The Pokémon Company has announced that a Pokémon Direct (the Nintendo style presentation, focusing on Pokémon) of 8 minutes only in length will air tomorrow June 6th at 10AM EST.
And let’s be serious, there’s only one thing this could be for.
Pokémon Stars version. The third version of Pokémon Sun and Moon for the 3DS.
Eurogamer and other insiders such as Emily Rogers have been talking about a new version of Pokémon Sun and Moon for months, pretty much since the first reveal of the Nintendo Switch in October 2016.
The only real question is; Is it gonna be for Nintendo 3DS, Switch, or both?
If it does come to Nintendo 3DS, I hope to God that there’s at least a Switch version as well. A mainline Pokémon game for Nintendo Switch on its first year? Already selling as well as it does? Nintendo could own the holidays this year if they play their cards right. Those cards being Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade 2 and Pokémon Stars. Even if it is technically a port.
The Pokémon Direct is only gonna be 8 minutes long, which means without a shadow of a doubt that its only purpose is announcing a new game. What’s more, Junichi Masuda, composer, director, producer and programmer on basically all Pokémon games, has retweeted the announcement of the Direct, which word is he only does for major announcements.
The Pokémon Company never announced new games during E3. Ever. They do it on their term. And previously the reveal of Pokémon Sun/Moon was 6 and a half minutes long. Everything fits for this to be the moment we’ve been waiting for since the rumors began.
The only thing left for us to wonder is what exactly will Pokémon Stars be. A sequel? An updated re-release? We’ll probably have the answer to that early tomorrow morning.
E3 has decided to start early, friends. Let us celebrate.
Credits to unkemptdoodlings on DeviantArt for the concept logo of Pokémon Stars.