If Nintendo has a general direct at the end of the month, there will be so many formulas, trends, and theories thrown out the window going forward!!!
could be as simple as, "Sakurai (or Nintendo) felt like it".This Smash presentation really makes me wonder why they didn't unveil the character at the Game Awards. I thought for sure it was to save it for a Direct, but if that's not the case... then why? Even if the character wasn't far in development, well, neither was Joker when he was shown off, and that worked out very well.
If the third party announcements (and first party because Nintendo seems port happy with 3d world, pikmin 3, etc) are just gonna be filled with old ports as these leaks continue to be, then it ain't a direct worth watching
I should have clarified, there are already games announced that will hit in the second half of the year. Not that they were announced for that time (yet)..There aren't any games announced for the second half; in fact if you look at Wikipedia there are literally no games with dates (either specific or limited to a month) past April, and April itself has only 1. In the grand scheme of things Nintendo's 2020 is still an absolute mystery.