Nintendo fans may have to wait a bit longer than usual for the company’s June Nintendo Direct, as its air date has reportedly been revealed as Wednesday, June 29th.
The information comes from game writer and former gaming journalist Alanah Pearce, who shared the news on a Twitch live stream earlier today.
“Heard it here first. Let me check,” Pearce says in the above clip. “I have it written down. 29th, yeah. June 29th. Nintendo Direct.”
In the clip, Pearce appears to check something with the Direct date on it to confirm. She then goes on to explain her source is not Nintendo itself.
“It’s not technically a leak since Nintendo didn’t tell me, which is how I make that call,” says Pearce. “But it’s also I’m not leaking anything that’s in it.”
Pearce currently works as a writer for Sony’s Santa Monica Studio and is on the development team for God of War Ragnarök.
Prior to her position at Santa Monica Studio, Pearce was a reporter for IGN and a host for Rooster Teeth’s Inside Gaming news program.
Nintendo has not officially announced a date for any upcoming Directs.
While Nintendo usually announces its June Direct date weeks or months in advance in alignment with E3, the cancellation of E3 2022 changed those plans.
Traditionally, Nintendo has held a Nintendo Direct in June for E3 every year since 2012 — except 2020 and 2016.
In 2016, Nintendo decided to skip hosting an E3 Direct in favor of Treehouse Live reveals of future games.
In 2020, E3 was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; while Nintendo in turn forgoed a June Direct, it also did not host any general Nintendo Directs that entire year.
If this reported date is true, this year’s Nintendo Direct will be the latest Nintendo has ever hosted one in June.
2012’s June Direct currently holds this distinction, which took place on Thursday, June 21st.
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