As reported on the Official Pokémon Twitter (@Pokémon), the company announced several things related to their Pokémon franchise.
The first announcement came in the form of a new Pokémon RPG title for the Nintendo Switch called Pokémon Quest. Unfortunately, this isn’t the traditional Pokémon RPG title we are highly anticipating, but we’ll talk about that later. Pokémon Quest converts Kanto region Pokémon into boxy creatures a la Crossy Road in a whole new, boxy world called Tumblecube Island. The great news is that this is available for the Nintendo Switch…TODAY! You can download it for free
According to the @Pokémon Twitter, in Pokémon Quest you can decide which characteristics your Pokémon will have. You can use special items called Power Stones to strengthen your team. The kind of Pokémon they become is completely up to you.
In #PokemonQuest, you get to decide which characteristics your Pokémon will have! You can use special items called Power Stones to strengthen your team. The kind of Pokémon they become is completely up to you! pic.twitter.com/zI8kmZxhHg
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 30, 2018
The second announcement was about the Pokémon flagship title that we all know and love. The new titles are Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! And Pokémon Let’s Go Evee! Apparently, with Pokémon crossing into the console market, it’s going back to its roots by basing the game on Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu edition that was released originally in Japan in 1998!
With this new iteration, players can use their Joy-Con to toss a PokeBall in addition to other interactive features. In fact, a PokeBall Plus peripheral was announced which is a PokeBall-shaped device you can use to catch Pokémon. Also, if you didn’t get the connection, the new game will be able to connect to the wildly popular (and profitable) Pokémon GO! mobile app.
Expect the new Pokémon games to come in November 16, 2018!