone gaming with Japanese developer DeNa, and it’s understood that Nintendo plans to discuss the venture with investors in more detail tomorrow, October 29.
But what would you like to see from Nintendo‘s next Direct presentation? Indeed, do you foresee a scenario where The Legend of Zelda Wii U is uprooted and placed on NX’s budding library as a launch title? Let us know below.