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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! Switch Games Revealed for November

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game set in Kanto region offers co-op play, transfer of Pokémon to & from Pokémon GO

The Pokémon Company announced during the Pokémon 2018 Video Game Press Conference on Wednesday that GAME FREAK is developing a new pair of games for the franchise titled Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!. The games are slated for the Nintendo Switch on November 16.

CSC Corporate Domains, Inc. previously registered domain names for the games earlier this month.

The games are set in the Kanto region of the first Pokémon games, and are specifically based on 1998's Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition.

The games support both single player and local cooperative play, and can be controlled with only one Joy-Con controller. Players use the controller to throw Poké Balls and capture Pokémon. Nintendo will also offer a Poké Ball Plus controller that functions as a Joy-Con, but can also "hold" one Pokémon that can then be transferred to a user's Pokémon GO smartphone game account. Players can also transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!.

Source: Pokémon 2018 Video Game Press Conference

Update: The official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account lists the games for 5,980 yen (about US$55) each via retail packages or download. The Pokémon Ball Plus will retail for 4,980 yen (about US$46). Source: Pokémon Twitter account via Hachima Kikō

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