Rumours are swirling that a new The Legend of Zelda-centric Nintendo Direct broadcast could arrive in September, confirming new ports of two of the big N’s older games.
According to VentureBeat-affiliated GamesBeat editor Mike Minotti and his colleague Jeff Grubb, a Zelda-focused Nintendo Direct could air later this month from Nintendo. Still, Grubb says there’s a chance the rumoured Metroid Prime remaster could also be in the mix. Minotti is explicitly confident that a Nintendo Switch port of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be announced. Both are talking with 100% certainty about a Nintendo Direct in September. Still, they’re in the dark about whether a proper Direct, a Mini or a Partner Direct for third-party developers could happen.
Grubb says that if Nintendo confirms The Legend of Zelda projects, that cuts out the possibility of a Partner Direct by default (because it’s still an INTERNAL, first-party development!). He believes that it is how the big N intends to hype its yet-to-be publicly named sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, the announcement of a Metroid Prime remaster could shake up things, especially if the third-party devs are involved in the Direct, though Grubb says these aren’t exciting things. If the name for “BotW2” is announced here by Nintendo, it could be a big Nintendo Direct. Without it, it’s just a Mini.
What is interesting is that a possible date has been mentioned. Grubb, citing “a pretty good source”, also believes Nintendo could hold this Direct on September 12. Given that he’s been talking about a Nintendo Switch port of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for quite some time (and has even mentioned the Metroid Prime remaster several times), he must know something. Something might be in the works because even VGC claims with 100% certainty that the two older Zelda games are headed to Switch.
All of it is not official yet.