Nintendo Directs aren’t going away

‘No details to provide now’

The most recent Nintendo Direct video was released three and a half months ago, covering Chibi Robo: Zip Lash, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Bravely Second: End Layer, and other titles. It was short and unassuming; were it not for the timing it would probably be considered one of the less noteworthy instances of Nintendo’s series.

In July gaming suffered the loss of Satoru Iwata, then president of Nintendo and frequent host of Nintendo Direct. Some speculated the video series would not continue without the figurehead, a hypothesis that gained more weight as time passed without a new entry.

Speaking with IGN, Nintendo said it is not done producing Directs. “Nintendo Directs will continue, but we have no details to provide now on who will be featured or the topics that will be covered,” the statement read.

As a fan of the offbeat videos, it is comforting to hear they will continue to exist. That said, the next one will certainly be bittersweet, knowing that in a perfect world, Iwata would still be hosting.

Nintendo Directs Will Continue [IGN]

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.