Laura Kate Dale, a writer at Kotaku UK and insider who previously leaked details for the Nintendo Switch and Dark Souls Remastered, has hinted at what could be the second reason behind Nintendo’s decision to delay the Nintendo Direct.
The Kotaku UK writer told followers on Twitter that a game will be revealed during the Nintendo Direct that’s very clearly the reason for the delay, and people will “know it” when they see it. We speculate the game might have something to do with natural disasters or earthquakes.
Okay, hows this for a thing, after that direct airs, there will be a game that will be pretty clear is the reason for the delay, you'll know it when you see it. Come back to me post direct, I'll have more on that game.
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) September 6, 2018
Laura did not provide any further details on what that game is, and said she will not leak any details on the Direct out of respect for the victims of the Hokkaido earthquake.