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New Pokemon Switch info coming tomorrow in Direct showcase

Nintendo to host a Pokemon Direct showcase tomorrow at 9AM EST

By Derek Strickland on Feb 26, 2019 01:02 pm CST - 1 min, 17 secs reading time

Nintendo will finally reveal more info on this year's big Pokemon game for its handheld-console hybrid.

New Pokemon Switch info coming tomorrow in Direct showcase |

Not much is known about the Switch's upcoming Pokemon RPG, but Nintendo plans to show off new tidbits during a special Pokemon Direct tomorrow at 9AM EST. The video presentation will last around 7 minutes, and we could get a closer look at starter Pokemon and unique Switch-exclusive features (and maybe some Pokemon GO integration too).

So what do we know about the game? We know it's a mainline RPG that will deliver a "traditional find, battle, train type experience," and it's slated for a late 2019 release (likely during Nintendo's critical Q3 holiday quarter). The game could also have specially-modified JoyCon attachable controllers or wireless Pokeball devices for more interactive play, and these peripherals may be used with the Switch and smartphones too.

The new Pokemon Direct will kick off tomorrow, February 27, 2019 at 9AM EST / 6AM PST.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.


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