A Detective Pikachu sequel is among them.
During a conference in Tokyo yesterday, The Pokémon Company’s President and CEO, Tsunekazu Ishihara, announced several new games and services that are heading to the world of Pokémon.
First up is Pokémon Home, a cloud service app that’s heading to Switch and smartphones and will allow players to store their Pokémon collection in one place. Players will be able to access and manage them across multiple platforms and games, including Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, as well as the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. You’ll also be able to trade directly from the app. Pokémon Home is expected in early 2020.
Pokémon Sleep is also heading to mobile next year and aims to make a player’s ‘time spent sleeping and the time they wake up have an effect on the gameplay.’ Here’s the blurb on what exactly that entails:
“While more details about the app’s functionality will be revealed at a later date, it was announced that a new peripheral device from Nintendo, Pokémon GO Plus + will connect to Pokémon Sleep and launch with the app. The device will use an embedded accelerometer to track a user’s time sleeping and send this information to their smartphone via Bluetooth.”
A new Detective Pikachu game was also announced at the conference and is planned for the Switch. The game will be a direct sequel to the original 3DS title, though no time frame was given for release. Additionally, a new mobile game, Pokémon Masters, was also revealed and we’ll learn more details about the game next month.
You can check out the full conference in the video above.