We will see more shadow drop announcements like Paper Mario for the rest of the year at least. This may actually create more hype and Nintendo buzz, because instead of people saying, "why no direct, does Nintendo have nothing to show?"...
As opposed to people engaging in rampant speculation to guess when the next Direct will be, as it is almost all year long every year.
"When will we get to see the next Direct?"
- "It could be any week!"