Nintendo Direct returns September 13th focused on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games

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Nintendo’s periodic news broadcast is returning this week on Wednesday, September 13th with the latest edition of Nintendo Direct. The presentation will primarily focus on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games releasing in the next few months.

Of course if you’re on this website, you’re probably looking for an announcement of Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch to finally happen. It’s likely that a new game announcement or two will appear at this week’s Nintendo Direct, but whether that includes an Animal Crossing title is really anyone’s guess at this point.

However, Nintendo does promise new details on the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey title for Nintendo Switch though. We expect to hear more about the game’s various playable Kingdoms and more. Other expected games include Fire Emblem Warriors and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, both set to launch later this year.

If you’re in the special club of people who still remember that Nintendo announced an Animal Crossing mobile game a year and a half ago now, this likely won’t be your moment. The Japanese page for this week’s Nintendo Direct rules out any mobile announcements saying “New information on applications for smartphones is not included”, per a Google translation.

There is always the small chance though that the Animal Crossing app makes an appearance at Tuesday morning’s Apple Special Event at 10am PDT for the latest iPhones just as Super Mario Run did last September. We do not expect this to happen though — it’s only a possibility.

Catch the Nintendo Direct live on YouTube or Twitch at 3PM Pacific Time, 6PM Eastern Time, and 11PM British Summer Time. The expected run-time is approximately 45 minutes. As always, we’ll be watching here at Animal Crossing World and posting any relevant Animal Crossing news from the event.

  • Jimmy Boy

    HA! Nintendo continues to act like New Leaf just came out in 2016, instead of 2012! They won’t give a new main game for over 5 years, the biggest gap in the series ever! I’m still believing 2018 will be Animal Crossing: Switch Your Life, mainly because New Leaf was 2012 (Japan, still counts), with Happy Home in 2015, 3 years later, and 3 years after that is 2018. Plus, Splatoon’s team was Animal Crossing’s core, and Splatoon 2 came out earlier this summer, so the development is clearly done. Animal Crossing doesn’t take a tremendous amount of resources to make, it’s mostly text writing, which they’re probably working on now- as well as holidays, and incorporating those HD graphics used in the Plaza and Mario Kart. The resources are there for a full fledged HD Animal Crossing game, it’s just text writing and incorporating Animal Crossing elements. Don’t expect it before 2018, I’m not. I think E3, 2018 is when they’ll show it (they may tease it when they finally reveal/release the mobile app, but don’t expect a simultaneous release with mobile).