Rumor: Pokémon Switch News Could be Coming in the Next Few Weeks
Popular Pokémon-themed website, Serebii, released an image that’s been circulating the internet for a game called Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu, stating that it matches up with various pieces of leaked information that’s come out in the past about Pokémon Switch. Backing this up, popular leaker Emily Rogers says that players should be expecting the next Pokémon game announcement before the end of the month, that the game will still have two versions, and that its branding will “raise a few eyebrows”. If we tie together this with other leaks that have spoken of Pokémon GO integration with the upcoming Switch release, and it appears like Game Freak is gearing up for a Pokémon release that will certainly be different from past games.
Check out the leaked image of the games’ logo:
“Nintendo Life stated:
One of the most hotly anticipated—and most mysterious—games on the horizon for the Switch is the next entry in the Pokémon series. Given the popular scope of the project, Nintendo and Game Freak have been quite cagey with information regarding the new release; we only know that it’ll be a mainline entry and that it’s due out before the end of the year.
Now, given the shaky nature of this rumour, and the iffy track record of the supposed sources, we’d recommend that you view this one with a healthy amount of skepticism. Still, it’s worth noting that nothing here seems to be entirely beyond the realm of possibility, and given that this is the first mainline release in the series on a home console, perhaps Game Freak is aiming for a bigger evolution of the franchise than “just” a Generation 8.
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Released in 2017, the Nintendo Switch™ is a home console that can transition seamlessly to a portable handheld that gamers can enjoy anywhere. The included Joy-Con™ controllers attach to the console while in handheld mode, and can be removed and used separately with compatible games in TV or tabletop modes. The system’s features include built-in amiibo support, motion controls and HD Rumble to makes games more immersive, and the Nintendo Switch Online* service.
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About the Pokémon Company International
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.”