Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Nintendo Pokémon Direct: Short And Not So Sweet

Nintendo gave us a Pokémon-themed Direct today, and, well, it was a little bit bleh.

Only three things were announced, and one of them is the biggest cash grab I have ever seen.

Up first: Pokkén Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch.  Much like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe before it, this is a port of the Wii U title with a few new things added.  For Pokkén, the additions are five new fighters and a 3-on-3 Team Battle.

At the end of the trailer for Pokkén, they show a couple kids sitting in the background playing on their 3DS systems.  It zooms in to show them playing Pokémon Sun and Moon, only it isn't.  They are actually playing Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Yes, these are the next new Pokémon games being released for the 3DS.   They feature alternate stories from Sun and Moon, and some new Pokémon forms or something.

The final announcement is Pokémon Gold and Silver on the 3DS Virtual Console on September 22.

And that was it.