The Nintendo Switch is a phenomenal console, but let’s not forget that the Nintendo 3DS is alive and well, and there are still plenty of quality experiences to look forward to that are coming to the platform soon. The most obvious examples are Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and in today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, we learned a lot about the latest installments in the Pokémon franchise.
Direct feed screenshots of USUM’s new Ultra Beasts: UB Burst (Sun exclusive) and UB Assembly (Moon). pic.twitter.com/5uAAGCv4x9
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The games also feature new legendary Pokémon Necrozma, who, despite what it looks like, is actually on the cover of both games. The Pokémon has a basic black form, but it is also capable of absorbing Lunala and Solgaleo to become Dawn Wings Necrozma and Dusk Mane Necrozma, respectively.
New areas are also introduced, as well as the ability to equip your character with new clothing items, a new way to encounter your starter Pokémon, and if you buy either game before January 10th, you can get a special Rockruff that can evolve into a Dusk Form of Lycanroc. Pokémon Gold and Silver will also be available for purchase via the Virtual Console, and buying them will net you a gift of Celebi for any of the current generation Pokémon games.
With all this news, the November 17th release date feels so far away now. What new features are you most excited about? Watch the video above and let us know in the comments below!
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