Nintendo fans return to the NY Store to watch the latest Direct

Nintendo welcomed a select group of fans to its New York flagship store yesterday to see its latest Direct broadcast – the first time in almost three years.

The practice was previously common pre-Covid and frequently caused outpourings of excitement during major Nintendo game reveals.

Well, as we know, yesterday’s Nintendo Direct had plenty – and the assembled group of fans reacted as well as expected to word of Pikmin 4, Fire Emblem Engage and the name Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Perhaps surprisingly, the biggest reaction of the afternoon seems to have come from the reveal of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, a remake of a Wii platform game. His announcement prompted those gathered to begin chanting Kirby’s name. Nintendo fans, huh.

Admission to the viewing was on a first-come, first-served basis with limited seating. Today, Nintendo shared footage from the event on Twitter:

If you missed the show yourself, here’s everything recapped in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct.