Today Nintendo made three exciting announcements through a short Pokémon Direct live from YouTube and Twitch.
First up, the first Pokémon game to grace the successful Nintendo Switch is Pokkén Tournament DX, a fighting game first released in 2015 for the Wii U. The acronym “DX” usually stands for “deluxe,” so fans could expect a version with features beyond enhanced graphics.
Furthermore, Gold and Silver, the second generation of the franchise released for the Game Boy Color, will become available on the 3DS’s virtual console. Like the first generation before it, Gold and Silver on the virtual console will be compatible with Pokémon Bank, allowing owners to transfer rare monsters not found in more recent games.
And finally, despite what some hoped, the next main entry in the series will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch, neither is it titled Stars. Instead, the Pokémon Company is expanding upon generation 7 with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, a move similar to the fifth generation (Black/White and Black 2/White 2). The short trailer showed at the Pokémon Direct depicts the male protagonist from Sun and Moon wearing clothes not found in the games as well as different versions of Solgaleo and Lunala. You can check the Pokkén Tournament DX trailer as well as a sneak-peek at Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon below.
Pokémon Tournament DX comes to the Nintendo Switch on September 22nd. Meanwhile, 3DS owners can start saving money for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, coming to the handheld on November 17th. And finally, Gold and Silver will become available on the 3DS’s virtual console also on September 22nd.