Nintendo has finally revealed a brand new Pokémon RPG for the Nintendo Switch. In a new adventure inspired by Pokémon Yellow, players will return to a fresh new take on Generation 1 in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! for Nintendo Switch. It’s not quite the Generation 8 reveal many had expected, but it’s a pleasant surprise.

Players once again go on a journey in the Kanto region, which has been redone in gorgeous new 3D graphics that outdo even Pokémon Sun and Moon. The game’s trailer shows a few iconic locations that include Route 1, Mt. Moon, Vermillion City, and the Silph Co. building. Depending on which version you buy, Pikachu or Eevee will be joining you as your sidekick.

One of the most notable mechanics you’ll see is that Pokémon capturing will feature similar mechanics to Pokémon Go. You’ll need to aim at the circle and flick your Joy-Cons when the time is right. As of now, we’re not positive if they’ve done away with traditional battling in wild Pokémon battles. However, rest assured: this is very much a traditional Pokémon RPG, and we do see trainer battles happen.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eeevee! will also offer a fun new feature: local co-op multiplayer.You can play solo using one Joy-Con, but if you offer a friend your second Joy-Con, a second trainer will appear in your Pokémon adventure. Team up to capture Pokémon and battle!

The games will come accompanied with a Poké Ball Plus peripheral. The Poké Ball Plus can be used as a controller for the game. Like the Poké Walker from Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver, this device will additionally allow you to take your Pokémon from in-game and walk them in the real-world. It will also pair with Pokémon Go!

There’s a lot of exciting features that we’re hoping to learn more about. Pokémon Go and the new games will connect together and let you transfer Pokémon and special presents from your phone to your Switch. Sleuth-eyed observers have also noted that Buddy Pokémon; previously seen in Yellow, HeartGold, and SoulSilver; might also make a comeback as a feature. Hopefully, Nintendo will shed more light on details during this year’s E3.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be released for Nintendo Switch on November 16th.

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