Nintendo just dropped a slew of Pokemon-related announcements, and as the internet descends into chaos from all of the new information, consider this your all-in-one safe haven with everything you need to know from tonight’s presentation.
All in all, tonight officially announced the rumored Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu games, announced and released Pokemon Quest for smartphones and Nintendo Switch, and confirmed that the next iteration of Pokemon RPGs will be releasing in the second half of 2019.
Let’s start with the big one. Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu, inspired by Pokemon Yellow and Pokemon Go, are coming to Switch on November 16. Alongside a new controller called the PokeBall Plus, Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu will offer the option to capture Pokemon with touch or motion controls, taking advantage of some of the Switch’s hardware capabilities. The game also offers Pokemon Go connectivity and co-op play. For more on Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu, check out our article here.
Here’s the one that you can play right now – Pokemon Quest has been announced and released as of tonight. It’s free to start, it’s available on Switch and smartphones, and seems to expand on the action-oriented gameplay from prior Pokemon Rumble games. For more on this game, such as information on its very unusual style, check out this link.
Finally, it has been officially confirmed that the next Pokemon RPG will not be released until the second half of 2019. We do not know much, but the prospects are certainly still exciting. You can go here for any other information on the next round of Pokemon RPGs.
Whew. What a night. So, what are you feeling after all of that? Are you as excited as us, or are you disappointed that we have to wait so long for a true Pokemon RPG? Are you getting ready to preorder Let’s Go Eevee or Let’s Go Pikachu? Are you just reading this to pass time while Pokemon Quest is downloading on your Switch? Let us know.
Andrew Rockett mainly handles news and reviews. He has has been gaming for about as long as he’s been alive. Originally raised on Nintendo, Andrew is now a proud owner of every major console. You can follow him on Twitter @habitablestorm3, where he tweets about the numerous old games he loves to spend time with.