Nintendo is holding a press conference in Japan on Wednesday, September 29, and the company is poised to make an announcement regarding 3DS.
We've known about this for a while, but speculation regarding what is and what isn't going to be announced is starting to run rampant across the net.
Nintendo of America has glued its lips shut
Could this be the long-awaited worldwide release date announce? Possibly. However, only Japanese media types were invited to the event, with foreign press not allowed, so we'll have to wait on the sidelines.
There's a 50-50 chance Nintendo could announce a release date for regions outside of Japan at the presser, but we're betting Japan will be the only region the company focuses on. Still, Nintendo has promised 3DS will be released in all major regions by the end of March 2011.
Nintendo of America was contacted regarding the presser by various sources, and while it acknowledged the event's existence, it claimed to have no details on what would be revealed at it.
Rumors of a 2010 release in Japan
According to a post over on IGN, Nintendo will "reveal to the world its plans for the Nintendo 3DS", and it will also be the first time the handheld makes a public appearance in Japan.
It's been rumored for some time now, the 3DS will be released in Japan this year, and recently, an ex-peripheral maker in the country claimed it was hitting stores there on November 20.
Nintendo will definitely be dropping a release date for 3DS in Japan, but we're not 100 percent sure the November date is correct - unless Nintendo's gotten better at surprises.
Along with a date for Japan, you can easily expect news on a price, specs, first and third-party software plans, and color availability - but for the rest of the world?
We'll just have to remain patient for the next four days, we reckon.