Nintendo is seemingly struggling to adapt to the conditions enforced by the coronavirus lockdown.
Indeed, if new reports are to be believed, the company may have a double dose of bad news for fans in 2020.
According to an article over on Eurogamer, the company is thinking of delaying its annual June Direct conference.
The company traditionally holds a Direct presentation to coincide with the start of the E3 Gaming Expo in Los Angeles.
The cancellation of this year’s E3 event has given publishers and platform holders to hold their own conferences online.
Microsoft will unveil a selection of Xbox Series X games on May 7, while Sony will reportedly reveal the PS5 later this month.
Sadly, however, it looks like Nintendo will be unable to follow suit.
Not only has the June Direct conference seemingly been pushed back, but Nintendo may also have to delay some of its high-profile first party games.
Nintendo reportedly needs additional time to work on its first-party line-up, although things could change at the drop of a hat.
It was recently suggested that Nintendo has big plans for Mario’s 35-year home console anniversary in 2020.
During the next Direct conference, Switch fans are expecting Nintendo to unveil a whole host of 3D Super Mario remasters.
This will reportedly take the form of a Super Mario All-Stars style package of 3D Mario games.
The bundle is said to contain new and improved versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and then Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Less surprising is that Nintendo also plans to release a remastered version of Wii U exclusive Super Mario 3D World.
In terms of new games, Nintendo is also said to be working on a new entry in the Paper Mario RPG series.
The first two Paper Mario games are excellent, especially Gamecube exclusive The Thousand-Year Door, which is up there with Metroid Prime and Wind Waker as one of the best games on the system.
The series started to decline with Super Paper Mario on the Wii, while the less said about Sticker Star and Colour Splash the better.
Fortunately, however, the report suggests that the new Paper Mario will return to the series’ roots. If this is true, then 2020 will truly go down as one of the best years in gaming.
The rumours suggest that Nintendo may wait until the end of summer to officially unveil its plans for Mario’s big anniversary.
Published at Mon, 04 May 2020 12:51:00 +0000