Last week Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that an announcement was on the way to show "the true potential" of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Talk of a Nintendo Direct naturally spread, and Nintendo has now confirmed that will happen — the twist is that it's a live event that's "focused on 50 new things".
It all sounds hugely exciting, and it takes place at a peak time in North America; Europeans will need to stay up a little late. It goes down on 23rd October at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / midnight CET, and that's 7am in Japan (on 24th October in Nintendo's homeland). It's not clear whether Nintendo of America will host, or whether it will be Sakurai-san and company in Japan.