The core RPG Pokemon title for Nintendo Switch has been listed with a release date of "2018 or later". Could this massive game be released this year?
would definitely help keep momentum going if it comes this year.
I just hope they don't screw with the formula too much. Keep it turn based. Not this "realtime turnbased action rpg" nonsense. Keep it Pokemon. Give it nice new shiny graphics. And let it roll like that.
Completely disagree. Pokemon as it is is seriously getting stale. They've only just moved away from a top down tile based system ffs. The series needs to evolve and I don't necessarily mean getting rid of turn based (though I think they could replace it with some variant of xenoblade's combat system without too much hastle), it just needs to do new things. Kind of likewhat botw dis for zelda only moreso. It would probably also sell a hell of a lot more. Pokemon go showed there's a lot more potential Pokemon fans than are in the core Pokemon fan base; give them the Pokemon game they always dreamed of playing.
Turn based? Come on dude. They should make it action, with only the first 151 Pokemons.
I'd love to see it turned based, but if they do something like what Ni No Kuni did with their combat, I'd be okay with that too.
I would have been fine if they released it in 2019 or 2020. IF they at least had a version of Sun and Moon for switch. I have a switch but never bought a 3DS, because I could not justify buying it just for Pokémon(literally the only game that interested me), so I never played any of the new 3D pokemon games. I wanted a Switch the minute I saw Zelda and Mario Oddysey. I had to get it. So I did. And I love it as much as I love my Xbox. I just need pokemon now dammit!
The 3DS has a really great and diverse library.
Yeah, it does. But none that interest me. What happened to having opinions and personal preference? The Switch convinced me because of Zelda and Oddysey and its power as a handheld device.
That's that big a$$ can of whoop a$$.....lol https://img00.deviantart.ne...
Lol cream of whoop-ass.
Wow, you mean the game they announced as coming 2018 or later, might be coming in 2018?! What shocking news.
Officially its 2018 or later. I think 2018 is the plan but they don't know if they're gonna make it yet.
I just got Ultra sun yday so I can wait 😁 Between Monster hunter world , Pokémon ultra sun and I still need to play Xenoblade 2, my social life is effectively over.
im at 125 hours just started chapter 10 in xenoblade.......I think pokemon ultra sun is about 70 hours........so with 200 hours you should be able to finish both games, and play monster hunter world
That's the plan! I don't like juggling too many games at once. I'm looking forward to finishing Xenoblade , but monster hunter first!
What to know how you quickly sell 14 million additional units? This right here.
I guess no Direct this year confirming the rest of the games for 2018. As the 100 % confirmed games are LIGHT while stuff like Pokemon & Metroid 4 could for all we know get delayed
Mario Tennis Aces, Shin Megami Tensei, Fire Emblem, Project Octopath Traveler, No More Heroes, Kirby Star Allies, Yoshi. Add in the Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Bayonetta 1/2 and The World Ends With You remasters and Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition. Then you've still got the possibility of Pokemon, Metroid, and Bayonetta 3. How is that a light list of games? There's a fair share of third party and indie games on the way as well. Not to mention the inevitable new announcements of titles (especially considering the console's success).
If you call this line up light. xbox game releases during its first 2 years = "WEIGHTLESS"
There is always E3 you know.
E3 is where they save the big announcements for. And this year is just getting started. There are still 10 months left.
e3 direct show games from July to December
I’ll believe it when I see it
If it comes out. Bye bye new COD game as the biggest seller.
Pretty much every Nintendo series releasing on Switch is on track to become the best selling game of its respective series. I think it's safe to say that at the very least Pokemon Switch is going to top 20 million copies sold.
Lol COD is still bigger than Pokemon.
45 million units smaller, actually.
Uhhhhh NOOOOOOOOO. Try doing some math before you say that.
Based on the below site, Pokemon lifetime sale is indeed more than COD, which mean Pokémon is the bigger franchise: http://vgsales.wikia.com/wi...
Call of Duty is not a bigger franchise than Pokemon.
Not necessarily. On average yes Call of Duty is more likely to hit 20 million units like clockwork almost every single year, but in terms of total sales lifetime units Pokemon is far above Call of Duty. I simply think it seems that way to people because of the frequency in which we get a Call of Duty game. I would argue though it is more likely that the next Call of Duty game will outsell the next Pokemon game just based on historical figures of what we're actually seeing. But I don't know if I could say that Call of Duty is bigger than Pokemon as the numbers don't lie in regards to total sales. The way I see it the only thing we could go on is the Pokemon that released in 2016 was able to move 17 million units. So that's kind of a ballpark figure and what to expect in sales for the next game if not higher than what you see , I would say it's kind of the only relevant number we could give regarding the current state of Pokemon no different than we would give a figure of about 22 million for the next Call of Duty based on with the last few were able to sell.
Uh no, it isn't. Not even close.
one's an exclusive, the other releases on every platform known to man kind. The fact that there is even a debate shows you how popular and successful Pokemon is.
Pokemon usually sells around 13-14 million of each copy. I could see them reaching it eventually with the Switch as there are 15 million Switch users out there now and Pokemon will keep selling for years.
Every Pokémon generation has lasted 3 years. A Pokémon mainline title would realistically release next year, especially considering they already released one last year.
no ultra sun was release by their young team using old assets from original pokemon sun and moon main team been working on Switch version since original sun and moon came out, thats the last game the main team made
I still don’t expect the next game to come so soon, especially since it’d be the first HD mainline Pokémon game. 2019 is the most realistic date.
If true then the sale for the Switch would skyrocket. Pokemon one of the few games that can rival MH in term of sale in Japan.
rival??? highest selling monster hunter in japan probably 3 million.......japan only........pokemon sell way more......each version sell way more even if you do not add them together unless you meant rival in selling less but still sell
Beat me to it I was just about to say the same thing I'm not sure why Pokemon would "rival" Monster Hunter considering Pokemon absolutely eclipses the Monster Hunter Series in terms of average sales. I'm not sure why Pokemon can't just sell good I don't understand why it needs to "rival" some other game just for argument's sake smh.
@Edmix Oh so now you mean people cannot make comparison between two popular franchises?
oh god it's gonna be rushed isn't it
The senior team has been working on this while a junior team put out the last two games, so no. You have to figure nintendo fully expected to put pokemon on switch. Edit: by "last two" I mean us/um.
There was a rumor going around that Pokemon Stars for Switch was actually a real thing that they were toying with during Sun and Moon, but that the developers decided they wanted to make something completely original for Switch. If that was the case then technically work on Pokemon Switch would have started even before Sun and Moon finished. Obviously that's a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. We do know that during Sun and Moon's development they were also making high poly models of the Pokemon, so that does lead a little bit of credence to it. Either way we'll have to judge for ourselves when it is shown whether or not it's been rushed. Typically they show off Pokemon in May or so, so we won't have to wait long.
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