For months, Pokémon fans have been wondering about a possible Sun and Moon port for the Nintendo Switch. A version called “Stars” has been rumored since November, but is it actually happening?
It is possible. During Nintendo’s E3 spotlight, Tsunekazu Ishihara from The Pokemon Company confirmed that a new, “core” Pokémon RPG is in development for Nintendo’s Switch console.
The game is being developed by Game Freak, the team behind the mainline Pokémon RPG titles, and “may not release for more than a year,” according to Ishihara. “But we hope you’ll look forward to it all the same,” he said. You know that Pokemon fans will do just that.
So is it Stars, or something else? That is the question. Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi added: “What kind of Pokémon game will we be able to play on Nintendo Switch? I’m looking forward to it myself.” How is that for a tease?
The new RPG isn’t the only Pokemon game coming to the Switch. Last week Nintendo confirmed that Pokken Tournament will be headed to its console-portable hybrid on September 22nd. It’s a “deluxe” version of the Wii U title that came out in 2015, with five new Pokémon fighters and a bunch of additional matchmaking modes. That is great news, but it wasn’t the game that fans were asking for. Nintendo also announced Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, two upgraded versions for the 3DS, that same day. We will know more soon.
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