Nintendo ‘opts against broadcasting Nintendo Direct in June’


Nintendo has reportedly decided against broadcasting a Nintendo Direct in June.

Nintendo's Wii

Nintendo’s Wii

The gaming giant is set to delay its annual summer presentation due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Venturebeat.

The initial report has been reaffirmed by Eurogamer, which reports that Direct is now expected to air “late in the summer”.

Thus far, Nintendo has remained tight-lipped about the report – but if the speculation does come to pass, it would be the first time since 2013 that Nintendo has not aired a Nintendo Direct in June.

The gaming firm was reportedly set to make some major announcements during this year’s event.

Meanwhile, Reggie Fils-Aime – the former President of the North American office of Nintendo – previously admitted the gaming firm nearly got rid of its famous red and white logo.

He explained that the company did things to “try and age up the logo” to appeal to a wider audience.

He said: “When I joined Nintendo, there was a sense of almost shame that Nintendo appealed to young consumers, and the marketing team at Nintendo of America started doing things with the logo – that classic Nintendo logo in an oval – they would put it into graffiti style, or they’d do different things to try and age up the logo, and I put a stop to that because that is not our brand.”

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