Tomorrow's Nintendo Treehouse: Live stream promises a WayForward surprise


The next best thing to a Direct

[Update: Of all possible things, WayForward’s game turned out to be Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia.]

The Nintendo Direct format may or may not be transforming – time will tell – but Treehouse lives.

During a just-announced Nintendo Treehouse: Live stream scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Pacific on July 10, 2020, Nintendo will debut a new WayForward game and preview Paper Mario: The Origami King.

Here’s the curious part: the mystery game is “a title in a franchise new to developer WayForward.” Am I reading into that too much, or are the implications really exciting? I hope they’re borrowing an IP.

[Update: Nintendo clarified that WayForward’s new game is “based on a third-party property.”]

You could put WayForward on just about any series and I’d be stoked to check it out.