New details revealed for the upcoming Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch

by: Russell -
More On: Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! Pokemon GO!

One of the things I was expecting out of this year's E3 for Nintendo was information about their upcoming Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch. Turns out we didn't have to wait that long as a new trailer has been released. On November 16th, 2018, Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee will launch for the Nintendo Switch.

The game will be a traditional core Pokemon game (ie. not a spinoff) and looks to be a remake of the original Pokemon Red and Blue (while there's nothing that specifically says it's Kanto, all of the Pokemon featured are generation one Pokemon and a line towards the end of the trailer says "your first adventure in a new style). The trailer shows that you can not only play the game with a single Joy-con and throw pokeballs by flicking your wrist, but you can give a friend the second joy-con and play together. The trailer also shows off a pokeball-style controller that you can use as well, giving players the closest thing to actually throwing a pokeball at a Pokemon since Pokemon GO.  Speaking of which...

The games will actually be able to connect to Pokemon GO. It appears you can send Pokemon from Pokemon GO over to something called GO Park in the Switch game, as well as send presents from the Switch game over to Pokemon GO.  The final minute or so of the trailer has a short scene of a player holding his phone in one hand and the pokeball controller in the other, which makes me wonder of the special controller will be compatible with Pokemon GO. I'm sure more details will be revealed as the release date gets closer, but for me November 16th can't get here soon enough.

UPDATE: Just read a Facebook post from Nintendo that details a bit more about the Pokeball controller, called the Pokeball Plus.  The trailer shows that you can transfer your Pokemon to it and shake the ball to hear the Pokemon's cry. The controller will also compatible with Pokemon GO and will have the features of a Pokemon GO Plus.

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