You may recall that, at the end of August, there were rumors beginning to appear that a Nintendo Direct was coming in September. In fact, the rumors even mentioned that the date of the Nintendo Direct would be on September 12th.
As of this post’s article, that’s roughly half a week away. However, it was announced today that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at the age of 96. Nintendo insiders are now beginning to report that the company might have internally delayed the Nintendo Direct due to this. According to Jeff Grubb, Nintendo had made the decision before informing
It is unknown as to why. Some are speculating that it is being done out of respect for the Queen. Others think that it is because the extended and widespread media coverage of the Queen’s passing that will be happening over the next week or two will make it difficult, if not impossible, for Nintendo to promote and advertise a Direct.
Whatever the reason is, it is worth noting that none of the Nintendo insiders are saying with certainty that this has happened. Words and phrases like “likely” and “might have” are being used. And, of course, it is worth noting most of all that the Nintendo Direct hasn’t even been announced yet. So, the delay is more so an internal situation than external. Nevertheless, if there are any further developments, we’ll let you know.