Special Press Conference Reveals New Pokemon Games For The Nintendo Switch

by Christine Marie Attardo

I bet you didn’t think you would go to sleep last night and wake up to discover that there was a new Pokemon game for you to play on your Nintendo Switch. Yes folks, Pokemon International held a special press conference and announced not one, but several upcoming releases, one of which you can play right now.

First up is Pokemon QuestA game that is free to play to start and will include micro-transactions. It’s an RPG style game and it looks pretty darn cute to me.

Here are some game play features:

“-Battle by tapping — Pokémon Quest uses simple touch controls that can be enjoyed by everyone.
-Befriend many Pokémon — Use items collected throughout expeditions to befriend a wide array of Pokémon.
-Create your Pokémon dream team — Partner with three of your Pokémon friends to battle through diverse environments.
-Pokémon unique to you — Use different Power Stones to personalize your Pokémon friends however you want and give them unique stats.
-Customize your base camp — Decorate your home with cute and fun collectibles that not only look good, but can provide in-game benefits.”

…but that’s not the really exciting news. The real exciting news is we are getting a full length Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch. Two different titles, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will release this Fall.

From Pokemon International:

Inspired by Pokémon Yellow, which was originally released in Japan on Nintendo’s Game Boy in 1998, these two new titles feature many of the intuitive gameplay functions offered to players in the hugely popular Pokémon GO and are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world. Trainers will embark on an epic adventure set in the iconic Kanto region joined by their trusty Pikachu in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Eevee in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

You’ll be able to use your joy-cons to throw Poke balls and you’ll also be able to play two player co-op in the game. Pretty awesome, right? By the description and the looks of the screen shots, I’m not too sure if we are getting the type of Pokemon game we might want, but I am hopeful. Take a look:

 

I think it’s pretty stunning. All in all, I’m super excited for this new addition. The only real question I have to ask you is, will you choose Pikachu or Eevee? I already know my answer…

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will launch on 16 November 2018.

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