The Pokémon Company today celebrated the 20th anniversary for its famed video game series via Pokémon Direct, announcing Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon for Nintendo 3DS.
Hot off the heels of yesterday’s fresh trademark applications for the names “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon,” Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company International, revealed that those are indeed the names for the next games in the series.
Interestingly, the upcoming release of Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version, and Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console will be compatible with Pokémon Bank, an online storage service that allow players to store their captured Pokémon. In turn, players can use Pokémon Bank to transfer their Pokémon to Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will arrive worldwide holiday 2016 as the first titles in the Generation VII series of games. And, unlike previous installments in the series, Chinese language options — Traditional and Simplified — have been added so more players can enjoy the game from the start.
Are you excited for the next generation of Pokémon? Will you be transferring MissingNo from one of the classic Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console service to Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon?
Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our social media channels. If you haven’t yet seen today’s Pokémon Direct presentation, you can watch it below.
February 2016 Pokémon Direct