A posting on GameStop teases that a new Pokemon game is in development for Nintendo Switch, possibly to be revealed during the console’s January 12th event.
The big January 12th Nintendo Switch event will take place in just a couple of days, but in the meantime, rumors have been swirling about what games Nintendo will reveal for its library. One especially interesting rumor points to an enhanced version of Pokemon Sun and Moon in development for Nintendo Switch, and now more evidence has appeared in favor of the hypothetical game becoming a reality.
According to a listing posted on GameStop, which NeoGAF users saved before it was removed from the site, Nintendo Switch will give players the opportunity to “play Pokemon at home.” The listing doesn’t specify which Pokemon game fans will be able to play on the Switch, but since the previous rumor pointed to an enhanced version of Sun and Moon on the way for the console, that seems to be the best bet at this point.
The GameStop listing also points out a few other games that are supposedly in development for the Switch, and could very well be revealed at the January 12th event. Among these titles include confirmed games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it also mentions games that haven’t been officially announced by Nintendo, like the Super Mario title that was briefly teased in the Switch’s reveal trailer.
Another game that was shown in the reveal trailer that has yet to get an official announcement from Nintendo is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If the GameStop posting is to be believed, Skyrim is in fact in development for Switch, and fans can presumably expect Nintendo to confirm as much during the upcoming January 12th event.
Besides Skyrim, though, the GameStop posting just uses franchise names to refer to games, which makes it seem somewhat less reliable of a source. For example, instead of referring to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by its full name, the GameStop posting calls it “Zelda.” Perhaps the GameStop posting is simply naming some big franchises that are likely to come to the Switch, but aren’t necessarily a lock for the new console.
Regardless of the validity of the GameStop posting, fans should be able to expect a Pokemon game of some form to make its way to the Switch. Pokemon Sun and Moon broke sales records for Nintendo, and after the sales debacle that was the Wii U, the Big N could use a high profile franchise like Pokemon to help the Switch hit the ground running.
An unannounced Pokemon game is rumored to be in development for Nintendo Switch.