Yesterday’s Pokémon Direct might be the most highly anticipated unveiling event this year besides the upcoming E3, as fans expect an announcement for Pokémon Stars, the alleged mainline game based on Pokémon Sun and Moon for the Switch. As expected, we are indeed getting a Pokémon game for Nintendo’s hybrid console, but with a twist that is not well accepted by many.
Instead of getting a mainline RPG game, the Switch’s first Pokémon title will come in the form of Pokkén Tournament DX, the fighting game that was previously released for the Wii U and arcade machines. The updated version will include all Wii U and arcade content, along with new features such as additional Pokémon for battle. Pokkén Tournament DX can support the Switch’s TV mode, Handheld mode, and Tabletop mode, which will allow friends and family to easily join in the fun.
While a Pokémon fighting game sounds like a good deal to have for the Switch, most fans weren’t impressed with the reveal yesterday. Most of them expressed their inability to understand why Nintendo will make such a decision, citing the 3DS’ lack of power in terms of modern standards. Others prefer to have faith that the next mainline title will be released for the Switch, while some enjoyed the explosive reactions on the live stream chat when Pokkén was announced.
Either way, if you are one of the many who is still hoping for a full HD mainline Pokémon game, it’s very likely that we’ll be getting it, but don’t expect it to come out anytime soon. An alternate version of Pokémon Sun and Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon was also announced yesterday for the Nintendo 3DS, along with Pokémon Gold and Silver for the 3DS Virtual Console. Pokkén Tournament DX will release worldwide on September 22.
Source: Games Radar