During Nintendo’s E3 Treehouse presentation’s going on this week during E3, Junichi Masuda dropped by the set to talk about Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee and show off extensive gameplay from the titles for the first time.
As reported when the titles were initially revealed a few weeks ago, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eeevee are modified remakes of the original Pokemon Yellow game.
In the gameplay you can watch below you can see how gorgeous the recreated Kanto looks on the Nintendo Switch now fully realised in 3D.
The gameplay begins in Viridian Forest and shows how wild Pokemon and trainer battles work in the new game’s. The biggest change-up’s being that you can now see the wild Pokemon walking around prior to engaging a battle and that during wild battle’s no Pokemon are used, instead it offers the player an interface and system very similar to Pokemon GO to capture the wild Pokemon.
Trainer battles however play out in a more traditional sense where you will use your captured Pokemon to do battle with the opponent’s monsters. And it looks terrific, with many of the Pokemon’s moves having their own battle animations.
Also showcased are how your partner Pokemon (Pikachu or Eevee depending on the version) now follow on your player while a chosen Pokemon from your party can follow behind or if big enough, can be ridden, like the Onyx in the demo.
The demo shows off how a second player can join in and participate in all aspects of the game in a true co-op experience.
Towards the end of the gameplay sequence the players exit Viridian Forest and we get a good look at the newly redesigned Pewter City and the insides of the first Gym. Proving that Gym’s and their battles are still at the core of the Pokemon experience.
Before ending the session, further details about the Pokeball Plus are spoken about. Including the announcement that all Pokeball Plus’ will come loaded with a Mew that can be transferred into the game. And that there will be bundle options released at launch that will include either the Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee and the Pokeball Plus.
Check out the full 48 minute Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee gameplay below.
Seeing this Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu gameplay has just made us more excited for the game to come out on November 16 this year.