Nintendo Direct Confirmed For January 2019 Date (UPDATE)

Nintendo Direct Confirmed For January 2019 Date

UPDATE: In our excitement we didn’t realize the source was a parody account. We apologize for the massive oversight on our part and we promise to do better in all of our future coverage. Thank you for being patient as we let our love of Nintendo games overshadow our journalistic integrity. 

As the new year has begun, fresh opportunities have also arisen for the occasion of 2019 and it looks as though Nintendo is taking that idea and rolling with it. Earlier this week it was leaked that Nintendo may have been planning a new Nintendo Direct event, letting loose their first big announcements in the first month of the year.

That unconfirmed Direct presentation has now been confirmed, scheduled to take place this coming Thursday, January 10th. The announcement was established to have 40 minutes of news about upcoming Nintendo titles and is set to take place at 12 PM PT / 10 AM CT / 9 AM ET.

As Big N’s latest flagship title Super Smash Bros. Ultimate saw its release this past December, it’s currently up in the air what might be debuting for the event. Could we expect confirmation of that rumored console redesign or maybe even Persona 5 R on Switch? Perhaps Nintendo may take this opportunity to address the series of reported leaks that have happened over the last few days, detailing the arrival of several surprise fighters to the Smash Bros. proceedings. Only time will tell.

What do you think? Are you interested in what the January Nintendo Direct may have in store, or should everyone keep expectations low for the time being? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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  • Nathan Reply

    January 7, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Nooooo, Eric, please double check sources before posting this stuff. You’re fuelling the fake Direct fire!

  • Luigi Reply

    January 8, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Euhm I don’t want to make you dissapointed but this tweet is fake look Nintendo of america has no verification tick and if you click on the account you see it is a fake account.

  • J Reply

    January 9, 2019 at 8:19 AM

    If you’ve now noticed this is fake, why keep the article up?

    • Liana Ruppert Reply

      January 13, 2019 at 11:26 PM

      Because if you delete an article that’s already seen significant traffic, it can hurt your website’s ranking. Since we’re an independent site, we really can’t afford to take a hit like that.

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