Update: Nintendo has confirmed that its postponed Nintendo Direct broadcast will take place on Thursday, September 13th at 3 p.m. PT. The Direct will focus on upcoming 3DS and Switch titles.
Original Story: The recently postponed Nintendo Direct could be rescheduled for later this week, according to Nintendo Life.
As reported by the site, several “trusted sources” have confirmed September 6th’s Direct, which was postponed due to a 6.7 earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, will now take place on Thursday, September 13th.
A few tweets tied to Nintendo have also added validity to the rumor. A recent tweet from Platinum Train, the official account for the Japanese-exclusive Nintendo Switch game, hinted at “a little surprise announcement” planned for September 13th. Data miners also recently discovered a few Splatoon 2 in-game events have been scheduled to launch this Thursday. Plus, the official Animal Crossing U.K. Twitter account tweeted about a “sneak peek” coming soon that seems to be a tie-in with Pocket Camp and Splatoon 2.
— プラチナ・トレイン (@ptrain_official) September 11, 2018
Goodness! What’s going on here? We’re supposed to be getting a sneak peek at what’s to come…but all I see are those bright colours. Hmmm…something about this does look familiar. What could it be? #PocketCamp pic.twitter.com/ngqDMwNT7f
— Animal Crossing UK (@AC_Isabelle) September 11, 2018
Of course, fans will have to wait until Nintendo gives official word on when the Direct will occur. Apart from the possible Splatoon 2 and Platinum Train news, it’s unclear what will be covered during the new presentation. In the days following the original Direct’s delay, a few surprise announcements have popped up, including the arrival of a Mega Man 11 demo on Switch and the unveiling of the special edition Pokémon: Let’s Go Switch. Those could have been two topics originally planned for the Direct.
It’s likely that the Nintendo Switch Online service will be a major focal point, as it’s scheduled to launch at some point this month. There could also be new information on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or the unannounced games that Nintendo previously teased are still coming this year.
Source: Nintendo Life