Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee for Switch rumours leak
The first particulars of the Switch’s Pokémon Game have emerged on-line, suggesting it’s a mix of Pokémon GO and Pokémon Yellow.
One of Nintendo’s biggest announcements at last year’s E3 was that they’re making a core Pokémon role-playing game for Nintendo Switch.
They didn’t really say anything beyond that though and we haven’t learnt anything new about it since, except perhaps via the following new rumours.
Earlier in the week trusted Nintendo insider Emily Rogers suggested that the new game would be taking just as much influence from Pokémon GO as it was the ‘proper’ Pokémon games, with all earlier talk of the game being a remaster of Pokémon Sun/Moon on the 3DS seemingly disappearing.
She also claimed that the game would come in two varieties, as Pokémon titles often do, and that it would be revealed this month – ahead of E3.
After that a Japanese logo for one of the games appeared on 4chan, which indicate the games’ names are Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee.
Other 4chan rumours suggest that the game(s) will be out this autumn and that they’re essentially a remake of Pokémon Yellow, which was an enhanced version of Pokémon Red and Blue – the very first Pokémon games on the Game Boy.
Yellow brought the original games a little closer to the anime in terms of style and plot and also featured the ability to have Pikachu follow you around on-screen, instead of just always being in your pokéball.
In the Switch game, catching a pokémon will supposedly work just like GO. Although presumably that means just the actual point of capture and not the all-important battle leading up to it.
The new game will also apparently have an online hub and there’ll be rewards and accessories that can be used in both it and Pokémon GO.
Additional hints can also be found in a series of images drawn by fan Pixelpar, who also seems to agree with the above. Including the idea that the game will be revealed this month – possibly on Thursday, May 24.
So we guess we have till then to see if any of this is true…