Oct 22, 2021
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Nintendo Direct Turns 10: The Best Announcements From Nintendo’s Video Presentations

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Ten years ago, on October 21, 2011, the first-ever Nintendo Direct premiered on YouTube. The 7-minute presentation–only SEVEN minutes!–included updates on Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. A decade later the format has become the standard for delivering gaming news to the masses, be it PlayStation’s State of Play, Microsoft’s Inside Xbox, or other pre-recorded, livestream-style broadcasts throughout the industry.

Looking back at the history of Nintendo Direct is a tall order–there are to date close to 150 videos if we include the game-specific presentations like this month’s Animal Crossing Direct or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sora reveal. That didn’t stop us though, and we’ve…

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