A lesser splash for Pokémon

Speculation has been rife about a significant Pokémon reveal ever since Nintendo removed the Sun and Moon Direct videos from their official website a few weeks ago. Was this a preemptive move to ensure people would not be confused once the long rumoured Pokémon Stars was revealed? With the sudden announcement on June 5th of an imminent and relatively short Direct focussing on the franchise, the release of a trailer for this potential Switch behemoth seemed more likely than ever. Indeed, given that the preamble to E3 begins this coming weekend, what better way would there be for Nintendo to generate a surge of hype before the biggest week in the gaming news calendar? Alas, it would appear that the gaming rumour mill missed the mark this time around.

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