Nintendo announced earlier today that a 50-minute Nintendo Direct is happening tomorrow. It feels like ages since we’ve had a proper Nintendo Direct to look forward to.
They’ve already shared that there will be information focusing on available games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as well as games coming to the Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2021.
Since we don’t know a whole lot of what’s in store for Nintendo during the first half of the year, we decided to take a stab at what we might actually see tomorrow. We don’t expect all of these things to happen, but we think most of them are pretty realistic as individual announcements.
Smash Fighter Predictions
We know for certain that we’ll get information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tomorrow, and although Nintendo didn’t explicitly say it would be a new fighter, there’s a pretty good chance that’s what will be announced.
So far, the majority of DLC fighters for Ultimate have been in their own Smash Bros. presentation, not in a typical Nintendo Direct style.
Also, there isn’t a generation eight Pokemon in Ultimate so far, and the past few generations have had at least one fighter. Therefore, it’s possible we could see a Pokemon rep announced tomorrow.
Possibilities could include Rillaboom (to complete the trio of starters with Greninja and Incineroar), Urshifu (to promote the Isle of Armor/Crown Tundra DLC), or Toxtricity (who would actually be a genuinely fun fighter).
If it’s not a Pokemon, another possibility could be one who fans have been wishing to be added to Smash for a long time: Crash Bandicoot, whose latest game was just announced for the Switch last week.
Sakurai reminded his Twitter followers to tune in for information, saying “Hoho” twice in his tweet. Could this be some sort of hint?
No matter who the newest fighter is, I suspect we’ll get a short trailer/reveal and then an announcement stating there will be an extended showcase with Sakurai taking place within a week or two.
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