It has become pretty common for Nintendo to begin new years with a Direct, so we waited. We all expected a Nintendo Direct, but what many did not expect was a Pokémon Direct announcement from Nintendo.
Speculation has been overwhelming on Reddit and Twitter, but it looks like we will be getting some information regarding new content for Sword and Shield.
According to a German press release regarding the freshly announced Direct, Sword and Shield are in the headlines. You can see the tweet here from @Ruki185 with a screenshot from said press release:
For everyone getting their hopes up for the #PokemonDirect (stuff like Sinnoh remakes):
The German press release specifically states that we’ll get “new details about Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield”. pic.twitter.com/fZ1QKbrMBU
— Ruki Number 185 (@Ruki185) January 7, 2020
For a lot of Pokémon fans, this is disappointing, though. There are many players that are salivating over the idea of a Sinnoh remake, possibly in the same fashion as Let’s Go. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. But the Pokémon Direct will be 20 minutes in length, so who knows what else will be included. Watch the Direct when it goes live here on January 9th in your local time zones.
Pokémon Direct 1.9.2020
Here are some times for those interested:
Japan – 11:30PM
UK – 2:30PM
US East Coast – 9:30AM
US West Coast – 6:30AM
What are you hoping to see come out of this Pokémon Direct? Are you excited for more Sword and Shield content? Are you hoping for a new game announcement? Or would you like to see Pokémon Pinball revived with Wooloo as the main Pokémon?
Let us know in the comments below! Thank you for stopping by and reading SwitchWatch.co.uk. I hope you have a great time watching the Direct. Happy gaming, everyone!
It seems like we got some great announcements in this Direct! A Dungeon remake, Sword/Shield Expansion passes, and Pokemon Home news. What did you think?