September 2022 Nintendo Direct predictions

Everyone’s talking about it, but what’s going to happen at today’s Nintendo Direct? Is it Zelda time? Is it Metroid hours? Dare we speculate on Pikmin 4? Today we will find out.

The 40-minute Nintendo Direct stream starts at 3pm UK time. Please note that Nintendo UK will not be airing the stream due to the national mourning period that is ongoing here. But you can watch it via the Nintendo USA stream embedded in this piece.

So let’s speculate. Ready, Set, Go.


Tetra Trackers

Two words: Tetra Trackers. I never played the original, which was kind of a separate Wind-Waker where you plug Game Boy Advances into GameCubes and go treasure hunting. It was the kind of weirdness that Nintendo was on at the time, Pac-Man Versus style, which was sparkly. At the time weird stuff like this was seen as a sign that Nintendo was losing its way a little bit and in fact that’s why I think they should bring it back now when the Switch is a hit and they can afford to return to strange experiments. . Four Switches can look a lot like four GBAs, and there’s no need for cables! Tetra’s Trackers, please, and after that, Pac-Man Versus?

chris donlan

Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters

It’s been over a year since Pixel Remasters started rolling out to mobile and PC, so it’s about time for the Switch releases, right? That said, Square Enix’s decision-making is often a conundrum – see their NFT strategy for example – but I have a good feeling about this one. After all, Final Fantasy 1 to 6 deserves to be on Nintendo. And if it doesn’t show up today, well, I’ll have to be content with listening to Pixel Remaster’s sublime take the FF4 map theme over and over again until it does.


matthew reynolds

Wind Waker and Twilight Princess remakes

It feels like there are still at least six months to go before we get our hands on Breath of the Wild 2, or whatever Nintendo decides it will finally be called. So, in the time-honored tradition of having at least something Zelda-related every year, it looks like we could see the long-rumored Wind Waker and Twilight Princess remakes to fill the void. With at least a year of BOTW2 expansion content likely planned, this is the last time in some time that Nintendo can monetize these fan-favorite games, and there’s certainly an appetite as we all await the next chapter of Breath of the Wild.

tom phillips

Breath of the What is it called?

We have to get the actual name of the sequel to Breath of the Wild. Without a doubt, this is the moment. I know Nintendo has said that the name will reveal too much about the game, but I’m tired of writing “Breath of the Wild 2 dubbed by fans”. Some new footage would be nice too, Nintendo please. Oh, and also, as Tom says, the Twilight Princess and Wind Waker remakes. Let’s make this Direct a Zelda-palooza!

victoria kennedy

We need more Samus on Switch

Last year’s Metroid Dread reignited a passion in the Nintendo community for Samus and her jellyfish friends, but was that just a taste of things to come? Between the rumored Metroid Prime remake (trilogy) and the long-awaited Metroid Prime 4, we need more Samus on Switch. Surely that remake is primed and ready to release? Today, preferably. And surely enough time has passed since his return to Retro Studios that we’re in for some Prime 4 news? If the supposed Zelda re-releases are sparking hype for BOTW2, surely Metroid fans can have the same? Please Nintendo, I’m on my knees, begging, ready to transform.

ed nightingale

Pikmin 4 should be ready now

Dear Nintendo, back in 2017 you promised Tom Phillips that Pikmin 4 was “very close to completion”. Miyamoto-san himself gave his word. Five years later and my crops aren’t watered, my Pikmin are wilting. Pikmin Bloom brought attention back to the series, but it lacks the depth and charm of a full game. Pikmin 4 should be ready by now; Years have passed since you sowed the seeds and put the roots of development in the ground. It’s 2022, let me launch my Pikmin!

liv ngan

Sayo

Seeing as the little fox that could is coming to PlayStation consoles in late September It seems almost inevitable that Tunic will get a Switch port, so why not make my fall dreams come true and let me solve some of the best puzzles in gaming on the go? Being so inspired by the early Zelda games, it’s a perfect fit for the best standalone machine Nintendo has ever made, and if the rumors are true, it’s a perfect fit for this one. “Zelda Blowout” straight.

jessica orr

Radiant Silver Gun

Treasure has been teasing a comeback for a short while now, and it doesn’t take much Internet research to find out exactly what form it will take: a new outing for Radiant Silvergun, the studio’s delightfully tricky shooter that debuted on Sega’s ST-V and Saturn hardware, and possibly one of their best games. Its successor, Ikaruga, has a higher profile, although a part of me always preferred the original, partly due to Hitoshi Sakimoto’s soulful score, but also due to its ridiculously deep weapon leveling system that belies the power of reduced fire at your disposal. in Ikaruga. What a joy it would be to have this on the Switch, and dare we dream of Project RS3 news too to boot?

martin robinson

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