Today at a “Pokémon 2018 Video Game Press Conference” event in Tokyo a bunch of brand new details about the future of Pokemon for Nintendo Switch have been revealed. First up a brand new game releasing on Nintendo Switch and Mobile devices title Pokémon Quest will have players exploring the mysterious Tumblecube island where they will discover Pokémon originally from the Kanto region and search for hidden treasures and items. The game has a cubelike, minecraft-esque design and looks to be a free to play title that is available NOW!
The main announcement of the conference was the confirmation that Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee are in fact real and are launching on Nintendo Switch on November 16 this year.
Details about the title’s are still trickling out but based on what we can see in the trailer and other details revealed by the official Pokémon Twitter account the following has been confirmed.
The title was originally released in Japan in 1998 and seems to be part of the celebration of it’s 20th anniversary.
Depending on the version you choose, either Pikachu or Eevee will be with you at all times. And also have the ability to travel on your shoulder or head.
The new game’s can be played with just one Joy-Con and capture is done by flicking the Joy-Con like in Pokémon GO.
A second player can activate the other Joy-Con to join in on the action in local co-op. Players will be able to capture Pokémon, adventure and battle together on one system.
Any Kanto region Pokémon you capture in Pokémon GO are able to be transferred back into the game when you return home.
A new Pokeball peripheral called the PokeBall Plus was announced along with the game and can be used in Let’s GO, Pikachu or Eevee to move the player in the world and navigate menu’s. More than just a controller, the Poké Ball Plus features motion controls, lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. When catching a Pokémon in the game, you will be able to feel it moving within the Poké Ball Plus. The Poké Ball Plus also works as a Pokémon GO Plus for those playing Pokémon GO. Using the Poké Ball Plus, you can bring one of your Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with you as you explore the real world, even when you’re not playing the game. Additionally, you can receive a variety of rewards once Pokémon are returned to the Nintendo Switch games.
The official Pokémon Twitter account has confirmed that this tease is referring to a brand new Pokémon never seen before.
Both game’s along with the PokeBall Plus will be available on November 16th this year.
You can check out the full reveal trailer for yourself below:
Also announced at the event was that trainers can look forward to an all-new core series Pokémon RPG title in development for the second half of 2019!
New details about Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are still being revealed. This article will be updated as new details emerge. Plenty of fans around the world seem to be mighty excited they’re finally getting Pokemon for Nintendo Switch.
We reviewed the last Pokémon title Ultra Moon when it released last year. Check out our thoughts on the final 3DS Pokémon adventure here.