Nintendo will stream a new Nintendo Direct presentation today, ahead of E3 2019.

It will be dedicated to the new Pokémon games for Nintendo Switch: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Find out when it starts, how to watch it and what to expect.

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When does the Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Direct start?

The dedicated, pre-recorded stream will be first broadcast today, Wednesday 5 June 2019, starting at 2pm BST.

Here are the local times for you to put in your diary:

  • West Coast US: 6am PDT
  • East Coast US: 9am EDT
  • UK: 2pm BST
  • Central Europe: 3PM CEST

How to watch the new Nintendo Direct

The show will run for around 15 minutes and you can watch it live via the video at the top of this page.

It will also be available on the Nintendo Direct site and through Nintendo UK's YouTube channel.

What to expect

The new Nintendo Switch Pokémon games will no doubt be the company's major focus on its E3 stand from 11 June, but it looks like it wants to concentrate on other titles for its forthcoming Direct presentation to be shown during the show.

Therefore, we fully expect to see actual gameplay of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Further explanation on new characters and Pokémon, plus any interesting accessories and, hopefully, how it works with the existing Poké Ball Plus for Switch.

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