The rumors were right! Recently, during the conference of The Pokémon Company, the company revealed Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee, the expected RPG titles developed by GameFreak that will debut on Nintendo Switch on November 16.
Just as previously mentioned, the new titles will be starred by Pikachu and Eevee, and the players will return to the Kanto region. In addition, it will have integration with Pokémon GO, since the rewards of the mobile title can be taken to the console and vice versa. Also, it will be possible to use all the mobile title creatures captured in the Kanto region in the Switch game.
In addition, capturing creatures on Switch will be very similar to Pokémon GO, since it will only be necessary to “launch” a Joy-Con to the screen to join a Pokémon in your collection. In simpler terms, it is a hybrid that brings together the best of the classic game and the mobile title of Niantic Labs.
Also, there will be an accessory in the form of a Pokéball called Pokéball Plus that will have the same function as a Joy-Con when it comes to capturing any creature and will also serve to carry any Pokémon inside and walk with it in the real world. This device can be connected to Pokémon GO.
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee allows up to 2 players to join the same game cooperatively. The second player can fight next to the first player or help capture creatures.
During the conference, they also confirmed something that we already assumed. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s, Go Eevee! are based on Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, a game that debuted in Japan in 1998. According to the game chosen by the players, Pikachu or Eevee will be at their side either on the shoulder or hanging on the head of the character. The good news is that this new game will allow games to be kept separately, so that different people can play with their profile.
The Pokémon Company pointed out that the Let’s Go! will be “a new game within the series as it was X & Y,” so it is not a new version of Pokémon Red, Blue & Yellow. Although it is inspired by Yellow, it is not a remake. Also, the title will present a “special Pokémon” that until now has not been revealed.
Those who want a more classic experience will have to wait until next year. The company announced that they are preparing a traditional RPG Pokémon for 2019. In this same event, The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Quest, a new free-to-start adventure that will be available on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices that is now available to all players.
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee will debut on November 16 for Nintendo Switch worldwide.