Nintendo Directs to Continue, New Host Undecided

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We’ve learned (via IGN) that Nintendo is going to continue their Nintendo Direct broadcasts, following the unexpected passing of former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata this past July.

“Nintendo Directs will continue,” the representative for Nintendo told IGN. “But we have no details to provide now on who will be featured or the topics that will be covered.”

Iwata-san was the former host of the broadcasts, and he brought a memorable presence with him in each recording. Since his death, Nintendo has not held a new Nintendo Direct, but they have named a new interim president, Tatsumi Kimishima.

We’ll keep you guys posted.



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  1. Fenrir007
    September 15, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    I think the best alternative would be to put Reggie to do it. He has the charisma and is used to these appearances.

  2. Doc Hammer
    Doc Hammer
    September 15, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Make Sakurai do it. He has experience from the Smash Dojo updates.

  3. DariusQ
    September 16, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Just keep Trinen doing it. He’s the only other person on staff qualified to do it in both English and Japanese anyways.

  4. Nonscpo
    September 16, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I think they’ll go with Miyamoto, and I based that on absolutely nothing :D

  5. InfectedAI
    September 16, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Miyamoto with subtitles would be great. Don’t see the guy enough. Japan is lucky having him in their directs.

  6. Misogynerd
    September 16, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Here’s my options:
    A. That cute Yoshi’s Woolly World dev that spoke english well.
    B. Xander Mobus
    C. Edwyn Tiong
    D. Hideki Kamiya
    E. Shigesato Itoi
    F. Cammie Dunaway (Who’s fucking insane by the way)
    G. Mr. Caffeine
    H. Aisha Tyler
    I. Joel McHale
    J. Jamie Kennedy
    K. Tak Fuuji
    L. Charles Martinet

  7. Misogynerd
    September 16, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Reggie is the most likely, although I do think he needs a more gentle and more involved in the dev side counterpart.

  8. No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 16, 2015 at 1:58 am

    No, from what I’ve heard, he’s against anything that’s not Nintendo through and through and would be a detriment to anything beyond the well known Nintendo stuff.

  9. No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 16, 2015 at 2:01 am

    “J. Jamie Kennedy”
    The fuck ever happened to him?

  10. Misogynerd
    September 16, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Yeah, NoA and Reggie seem to be the side of the company that is the most: “If it’s not Kid-friendly or a well-known Nintendo brand, don’t show it” attitude that leads to Fatal Frame being Digital Only, not bringing games like:

    Doshin the Giant
    Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland
    Last Window
    Daigasso Band Brothers
    Another Code R
    Disaster: Day of Crisis
    Xenoblade (released in NA exclusive to Gamestop after fan outcry)
    The Last Story (published in the west by XSeed)
    Pandora’s Tower (published in the west by XSeed)

    That NoE already translated. Seems like Bernie Stolar v2. Plus not translating games like DQ7 and DQ8.

  11. Misogynerd
    September 16, 2015 at 2:06 am

    He went to his home planet along with Poochie

  12. No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 16, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Did anyone even like Tingle?
    Dragon Quest is totally on SquareEnixes shoulders.

  13. Heresy Hammer
    Heresy Hammer
    September 16, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Charles Martinet
    yes this is a genius idea

  14. Tromboner
    September 16, 2015 at 8:56 am

    DQ is on Square Enix. Nintendo even asked if they could help out like they did with IX, and Square Enix said no.

    The rest I agree with. If NoA had NoE’s attitude when it came to giving games a shot, that would be really nice.

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  16. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    September 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Edwyn Tiong? The same guy who used to do voice acting in a bunch of flash games?

  17. Misogynerd
    September 16, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Yeah, that Dan McNeely guy. Hey he appears on Dust and Freedom Planet, he’s a veteran of the industry :P

  18. Fenrir007
    September 16, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    He doesn’t strike me as someone particularly good to do presentations.

  19. Nonscpo
    September 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Not necessarily good at presentations, but more like his charm, plus the fanboys will love it.