While the Pokemon games that were announced during Nintendo’s special eight-minute direct on Tuesday morning are indeed new, they aren’t really new.
The Pokemon Company made good on its promise to bring Pokemon games to the Switch. The first game to arrive on the hybrid platform is Pokken Tournament Deluxe. The game will feature all of the modes of the original fighter, and include five additional characters who came to the arcade version of the game after the Wii U version released. Think of it as a game of the year edition.
This version includes Empoleon, Darkrai, Croagunk, Szizor and Decidueye. Pokken Tournament Deluxe releases on September 22.
The next games to be announced really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone at this point. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are set to release for the 3DS family of consoles on November 17. These games will feature additional monsters not found the first time around and tell an alternate story.
The most exciting bit of news, personally at least, is that Pokemon Gold and Silver will be coming to the 3DS virtual console on September 22.
I would be much more excited about this if it was on the Switch. I have a theory that they will come to the Switch after the Virtual Console is announced at E3.
This news is nicely appreciated. Although I didn’t expect this direct to bring a new Pokemon fighting game to the Switch, I will probably be picking it up. I will also probably pick up one of the Ultra games, and will definitely be getting Gold and Silver. I’m helpless for them.
It is nearly guaranteed that we will be getting more information on these titles at E3, and we will have tons of coverage right here at Brutal Gamer. Keep it tuned here, and stay Brutal!