Say Hello To Pokémon: Let’s Go – A Familiar Adventure On A New Platform

Say Hello To Pokémon: Let’s Go – A Familiar Adventure On A New Platform

There has been a lot of speculation as to what the first major Pokémon release on the Nintendo Switch would be but it seems the folks over at GameFreak and Nintendo couldn’t hold out any longer and revealed Pokémon: Let’s Go. Pokémon: Let’s Go is a remake of the very first generation of Pokémon and it seems that this time round (this isn’t the first time Gen 1 has been remade) they’ve focused more on remaking the Pokémon Yellow experience with a few new twists. Whether or not this remake retains some of the additions made in the FireRed  and LeafGreen versions remains to be seen, but there are some things we noticed in the reveal trailer:

  • Gameplay is quite comparable to current Pokémon games (camera and movement hasn’t been changed at all)
  • You can play with just one Joy-Con
  • Your Pikachu or Eevee sits on your shoulder or head, respectively
  • It has the obligatory motion controls (apparently these are optional)
  • It has local co-operative play using the second Joy-Con
  • There’s a new Poké Ball controller which can also act as a Pokéwalker of sorts named Poké Ball Plus
  • Pokémon GO integration: Pokémon you capture within PKGO can be sent into the game via GO Park and vice-versa
  • You can ride some Pokémon and any Pokémon can follow you
  • You can dress up your Pikachu or Eevee (those were the only two shown that can be customised)
  • We’ll apparently meet a “Special Pokémon”

Watch the trailer below

or click here

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee are set to release exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018. What should be noted is that this is not the mainline Pokémon RPG that has been discussed but GameFreak before, hopefully we see that or news regarding it sometime next year. If you would like to preorder any of the games or the new peripheral, links will be provided below.

PreodersPokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu | Pokémon: Let’s Go, EeveePoké Ball Plus

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