Pokémon Direct 6/6 at 7 am Pacific

  • @Stormcrownn They did announce a huge new Pokemon game for this year: the Ultra versions of Sun and Moon. People reacted and started crying doom because it was only for 3DS, but those games will sell quite well. Moreover, Pokemon announcements are always the most boring things imaginable, with barely more than a cover shown until E3 proper. At least we know that there will be a new story and actual new Pokemon (which I presume are different to just the legendary forms).

  • Kinda excited about Pokken as I missed that, also excited about Silver & Gold getting a VC release as the battery in my original is dead.
    Kinda disappointed that US/UM is 3DS only, but who knows maybe something is being saved for next week.

  • @Haru17 You're right, this will sell very well. And the development costs should be relatively low since the framework is already there. All that money will then be funneled towards future projects, so this is still an exciting thing for those dying for a Switch title. If you're not excited for another 3DS version, think of it as a fundraiser of sorts. It'll take a long time to get a Switch game rolling, but at least it's more likely to be a brand new installment instead of a Sun/Moon iteration.

  • Yeah, I'd be shocked if we saw Alola on Switch now. It looks like Stars was just a rumor and it's going to take them a while to remodel those 800+ Pokemon in current gen 3D. After which they'll release them as Pokemon Gypsium and Cobalt or what have you.

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    There's no denying that US/UM will sell well, hell if I remember right B&W2 sold better then their original releases.
    I just find it odd that no Switch version was announced (Thus with the combined power of Pokemon and Monster Hunter granting Nintendo a licence to print money) then again like I said its possible something will be announced at E3 for next year, As everything covered today is for 2017

  • All makes sense, and I'm happy to be getting Pokkén! Looks like we'll be quite a few picking it up so I'm looking forward to that!

    What they've shown and said about Ultra Sun/Moon isn't particularly exciting, so as of right now I'm not planning to get it. I also haven't exhausted Sun yet, and honestly can't be bothered starting a new game unless it's a proper new Gen.

    A main series Pokémon game for Switch this year would have been overkill, they're already going to struggle to satisfy demand with their current line-up, it would almost be a waste to release one this Christmas. Better to wait until next year with an installed base of 20+ million, then it'll be worth it.

  • Nintendo, you sure know how to harsh my pre E3 buzz, lol. Should've expected as much. I'll never learn, haha.

  • As @Axel has pointed out, besides the development time, the real reason The Pokemon Company hasn't announced anything mainline for Switch yet is likely because they don't consider the platform to have a large enough install base yet. The announcement so close to E3 was probably to avoid cannibalizing ongoing Sun and Moon sales as much as possible.

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    For the benefit of hindsight, may I present to you the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire announcement trailer. This game let players revisit one of the most vibrant locales in the series with 20 cool new mega forms and a legendary recapturing mechanic so generous I had to call Scottsdale.

    The reveal trailer tho? Box art and text.

    I'm not saying that you should get Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon — they would have been a hard sell for me even on Switch. I'm just saying that The Pokemon Company feels the need to announce things out ahead of E3, that more will be shown next Tuesday, and that if you need a pocket monsters game that's more than 'more of the same,' Monster Hunter Stories comes out on 3DS this fall ;)

  • @Haru17 I'm still not sure if the rumor was false though, I think something still might come in the future, but possibly not ready, probably for the reasons you said. So it may not happen this year, but I still believe!

    Pokken Tournament DX I'm actually super down for, I never had a Wii U and I was always intrigued by Pokken, so I'll for sure buy that at some point.

    As for Gold and Silver on VC, Johto is one of my favorite generations, so I might buy into that, but I'm still optimistic about the Switch VC someway somehow (That's its's own separate pipe dream though).

    Ultra S & M is a no go for me. I think I'm good on that front. That announcement kinda ticked me off.

  • How about UltraNO.

  • UltraSun and UltraMoon is very disappointing, and it makes me feel kinda ripped off by Nintendo. There won't be enough differences to warrant buying it, but at the same time I now have the clearly inferior version. It just feels dirty, as is the Pokemon way.

    And @DMCMaster, I wouldn't be too sure about these ones doing as well. Sun and Moon were a lot of people's first Pokemon games, and I doubt new players will be as willing to buy a game that looks what they already own.

  • @Doctor-Professor Feels very dirty. It's another Pokemon cash grab, no better than CoD at this point.

  • Overall, that was an Ultra let down. I hope E3 has more to show but I don't expect much honestly. Their "conference" is only going to be 30 minutes long after all.

  • Haru17 said in Pokémon Direct 6/6 at 7 am Pacific:

    For speculation, a next gen Pokemon 'Stars' Version has been rumored for a while now, dating back to when we were still calling it 'NX' if I remember correctly. What is this Direct about if not Pokemon Stars?

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  • @Mbun Don't you yell-laugh at me. It was Pokemon Stars after all, Stars itself just wasn't what we were expecting. And to be honest, Pokemon hasn't done a third, definitive version since Platinum, so we should have seen through that rumor.

  • @Haru17 I should've quoted that as "The Internet" instead of you, because that's more who I'm laughing at, the gullible internet who believes this same nonsense that's happened three generations in a row now. Knew it was fake as hell the moment I heard it, and I feel bad for the people who thought it must be true "cause those people never get leaks wrong!"

  • I was more expecting a remake of Diamond/Pearl than what is basically Sun/Moon 2. Also, a port of Sun/Moon this time is a little different compared to the past few times people expected it. They have a hybrid console now and a mainline Pokemon game on it would insure it's future for a long time. I guess they are waiting for more stock first.

  • @Haru17 but you didn't.

  • @Rayne5 That's the point I was making.

  • @MistahShowtime Yeah, a DPP remake would've been more welcome.