- Nintendo announced three new PokÃ©mon games for the Nintendo Switch on Tuesday evening, and one is available right now.
- "PokÃ©mon Quest" is a "free-to-start" game that's available now on the Switch â€” it's a spin-off of the standard PokÃ©mon games.
- In November, Nintendo plans to launch two new PokÃ©mon games in "PokÃ©mon Let's Go! Pikachu" and "PokÃ©mon Let's Go! Eevee."Â
- An entirely new entry in the "core" PokÃ©mon series will arrive on the Switch in "late 2019."
Excited for a new entry in the PokÃ©mon series, on a main Nintendo console for the first time ever? How doesÂ fourÂ sound to you?
That's exactly what Nintendo's doing. As of now, you can download and play the "free-to-start" game "PokÃ©mon Quest" on the Switch. It's available as of Tuesday evening for download on the Nintendo eShop digital storefront.
"PokÃ©mon Quest" isn't a standard PokÃ©mon game. Instead, Nintendo describes it as a, "rambunctious action RPG." Instead of playing as a trainer, collecting PokÃ©mon and taking on rival trainers, you play as a gaggle of pixelated PokÃ©mon. The game is also heading to iOS and Android in "late June."
You can see a trailer for it right here:
Later this year, in November, Nintendo plans to release twoÂ other PokÃ©mon games: "PokÃ©mon Let's Go! Pikachu" and "PokÃ©mon Let's Go! Eevee." They're seemingly sister games, along the sames lines of previous PokÃ©mon games released as a pair. Perhaps one has some PokÃ©mon that the other doesn't, but it's likely that they'reÂ very similar games.
These two are much more standard fare â€” as rumored, "PokÃ©mon Let's Go! Pikachu" and "PokÃ©mon Let's Go! Eevee" are based on the original "PokÃ©mon Yellow" from the Nintendo Game Boy.
The pair of games clearly boasts a major graphical update over the original, and incorporates a number of features from the insanely popular "PokÃ©mon Go."
Catching PokÃ©mon, for instance, can be done by using one of the Nintendo Switch's controllers with a throwing motion â€” similar to the way you throw PokÃ©balls in "PokÃ©mon Go."Â
The two games are said to interoperate, with players of both able to swap PokÃ©mon on-the-fly. BothÂ "PokÃ©mon Let's Go! Pikachu" and "PokÃ©mon Let's Go! Eevee" are scheduled to launch on November 16.
Check it out in a trailer right here:
And finally, Nintendo gave a firm release window to its next major entry in the "core" PokÃ©mon series: "Late 2019." Well! That's quite a awways off! The good news is there areÂ three other new PokÃ©mon games for your Switch in the meantime.