PUBLISHED: 17:14, Wed, Jan 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:32, Wed, Jan 8, 2020
Nintendo Direct January 2020 has been the hot topic for Nintendo Switch fans recently. It’s been quite awhile since the last proper Nintendo Direct, with that broadcast taking place in September. That Nintendo Direct saw Animal Crossing New Horizons get a big reveal while Overwatch Switch and a new Smash Bros DLC character was also announced. Following on from that Direct there has been a number of Nintendo streams, but none as comprehensive or wide reaching as a full fat Direct.
In the run up to the start of 2020 it had widely been rumoured that Nintendo were planning another Direct for January.
There were a number of reasons why the rumour mill were convinced a January 2020 Nintendo Direct was on the cards.
Firstly, last month Ninty held an Indie World Showcase presentation, and when this happens a proper Direct typically airs the following month.
The other reason is time is running out for Nintendo to reveal the Fighters Pass 5 DLC character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Nintendo Direct January 2020 - New Direct taking place ‘next week after Pokemon Direct’ (Image: NINTENDO)