Report: Nintendo Planning Zelda-Heavy Direct for September

The last big general Nintendo Direct was in February 2022. And according to a new report, another is being planned for September 2022, although it is unclear if this will be a Direct Mini or a more substantial one. Regardless, this new Direct is reportedly going to focus heavily on The Legend of Zelda and have more than its share of remasters.

As picked up by Video Games Chronicle, insider Jeff Grubb spoke about this alleged Direct on his Game Mess podcast. Co-host Mike Minotti, wearing a Wind Waker shirt, started by saying that the games that they are “very, very sure” will be there are the Switch ports of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. While the two were originally on the GameCube (and also the Wii for Twilight Princess), both were later ported to the Wii U. Grubb continued and talked about the scope of the Direct itself, which would be airing the week of September 12 according to a “pretty good source.”

“I think there’s gonna be a lot of Zelda stuff at this thing, ”said Grubb. “I think this is like a Zelda blowout for Nintendo… 100% there is a Nintendo Direct in September. It’s that simple. There still is some uncertainty about whether this will be a general [Direct or] maybe a Mini. There was some talk of it being a partner Direct. I know that was happening on the Famiboards [a Nintendo forum]. “

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The size of the Direct matters because it would more likely foreshadow the scale of the announcements. And seeing as though he’s heard about these ports, their inclusion would imply a more general Direct.

“If they’re gonna have Zelda stuff there, this is not a partner Direct, right? ” said Grubb. “And those are the things that we’ve been hearing; there would definitely be some Zelda stuff there. The specifics that were name dropped were Twilight Princess and Wind Waker HD ports to the Switch. “

Grubb also brought up the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildwhich still doesn’t have an official title and was delayed to spring 2023. He said it was a “distinct possibility” that title would debut at the show and be a “pretty good tentpole” that would elevate the other announcements. However, this is just speculation, as Minotti said the two Zelda ports were the only things he wanted to put himself out there for.

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And while not related the Zeldathe two also discussed the oft-rumored Metroid Prime remaster for the Switch. Given how that has reportedly been complete for some time, the pair talked about how that would have to get announced soon to hit 2022 and a Direct would be a great place to hold such a reveal. Metroid Prime‘s 20th anniversary is also coming up in November, making this November a prime time to rerelease the acclaimed shooter.

Nintendo has not confirmed that it is holding a Direct in September. However, Nintendo doesn’t give much of a heads up for its Directs.