Today marked Nintendo’s Pokemon themed Direct briefing which brought a ton of news revolving around Pokken Tournament, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and Pokemon Gold and Silver.
Starting with Pokken Tournament, the Wii U fighting title will be making its way to Nintendo Switch under the new name Pokken Tournament DX. Along with the ability to play on Nintendo’s most recent console, it will also include five brand new Pokemon and other features that aren’t in the Wii U version of the game.
Teams of 3v3 will be able to battle it out in team battles, online ranked matches or play in friendly group matches. Characters will include the same 16 like the Wii U version but the new ones will consist of Croagunk, Darkrai, Decidueye, Empoleon and Scizor.
Pokken Tournament DX is set to launch on September 22 but there will be a playable demo at E3 2017. Along with this, Nintendo will also offer a paid membership required for online features, but this won’t be implemented until 2018.
Nintendo has also announced Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, brand new versions of the original two titles which were released in November 2016 for the 3DS.
The games will feature an alternate story and Pokemon that weren’t in the original versions. Developer Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda stated that “new features will allow you to enjoy your adventure even more.” As of right now, news of what those features will be wasn’t discussed.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be released for the 3DS on November 17, 2017.
Last but not least for Pokemon news, Nintendo have also announced that Pokemon Gold and Silver will be coming to the 3DS through Virtual Console.
Originally released in 2000 on the Game Boy Color, the game will now feature local wireless connectivity, allowing players to trade their Pokemon or set out to battle one another. There will also be compatibility with Pokemon Bank, letting players transfer their Pokemon to Sun and Moon.
Pokemon Gold and Silver will launch for the 3DS Virutal Console on September 22, the same day as Pokken Tournament DX.