I do know Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee have solely simply been launched, and I’ve loved diving again into Kanto yet again, however greater than the rest that journey has simply made me crave a brand-new journey. Seeing outdated creatures delivered to life in methods we have not seen earlier than with the Switch‘s superior graphical capabilities was thrilling, and whereas the nostalgia Kanto carries with it’s welcome, I really feel a brand new area with all-new monsters would assist use the Swap’s in a extra attention-grabbing method. It is for that cause I can not look ahead to the “core” Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch.
I would additionally welcome the return of the standard catching and battling mechanics, in addition to the marginally extra strategic parts omitted by Let’s Go, akin to talents. Forgoing random encounters in favor of bodily Pokemon within the overworld was a masterstroke although, so I hope that continues to be within the “core RPG” Sport Freak is engaged on for Swap.
Plus, how nice will or not it’s to play a correct Pokemon journey in your TV? With the ability to take a Pokemon recreation on the go has at all times been great–and in fact, that will probably be no totally different on Swap–but I would at all times dreamed of exploring Johto or Hoenn on an even bigger display screen with extra highly effective .
Proper now, we do not know an enormous deal concerning the upcoming Pokemon recreation for Swap. The Pokemon Firm has confirmed the title will launch through the latter half of 2019, and that it is engaged on a way of transferring outdated monsters to the brand new video games.
“We’re positively at all times pondering of that form of forward-moving performance, particularly since we have launched [Pokemon transfer service] Pokemon Financial institution,” Pokemon director Junichi Masuda told GameSpot in October. “Now, as much as Extremely Solar and Extremely Moon, you are in a position to retailer your Pokemon, and we all know they’re essential to everybody. I imply, clearly, individuals can be very unhappy in the event that they could not use their Pokemon in a future recreation. So, it does get difficult once you speak concerning the particulars and we’re nonetheless figuring it out, however we do have plans to search out methods to let gamers use their Pokemon within the subsequent recreation.”
Neither The Pokemon Firm nor Sport Freak have truly acknowledged whether or not the brand new Pokemon recreation will probably be a brand-new entry–or entries–in the sequence, signaling the beginning of era eight, or if it’ll merely be a remake or “higher model” of a earlier recreation. Nevertheless, since Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu are Pokemon Yellow remakes of kinds, and the earlier video games, Extremely Solar and Extremely Moon are higher variations of outdated video games as nicely, it might be a shock if the upcoming RPG was not a completely new recreation. With a bit of luck, meaning we’ll get to discover a brand new area with all-new creatures in only a few months! Roll on 2019.