A new trailer for Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu / Let’s Go, Eevee has been released, showing off all the things trainers will be able to do the upcoming Nintendo Switch entry in the franchise. The trailer, which you can watch above, purports to let players “explore the Kanto region in a whole new way” and, based on the two minute video that certainly looks to be the case.
Well, it’s familiar gameplay, but presented with more visual detail than ever before. It shows characters (you can pick between male or female trainers) riding around on select Pokemon including Charizard, Onix, and Arcanine. There’s also some short clips of battles, and a showcase of how you can customize and bond with your Eevee or Pikachu. Like in recent portable Pokemon games, you’ll be able to pet your monster and feed them to keep their spirits up.
In terms of customisation, you can pick hairstyles and also dress them with certain cosmetics. In the video Eevee is shown sporting a nice blue hat and red bowtie combo, while Pikachu is rocking a safari costume. Trainers can also throw on matching outfits to up the cute factor.
Along with trainer battles you’ll also be able to challenge gym leaders. In the trailer Brock and Misty make an appearance. You’ll also be able to play the game in co-op, either battling together or against each other or trading locally and online.
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee are intended to be friendly for newcomers to the franchise and for players who started by playing mobile game Pokemon Go. Instead of battling the monsters to catch them, you simply collect them by throwing Poke Balls at them. The first 150 Pokemon as well as their Alolan forms from Sun and Moon will appear in the Let’s Go titles.
The Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee release date has been confirmed as November 16, 2018. You can find out more about the games by check out our Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu And Eevee – Everything We Know So Far article.