According to a new leak, the next Nintendo Direct will take place in November. If what it suggests is true then it won’t be yet another confirmation Livestream. Games like Pokemon Sword and Shield, Animal Crossing and more will get their big announcements through the stream.
The alleged leak comes with information on three major titles: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Super Smash Bros and Animal Crossing. Going live on November 13th, the broadcast will begin with a new character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Crash Bandicoot. He will release as part of the Fighters Pass in December along with Mii costumes from Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, Metal Slug, astral Chain and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
To top that, a new Minecraft stage will release with breakable blocks and, of course, a Creeper to make things even harder. The Minecraft DLC will release in December too. The second Fighters Pass will release later in December with an additional stage, inspired by Tetris and introducing Ryu Hayabusa from Street Fighters as its new character.
The November Nintendo Direct will then resume with news about Pokemon Sword and Shield. Around that time, the leak gets too detailed to be a fake. According to it, the first evolutions for the three starters will appear. Scorbunny will evolve into a “humanoid rabbit with a soccer ball” while Sobble will become a “humanoid chameleon spy”.
As for Grookey, its first evolution will be a “large gorilla with a giant drum”. New pokemon include a ghost/water ship and a fire/grass goat as version exclusives. The broadcast won’t end without a new legendary pokemon though, a space-dolphin, as the leak suggests.
Last but not least, Animal Crossing will get its fair share of spotlight during the upcoming Nintendo Direct. Villagers from all previous series titles will be coming to the next game as fan service for all Animal Crossing lovers out there. There will be a brief presentation of its crafting and multiplayer features along. Also, new Amiibo cards will release for the game, bringing new villagers to your city, for you to recruit. The leak concludes by saying that you’ll be able to have up to 24 villagers in your city. There’s no release date for Animal Crossing yet.
Apart from those three titles, there’s no word of any other games in the Nintendo Direct. If the broadcast flow is as the leak suggests, then we might not see other games getting news in it. Whatever the case, Nintendo knows where to shift the scale when it comes to popular titles and they know that this is the time to start the hype around Pokemon Sword and Shield and Animal Crossing.
Note that this is only a leak on 4Chan and you should always take such news with a grain of salt. If and when Nintendo is ready to announce the November Nintendo Direct, we’ll be able to share more. In the meantime, stay tuned for the announcement as the Pokemon Sword and Shield release date draws near.