A Pokemon RPG is headed to the Nintendo Switch

By Marshall Lemon, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:20 GMT

Game Freak is working on a core Pokemon RPG intended for Nintendo Switch.

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The question of whether Pokemon would be developed for the Switch has been conclusively answered. During Nintendo’s E3 presentation, Game Freak revealed it was developing a core game in the Pokemon series which would likely launch next year.

It’s worth remembering this is completely separate from Pokemon Tournament DX, the action-fighting game Nintendo confirmed for the Switch earlier in the month. This will also mark a major transition for Nintendo and Game Freak, who have traditionally kept Pokemon to handheld-exclusive systems like the 3DS.

How exactly Pokemon transitions between TV and handheld settings remains to be seen, but I suspect many fans are deeply excited to find out for themselves.

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