Last week, Nintendo announced a trio of Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch that release this year, the most notable being Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! And Pokémon: Let’s Go Evee!
As we covered previously, the two games are acting as a sort of Nintendo Switch remake of Pokemon: Yellow, utilizing the full power of a modern home console. Really, something I’ve wanted since the N64.
As the name suggests, these two titles will sync up with Pokémon Go!, the popular mobile app. Eurogamer caught up with Junichi Masuda to ask how the new Switch titles would make use of Pokémon Go!:
“So in terms of how the connection works, we wanted to make it as simple as possible, so on the Switch there’s a connect button, you press the button on it, and then in Pokémon Go on your smartphone you press the connect button. So it’s a very simple Bluetooth connection.
In terms of what you can do with the connection, right now you can send Pokémon from Pokémon Go to Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee – and they don’t go straight into your collection or your party, they enter into an area that’s kind of like a Safari park type thing where you can see the Pokémon moving around in there, and you can actually go there and interact with them and catch them. But there are also some incentives to move a lot of the same Pokémon from Go – the same species – and there are some sort of mini games you can play if you do that.”
Cool, or just another Nintendo gimmick? ( I’m not bashing Nintendo, I’m a Nintendo guy. It just seems like for every Wii there is a WiiU… or… remember that Wii device they announced but never released that took your pulse for some reason?). You tell me, because don’t have enough data to play Pokémon Go! Let me know in the comment section below, please.
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