Pokefans Rejoice at Announcement of Sun and Moon
The wait is over for Pokemon junkies who have been waiting for any sign of a new game. This year, to celebrate 20 years of Pokemon games, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have been revealed to the public. The games are said to be released during the 2016 holiday season, even as early as October. For the first time, both games will be available in nine languages, including traditional and standard Chinese, breaking the previous language barriers.
“It is also said to have the unique feature from HeartGold and SoulSilver; having the lead Pokemon in your party follow you around. I really love playing HeartGold just because it had this wonderful feature in it,” Cindy Tran ‘18 said.
This feature is not yet confirmed, but players have their hopes up.
New Pokemon have also been announced for the games, suggesting that the game will take place in a new region.
“I like both new and old regions for different reasons. I always like to see new Pokemon, but I think some of the best games that Nintendo has made over the years have been their old region remakes, so I think either way would be nice,” Erica Tackman ‘16 said.
When presented with the name “Pokemon,” many gamers and fans of the popular anime series are filled with nostalgia, thinking of playing the early games on a Gameboy or watching the series as a child. Others blissfully envision their most recent Pokemon experience, whether it be the games Omega Ruby, X, or LeafGreen, or even just watching Ash Ketchum dart around the Kanto region in their place during the television series.
A new flying type pokemon will make its debut, as well as a Pokemon known as Magearna, whose type has not been revealed. The starter Pokemon have yet to be announced, but fans are hoping that they will live up to the standards of the previous games.
Tackman’s last request for the new game was this: “I hope the grass Pokemon looks dope.”