Nintendo has confirmed a September Nintendo Direct will happen tomorrow, September 23, 2021 at 3PM PT / 11PM BST. It will talk about the next 3-5 months of the console’s lifespan, as the Kyoto-based company has explained the focus will be on games coming out this winter.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 22, 2021
What might be shown at the September 23, 2021 Nintendo Direct date announced?
Earlier in the month, leaker Samus Hunter claimed that there would be a September direct. They did not talk about what the direct would cover, but did confirm there would be no signs of Nintendo EPD’s 3D Donkey Kong game, a new Kirby title or a new entry in the Mario + Luigi RPG series.
Depending on how far in advance the Nintendo Direct is looking, we may see looks at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and the final Super Smash Bros. DLC character that will be added to the roster to the popular fighting game.
There have also been rumours of classic Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo Game Boy Color games being added to Nintendo Switch Online, which may have been further supported by their patent of a new wireless controller model.
What games might we get updates on at the September 23, 2021 Nintendo Direct date announced?
We also fully expect to see trailers for Metroid Dread, Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl as well as new releases from third parties and indies that Nintendo has chosen to put the spotlight on.
It’s likely we’ll also see the Switch versions of Guardians of the Galaxy and Life is Strange come from Square Enix. If there’s any justice in the world, we’ll also get a release date for their HD2D remake of Dragon Quest 3, which looks beautiful.
Nintendo Controller Leak
Nintendo patented a new wireless Bluetooth controller a while ago, called HAC043. We expect it’s related to the rumoured Nintendo 64 Nintendo Switch Online app that we expect to be announced today, as that would match what Nintendo did alongside the releases of their NES and SNES NSO apps. If you’d like to read our full story on the Nintendo controller leak, you can find it here.
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