Update: Following the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck Hokkaido, Japan, early Thursday, Nintendo has announced it will postpone the planned Nintendo Direct broadcast. The company says a new date will be announced “in the near future.”
Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week’s planned Nintendo Direct. We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding. pic.twitter.com/IITgJFtzub
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 6, 2018
Original story: Nintendo isn’t done delivering Directs this year.
According to a recent tweet from the publisher, another new Nintendo Direct will take place on Thursday, September 6th at 3 p.m. PT. The presentation will last approximately 35 minutes and cover “information on upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles.”
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 5, 2018
While it’s unclear which games Nintendo plans on covering during the presentation, it’s highly possible we’ll get more information on the two biggest games headed to Switch later this year—Pokémon: Let’s Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Both titles have had special Directs in the past, but there are still many questions left to be answered about them.
Pokémon fans still don’t have a solid understanding on how Mega Evolutions will work in the loose remakes of Pokémon Yellow. Perhaps fans will even get a few new fighters announced for Ultimate. Even better, Nintendo could shed some light on the mysterious game mode that was teased during the brawler’s special Direct.
Of course, the other elephant in the room—Nintendo Switch Online—could be the focus of the showcase. Nintendo recently teased that the online service will finally be arriving later this month, and while we know generally what to expect from it, fans are still holding out hope that it will include a few surprises. For the $20 a year, subscribers will have access to many Switch titles’ online functionalities, cloud-based saves, and the NES classics library.
It’s possible Nintendo could have more “classic” games ready to be announced, perhaps from the Game Boy or Super Nintendo eras, so players should tune in to the Direct on Nintendo’s site or Twitch channel to see if a miracle happens.
Source: Nintendo of America on Twitter