Nintendo Announces "Pokemon Let's Go" RPG for Switch This November

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Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu! were announced, showcasing features like throwing the Pokeball Pokemon Go-style with Joycons. Remember that Pokemon Go's huge success was thanks to it being available for smartphones, and thus not requiring a proprietary piece of hardware.

Using the Switch's touchscreen controls, players can battle their chosen Pokemon against other pocket monsters in the area simply by tapping on the enemy creature.

Shares in Nintendo Co., which is a shareholder of Pokemon Co., jumped as much as 3.5 percent in early Tokyo trading Wednesday. The new games (there's a Pikachu version and an Eevee version) are remakes of Pokemon Yellow geared specifically for casual fans. Nintendo's partnership with Pokemon is deep.

It connects to Pokemon Go and there's also a brand new device called the PokeballPlus. Let's Go, however, will only have local multiplayer. Switch sales will probably benefit, and analysts are already predicting that Nintendo will surpass its target of selling 20 million consoles in the year through March 2019.

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Dedicated trainers can also splash out on a Poke Ball Plus, a special controller that will let you feel your Pokemon prey trapped inside it, and has motion controls, lights vibration, and sounds. The gadget will initially be sold only in Japan. We grabbed the game from the eShop and did some exploring to help you get an idea about if the game is something you might be interested in. Joe Merrick of Serebii states that he highly doubts that the first information on the new game will come on the Japanese show, so if there is a formal announcement it'll come before it.

The second Nintendo Switch game, as previously mentioned, is Pokemon Quest, a "free to start" game developed by core-RPG studio Game Freak.

While there aren't any new details on the upcoming game, it does hint that more details on the game may be shared soon.