Nintendo Switch games news: Pokemon Stars set for SHOCK announcement

Nintendo Switch games news: Pokemon Stars set for SHOCK announcement

Pokemon fans are in for a treat this week, as Nintendo announces plans to host a new Direct conference.


The next Direct will focus on the Pokemon series, and might even have something to do with the rumoured Pokemon Nintendo Switch game.


The Pokemon Nintendo Direct will last eight minutes and will air at 3pm UK time on June 6.


"Join us for a special Pokémon Direct where we'll share some exciting news about the Pokémon series," reads a Nintendo statement.


Fans can watch the action unfold on the Nintendo website.


Previous reports suggest the new game could be Pokemon Stars, which is said to be a third version of Pokemon Sun and Moon on the Nintendo 3DS.


Pokemon Stars was rumoured for a mid-2017 release on Nintendo Switch.


It's likely to contain revamped visuals, additional Pokemon and perhaps even a new area and storyline.


Fans will find out during tomorrow's Nintendo Direct conference, which will be followed by more announcements from the Pokemon Company.


"Then visit Pokemon.com for coverage of the news after the Pokémon Direct concludes," the Pokemon Company writes on its website.


It's a good time to be a Pokemon fan, especially with the rumoured release of Legendary Pokemon and the start of a new event.


Rumours have suggested that the  will be launching the week of E3 2017.


The Fire and Ice event is said to have a June 13 start date and 9pm BST start time. The week long event is expected to end of June 20 at 9pm BST.


Fans will reportedly earn bonuses for Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws, as well as Curveballs and First Throws.


No doubt there will also be an abundance of Fire and Ice Pokemon, although nothing has been confirmed so far.