Special edition Pokemon Let's Go Nintendo Switches' release has been announced and are already available to pre-order.
We are well and truly at that time of the year when new and highly-anticipated releases start pouring in thick and fast. The first big release of the season arrived last week in the form of Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4. It is quite the only thing gamers have been talking about for a solid week, and rightly so, because it is pretty damn good.
Now that the Spider-Man hype has been ongoing for almost a week, Nintendo has decided to steal some of the spotlight back. The Nintendo Switch has two huge releases that will turn up before Christmas (Pokemon Let's Go in November and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in December), and we now have yet more reasons to get excited for the first one out of the pair.
Nintendo announced earlier this week that alongside the release of Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, Pokémon-themed Switch console bundles will also be available. The Switch will include the console itself (obviously), a copy of either Let's Go Pikachu or Let's Go Eevee pre-installed on the Switch, and a Poké Ball Plus accessory. Early indications suggest that the bundle will be available for around $450.
Two #PokemonLetsGo #NintendoSwitch limited hardware bundles arrive on 16/11! They each include a Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition system, the Poké Ball Plus accessory and a pre-installed version of #Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! pic.twitter.com/WbfUI4cxdq— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) September 10, 2018
As you can see from Nintendo's announcement on Twitter, the game and the Poké Ball Plus accessory aren't all you'll be getting if you opt for the bundle. The entire Switch is kitted out to go perfectly with the brand new Pokémon games. The two joy-cons are yellow and brown, one for Pikachu and one for Eevee, and the back of the Switch is decked out in silhouettes of the two starter Pokémons.
As if what we've already seen of Pokemon Let's Go wasn't enough to get us excited, now we have even more reason to wish November 16th, 2018, would just hurry up and get here. The only predicament now is if you don't already have a Nintendo Switch, should you hold out until the release of Pokemon Let's Go and get a special edition version? On the other hand, if you do already have a Switch, is it time to trade it in for one of the above?