The anticipation for Pokemon fans is finally over as Generation 8 was announced today, Feb. 27.
Generation 8, now known as “Pokemon Sword” and “Pokemon Shield,” will appear later this year exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
This is a major step in the goliath handheld franchise. Never before has a main story title ever appeared on console, let alone exclusively.
I am interested to see if – and by how much – Nintendo Switch sales rise come time for the game to be released.
I know speaking for myself, that the Pokemon franchise for a long time was the only reason I kept a handheld Nintendo console. We will soon see if that trend moves across to non handheld.