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After the rumor that a version of Pokémon Sun and Moon was in development for the Nintendo Switch, called Pokémon Stars, it seems that there may be more to this as GamesStop inadvertently revealed that you will be able to play Pokémon on the upcoming console.
Specifically, in a listing on GameStop’s site, which has since been taken down, the company had this to say about the Nintendo Switch’s initial game library:
Nintendo Switch games will include new title offerings from Mario, Splatoon, Zelda, the NBA and more! You will even be able to play Skyrim on the go, or Pokémon at home with the Nintendo Switch. The unit will also include a number of handy, interchangeable Nintendo Switch accessories.
So in addition to Zelda: Breath of the Wild it sounds like you will be able to play Splatoon, Mario and Pokémon on the Nintendo Switch, not to mention Skyrim and NBA as well.
Now, it’s worth realizing that this doesn’t necessarily mean we will have new games of each. However, in lieu of the previous information regarding Pokémon Stars and leaks about Skyrim it seems likely that we might have a very strong opening for the Nintendo Switch in terms of games.
This is something that many have been worried about with the Switch, that its launch line-up could be quite weak. This in turn would cause third party publishers to lose confidence in the console.
If that were to happen, then the Switch would be dead on arrival but it looks like this console could be a serious contender after all.
Again, this may not be a new Pokémon game and could just mean that an older game from the series will be playable on the Switch, via services like the Virtual Console.
That said, after the failure of the Wii U it would make a great deal of sense that Nintendo wouldn’t pull any punches when it comes to the console that follows in its footsteps.
Anyway, all of this and more will most probably be revealed tomorrow at the big Nintendo event in Tokyo. Until then, my fingers are very firmly crossed that the Nintendo Switch’s launch window games will feature new installments of the games listed above.
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