Last week's Nintendo Direct has been rescheduled for September 13th at 6 P.M. EST
Note: This article follows up on our previous post confirming the September 6th Nintendo Direct, which has since been cancelled. Please read here for details.
Initially, Nintendo had their next Nintendo Direct scheduled to run for 35 minutes last Thursday, September 6th.
Unfortunately, around the time the Direct was first announced, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 had impacted Japan, particularly Hokkaido, the northernmost province of the Japanese islands. The devastation that resulted from the disaster prompted Nintendo to cancel the Direct while recovery efforts began at Hokkaido.
Today, the company has made a post revealing that they have rescheduled the Direct for tomorrow, September 13th, at 6 P.M. Eastern Time. As before, they plan to conduct a 35-minute stream where they will showcase a collection of the newest titles coming to both the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of hand-helds.
Since the cancellation of last week’s Direct, speculation over what would be revealed ran at an all-time high among the fans. Perhaps the most notable of all discussions is Super Smash Bros Ultimate, a Nintendo Switch exclusive that will bring together every character and stage that has ever been featured in the entire franchise all in one package, which will be released on December 7th.
While this next Direct is not a Smash-specific Direct like the one on August 8th, there has been a history of Smash content being revealed in a dramatic twist at the end of some Directs, so this speculation is not entirely out of the question…especially when you consider that we are now three months away from the game’s arrival this holiday season.
But yet another hot topic is the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online service. Since the Switch’s release last year, online functionality has essentially been free of charge, but starting mid-September it will become a paid service offering numerous options to Switch owners, such as accessibility to an expanding library of Nintendo’s older games and the ability to create an account shared by multiple users.
Memberships for the new online service are scheduled to open on September 18th, and members can sign up for a week-long trial period upon its launch via the Nintendo eShop. More details will be shared by the company via tomorrow’s Direct.
What surprises will come our way tomorrow?! Stay tuned…
On a more somber note, we send our deepest condolences and best wishes to all of those impacted by both the Hokkaido earthquake and Typhoon Jebi, both of which left behind severe damage to the Japanese islands. We pray for a speedy recovery for all involved.
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