It seems that we may finally receive some official confirmation of the upcoming Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch, as a Japanese TV show is going to feature a huge announcement concerning the Pokémon series on Thursday.
Serebii has reported that representatives from the Japanese variety show, Oha Suta, have announced on the TV Tokyo website that a shocking Pokémon news story will be revealed on May 31st. They also mentioned that this news would refer to a moment when a new story began. This information was later scrubbed from the website and replaced with a generic message about how the announcement will be full of new Pokémon information.
This announcement will almost certainly concern the upcoming Pokémon titles for the Nintendo Switch, which have been the focus of several legitimate information leaks over the past couple of weeks. It seems like we might finally be receiving some official confirmation of the existence of Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Pokémon Let's Go Eevee.
It's also possible that the Nintendo Switch games are still not ready to be shown to the world, which means that we may be seeing some a Pokémon game that has yet to be leaked. One strong possibility is a Pokémon Diamond & Pearl remake for the Nintendo 3DS, as Nintendo has promised continued support for the handheld system for the next couple of years. The Sinnoh remakes would be key in keeping interest in the Nintendo 3DS alive.
There is also the possibility that the announcement is being overblown, thanks to the hype surrounding the Pokémon for Nintendo Switch leaks. This announcement may be referring to a new event Pokémon distribution for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon or a new story arc in the anime. It wouldn't be the first time that a Pokémon news announcement was overhyped before it was revealed.
You might think that any information about a new Pokémon game would be saved for E3, which is only a few weeks away, but Game Freak has a history of revealing new games before the conference and showing more footage at Nintendo's E3 event. This happened with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, which was revealed in a magazine article before it was shown at E3.
Check back here on Thursday 31st of May to see what this new Pokémon announcement is all about.
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