Earlier today, Nintendo announced three new Pokémon titles to be released this year via Nintendo Direct. Joining the ranks of all the Pokémon video games are Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, along with re-releases of Gold and Silver for the 3DS virtual console. Perhaps the biggest news is the release of Pokkén Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch, coming September 22, 2017.
Fans of the franchise are definitely hyped about the releases, each with new features (like the possibility of the return of the fusion mechanic in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon). Check out more details for each game below.
Pokkén Tournament DX To Be Released September 22, 2017
Pokkén Tournament DX for the Switch will hit markets on September 22, 2017. It will be the first Pokémon title for Nintendo's newest console, though the first game of the spin-off series was released for the Wii U in March 2016. There are many new features in the Deluxe version, which players can demo at E3 this year. The features include:
- Local co-op with joy-cons
- 3v3 team battles
- Online ranked ladder
- Five new playable Pokémon (Croagunk, Darkrai, Empoleon, Scizor, and Decidueye)
- Group battles with friends
Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon Will Be Released November 17, 2017
Players return to the Alola region in the enhanced Pokémon titles, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The short, 30-second reveal trailer hints at the possible return of the fusion mechanic with versions of Solgaleo and Lunala in black armor and colorful markings (is that Necrozma?!). Nintendo has also promised new Pokémon and evolutions in the newest additions to the franchise. Sadly, news of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon seem to have debunked the rumored release of Pokémon Stars.
Pokémon Gold And Silver Are Also Coming To 3DS Virtual Console On September 22, 2017
Jump into the nostalgic Pokémon Gold and Silver this fall as the classic Game Boy Color games are re-released for the 3DS Virtual Console in the Nintendo eShop. Explore the Johto region and chase after the three Legendary Pokémon, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune (remember, they're always on the move!). The revamped Gold and Silver will be compatible with Pokémon Bank, meaning that players can transfer Pokémon between different Virtual Console titles and 3DS titles.