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Nintendo Direct is Coming Back on November 12

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Nintendo Directs are coming back after a five-month hiatus this Thursday at 2 p.m. PST. Nintendo made the announcement on Twitter this morning.

Nintendo Directs are Nintendo’s premiere medium for big game announcements. They’re videos that stream simultaneously across the country so that Nintendo fans can get all of the breaking news at the same time. They were originally conceived about four years ago by Nintendo’s late president Satoru Iwata. Nintendo confirmed late last month that there would be at least one new Nintendo Direct before the end of the year, brushing away fears that the online presentations might be gone forever after the tragic loss of Iwata. Read More

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Tatsumi Kimishima Named as Nintendo’s New President

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Nintendo announced today that their new president will be Tatsumi Kimishima. In the same press conference, they also announced a “large-scale revision of the organizational structure.” As part of this, Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda are getting new job titles.

In July, Nintendo’s last president, Satoru Iwata, passed away from cancer at the age of 55. Iwata was one of the most beloved figures in the video game industry, so Nintendo was wise to take its time with this decision. Kimishima has big shoes to fill.

But who is Kimishima? And what does this restructuring mean? Read More