• How Pokémon Go helped shape the upcoming Ultra Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Pokémon Go ushered in a new era for the long-running franchise. The augmented reality mobile game became one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 750 million downloads, and its global success helped bring the Pokémon name back into prominence. One of the main beneficiaries of its success was the dual release of Pokémon Sun and Moon , which went on to become some of the fastest-selling titles in Nintendo's history. Now, the team is back with an enhanced version of those 3DS games - called Ultra Sun and Moon - and the goal is to further build off of the momentum...
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  • Ultra Sun and Moon Will Be the Last Pokemon RPGs for 3DS

    Ultra Sun and Moon Will Be the Last Pokemon RPGs for 3DS

    1 month ago - By IGN

    Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon will be the "culmination" of series developer Game Freak's work on 3DS, presumably before the core Pokemon RPG series moves to a new home on Nintendo Switch.
    Speaking to IGN, Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmori explained that the company has seen each of its 3DS games as the full extent of what could be achieved on the handheld console:
    "When we were making Pokemon X and Y, we really were trying to push the 3DS system to its absolute limits - which is what we thought we'd done. But when Sun and Moon came around, we completely redesigned the system, and actually...
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