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.
With Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Pokémon is inviting fans on a new journey by taking them back to a familiar setting. Inspired by Pokémon Yellow, which was originally released in Japan on Nintendo’s Game Boy in 1998, these two titles feature many of the intuitive gameplay functions offered to players in the hugely popular Pokémon GO and are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world.
The new games were unveiled in partnership with GAME FREAK, the games’ developers and original creators of the Pokémon franchise. GAME FREAK and The Pokémon Company teamed up with Niantic to bring next-level innovation by offering players the ability to connect their Pokémon GO to their Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!,or Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! game.
Players can catch Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region in Pokémon GO and then transfer them into their Nintendo Switch adventure. Something special will also be coming to the world of Pokémon GO, making the connection between both games even more appealing for Trainers.
The Poké Ball Plus, a device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!,or Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! in place of a Joy-Con or alongside Pokémon GO instead of the Pokémon Go Plus, features motion controls, lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. When catching a Pokémon in the Nintendo Switch games, players will be able to feel it moving within the device.
The Poké Ball Plus can be used to allow players to bring one of their Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!,or Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! with them as they explore the real world, giving players the opportunity to spend time with favorite Pokémon even when their not playing the game. Players will receive a variety of rewards once Pokémon are returned to the Nintendo Switch games.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!,or Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! will launch on November 16, 2018, exclusively on Nintendo Switch. The Poké Ball Plus will be available at participating retailers on the same day.
Return to the Kanto region and experience a classic Pokémon journey in a whole new way with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! on the Nintendo Switch! Coming November 16, 2018: https://t.co/kXLdxUMjjA #PokemonLetsGo pic.twitter.com/EKzQsTbDuE
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