Nintendo officially announces Pokémon Sun and Moon

The two new Pokémon games will be released later this year.

 

Imad Khan

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Published Feb 26, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 4:11 am CDT

President and CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, officially unveiled two new Pokémon games during a Nintendo Direct presentation today. 

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Nintendo will release Sun and Moon worldwide in time for the holidays later this year. Nintendo was also really keen on the fact that Sun and Moon would include traditional and simplified Chinese language options. Logos for the games leaked early on Thursday. 

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Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow will release digitally on the 3DS eShop on Saturday, but the big feature announced was that Pokémon Bank will now work with the original games. Pokémon Bank is Nintendo’s paid service that allows gamers to transfer Pokémon they’ve trained from earlier games into newer ones. This means that for players who are so inclined, the Pikachu they trained in Pokémon Yellow can be transferred to to Sun and Moon later this year.

The direct was very light on information, but there was a video celebrating 20 years of battling, capturing, and trading.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmzDL1l3Fag

Screengrab via The Official Pokémon Channel/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 26, 2016, 12:43 pm CST