According to a potential leak from the South Korea’s Game and Administration Committee, a special demo version of Pokemon Sun and Moon may be arriving soon for 3DS owners.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for the Pokemon franchise thanks in large part to the mobile sensation Pokemon Go. Not only has the app pushed people to go out and hunt for those pesky pocket monsters in real world location but the craze has been a nice lead-in for the upcoming 3DS game, Pokemon Sun/Moon, and fans may be getting their hands on the title much sooner if a potential leak is true.
In what appears to be an accidental reveal, the South Korea’s Game and Administration Committee leaked the existence of an upcoming demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon. According to the filing for the trial software, Nintendo put the application in last Friday, one day after its 3DS-centric Direct presentation. Unfortunately for fans, no other information regarding the type of content contained in the potential demo or a release date were mentioned in the filing.
While the rumor is still unconfirmed by Nintendo, the filing falls in line with previous iterations of the franchise, namely Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Both variations received a special demo distributed to fans through download codes and from the Nintendo eShop. Interestingly enough, the demo even provided players with exclusive content not found on the full retail version, giving players another reason to download and play through the content.
In other Pokemon news, Nintendo revealed even more information earlier today about the upcoming 3DS title with Ultra Beasts and a new variation for a very familiar creature. In addition to the introduction of two new creatures, Null and Jangmo-o, the new trailer also shows off the chubby Alola variant of the common Pokemon, Raticate. A new group called the Aether Foundation were also introduced and seem to be a direct rival to the nefarious Team Skull faction in the game as well.
For a series that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Pokemon Sun and Moon appears to be striking a worthy balance of keeping gameplay familiar for long time fans, but also adding in some innovation to help the latest game feel fresh. One such change is the fact that Pokemon Sun synchronizes with the internal clock of the 3DS while Pokemon Moon will add 12 hours. With these changes and more, Pokemon Sun and Moon is shaping up to be one of the best Pokemon games ever.
Are you excited about the prospect of a special demo for the upcoming game or are you content to just wait for the full release? Let us know what you think down below in the comments.
Pokemon Sun and Moon launches on November 18, 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS.