It all started late last year when a report suggested that a Nintendo Direct conference was scheduled for January 11.
More recently, industry insiders like Stealth told Twitter followers that there is a strong possibility of a surprise Nintendo Direct conference taking place later today.
“Everything I have heard would strongly suggest a Direct is tomorrow (January 11),” Stealth tweets. “Early tomorrow. They need to announce soon.”
According to another of Stealth’s sources, the Direct conference could take place at 9am EST (2pm UK time).
Elsewhere, a Nintendo of Russia social media account is reported to have told a fan: “Good afternoon! Follow the news – soon expected!”
Nintendo of America, meanwhile, has posted a number of cryptic tweets, including an image of Chibi-Robo on fire (above).
Check out the gallery below for a look at the games we expect to see at the new Nintendo Direct…
One of the more interesting theories posted by Twitter user Gravity the Ghost is that a Chibi-Robo game was announced at a Direct conference that took place without any prior announcement.
Express Online has contacted Nintendo for an official comment.
In terms of new game announcements, reports suggest that GTA 5 and the original Red Dead Redemption are both coming to Switch.
The Dark Souls trilogy has also been rumoured for Switch, while Konami is said to be working on the Wii Rebirth Trilogy.
This would include Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth, Contra ReBirth, and Gradius ReBirth.
A Super Smash Bros port would also make sense, alongside new information about Metroid Prime 4, Pokemon Switch and more.
And Nintendo Switch owners could be in for another surprise, as the company files a trademark for a classic gaming series.
Nintendo has filed a new trademark for 1080° Ten Eighty, which suggests the classic snowboarding series is coming back.
“Nintendo has filed a trademark registration for 1080° Ten Eighty,” Pixelpar tweeted.
“1080° Snowboarding was first released on N64 in 1998, hitting the Wii’s Virtual Console 10 years later (in 2008). The sequel “1080° Avalanche” was released on GameCube in 2003.”
While the filing could be for a new game in the series, it could be more proof that N64 and Gamecube releases are coming to Virtual Console.