The Pokemon game we’ve all been waiting for, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, and Eevee is finally here. The two brand-new game was announced this morning together with a gameplay trailer, the game will be available for Nintendo Switch and the expected release date will be on November 16, 2018, six months from now.
The two new games are inspired of the classic GameBoy’s Pokemon Yellow with an adaptation of the Pokemon Red, Blue, Sun, and Moon, playing Pikachu as your starter Pokemon and their rival an Eevee – and also incorporate some elements in the Pokemon Go.
In Pokemon Let’s Go, players can travel across the Kanto Region, a community in Pokemon Yellow. You can capture up to 151 types of Pokemon, and you can catch them by a Go-style throwing mini-game similar to the wildly popular mobile game, Pokemon Go which will require a motion control to catch Pokemon.
In the trailer there are lots of revelation of how the game will looks like, like you can able to ride a Pokemon that never been happen in any Pokemon game, it also reveals at the end of the trailer where Eevee and Pikachu are wearing an outfit that might the game has a dress-up feature. Pokemon’s follow their trainer as seen at the end of the trailer, Nidoqueen and Nidoking follow their trainer, as well as Gengar and Electrode. Similar features to other RPG’s game where you can select a primary character that you’d like to follow you for your adventure.
The game is compatible with mobile Pokemon Go, which allows you to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught from the mobile game and send over to the new Pokemon Let’s Go. It will also feature a drop-in co-op mode where you can play alongside with your friends via a JoyCon controller.
You cannot battle and capture wild Pokemon. Unlike to the previous Pokemon games, where you can catch wild Pokemon by defeating them, it is replaced with the Get Ready button that is similar to the Pokemon Game where you’ll throw Pokeball to capture them. The battle system will only happen on fighting other trainers, which you can level up your Pokemon from the experience you earned from each battle.
Nintendo also announced a new peripheral available for the game, the Pokeball Plus. It’s simply a JoyCon controller with a Pokeball functionality, where it will light or vibrate when you capture or not a Pokemon. The price is yet to announce, probably cost around $40.
Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee, and PokeBallPlus will be released on November 16, 2018, worldwide and available for Nintendo Switch.
More gameplay screenshot of the Pokemon Let’s Go: