Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu & Eevee
There’s no disputing that despite having been around for over 20 years now, Pokemon is still a formidable force within the video games industry. Just take a moment to remember how Pokemon GO took over millions upon millions of lives when it released on mobile devices back in 2016. Well, Nintendo is setting up to release another new Pokemon game later this year, this time for the Nintendo Switch. And while many fans will likely already be counting down the days until they can see Pikachu and co. on their big screen (or small Switch display), we’ve got an inkling people are going to miss who Pokemon Let’s GO is really for.
As the title suggests, Pokemon Let’s GO Eevee & Pikachu are embracing what made Pokemon GO such a unique experience. Rather than battling your way across the Kanto region as players did all those years ago in Red, Blue, and Yellow, players will have to go about catching Pokemon in a non-aggressive manner. Sure, you can trade and battle Pokemon with others online, but the campaign is going to blend the typical Pokemon adventure with some more casual features and tweaks in order to cater to the Pokemon GO audience. Compulsory motion controls for catching Pokemon, for example.
That’s not to say we think Pokemon Let’s GO Eevee & Pikachu are necessarily going to be bad games, but instead that many fans will be hoping that this year’s Pokemon titles on Switch will bring a classic Pokemon RPG adventure in line with the likes of Ultra Sun and Moon.