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Parody Nintendo Direct Leaks refers to a series of photoshops and edits parodying leaked games and game announcement lists for upcoming Nintendo Direct streams or showcases. The fake leaks often resemble poorly taken photographs of internal documents listing all the announcements for a specified Nintendo Direct with one or several obviously fake games listed for the announcement. The parody leaks first began appearing online as early as 2014, becoming increasingly popularized in the following years, often during times when Nintendo Direct leaks were announced. The leaks sometimes crossover with the My Uncle Works at Nintendo meme.


The earliest known parody Nintendo Direct leak was posted to Tumblr[8] by user captain-lelouch[7] on January 12th, 2015, and then reposted to Cheezburger[1] the following day. The photograph shows a fake list of games to be announced at the January 19th, 2015, Nintendo Direct performance, each game featuring a comedic description underneath its title (shown below). The post gained over 100 upvotes and 300 downvotes in nine years.

Nintendo TOP SECRET VIDEO GAME LIST NINTENDO DIRECT-1.19.2015 This is a top secret list of video games Nintendo is going to announce a Nintendo Direct on Monday. If it ends up on social media somebody is going to be forced to commit sudoku at the Nintendo offices. NINTENDO3DS The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 30 o Release Date o New Nintendo 3DS enhancements Fire Emblem Awakening 2 o North America gets special limited edition with balloon, Europe and Japan get a 1:1 Falchion replica Pokemon X2 and Y2 o Increasing FPS for a total of 5 frames per second, a new record for 305 Pokemon titles . β€’ Xenoblade Chronicles (New 3DS exclusive) o New character Marie who is somehow related to the story . Announcement: New Nintendo 3DS Wiiu Yoshi's Wooly World Release Date The Legend of Zelda (tentative) o Horse jumping animation in slow mo improved o Unk isn't a girl because we're scared of Polygon o Professionally created memes for 10 minutes Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem o It's dead o It's so fuking dead o Fk you


Memes depicting fake games to be announced during Nintendo Directs became increasingly popularized over the following years. On September 22nd, 2021, X[2] user @smugry posted a fake screenshot of a game titled "Super Mario C-m Factory," writing, "I've been sent this a Nintendo Direct leak from a very reliable source, things are going to be getting a little messy for Mario," garnering over 5,900 likes in three years (shown below, left).

On May 31st, 2022, X[3] user @little_paisano posted a fake list of announcements, writing, "broooooo this nintendo direct leak be crazy," garnering over 29,000 likes in two years (shown below, right). On June 6th, ResetEra[4] user Regiruler started a thread to collect examples of parody Nintendo Direct leaks, garnering around 40 replies in two years.

tendo Direct SUPER MAPIO C-- FACTORY A Familor Face in a Messy New Adventure.... Nintendo Direct 6-14-22 varo and switch tu project change is hugger ster course rass ware 3ns with caves raler -mario's tummell of a com -crucifixion of bouser UNE animal crossing decay update uning? -mario movie trailer 1 -the fall of the iberian govermNNN -ARMS 2 -breath of the wild 2 no news trailer

On November 2nd, 2023, a version of the meme was posted to /r/casualnintendo[5] that garnered over 1,900 upvotes in seven months (shown below).

Nintendo Direct 12/18/2023 (FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY) Sonic Dream Team Trailer Super Mario: The Search for Destiny DelVacchio From High School Announcemen Pizza Tower: Supreme Edition Trailer Hotel Mario Retoasted Announcement Super Mario RPG: Big Yoshi Trailer Kirby and the Island of Rizz Trailer Bowser's Big Bean Burrito 4 Trailer ARMS: The Movie Teaser Super Mario Universe Trailer luigi 2 Yoshi's New F**king Island Trailer Plants vs. Zombies Tactics Announcement Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Cancellation Announcement Paper Mario & the Clay of Reckoning Trailer Pyoro's Live Execution this isnt part of the direct but if your reading this jared the downstairs toilet is clogg again

On June 10th, 2024, X[6] user @operagxofficial posted a Nintendo Direct leak parody featuring a list full of Hollow Knight: SIlksong release announcements, garnering over 18,000 likes in under a day (shown below).

Nintendo Direct Super Mario Party: Multiverse Mania The Legend of Zelda: Crown of Destiny Luigi's Mansion 2 HD Hollow Knight: Silksong Hollow Knight: Silksong Collector's Edition Hollow Knight: Silksong Digital Deluxe Edition Hollow Knight: Silksong Remaster Hollow Knight: Silksong: Ultimate Hollow Knig Hollow Knight 2: 2 Silk 2 Song Hollow Knight: The Final Silksong Hollow Knight: Bloodborne PC Port Silksong Movie

Various Examples

Nintendo Direct 4.19.24 Segment: Super Mario RPG 2 (working title) Headlines: SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS Pac-Man World 2 Re-Pac Cooking Mama: Culinary Clash STRANGER OF PARADISE: Final Fantasy Origin MEGA MAN X DIVE OFFLINE Segment: Virtual Boy - Nintendo Switch Online 2025 11/11/24 Late 2024 7/17/24 4/29/24 After Presentation After Presentation Headlines: Pikmin 4 Remastered KINGDOM HEARTS V (Cloud Version) Rage guy comics Vs. Youtube Poop REMIX Puyo Puyo Tetris + Dr. Mario + Candy Crush Metroid Prime Pinball HD Pizza Tower II Super Bomberman R Online Offline Segment: Fire Emblem: Four Houses Headlines: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 3 Epic Goofy like the dog from Disney Professor Layton vs Detective Columbo Indie Highlight Reel I guess who cares Segment: 7/7/24 Summer 2025 8/1/24 Fall 2024 After Presentation 3/14/25 2024 2025 10/31/24 2025 2026 Sometime in the Future Pikmin 2: The Bad Ending continues. Remake (working title) 2025 27/60 YASHI'S F------ ISLAND ccomign This Sprign ACTIVISION TOYS/808 SPYRO SUBWAY Available This Summer SONIC DIES Available This Year EPIC Nintendo eShop FORTNITES at Freddy's Available Now a- SWITCH

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