Nintendo Direct announced – lots of Zelda games reportedly expected

Breath of the Wild 2, Twilight Princess HD and Wind Waker HD could make up a Zelda-filled presentation

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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Update: A Nintendo Direct has officially been confirmed to be taking place on September 13th at 7AM PT / 3PM BST, as earlier reports suggested. It's set to feature around 40 minutes of new information focused "mostly" on titles releasing this winter.

Naturally, excitement is through the roof for this one, as this is likely to be one of Nintendo's biggest showcases this year. Breath of the Wild 2? Twilight Princess and Wind Waker HD ports? Metroid Prime remake? How about a new Mario? Anything is on the table.

With 40 minutes to play with, there's a bunch of stuff that could be announced. Aside from more Zelda, I'd love to get an Advance Wars release date as well as maybe an update on Metroid Prime 4. Head to Nintendo's YouTube or Twitch channel to watch the stream in full. 

Original Story: A new Nintendo Direct is reportedly set to take place sometime in September with The Legend of Zelda series set to be one of the main focuses.

That's according to Giant Bomb reporter Jeff Grubb and VentureBeat managing editor Mike Minotti (via VGC), who revealed that Twilight Princess HD and Wind Waker HD will be announced for Nintendo Switch during the presentation. Grubb also made comments earlier this year that the beloved Zelda titles will look to replace the absence left by Breath of the Wild 2 this holiday. 

The week of September 12th was noted by Grubb as the likely date for announcements to be made, having a "pretty good source" confirming it to the journalist. Nintendo has held a Nintendo Direct in September every year since 2016, so this seems a good bet. 

"100% there’s a Nintendo Direct in September, it’s that simple," said Grubb. "There is still some uncertainty about whether this will be a general [Nintendo Direct], maybe a Mini, there was some talk of it being a Partner Direct".

Minotti then stated that: "The one thing we are very, very sure is being announced at this [Nintendo] Direct are the Wind Waker and Twilight Princess ports for Switch. Grubb then added: I think there’s going to be a lot of Zelda stuff at this thing. I think this is like a Zelda blowout for Nintendo." 

Similarly, it was noted that a Metroid Prime remaster could make an appearance at the same presentation, however, that was more speculation. 

"The Metroid Prime thing seems like it should be happening. It’s a lot of remasters to announce in one thing, but maybe that will be a little bit of a theme here," Minotti explained. 

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD originally launched on the Nintendo Wii U in September 2013 before The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess received the same HD treatment for the console in March 2016. Fans (including myself) have been clamouring for both titles' releases on Nintendo Switch for years. 

Breath of the Wild 2 was initially scheduled for a 2022 release date with speculation suggesting November was the original launch window – most notably, this was mentioned on an IGN Nintendo podcast in December 2021. The game will now arrive in spring 2023. 

To keep up with all of the news, rumours and everything else, head to T3's Breath of the Wild 2 hub for the latest details.  

Matt Poskitt
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