All New Original Pokémon RPG Also On The Way In 2019
At today’s Pokémon press event the Pokémon Company finally revealed what’s in the works. First up is Pokémon Quest, a free to start game for the Switch and mobile devices where all of the Pokémon have been turned into cubes! This action/RPG looks fun enough, but the real meat and potatoes arrives on November 16, 2018 with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! These two games are based on Pokémon Yellow, but have entirely new gameplay mechanics and of course look better than ever.
They also revealed that an all-new core series Pokémon RPG is in the works and should arrive in the second half of 2019. This will most likely be the big budget release everyone will be looking forward to on the Switch.
With #PokemonQuest and #PokemonLetsGo, there are so many new ways to explore the world of Pokémon! Trainers can look forward to even more with an all-new core series Pokémon RPG title in development for the second half of 2019! pic.twitter.com/d5uiIpenMI
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 30, 2018
During a special Pokémon press conference in Tokyo today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced three new ways to play Pokémon for Nintendo Switch™—Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and the free-to-start Pokémon Quest. With the addition of these new titles, Pokémon is broadening the scope of video game offerings from the franchise to appeal to its wide variety of fans at all player levels. Pokémon also announced that the next introduction to its popular core RPG series, which was teased last year at E3, will arrive in late 2019 on Nintendo Switch for the first time.
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