Nintendo Announces Pokken Tournament DX for Switch, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for 3DS


Nintendo’s Pokemon-themed Direct stream announced Pokken Tournament DX for Switch, as well as Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for 3DS.

If you were expecting to hear big news about a new Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch, you got your wish this morning – sort of. In a brief, Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct, the company announced that there is a new game coming to the Nintendo Switch – Pokken Tournament DX.

The news disappointed fans who were hoping for a reveal of an actual main-line Pokemon game for the system. The news wasn’t all bad, as the new deluxe version for Switch will include five new Pokemon: Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, and Decidueye. Pokken Tournament DX is slated to release on September 22, 2017.

Also announced during the stream were Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, both of which will be coming to the 3DS family of handhelds. These revamps will feature alternate stories, Pokemon that did not appear in the original games, and hopefully some new features as well. We expect to learn more details on these two games at E3 next week. These two games will release on November 17.

Finally, Nintendo announced that it is bringing Pokemon Gold and Silver to the 3DS Virtual Console. Both games will feature wireless communication for Link Trades and Link Battles, as well as support for the Pokemon Bank. You’ll be able to grab these two games on September 22, the same day Pokken Tournament DX launches.

If you want to watch the broadcast yourself, you can find it on Nintendo’s Twitch channel, but you should skip ahead to the 40 minute mark or so to get to the actual stream.

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