New Games For Nintendo Switch Announced: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!
Are these new Pokemon games complete game changers?
The Pokémon Company just stealth-announced some incredible Pokémon-flavoured news... two new Pokémon games are coming to Nintendo Switch: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!
And that's not all, either! Free-to-start Pokémon Quest is out TODAY, too - also on Nintendo Switch.
"With Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Pokémon is inviting fans on a new journey by taking them back to a familiar setting," says the press release. "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! They feature brand new gameplay to make the most of the unique capabilities of Nintendo Switch, such as throwing Poké Balls to catch Pokémon by swinging Joy-Con controllers, as well as the opportunity for family and friends to battle and explore together in a new two-player mode."
As for the new action role-playing game, Pokemon Quest? "This new Pokémon title lets players explore the island of Tumblecube with their team of cute, cube-shaped characters known as Pokéxel," said Shigeru Ohmori, director at Game Freak. "Players will be able to personalize their Pokémon and develop a strong bond with their Pokémon friends while battling their way through the adventure. With the simple touch-screen controls, Pokémon Quest is a game that Pokémon fans of all ages can pick up and play."
To play it, download it now from the Nintendo eShop. While it's free right now, don't forget that the game is only free-to-start. It'll also be available on smart devices next month.
While we're on the topic of all things Pokémon, we hope you've caught up with the secret hidden in the latest Pokemon Go update. And if you're new to the game - or still building your Pokédex - don't forget about this cheeky hack to grab more super rare Pokemon, too.
- By Vikki Blake @_vixx