New Nintendo Direct Announced for Thursday (Update: Delayed)
Update 9/6/18: Nintendo released a statement early Thursday morning that said the planned Nintendo Direct would be delayed because of an earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan. The developer and publisher said a new time and date for the Direct would be released in the "near future".
Original Story: Nintendo of America announced today in an early morning tweet that a Nintendo Direct will stream tomorrow, September 6. The 35-minute presentation will focus not only on upcoming Nintendo Switch titles but Nintendo 3DS games as well. You can watch the stream on Nintendo's Twitch and YouTube channels at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET.
With Nintendo Switch's online services on the horizon, and very few details about a specific launch date, social services, and more, we can expect to hear at least something about the service in the Direct tomorrow.
For games, you can definitely expect to hear about the holiday season's most anticipated titles Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, along with some other titles like Super Mario Party. Hopefully, we'll also hear about some titles that were announced, but have since been quiet, like Yoshi, Shin Megami Tensei V, or Fire Emblem: The Three Houses.
Nintendo has already announced that its online service will be required to play online games like Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Voice chat has been limited to the app mostly, and messaging is still unavailable a year and a half after the system's launch. Nintendo Online will also give out 20 NES games with new online capabilities, 10 of which are already announced.
You and a friend will be able to play online co-op as Mario and Luigi in the original Mario Bros. game for the first time when #NintendoSwitchOnline launches this month! https://t.co/ZPh216goDt pic.twitter.com/wRbWWBErxR— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 4, 2018
If you're especially looking forward to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, 10 Best Buy stores around the United States will be hosting a demo of the game in the upcoming weeks.
Have any predictions for tomorrow's direct? Anything you're dying to hear about? Are you giving up on the possibility of a new Animal Crossing? Let us know in the comments below!