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Nintendo announced on 6 June 2017 that the continuation of the 2016’s Pokémon Sun/Moon titled Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will come out on the Nintendo 3DS on 17 November 2017. It will include new Pokémon.
Furthermore, it has been revealed that Pokken Tournament DX will be the first Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch and will come out on 22 September 2017. On the same day, Pokémon Gold/Silver will become available for virtual consoles.
These announcements were made by Tsunekazu Ishihara and Junichi Masuda through an online video uploaded on 6 June 2017 called Pokémon Direct 2017.6.6.
Here is an 8-minute video filled with information and visuals for the new games, so be sure to check it out!
In 2016, Pokémon celebrated its 20th anniversary with many campaigns and new releases.
Many might still play Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun/Moon, both very successful games.
As it was already announced on 5 June 2017 that the Pokémon Direct will be held the next day, there were many speculations about the content of the announcement.
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) June 5, 2017
Sun/Moon is the 7th generation since the first Pokémon Red/Blue games. Less than a year has passed since its release, and nobody thought that a sequel would come out this soon.
Most fans were only speculating a new game for Nintendo Switch. And didn’t they want to re-make Diamond/Pearl? Everybody was waiting for something like that.
本日23時からの「Pokémon Direct 2017.6.6」、何が発表されると思う？？https://t.co/FzezW35Bpu
— KAI-YOU (@KAI_YOU_ed) June 6, 2017
While some information was leaked, they finally announced Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. Even though they announced in the video that the story would change, it is unknown if it will be a minor change like for Emerald or if it will be a real sequel like Black/White 2.
— ポケモン公式ツイッター (@Pokemon_cojp) June 6, 2017
And of course, the release of Pokkén Tournament DX on Nintendo Switch is also great news!
In addition to the previous 16 characters, there will be 5 new Pokémon to choose from: Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk and Decidueye. Pre-orders start on 7 June 2017 in Japan. As stated in the video, there will be more information about the games at E3.