Nintendo has announced that a new Nintendo Direct will be taking place less than a week before their E3 Direct showcase. The June 5, 2019 Direct will focus solely on the upcoming Pokemon Sword & Shield releases which are planned to launch at the end of this year.
Tune in on June 5 at 6 a.m. PT for roughly 15 minutes of new information on #PokemonSwordShield for #NintendoSwitch in a livestreamed Pokémon Direct presentation.https://t.co/d1Xx3bDbhq pic.twitter.com/sNypwrc09d
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 27, 2019
Nintendo will also air their E3 Direct on June 11, 2019 which should cover a much larger base of upcoming titles, hopefully including Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Astral Chain, Town, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Animal Crossing – which are all expected to release in 2019 alongside the new Pokemon generation.
Nintendo will showcase the Sword & Shield Direct on June 5, 2019 at 6AM PT/9AM PT. The Direct will last for around 15 minutes so expect in-depth gameplay coverage and a potential release date for the series.