When Will It Happen?
It's no longer a rumor that Nintendo frequent partner Game Freak is in heavy development on their upcoming Nintendo Switch Pokemon exclusive, but when exactly will the game premiere? Furthermore, when will it release?
Based on recent leaked details provided via sites like Kotaku and GamesRadar, we can assume that no announcement will be made at this years upcoming Nintendo Direct.
"OH NO! NO POKEMON THIS YEAR?" Well, maybe. Based on the surge of Switch sales during the holiday season, and a breadth of games in the works (we can assume based on the consoles success), we believe next holiday season will be primetime for a Pokemon Switch launch. It would see a surge in sales, and Nintendo would most likely also see a surge in consoles sold as 3DS users finally make the full migration to Switch. It makes sense to hold off at least this long, as sales for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are still somewhat steady following their November release.
What is far more likely is a Fall 2019 release, as we still have yet to hear about Virtual Console or another key facets of a Nintendo console catalog (ahem. . .Smash Bros where are you?).
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Author - Steve Douglas
Steve is a music producer, film editor and photographer who founded Tek5 Music in August of 2017. He currently works and resides in Roanoke, Virginia while preparing for the release of his next project "Roses Are Blue".