Skip to content

June 13, 2017

A bonafide ‘Pokémon’ game is coming to the Switch

by John_A

For months, Pokémon fans have been speculating about a possible Sun and Moon port for the Nintendo Switch. A version called “Stars” has been rumored since November, promising new creatures and high-resolution graphics. Is it actually happening? Maybe. During Nintendo’s E3 spotlight, Tsunekazu Ishihara from The Pokemon Company confirmed that a new, “core” Pokémon RPG is in development for Nintendo’s new system. It’s being developed by Game Freak, the team behind the mainline Pokémon RPG titles, and “may not release for more than a year,” according to Ishihara. “But we hope you’ll look forward to it all the same,” he said.

So is it Stars, or something else entirely? We’re not sure, as Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi added cryptically: “What kind of Pokémon game will we be able to play on Nintendo Switch? I’m looking forward to it myself.”

Mr. Ishihara of The Pokémon Company is pleased to announce a core RPG Pokémon title will be coming to #NintendoSwitch!

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 13, 2017

The new RPG isn’t the only Pokémon game coming to Switch. Just last week Nintendo confirmed that Pokken Tournament will be headed to its console-portable hybrid on September 22nd. It’s a “deluxe” version of the Wii U title that came out in 2015, with five new Pokémon fighters and a bunch of additional matchmaking modes. While welcome, it wasn’t the game that fans were clamoring for. Nintendo also announced Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, two upgraded versions for the 3DS, that same day. Again, while appreciated, they weren’t the titles that Pokénuts had been dreaming about. Now we know that Nintendo and Game Freak just like to tease.

Follow all the latest news from E3 2017 here!

Advertisements
Read more from News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to comments

%d bloggers like this: