April 6, 2018
First, the brand will launch on Nintendo Switch later this year with “Pokkén Tournament DX.” The new game will include content from both the Wii U and arcade versions of “Pokkén Tournament” as well as introduce a variety of new features. Highlights include: The ability to play the game in TV mode and handheld mode, as well as share a Joy-Con controller with another trainer to battle one-on-one in tabletop mode anywhere; a new fighter Pokémon, Decidueye, will be available as well as all previous Pokémon from the Wii U and arcade versions; new support Pokémon Litten and Popplio will make their debut; several new modes including team battle and group match; daily challenges; battle replays; and more.
“Pokkén Tournament DX” is set to launch on Nintendo Switch on Sept 22.
Furthermore, during Pokémon Direct, viewers also saw footage from the newest titles inthe Pokémon series–“Pokémon Ultra Sun” and “Pokémon Ultra Moon.” The upcoming games will feature new additions to the story from “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon”; however, more information about the games will be revealed at a later date. Both titles are scheduled to released worldwide on Nov. 17.
Finally, the second titles in the Pokémon series–“Pokémon Gold” and “Pokémon Silver”–will debut on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console later this year. Both titles, which were originally released in in Japan in 1999 for the Game Boy Color, will be recreated into Virtual Console versions such that their screens appear as they did on the original console.
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