The States of Play or the Inside Xbox clearly do not have the same flavor as our good ol ‘ Nintendo Direct Darling. On the one hand, because we are rarely disappointed, even if it happens, but also because no one equals Nintendo in the way it presents such events. We all remember those presented by the late Satoru Iwata, especially the one in which he wears Luigi’s cap with Shigeru Miyamoto.
So although the program is a little more standardized today, Nintendo has democratized this inexpensive method of presenting video games in the face of exorbitant conventions. The worst part is that no one believed it and everyone adopted it, even beyond the manufacturers, there are also today many publishers who organize this kind of conference online.
And casually, now that the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X | S are out and that we generally know what to expect this year from their respective catalogs, we were impatiently waiting to see what Nintendo would bring us. . And we may not be disappointed, because the Nintendo Direct very recently announced for 23h tomorrow in our regions will last nearly 50 minutes, something that we had not seen for a very long time.
Also knowing that we are celebrating this year, and more exactly on February 21, the 35 years of the Zelda license, we necessarily expect not only a beautiful tribute to this incredible saga, but also to see a certain Breath of The Wild 2 show the tip of his little nose. The timing would be perfect, because the hype around the new consoles has subsided, and Nintendo could then grab a big chunk of players’ attention for a while.
Especially since Zelda is not the only license to celebrate its birthday this year, since the Pokémon franchise will blow out its 25th candle. We know that the new Snap is in the works and we would not be surprised to see it appear during the conference. Just as it could be, as for Mario last year, that surprises around the two licenses.
Merchandise, compilations, and other stuff that might please fans, collectors, and gamers in general. Regarding more specifically Zelda, we know that Nintendo has also recently registered the trademarks of Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time, Phantom Hourglass and Wind Waker, which would go in the direction of a compilation, remaster or remake..
So we are not going to go too far or even throw plans on the comet, because there is always a risk that things will not turn out as we hope, but we cannot help dreaming. We also always hope to see the appearance of a certain Metroid Prime 4, the next Hollow Knight also or some other games announced for some time and that we have seen more since.
Nintendo also communicates on the fact that this Nintendo Direct will be dedicated above all to the games to be released during the year 2021, and more particularly during its first half.. A new season of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is also more than likely with the announcement of certain characters. But that does not mean that we will not have some surprises …
To conclude, we let you savor this little bonus!