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Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Direct coming June 5

Nintendo to reveal new details ahead of E3 2019

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nintendo will broadcast a new Nintendo Direct livestream presentation on June 5, promising all-new details on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the next-generation Pokémon role-playing games coming to Switch.

The 15-minute Nintendo Direct will air at 9 a.m ET/6 a.m. PT on Nintendo’s YouTube and Twitch channels.

The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Direct will give Nintendo dedicated time ahead of E3 2019 to focus on the Switch Pokémon RPGs. The company also has an E3-specific Nintendo Direct presentation planned for June 11, the day the annual game expo officially kicks off. The Nintendo Direct for E3 will “focuses entirely on software, [and] will offer a look at games scheduled to launch in 2019.” Switch titles slated for this year include Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Astral Chain, Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch, Daemon X Machina, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are also scheduled to hit Switch sometime in 2019. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company first unveiled Sword and Shield in February during a dedicated Nintendo Direct presentation.

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