Here's the Pokemon Sword and Shield Direct Start Time and Where to Watch It

Here's the Pokemon Sword and Shield Direct Start Time and Where to Watch It

There's a brand new Nintendo Direct today, which focuses on Pokemon Sword and Shield. Stream it right here.

Later today on June 5, there'll be a brand new Nintendo Direct. The new presentation is going to focus specifically on Pokemon Sword and Shield. We've got details on the start time and how to watch it, right here.

The Pokemon Direct is due to kick off at 6:00 a.m. PT/9:00 a.m. ET/2:00 p.m. BST today. It'll be a 15-minute presentation from Nintendo, and hopefully a nice early E3 present despite the annual gaming convention not kicking off properly until next week..

What we know about Pokemon Sword and Shield so far is that both games take place in the new Galar region, and are slated for release in late 2019. It's quite possible that Nintendo will announce a release date for both games today during the Pokemon Direct.

We've also seen the three new starter Pokemon for this new wave of Gen 8 creatures. There's Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, the former of which is the absolute best boy, and the latter of which has been described as anxiety personified.

From right to left: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. | Nintendo

For all the additional information we know about the two new Pokemon games so far, you can head over to our Pokemon Sword and Shield guide.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

In other news

Swery's Next Game, The Good Life, Set For Summer 2021

There's something mysterious afoot next summer.

Telltale's Sam & Max Save the World Is Getting a Remaster From Its Original Devs

Another Telltale adventure property makes a comeback.

Nightdive's Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Won't Be Coming in 2020 After All

Updating Westwood's 1997 classic is a bit harder than expected without the source code.

Double Fine's LucasArts Remasters Are All Coming to Game Pass Soon

The Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle remasters will all arrive on Xbox in a few weeks.

Need help?

Outer Wilds Walkthrough

You’re pretty much left to your own devices in Outer Wilds. Here’s a recommended path.

Zelda Link's Awakening Signpost Maze - How to Make it Through the Signpost Puzzle

Here's our guide on making it through the Signpost puzzle in Zelda Link's Awakening as easily as possible.

No Man's Sky Tips - How to Get Started in 2019

Here are some tips to help you get a strong start in No Man's Sky.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Boss Guides - How to Beat Every Boss and Conquer Every Dungeon

This is our complete Zelda Breath of the Wild bosses guide, detailing every single boss and all the dungeons in Hyrule.