Today, the Nintendo of America Twitter account announced that a new Nintendo Direct will air tomorrow at 2:00 PM PST and 5:00 PM EST. Their Twitter account states that the direct will focus on upcoming Nintendo Switch titles, “including new details on
#FireEmblem Three Houses” and will air for “roughly 35 minutes.”
The Nintendo of America Twitter account was courteous enough to post an image along with their announcement that you can check out below.
Since Fire Emblem: Three Houses was named dropped at the end of the announcement, it’s a safe bet that game-play footage and a solid release date will be given to the title during this event.
As for other titles like Luigi’s Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, Daemon X Machina, and others, I’ll discuss what we can see from these titles below. Granted, these next few statements are my own “guesstimates” and don’t represent my co-workers/company’s thoughts.
For Luigi’s Mansion 3, I can see Nintendo dropping more game-play footage for the title while giving it a release date. Whether that be the rumored July 16th release date or what many believe could be an October release because of the game’s tone and setting, is up for debate.
The same can be said about Daemon X Machina. I believe this game will release sooner than some may anticipate. We’ve seen lots of footage of the game, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the game releases in April or May. Maybe a trailer drop with its release date popping up at the end could appear in the direct.
As for Animal Crossing, I could see a trailer that actually shows us the title’s game-play. Maybe we could see a release window tagline like “coming Summer/Fall 2019.” I don’t expect a solid release date, but if we get one, than I wouldn’t be mad if my prediction is incorrect.
We could get some unexpected/expected IP revivals, sequels, ports, or new IPs altogether. Since GoNintendo.com reported that “today’s Nintendo Direct announcement was retweeted by Shinji Hashimoto, a producer at Square-Enix” who “has ties to Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and a handful of other Square-Enix properties,” I’m expecting many game projects to get revealed in tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct.
As for the Pokemon 2019 game, I don’t expect it to be at tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct. Its been the norm for the games to get revealed in a direct hosted by the Pokemon Company themselves and not in one hosted by Nintendo. What I expect, however, is a Pokemon Direct announcement to be given during tomorrow’s direct.
As for the date, probably sometime next week to get fans excited for Pokemon Day. Lastly, we should talk about the elephant in the room known as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. To put it briefly, I expect there to be a game-play trailer for Joker and possibly a teaser trailer for Character Pack #2’s guest character. Your guess is as good as mine on who it will be.
That’s it for this report and my own speculative thoughts about what could detailed in the Nintendo Direct. It would be great to receive updates on their Online Service, but I’m fine if they only focus on video games in this direct. As always we’ll keep you all up to date on what’s revealed in tomorrow’s event.
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