Nintendo has not held an online broadcast since E3 in June due to the untimely and tragic death of company president Satoru Iwata in early July. The Nintendo Direct events have been put on hold for obvious reasons, leading many to wonder whether they would come back at all.
However, it appears they will. A job listing for a Motion Graphics Artist at Nintendo of America mentions Nintendo Direct, implying their continued importance to the video games company. The mention comes as part of a description of the jobs duties, which also includes TV ads, game trailers and web content.
Iwata hosted each Nintendo Direct to date, a part of his job for which he became beloved. From his position as the primary host, he would often throw to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime and Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata to take over for details pertaining to their specific regions.
How Direct will be structured now Iwata is no longer with us remains to be seen but it is good to know they will return. Nintendo Direct has formed a crucial part of the company's marketing strategy in recent years, one that has been a big success and seen the gaming brand abandon traditional press conferences at E3.
Nintendo has yet to appoint a new president. Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda are currently running the company in the interim.