Fresh off the heels of last years hit Pokemon Sun and Moon, which many critics acclaimed that it brought some fresh air to the Pokemon series, Nintendo just announced a new game slated for fall 2017.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will add some new features and qualities to the game, as well as some new Pokemon to catch. Nintendo also said that this game will be a 3DS exclusive and not jump over the Switch, which disappointed a lot of fans who were hoping to play the new game on Nintendo’s new console. The game is set to have a new story as well that will take place after the previous adventure.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be out later this year on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo announced today. They’ll launch on Nov. 17 worldwide.
The game is heavily based on Pokémon Sun and Moon, last year’s pair of Pokémon role-playing games for Nintendo 3DS. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will further expand on the world and story of those entries, returning players to the Alola region. The game will also feature Pokémon not included in the original titles, which launched last year, according to director Junichi Masuda.
Expect more information on these titles later this year, Masuda said.
Hopefully, Nintendo makes this game worth the buy, as follow-up games seem to be a hit and a miss. Starting with Pokemon Yellow, which is a merger of Pokemon Blue and Red, the video game company saw how well the game sold and followed the trend with each new game. Yet, Pokemon White Version 2 and Pokemon Black Version 2, which was the first to be a split sequel rather than a combined, was met with skepticism from critics who saw it as basically a reskin with no new content. Here’s to hoping that Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon doesn’t follow past mistake.