reveals that the first footage of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will premiere next Sunday, April 3rd on Gathering at the Pokemon House in Japan.

Pokemon fanatics likely can’t wait to see what the upcoming 3DS exclusive games Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will bring to the table, and luckily, they won’t have to wait much longer to find out. It has been announced that the first footage of Pokemon Sun and Moon will premiere on live television next Sunday, April 3rd in Japan on the weekly variety show Gathering at the Pokemon House.

Pokemon series director Junichi Masuda will be on hand to discuss the games and unveil their first official footage to the gaming world. Masuda will be joined by Pokemon battle director Shigeki Morimoto, as well as Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire director Shigeru Ohmori. Omori’s presence seems to indicate that Pokemon Sun and Moon will likely have some things in common with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, especially if he is heavily involved in the development of the new games.

We aren’t sure exactly what fans can expect to see next Sunday, but we can speculate. For example, the presence of Pokemon battle director Shigeki Morimoto leads one to believe that perhaps we will be shown how battles look in Pokemon Sun and Moon. It stands to reason that the battles won’t be far off from what we’ve seen in Pokemon XYOmega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, but it would still be interesting to see nevertheless.

Pokemon Sun Moon Trailer

The footage could also answer some lingering questions that fans have about the games since the Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct from four weeks ago. The Nintendo Direct that announced Pokemon Sun and Moon had some clues about what the games will feature, with some evidence in the presentation hinting that Pokemon Sun and Moon will have a tropical setting. Perhaps whatever footage of the games is shown next Sunday will be able to confirm or deny that speculation.

The debut footage of Pokemon Sun and Moon also has the potential of revealing brand new Pokemon that are being added to the franchise with the new games. Maybe gamers will even get their first glimpses at the starter Pokemon that players will have to choose from come Sun and Moon‘s release later this year, or the legendary Pokemon that will grace the covers of the games.

Whatever is shown in the Pokemon Sun and Moon debut footage, we just hope that it will be substantial and offer players a clearer idea of what to expect from these new games. Will they just feel like slightly reworked versions of the previous 3DS Pokemon titles, or will they be the next true upgrade for the series? Time will tell, and hopefully next Sunday’s footage will shed some light on Pokemon Sun and Moon.

Pokemon Sun and Moon are scheduled to release by the end of 2016, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.

Source: IGN