Pokemon Crossing Platforms Will Make Nintendo Really Go

Pokémon: Let's Go is a new Nintendo Switch game that connects to Pokemon Go

Free 'Pokémon Quest' RPG released today on Nintendo Switch

The press conference opened up with something pretty big - a new Pokemon game available for Nintendo Switch and smartphones. The trailer had a lot of information and because the event wasn't live-streamed, a wealth of information trickled out without much context.

In addition to this, there are no plot differences between either game and you won't be able to evolve your partner Pokemon although you can catch other Eevee and Pikachu in the wild.

When viewing the Pokemon Let's Go trailer, it's quickly obvious that Game Freak turned to the Pokemon Go mobile games for inspiration.

What makes Pokemon Let's Go different from previous games is the capability to send and receive Pokemon from either game to Pokemon Go, along with the introduction of a new Pokeball Plus controller that can be used with either the Switch or Pokemon Go. While Pokemon Go and even Super Mario Run can be considered one-hit wonders, this cross-platform strategy and accessories could be just what Nintendo and Pokemon Co. need to secure ongoing revenue.

It comes out November 16, 2018. They're created to be used during gameplay, and so that people can carry their Pokemon around with them. We know the game is coming, and now thanks to Nintendo UK we might know news will arrive sooner rather than later.

VentureBeat is also reporting that there is no trading in the new games. The role-playing game will be followed next year by a more ambitious Pokemon-based title that will debut in the second half of 2019, Nintendo said. "With the simple touch-screen controls, Pokemon Quest is a game that Pokémon fans of all ages can pick up and play".

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