Nintendo are rumoured to be busy at work putting the final touches on a Nintendo Direct for September 2021. Hot on the heels of the E3 2021 Direct in June the Nintendo Switch makers could be readying another Direct broadcast. And it looks like the next Nintendo Direct could be dropping within the next few weeks.
Towards the end of August notable leaker Zippo revealed in a blog post that “multiple” sources had revealed a Nintendo Direct for September 2021 was in the works.
In the post Zippp wrote: “I’ve been told by multiple sources that Nintendo is preparing a new general Nintendo Direct for next month.
“This will reportedly focus on their remaining lineup for this year and will give us peeks at early 2022 games. I do not know the content of the Direct currently, but it’s logical to expect final looks at Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars, the final Smash character and Advance Wars 1+2.”
Zippo added that the Nintendo Direct for September 2021 could be happening as early as this week.
While in a later update the leaker added that the next Direct broadcast was “imminent”.
If the Direct doesn’t happen this week, then it could happen next week.
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And fans may have got a big hint as to when exactly the next Nintendo Direct will be.
As highlighted in a post on Reddit, Monolith Software has revealed its site will be down for maintenance next week.
The Xenoblade maker’s site will be down at 2pm pacific time on September 7 until 3.30pm.
For those in other regions the downtime starts at 5pm eastern time and 10pm BST.
Interestingly though, the Redditor who highlighted this downtime said it coincides with the time that previous Directs have aired at.
Monolith are rumoured to be working on Xenoblade Chronicles 3 at the moment, which could get announced in the upcoming Direct.
If that’s the case then the downtime for the Monolith site would make sense, as it could be getting updated with details on the new Xenoblade game.
In terms of what else could get announced during the next Direct, a reveal of the final Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC character seems likely.
Will Nintendo meet the demands of countless fans by at last adding Waluigi to Smash Bros, or could another surprise contender emerge?
We could also get updates on upcoming games like Metroid Dread, Advance Wars and Splatoon 3.
While Switch fans will surely be keeping their fingers crossed for updates on already announced games Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4, which haven’t featured in a Direct for years.
Another announcement that Nintendo could have in store for the next Direct is the reveal of a new Resident Evil game, which has long been rumoured to be in the works.
It’s believed this new Resi will be called Resident Evil Outrage – and is basically Resident Evil Revelations 3 all but in name.
According to the rumour mill, the new Resident Evil game will star Rebecca Chambers – who was one of the original STARS members in the first Resi.
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