Pokémon Announcements - Pikachu and Eevee tooPlatforms: All
Nintendo are back up to their old tricks, announcing more games than you can shake a Sudowoodo at. It isn't unusual for them to drop things out of nowhere, but it is a little strange when it is more than one game, with one of them being released straight away.
The first of these is called Pokémon Quest, which is a free-to-start adventure game with an incredibly cute voxel art style. It is currently available on Switch and will be coming to iPhone and Androids at some point in the future. There are some in game purchases to help you keep your monsters growing, but you can definitely make it through without doing so. The game is simple at first but has a fair few intricacies that allow you to sink your time into as you go. It won't set the world on fire but it is a great game for the younger gamer and is great to see.
Next up is Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee which are Pokémon Yellow remakes for the Switch. They will let you have your companions follow you around, as well as letting you pet and otherwise interact with them. Capturing uses Pokémon Go style ball throwing making it a little easier, but battling looks to be the same as ever. The game features a co-op mode, allowing you and a friend to work together to complete your Pokédex by throwing Pokéballs at the same critters. Along with these comes a new peripheral, the Poké Ball Plus, which will be sold separately that lets you take your digital friends out and about with you, as well as looking the part perfectly when playing the game. You can even use the controller to transfer Pokémon between Let's Go and Go. Exciting stuff.
Finally the announcement of the next core Pokémon game was made, and we will be seeing it late next year, there is not much information on this one at present, but it is the one that die hard fans will be clamouring for as we get more.
All three of these variations seem to be aimed at different people, which is incredibly refreshing. The chance that new gamers are introduced through slightly simpler games is always a good thing, and it means they can grow into the more complex games in the series as the keep playing.
What do you want to see from the core game next year? Are you excited for Let's Go and who will you pick, Pikachu or Eevee?