Nintendo introduced three soon-to-be-released Pokémon games on Tuesday. At the Pokémon Direct broadcast, The Pokémon Company president and chief executive officer Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed that Pokkén Tournament DX is due for release to Nintendo Switch. While Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon are confirmed for Nintendo 3DS, it is unfortunately not going to hit the Switch console.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon have been confirmed for release on Nintendo 3DS family of systems on 17 November 2017. On the official website of Pokémon Company, it listed these titles' release for Switch to be arranged. Moments later, however, Switch was removed from the post.
In a statement of Nintendo to IBTimes UK, the company has confirmed that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon is not coming to the Switch console. It reads: "We would like to address rumours based on a clerical error on the Pokémon press site; Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS family of systems and are not due for release on Nintendo Switch".
Pokkén Tournament DX
Ishihara revealed that Pokkén Tournament DX is officially coming to Nintendo Switch on 22 September 2017. On top of all the content it has for Wii U and arcade platforms, the Switch version gets new features, including five more characters and additional modes.
Apart from the roster of 21 Pokémon, new ones are joining the battles. They are Decidueye, Croagunk, Darkrai, Scizor and Empoleon. The Switch version has a replay option so players can view each battle after it transpires. Meanwhile, Daily Challenges requires players to complete a set of challenges every day.
Two modes have been added: Team Battle is a three-versus-three match, and whoever defeats the opponent's troop wins; Group Match allows players to battle against same-level skills. Right of the bat, support Pokémon Litten and Popplio are available to reinforce players.
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver are also making their way to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.