Nintendo Direct For Switch And 3DS Delayed Due To Earthquake In Japan
The stream was set to focus on upcoming Switch and 3DS games.
[Update] Nintendo has taken the decision to delay the Direct event after a powerful earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan. The company has said it will provide more details on when the Direct will air in the "near future." [Original story] Another Nintendo Direct is on the horizon. Nintendo announced via Twitter that it will stream a new presentation around the world tomorrow, September 6, and this one will focus on upcoming titles for both Nintendo Switch and 3DS.
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
According to the tweet, the presentation is scheduled to run for approximately 35 minutes, which suggests it will be packed with a lot of news and footage. North America's broadcast kicks off at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET, while Europe's stream begins at 11 PM BST.
The presentation will be broadcast on Nintendo's official website and Twitch channel. GameSpot will also have a stream of the presentation, so you'll be able to tune in right here and watch it unfold.
Nintendo hasn't specified what games will be showcased during tomorrow's Direct, but we'll presumably learn new details on some of this season's biggest Switch titles, such as Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We may also get another look at some titles that were conspicuously absent from Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation, such as Switch's untitled Yoshi game, which was originally slated to release this year.
Nintendo will also likely share some new details about its paid online service for Switch. Despite being scheduled to launch later this month, there are still many details we don't quite know about it. Nintendo has already revealed that Switch owners will need to have an active subscription in order to play most online multiplayer games like Splatoon 2 going forward, but we don't yet know how other titles will be integrated into the corresponding Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.
We also don't yet know the full lineup of games that will be available as part of Nintendo Switch Online's NES library. Nintendo says 20 classic titles will be playable right from the service's launch and feature newly added online play, but only half of those have been revealed thus far.