Pokémon lands on Nintendo Switch on September 22 with Pokkén Tournament


Nintendo hosted on of its Nintendo Direct streaming events today, just ahead of E3, and it had big news to share for one of its most popular and beloved game franchises: Pokémon is coming to Nintendo Switch, with its first appearance courtesy of Pokkén Tournament DX, the Pokémon fighting game.

The news came via a dedicated Pokémon Direct edition of Nintendo’s direct show, which gives you an idea of how important the company thinks the news will be for the console and for gamers. It’s definitely something I saw crop up frequently among fan and enthusiast reaction when the Switch was originally announced, and Nintendo’s confirmation that Pokémon would appear in some form on the platform only stoked the flames of fandom.

Switch launched with a relatively light game lineup,…

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