Nintendo Direct September 2023 is scheduled to be held on September 14th and fans have high expectations from this event.
It’s been just a few days since Nintendo treated fans to the Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct, offering a sneak peek into what’s in store for the upcoming Super Mario game set to launch on October 20th. However, Nintendo is wasting no time in gearing up for a standard Nintendo Direct September 2023 event, where they’ll unveil a slew of titles slated for the remainder of 2023 and early 2024.
Nintendo Direct September 2023 Announced
Following days of rumors and conjecture, Nintendo has revealed the date of their subsequent Nintendo Direct event: September 14. The Direct September 2023 will air at 10 am ET and will consist of “roughly 40 minutes of information focused on Nintendo Switch games releasing this winter.”
Tune in on Sept. 14 at 7 a.m. PT for a #NintendoDirect livestream featuring roughly 40 minutes of information focused on #NintendoSwitch games releasing this winter.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 13, 2023
Watch it live here: https://t.co/tUb8vyZNfx pic.twitter.com/WJcQ5ZQl1b
Nintendo Direct September 2023 Leak
While there have been a few leaks, Jeff Grubb, a trustworthy leaker, firmly suggests that there will be a Nintendo Direct this week at the start of his episode. Both he and Mike confirm that there will be a Nintendo Direct this week in their current podcast.
Additionally, Nate the Hate says Nintendo Direct will take place on September 14th.
In previous years, Nintendo has held Directs in February, June, and September. Concerns arose after the August Mario Direct, suggesting it might disrupt the annual fall showcase schedule. However, Nintendo Direct September 2023 rumors have emerged to allay those concerns.
Felipe Lima, Editor-in-Chief at Universo Nintendo, reported on September 5 that a Nintendo Direct is on the horizon for the next week. Stealth40k, a Nintendo news source, added, “While this comes from their own sources and should be treated as a rumor, Nintendo always has a Direct in September, so it’s only a matter of time.”
According to the Brazilian website Universo Nintendo, Nintendo plans to hold its latest Nintendo Direct September 2023 presentation sometime next week, between September 11-15. The scope of this event, whether a mini-show or a larger presentation, remains unclear. However, with the gaming industry entering its busiest season, expectations lean toward the latter as this marks Nintendo’s first Direct presentation since June, which showcased games like Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Pikmin 4, a new Princess Peach game, and the Super Mario RPG remake.
What to Expect from Nintendo Direct September 2023?
As of now, there’s no official word on the content of the Nintendo Direct September 2023 presentation. Nevertheless, numerous exciting Nintendo Switch releases are on the horizon in the coming months, suggesting that many of them will feature in the event. To gauge what we might see, let’s consider what’s currently in development.
To provide context, the September 2022 Direct introduced Fire Emblem: Engage, Octopath Traveler II, and Pikmin 4. The February Direct unveiled Professor Layton and the New World of Steam, alongside Splatooon 3 Side Order, a new single-player campaign set in Inkopolis Square. Both projects were announced without release dates, so we might get to hear about these games.
In June, Pokemon Scarlett & Violet offered a first look at The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, a two-part DLC set to release in Fall and Winter 2023. The summer showcase also featured Sonic Superstars, slated for a Fall 2023 release. The remastered version of the Nintendo 3DS game Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is another title without a confirmed release date.
As for games with firm release dates, fans can anticipate updates on WarioWare, Dragon Quest, Super Mario RPG, Detective Pikachu Returns, and Persona 5 Tactica. Sonic Superstars, slated for release on October 17th, is on the horizon, making it likely that we’ll receive more details about the game. Super Mario Bros. Wonder launches just three days later on October 20th. Looking further ahead, Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection is set to launch on October 24th, but it might not feature if Konami hosts a presentation.
In November, we’ll see the release of Star Ocean: The Second Story R on November 2nd, followed by WarioWare: Movie It! on November 3rd. November 17th brings the highly anticipated Super Mario RPG, with the first Pokémon Scarlet/Violet expansion set for Fall 2023. We can also anticipate updates on titles slated for release in 2023 and beyond, potentially including Metroid Prime 4.
There have also been whispers that the upcoming Nintendo Switch 2 may have been showcased behind closed doors at Gamescom. Therefore, there’s a slight possibility it might get teased during this Nintendo Direct September 2023 presentation. The Nintendo Switch, having been released in 2017, is approaching the end of its lifecycle, so it may not be long before we learn about its successor.
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