UPDATE – January 22nd, 2019: This leak has now been proven right with the announcement of a new Nintendo Direct for Indie Games, which will be showcased on January 23rd.
Gaming INTEL has received exclusive information via a source who wishes to remain anonymous. Our source claims that there will be a Nintendo Direct taking place in January 2019, additional information also lines up with this.
NEW INTEL: Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games 2019 and beyond.
LEAK: Next Nintendo Direct January 2019
As of the end of December 2018, our source said:
“There is a Nintendo direct planned for January. I’m working to gather more information on it as of now.”
Since then, our source followed up on his original statement with a new message as of January 2nd:
“I was told January 10th from one source. This hasn’t been cross checked between sources. Most of my other sources are still undecided on aN exact date, but certain of a Nintendo January direct.”
When is the Next Nintendo Direct?
It’s important to take note that this specific source has been proven correct on many other Nintendo Direct dates in the past. Whilst Gaming INTEL cannot confirm exactly when this January 2019 Nintendo Direct will be taking place, our exclusive source claims that one of his sources is saying it’ll be showcased on the 10th. Gaming INTEL is contacting several others to cross check the exact date of this January 2019 Nintendo Direct.
If following suit from previous years, a Nintendo Direct in January doesn’t appear to be much of a surprise. Last year, on January 11th, a Nintendo Direct Mini took place. In addition, some of the most recent January months have consisted of a Switch console presentation, alongside a new 3DS reveal and game announcements back in 2015.
In terms of what will be showcased at this Direct, there is yet to be any official announcements. However, based on speculation and theories, these Switch games amongst others are all expected to be featured:
- Yoshi’s Crafted World
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
- Animal Crossing
- Pokemon 2019 (This one is highly speculative considering that Game Freak are predominantly known for showcasing their games at their own reveals)
We’re looking to find out additional information in regards to this Nintendo Direct leak, stay tuned…