Pokémon: Nintendo announces a surprise ahead Of E3

Nintendo Announces A Surprise \'Pokémon\' Direct For Tomorrow Ahead Of E3

Well I’ll say this, you never really have any idea what Nintendo is thinking. While most companies would like to save all their news for E3 which kicks off in a week, Nintendo has just revealed that they have…something to share ahead of that.

They’ve announced that there will be a Pokémon Direct presentation today, June 6th, at 10 AM ET.

There are literally no other details other than the fact that it will be eight minutes long and feature Pokémon news, whatever that means.

The one item everyone’s mind is immediately racing to is the possible announcement of Pokémon Stars, the long-teased “third” game in the Pokémon Sun and Moon duo, the Pokémon Yellow to its Red and Blue. There have been rumors about Stars for ages, and Nintendo has recently been rolling out stars-themed hints suggesting the game was on the way, but it’s entirely possible the reveal could be tomorrow.

The biggest question about Stars is not about whether or not it exists (everyone is convinced that it does at this point), but whether it will be coming to the Switch instead of just the 3DS. A month or two ago I might have said no, given how supportive Nintendo was continuing to be of the 3DS’s independence. But in the weeks since, we have seen two big handheld franchises, Monster Hunter and Fire Emblem, announce plans for Switch games, and Pokémon seems like the last and most important domino still to fall.