Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Officially Announced

A new pair of Pokémon titles will be coming to 3DS this holiday season!

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 02/26/2016 07:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

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As reported yesterday, The Pokémon Company announced a brand new generation of Pokémon titles during today’s Pokémon Direct broadcast: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Little was revealed about the new pair of games, aside from the fact that they will be launching later this year during the holiday season and are being developed for the Nintendo 3DS family of handhelds, but it’s nonetheless exciting to have confirmation of the pair’s existence after their trademarks and logos were discovered online.

Broadening the series’ global appeal even further, The Pokémon Company confirmed that Sun and Moon will be available to play in nine different languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, and both traditional and simplified Chinese.

That wasn’t all the Pokémon-related news to come from today’s broadcast, however. Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara also announced that the Virtual Console releases of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow (which hit the 3DS eShop tomorrow, February 27) will be compatible with the series’ cloud storage service, Pokémon Bank, allowing you for the first time ever to transfer pocket monsters from the original Game Boy titles to the upcoming Sun and Moon versions.

What do you think about Pokémon Sun and Moon? Are you excited to finally be able to bring your favorite Pokémon from Red, Blue, and Yellow over into the new games? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Pokémon Direct

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