It’s official! Pokémon Sun and Moon for the 3DS are going to be available for all to play in late 2016. Some people might say, “Aren’t you too old for Pokémon?” I say you throw down some repel and get those people away from you. We haven’t had a major Pokémon game since 2013, when Pokémon X and Y was released.
These new games are going to be part of the seventh generation of Pokémon games, and will celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary. It’s been announced by Nintendo that Sun and Moon will be available worldwide and in nine different languages. These languages include Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Korean and Chinese. Our first sneak peek of the game includes the logos for both games.
Now of course everyone is scurrying around on the hunt for more information on Pokémon Sun and Moon. Information at this point is as rare as a legendary Pokémon. However, there is hope–a master ball to our legendary Pokémon. There is a trailer teaser out there for the 20th anniversary that mentions Sun and Moon. You can check it out here. For a closer look, here is a gif that shows some hints as to what we can expect.
I hope to see traditional, crucial gameplay and settings like the Pokécenter, Pokémarts Gyms, HM moves like Fly and Surf, as well as older generations of Pokémon. In addition, I’d want to keep the caves, forests, deserts, etc. that Pokémon is famous for having. This always makes the gameplay more challenging and makes the player feel as if they are actually out having an adventure. However, I hope to see a reinvented look, like we get a hint of in the gif above. Each generation has added some flare on the buildings and towns, but with Pokémon Sun and Moon I hope it’s even more extravagant. It seems to be going in that direction because we get a glimpse of cars in a snippet of the concept art. I mean, we haven’t experienced cars to a full extent in Pokémon yet but it’s something I would be willing to explore. With a new generation of Pokémon, we have hundreds of new ideas to encounter during the journey along with 3D gameplay. We’ve come a long way from having only 151 Pokémon, but the adventure has been worth it, in any case. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I will always buy the new Pokémon games, because the nostalgia and endless fun are worth it all.
Are you excited for the new game? What are you hoping for? Let us know in the comments!