The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced at a recent press conference the newest Pokémon RPG, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! for the Nintendo Switch.
Return to the Kanto region as these two games are based on the Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, which was first released in Japan back in 1998. Similar to Pokémon Yellow, you will only start with not one of the three Starter Pokémon, but with either a Pikachu or an Eevee, depending on which version of the game you chose. Your new partner likes to hang out outside from its Pokéball and you will see it hanging on your shoulder or riding on your head!
With the game being on the Nintendo Switch, you can swing your Joy-Con to toss a Poké Ball and catch wild Pokémon that appear before you. In addition, you can give a friend the second Joy-Con, allowing two players to explore the world of Pokémon at the same time! With it, you can now catch and battle Pokémon together!
In addition, Nintendo will release the Poké Ball Plus, an item that you can use as a Joy-Con to capture Pokémon as it also has motion controls. The device also lights up with a variety of colors, vibrate, and play sounds. In addtion, when you use this device to capture any Pokémon in the Nintendo Switch games, players can feel the Pokémon moving within the device.
What's more is that you can also bring your favorite Pokémon into the device and walk around with in the real world. This item is also compatible with the Pokémon GO smartphone app and can also serve as a Pokémon GO Plus device. Speaking of Pokémon GO, any Pokémon that was originally discovered in Kanto that you've caught in Pokémon GO can be brought into Pokémon: Let's Go! In addition, trainers can receive a variety of rewards once Pokémon are returned to the Nintendo Switch games.
Finally, for fans who want newer Pokémon games and not just remakes of older Pokémon titles, it was also confirmed at the same event that a new Pokémon RPG (presumably Gen 8) is in development and will be coming in the second half of 2019. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is set for a November 16th release only for the Nintendo Switch while the Poké Ball Plus item will be available at participating retailers on the same day.