Something dark is coming to the Alola Region, but players should wait for "Pokémon Ultra Sun" and "Pokémon Ultra Moon" first to arrive this November to know what it is. A trailer for the upcoming games appears to tease an alternate narrative [and possibly world] that could prove challenging to Pokémon Trainers.
"Pokémon Sun and Moon" players can certainly catch them all, even Pokémon from other titles, with the help of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter. The online service that was originally launched in December 2013 is getting an update that would provide support for Game Freak's upcoming games, "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon." According to the official "Pokémon Sun and Moon" website, the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software called Pokémon Bank will be getting an update in January 2017, almost two months after "Pokémon Sun and Moon" hit the international markett on Nov. 18. Players of "Pokémon Omega Ruby," "Pokémon Alpha Sapphire," "Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y" are surely familiar with this service as it provided them a means of transferring Pokémon from one game to another. With the update, "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" players will not only get the chance to move version-exclusive Pokémon, they will also be provided with a platform where they can generate their caught Pokémon from other titles into the new games.
Nintendo on Wednesday announced the next entry in the long-running Pokémon video game franchise. The complementary titles, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, will be available on Nintendo Switch with an expected release date of late 2019. The news comes a week after Reggie Fil-Aime, Nintendo of America's President since 2006, announced his retirement. "This year, a new Pokémon journey will begin for all of you," said Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company, in the announcement video, which showed a glimpse of gameplay and gave us a look at three new Pokémon. "These games will be new entries in the Pokémon series," said Sword and Shield producer Junichi Masuda, who has worked on the franchise since its debut on the Nintendo Game Boy.
The Pokémon developers are feeling the pressure around their upcoming Nintendo Switch game, the first time a main Pokémon RPG is coming to consoles. In an interview with Game Informer, developer Game Freak's Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori acknowledged the pressure they're feeling from Pokémon fans and discussed what it's like to work under those high expectations. SEE ALSO: Misty and Brock are being erased from Pokémon history and honestly we're appalled "We can definitely see that expectations are very high and right now the pressure is on to answer those expectations," Masuda said in reference to fan response after the Pokémon Switch game was announced at E3 in June. "I hope people don't get their expectations up too high." "Seeing the fan's reaction, all the excitement for the announcement -- it definitely is really fun to see that," Ohmori said.
Nintendo has unveiled two new Pokémon games for its Switch console: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Introduced in a short online broadcast by Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori at Pokémon's developer, Game Freak, they feature a painterly, impressionistic world that juxtaposes urban and natural environments, continuing the series' long-running theme of human interaction with nature. The region of Gallar is clearly Britain-inspired; it's all little ivy-coloured cottages in the villages and austere London-style buildings in the cities. The setting has already prompted a slew of creative nicknames from fans on Twitter, among them Pokémon Greggs/Pokémon Nandos. Like every new Pokémon game, both Sword and Shield will introduce new monsters to collect and battle, three of which featured in the recorded stream.