Today in a Nintendo Direct, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo unveiled a trio of projects that are all due out this year on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.
First for the Nintendo Switch is a re-release of the Wii U title, Pokken Tournament. Titled Pokken Tournament DX, the fighting title will be releasing worldwide on September 22nd, 2017. The game will also feature ad-hoc play as well as the ability for play using a single Joy-Con controller horizontally.
Among the new features are new modes like 3v3 fights, online ranked play, and group matches with friends only. Biggest of all is that five new Pokémon will join the competition including Scizor, Croagunk, Darkrai, Empoleon, and Decidueye. More details will be coming shortly as Pokken Tournament DX will be featured as part of the Nintendo Treehouse live stream and will be included alongside ARMS and Splatoon 2 with an invitational tournament from the show floor at E3.
Two titles were announced for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. 2016’s Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Sun will get an upgrade in Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun. Currently, not much has been revealed save that the games will feature new story additions and have new forms for the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma. Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun will be releasing worldwide November 17th, 2017.
Lastly, and for classic Pokémon Trainers most exciting, is that 1999’s titles Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver will see rereleases as well. Both titles will be available on the 3DS Virtual Console on September 22nd. 2017. Just like the rereleases of Blue, Red, and Yellow versions, Gold and Silver will be compatible with the new Pokémon Bank application. That means that any Pokémon players catch in these classic games can be imported into new titles including Moon and Sun.
Chances are good that we will uncover more details about these games and whatever else Nintendo has up their sleeve next week once E3 2017 gets underway.