Rumor: Nintendo Direct will occur this Friday, per industry insider

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Yes, yes, Nintendo Direct rumor time again. Even I’m exhausted with it, so I empathize if you have similar feelings. However, the thing is that most of the rumors have been kind of on the mark lately, and the source of this latest report is again VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, who has a track record for accuracy. In the below video, which we’ve cued up to the relevant moment, Grubb states that the next Direct is likely arriving on Friday, Aug. 28, or at least very close to then.

In the video published yesterday, Grubb said, “I’ve heard a few things, and I think there’s a strong possibility that there is a Nintendo Direct next week, on Friday. That’s the date I’ve heard.” But as usual, expectations must be kept in check. It could be a full Direct, or it could be another “Mini” and/or Partner Showcase.

That said, Grubb added, “I think there’s a lot of signs pointing to next week being a general Direct, and there is a general Direct coming up, it seems like for sure.”

Whatever it is, everyone should really just shut up and be grateful for it, assuming a Nintendo Direct actually occurs on Friday, Aug. 28.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!