After Pokémon: Let’s GO! Pikachu and Eevee, Game Freak and Nintendo are preparing Pokémon Sword and Shield – whose purpose will be different from the games that arrived in November 2018.
As shared by Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa in the latest investor presentation, the 2019 Pokémon games will focus on demonstrating just how fun it is to play the Switch in portable mode.
“Two of the top games to be released in this new fiscal year are Pokémon Sword and Shield,” Furukawa told investors.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu !, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee !, released in November last year, were designed to enhance the fun of Pokémon Direct. play the Nintendo Switch in TV mode, by waving the command to the TV and catching Pokémon, for example. “
” Pokémon Sword and Shield are being developed to enhance the fun of playing the Nintendo Switch in portable mode .”
“We want these games to be played not only by longtime fans but also by consumers whose first contact with the series was on a dedicated platform with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee !.”
Pokémon Sword and Shield will be released in late 2019, and it is curious to see Furukawa stressing the interest in highlighting the portable side of the Switch with those that are two of the most anticipated games of the year for Switch.
Speculation and rumors point to a new version of the cheaper Switch, designed to highlight the portable side of the console. However, they are just rumors, for now.