Pokemon Sun & Moon to launch on Nintendo Switch as Pokemon Stars – report

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A model of the 3DS’ Pokemon Sun & Moon is in growth for the upcoming Nintendo Switch.


The Nintendo Switch is getting a Pokemon recreation, and it’s based mostly on the brand new Pokemon Sun & Moon for the 3DS. That’s in line with Eurogamer, which cites “multiple sources”.

The recreation is claimed to be “well into development” at Game Freak, and is deliberate to launch in 2017. It’ll be referred to as Pokemon Stars, or a minimum of that’s its present codename. Stars could have have new Pokemon and is likened to Pokemon Yellow, in being the third expanded recreation after two mainline releases (the Game Boy’s Pokemon Blue and Red).

The Nintendo Switch model was developed alongside the 3DS one, however will embody extra options. Of course, it is going to be the primary Pokemon recreation to be playable on a house console and can embody options and creatures not out there on the 3DS.

Game Freak has apparently paused growth of that model for a few months with a purpose to polish up the 3DS launch. That mentioned, each variations will function largely the identical content material, equivalent to the identical map, cities, artwork model and so forth. The Switch, nevertheless, will use higher-resolution belongings.

In addition, you’ll have the ability to commerce Pokemon between Sun & Moon and Stars by way of the Pokemon Bank app.

According to the report, Nintendo initially deliberate for Stars to launch in summer season 2017, however that window has since been moved to late 2017.