Nintendo Direct Confirmed For September 14


Nintendo has officially announced the date for its September Direct, which will take place on September 14 and will run for roughly 40 minutes. According to Nintendo, the September Direct will focus on Switch games releasing “this winter” for the Switch.

September Direct presentations have been a regular fixture on the Nintendo calendar for several years. With 2015 as the only exception, a Nintendo Direct has been held every year since 2012, focusing on upcoming releases from Nintendo. Currently, Nintendo has two major games scheduled for release in October, which has become an incredibly busy month. Detective Pikachu Returns is set to launch on October 6 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder–which recently had its own dedicated Direct–is scheduled for an October 20 release.

Beyond those two major franchises, rumors have begun circulating that two other classic IPs are expected to be showcased in the September Direct. Nintendo insider Pyoro–who has a strong track record with leaks–hinted at a possible F-Zero revival.

“Let’s just say fans of a certain MATLAB function will be happy with the upcoming Direct,” they posted on Friday. In a nutshell, this tweet subtly refers to a programming and numeric computing platform created by Mathworks to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models.

This platform also has an “fzero” function, which has led to speculation that F-Zero is making a comeback on Switch, 19 years after the last game in the series, F-Zero Climax for the Game Boy Advance, was released.