There’s a mainline Pokémon role-playing game in development for Nintendo Switch right now. The Pokémon Company’s president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed that the system will receive a main entry in the series during Nintendo’s E3 2017 Direct presentation.
When a Pokémon-centric Nintendo Direct aired last week and didn’t include mention of a main RPG for Switch, fans got frustrated. Rumors have swirled that one’s in the works since just before the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon for Nintendo 3DS last fall. The Pokémon Company also confirmed that it was focusing on Nintendo Switch development shortly after the hybrid console was revealed last October.
There’s no release date for the Pokémon RPG yet. There will be new Pokémon games out later this year, however: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. These tell an alternate version of Sun and Moon and will be available on Nintendo 3DS this November.
Pokkén Tournament DX will also launch this fall. The remaster of last year’s Wii fighting game will include new Pokémon and modes on Nintendo Switch.
Details are light on this big Pokémon RPG for now, but whenever it arrives, it will be the first one to make it to a home console in the franchise’s 21-year history.
This article and images was originally posted on [Polygon] June 13, 2017 at 05:15AM
While Nintendo didn’t exactly reveal the rumored game Pokemon Stars at E3 2017, Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara announced that Game Freak has begun development on a Switch-exclusive, “core RPG” Pokemon game. Little is known about the game based on Nintendo’s tease, and Ishihara didn’t reveal a specific release date, saying only that Pokemon Switch “may not release for more than a year.”
Nintendo’s recent, pre-E3 brought word of new, updated 3DS versions of last year’s Pokemon Sun and Moon. The only news regarding a Pokemon game for Switch was the announcement of Pokken Tournament DX.
Along with the Pokemon news, Nintendo also dropped several major announcements today including a release date for Super Mario Odyssey, new Yoshi and Kirby games on their way for Switch, and details on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s upcoming DLC packs.
To catch up on everything that was announced during the Nintendo Spotlight presentation, you can check out this roundup of all the announcements. For all of our event coverage, head over to GameSpot’s E3 hub.
This article and images was originally posted on [GameSpot] June 13, 2017 at 05:16AM
by Peter Brown