Super Smash Bros fans were delighted to learn of a Direct happening last week, leading into the launch of the newest and content-heavy iteration of the series Super Smash Bros Ultimate on December 7th; but Nintendo may not be done for the year in terms of their fan favorite info drops.
GamingIntel.com, who previously have successfully predicted multiple Direct dates and times, have learned via their sources that another Nintendo Direct is imminent and could be a early as this Thursday (November 8th). From their November 5th article, they state “We are unsure of the exact date, something which we are trying to confirm as fast as we can. However, there were whispers of a November 8th Direct, although we cannot confirm this. Our source went on to state “I am 100% confident about another direct in November. I am NOT 100% confident on the date of November 8th. Given the recent YouTube leak, it does seem feasible that a November 8th Nintendo direct could take place, but I am not 100% sure”.
If the November 8th Direct is possible, that could mean an announcement in less than 24 hours from Nintendo, as they usually like to give a 48-36 hour window for the press to make themselves available for the Direct’s time slot.
In terms of the content the Direct could contain is the true head scratcher. We have known about the newest Fire Emblem entry’s (now titled Fire Emblem: Three Houses) existence since the initial Switch press conference in January 2017, but have only been granted a quick two minute teaser trailer for it at this past June’s E3 conference. Outside of what was shown, information is limited. One would think this would be a good slot to fit that in, to give it the time and spotlight it would need to acclimate the massive casual audience the Switch has amassed.
Another game that comes to mind is the newest entry into the Animal Crossing series, that is planned to launch sometime in 2019. While this idea is still a toss up to me, it would fit into the rumors that were circling earlier this fall that Animal Crossing could launch as early as March/April of 2019. If that rumor has an credence to it, this Direct could very much so be a great platform to drop a decent amount of info to viewers, especially those new to the series (like me).
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