Tbh I'm disappointed it isn't a real Nintendo direct. I know many people are hyped and happy for this Animal Crossing direct, but me personally I don't care about animal crossing. As a Nintendo fan we essentially know nothing about the Switch's lineup for 2020. My fear is that Nintendo will wait until after Animal Crossing releases to do a Nintendo direct since Nintendo might be afraid that unveiling big games before Animal crossing releases might kill the hype of Animal Crossing.
Nothing could kill the hype for Animal Crossing, I assure you. Nintendo could unveil a new Metroid, 2D Metroid, Zelda, and 3D Mario in a Direct right before AC:NH and people would still line up in droves in excitement for this title. It has been quite a long time since we've had a console Animal Crossing, and even City Folk underwhelmed many. This title is a long time coming.