Nintendo Announces January Pokemon Direct Happening This Week

What does Nintendo have in store for Pokemon fans? We'll be finding out later this week!

We’re into our first week of 2020 and the Big N has already revealed their first Nintendo Direct of the New Year! The latest presentation will center around Pokemon and is slated to go down on January 9th for those interested to see what the company has in store for fans of those adorable pocket monsters.

Not much has been given in the way of specifics, but at least this debunks the earlier rumor that the first Nintendo Direct of the year would be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-related. Whether the team reveals new games or additions to previously released entries, it’ll be interesting to see what Nintendo has in store.

As for Pokemon Sword and Shield, it will be interesting to learn more about the latest entry into this beloved franchise, especially with its different playstyle and even more adorable little pocket monsters. It’s also possible we will see more of the Pokemon Edition Nintendo Switch Lite on the way, perhaps even a new one altogether. We’ll learn soon enough!

Are you excited for the latest Nintendo Direct announcement from the Big N? What other surprises are you hoping to see later this week bright and early? Hit us up over on Twitter @PrimaGames with your thoughts!

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