Another credible source has reported that a Nintendo Direct broadcast will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13.
GamesBeat reporter Mike Minotti and Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb first claimed a new Direct would take place during the week beginning September 12, then announced a livestream date on Tuesday last weekend.
Now, respected Nintendo insider Emily Rogers has corroborated that claim, saying on Famiboards that a livestream will take place early Tuesday morning PT.
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However, Rogers claimed she was unaware of the content or format of the Direct and speculated that the early kickoff time in the US might even suggest a smaller ‘Mini’ style event. .
“According to my sources, the Direct is still scheduled for Tuesday,” she wrote. “However, I also hear that Tuesday’s Direct will air in the early morning PDT (US time). Not Tuesday night (US time). I was told the exact time it would air.
“Why is this remarkable? Because “general” live broadcasts are generally broadcast in the early evening for the United States, around midnight in Europe and in the morning for Japan. Normally around 2-3pm PDT. So this early morning time slot is a lot like Mini-esque.
Rogers went on to note that the last time a general Nintendo Direct aired in the early morning (PT) was back in 2018, and said that was why she was tempering her expectations.
“To be fair, that doesn’t guarantee Tuesday’s Direct is a ‘mini’. Patterns and trends can always be broken. Nintendo’s marketing department can break their own rules whenever they want. But I can at least confirm that this live will air in the early morning (US time PDT) on Tuesday.
Jeff Grubb reported over the weekend that the event airing on a Tuesday – which is unusual for Nintendo Directs – was likely due to this week’s Tokyo Game Show, which kicks off on Thursday the 15th.e.
Minotti and Grubb have previously claimed that the Zelda and Metroid ports will be part of the upcoming direct, and the latter said this weekend that he understands that’s still the case.