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Mini presentations and occasional surprise announcements aside, it’s been so long since we saw a full-fledged Nintendo Direct. It’s understandable, given how the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many wrenches in the works, but we can’t help but wonder just what Nintendo has been working on throughout the silence. Thanks to a recent update on Nintendo’s website, we do have a hint – albeit a very small one – of a new project entering development.

According to a recent job listing on Nintendo’s website, the company is currently looking for a level designer for some new, unannounced 2D action games. Applicants are expected to create “specifications for objects placed in game courses” at Nintendo’s Tokyo offices.



A “2D action game” is a fairly vague description; it could refer to many of Nintendo’s existing IPs, or it could be something completely new. Of course, a new Mario, Yoshi, or Wario game comes to mind. A 2D Metroid game isn’t out of the question either!


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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!