It really has been a while, hasn’t it? Nintendo Direct events have become a much rarer occurrence in recent months. While you could argue that aside from a few major releases like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon Let’s Go that the Switch had too few announcements for 2018 games to warrant regular Direct events, it doesn’t mean their disappearance hasn’t been somewhat disappointing. Luckily, that’s all about to change with a new Nintendo Direct having been announced for tomorrow, including new details on Fire Emblem: Three Houses and more.
This Direct will actually be the first such event since September to occur since September 2018, a whole 5 months ago. While we did receive a themed Direct focused exclusively on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just before the launch of that game and there have been a few smaller indie-themed events in the meantime, you have to go back that far to find an event promising a slew of new announcements for a variety of games such as the one being hyped up for tomorrow.
Tune in 2/13 at 2pm PT for a Nintendo Direct featuring around 35 minutes of information on upcoming #NintendoSwitch titles, including new details on #FireEmblem Three Houses!https://t.co/d1Xx3bUMG0 pic.twitter.com/dExyWiigBr
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 12, 2019
Currently, all that is known is that the event will focus on Nintendo’s hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, meaning it is likely that Nintendo 3DS will not be covered. This is perhaps unsurprising with the only games on the horizon being Persona Q2 and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn and the console slowly fading from relevance, but is perhaps a shame considering there is no system on the market quite like it or able to replicate what it can achieve with its dual-screen design. Although new announcements will be expected for the Switch during tomorrow’s event, the one game we know for sure will be making an appearance is the latest game in the Fire Emblem franchise, Three Houses.
Other than that, we are simply left speculating as to what to expect from tomorrow’s event. Further information on Daemon x Machina and Yoshi’s Crafted World seems likely, with speculation on whether we’ll receive a Metroid Prime Trilogy release to make up for the indefinite delay of Metroid Prime 4 and whether game’s like Bayonetta 3 will make an appearance. I personally would love to see Nintendo bring back their Diagasso! Band Brothers games for the Switch, with the rhythm gameplay seemingly perfect for the device, I understand that as much as I would love to see this happen, the chances are remote.
Whatever happens, you can be sure that we will have a report covering all the announcement following the Direct tomorrow at 2pm PT, 5pm ET.