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Pokemon Game Explosion!

A Pokemon volcanic eruption occurred in the early hours of this morning where Nintendo, and The Pokemon Company revealed a swathe of new games in the franchise.



These new games mark the true beginning of the Pokemon franchise arriving on Nintendo's latest console and the reveals were quite the surprise.


Pokemon Quest


The first of the upcoming games coming to Switch is Pokemon Quest, and is available now to gamers who are lucky enough to own one. The game is a free to start adventure where you take charge of a team of 3 Pokemon as they stroll around the Tumblecube Island taking on other Pokemon.Whilst you don't take direct control of the Pokemon, you will decide their formations and when they attack.

During the game you will collect items such as powerstones to enable you to power up your Pokemon and enable them to evolve.


A big part of the game is likely to be the Base Camp feature where you can decorate your area and try to entice new Pokemon into your camp so you can capture them.


You could be forgiven for thinking that this all sounds very much like a mobile game, and that's because the title will also be releasing for IOS and Android devices in June.


Whether the game has any true lasting appeal remains to be seen as the game is clearly very simplistic in nature but could very much be ideal for the on-the-go style it is aiming for.




Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee!

Not quite the main line series Pokemon game that the fan base was hoping for, that is coming later, but Let's Go Pikachu!, and Let's Go Eevee! are more an extension of Pokemon Go on mobile devices.

That's not to say that the game isn't looking intriguing as the games certainly appear to be bringing some interesting ideas to the table. Both games mark the debut of Kanto region, the area from the original Pokemon games, in a 3D environment and are based around Pokemon Yellow on the Game Boy.Dependant on the version that you choose, you will be accompanied on your journey by either Pikachu or Eevee. Each version will also have different Pokemon that you come across similar to how the main core-line series of the RPG games work. That is to say, you will find it easier to come across different types of Pokemon depending on the version you purchase.Given that that this is the closest yet to a mainline Pokemon game on the Nintendo Switch you will be able to utilise the Joy-Cons to "throw" Poke Balls to capture your Pokemon. However, the big innovation here is the introduction of a new controller, in the Poke Ball Plus.The device is shaped exactly like a Poke Ball but also contains an analogue stick, and will allow you to also take your Pokemon with you when you go out and about!

Interaction and simplicity most definitely is the aim for Nintendo, and Game Freak, the developers of the core Pokemon franchise. This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that you can play the game with only one Joy-Con, or indeed, the Poke Ball Plus.

The games will allow 2 player simultaneous co-op play to let you play with a friend on your journey to catch them all and will link directly to Pokemon Go on IOS and Android to allow you to transfer Pokemon between the games.Let's Go Pikachu!, Let's Go Eevee!, and the Poke Ball Plus all release on the 16th November 2018.

Pokemon For Nintendo Switch

The final reveal was that a true mainline Pokemon game is indeed coming to Switch next year.All that was revealed is a tentative release date of 2019, but the reveal will no doubt please long time fans of the immensely popular series.

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