Game News Nintendo is snubbing the June video game festivities. To win the bet?
Published on 07/06/2023 at 17:30
Nintendo is one of the big absentees from this weekend, which is particularly awaited by video game enthusiasts. But this does not mean that the Japanese giant should be excluded from the negotiations in the coming weeks.
Nintendo absent from the schedule in June?
The time is drawing near! From tomorrow evening, the waltz of developers and publishers will begin. The E3, considered as the Oscars of video games, being canceled, it is still necessary that the studios announce their projects in the short and medium terms. Starting tomorrow night with the Summer Game Fest presented by Geoff Keighley, Xbox, Bethesda, Ubisoft, and Capcom to name but a few will reveal what they have up their sleeves. Among these big names, we inevitably note the absence of PlayStation (author of a PlayStation Showcase recently) but also that of Nintendo. According to Jeff Grubb, an industry insider, the Kyoto-based firm should be in the news next month:
According to the first rumors, I heard that there will be something in July next month. Whether it’s a true Direct, a Partner Direct, a 3rd Party Publisher Direct or a Mini Direct I have no idea, but don’t expect anything like this kind before next month, if that happens. Like I said, these are rumours. It seems quite likely that something is going to happen next month with Nintendo.
A summer 2023 that leaves something to be desired
It must be said that it seems logical for Nintendo to announce, for the next three months, what it has in store. The latter seems for the moment very thin and pales in comparison to last year. So yes, there was The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the Advance Wars remaster and Fire Emblem: Engage. The fact remains that last year, it was Pokémon: Arceus and Mario Strikers: Battle League Football which also served as the big Nintendo title, especially since they were followed by Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Splatoon 3 respectively at the end of July and the beginning of september.
For the moment, only Pikmin 4 is emerging in the summer releases. An output that; on paper, seems quite light compared to previous years. Fortunately, the rumors are rife. A remastered compilation of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess is a priori still in the pipeline, an episode of Donkey Kong by the studio behind Mario Odyssey has already been talked about while a remake of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War has also already been mentioned. All this without counting, for example, the remastered compilation of Baten Kaitos planned for this summer. In any case, Nintendo always has the ability to surprise its viewers in the form of its announcements but also in substance. No doubt if Big N has something planned, everyone better be ready.