Nintendo Direct announcements are always fun. It’s like getting a little unexpected gift. Nintendo is due for another announcement in the rumor mill has spun into action like it always does. Please note, the following rumor has not been verified at all, but was posted by an anonymous source going by Waluigifan19 on IGN’s forums. Here it is:

I will not specify where I work, but I have seen this Direct early. Nintendo will announce it on January 9, 2018, on their Twitter page. It will air at 6pm EST and will be 45 minutes long.

The Direct begins with a big announcement: Super Mario Maker 2.0. for the Switch. The game will come with a free stylus for handheld play, and the Switch gyroscope will be used for TV play. There will be new parts to use, a style to make your level look like Super Mario 64 if it was in 2D, and a new mode where you must finish an unfinished level with a limited set of parts to complete it. The game will release in Summer 2019.

Our host in this Direct is Shinya Takahashi again, and he says that we will move on to 3DS headlines.

There is nothing too special in this section. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn has some new announcements, and so does Yo-Kai Watch 3. Persona Q2 will be coming to the USA, and Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey gets a quick reminder. Finally, a remake of the original F-Zero is announced for Spring. They announce that this will be the final Nintendo game for the Nintendo 3DS, and that it will be discontinued this year.

Next, the Switch headlines begin:

First, we have a new update to Splatoon 2, with the usual update stuff. New SplatGear, a new map, etc.

Next, Street Fighter V is coming to Switch as a port in April.

Mario Tennis Aces gets an update that adds Dixie Kong, Professor E. Gadd, and Cappy.

The rest of the Genesis Sonic games will join Sega Genesis Classics on the eShop throughout 2019, as well as several more miscellaneous Genesis games. Then, as a surprise, Dreamcast games will start joining the Classics, starting with Sonic Adventure and Jet Set Radio. Sega Dreamcast Classics will begin in May 2019.

The Wonderful 101 will be the next Wii U to Switch port, set for Fall. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe also gets a reminder.

Finally, we will get a new trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3.

We will have some new Joycon colors announced, and the January NES NSO games are: Super Mario Bros. 2, Kirby’s Adventure, and Castlevania. Netflix will also finally be coming to the Switch!!! After this, more Switch headlines begin:

Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee has a quick announcement from the developers. They say that they will add more generations of Pokémon, but they have just begun development, so no gameplay footage is shown.

Next, Overwatch is announced to be coming to the Switch, and if you buy the Nintendo Switch version, you will get exclusive Nintendo outfits. More will be added, but they will begin with Samus for Pharah and Donkey Kong for Winston.

Super Mario Party will get an update that adds two new boards: Haunted Mansion and Jungle Adventure.

In preparation for Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, Mortal Kombat X will come too, a month before 11.

Borderlands: The Human Collection will be ported to the Switch in April.

Fortnite: Save The World will be a surprise announcement for the day the Direct happens.

The Sims 4 will get a Switch port for the Summer.

Yoshi’s Crafted World gets a release date of April and will launch with an amiibo of Yoshi in a papercraft house.

Daemon X Machina gets a release date of July.

We have three indie games shown off for the Switch: a new Shantae, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, and Deltarune (The first console release).

Fire Emblem: Three Houses gets a release date of May.

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is announced for Summer.

Doom Eternal is shown off, along with an announcement of Fallout 3 with no release date.

The same teaser for Persona 5 R that was shown for the PS4 will premiere in English, confirming that something Persona 5 related is coming to the Switch besides Joker in Smash.

Grand Theft Auto V will come to the Switch in the summer.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5., 2.5., 2.8, 358/2 Days, Re: Coded, and KH3 will all come to the Switch throughout the year, similar to the barrage of Final Fantasy games.

Metroid Prime 4 will get a short cinematic teaser, that just shows Samus and Sylux battling.

We go back to Shinya Takahashi. He says his goodbyes, but has one final announcement for us.

We spend about a minute looking over a beautiful landscape, when suddenly, we zoom into a plant- and there is Captain Olimar with his Pikmin. PIKMIN 4, BABY!

Also, in Nintendo Treehouse Live, we get the brief announcement of the Pikmin Legacy Collection, a collection of Pikmin, Pikmin 2, and Pikmin 3.

So that is going to be the Nintendo Direct on January 10, 2019. Any questions will be answered below. I do not want Nintendo finding out who or where I am, so I am not sharing my role. WaluigiFan Out!

What are your thoughts on this unsubstantiated rumor? Seems like a bit much to us here at Nerd Jock Blog. Please tell us what you think in the comments. I personally would love to get Kirby’s Adventure and Castlecania on Nintendo Switch Online.

The original post of the rumor cam be found at https://www.ign.com/boards/threads/nintendo-direct-1-10-19-leak.455268011/?fbclid=IwAR0jEffMxrBC7xW-DlGhwID_hq3cnt6tb62tSnnuVnI6p3164DIKyFmeY6Q

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1 Comment »

  1. That’s a whole lot of announcements. I got super excited for almost all of them reading through them especially wonderful 101 port. Even if we get half those announcements I think that will be huge. Hopefully the announcement of the direct comes as speculated.

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