After two years, ‘Pokémon Go’ is finally letting you trade monsters

It’s been almost two years since Nintendo and Niantic released the mobile hit Pokémon Go. While the game’s (very) slow feature rollout has whittled down the userbase to diehard fans, interaction with the upcoming Switch games make it a good time to get back in the game. But today, the game announced it’s ready to roll out a Poké-critical function …

Experience Nintendo’s E3 2018 booth without having to go to LA

I made a beeline for Nintendo’s booth as soon as E3’s showfloor opened. (Bizarrely, this is actually the first official show day.) The company had wrapped up its big Nintendo Direct presentation just an hour earlier, so I knew exactly what was on the table: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. (Oh and the first chance to play Pokémon Let’s Go!) Nintendo …

If you buy Nintendo’s Poké Ball Plus accessory, you’ll get a free Mew

We already knew that the Switch’s Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Evee! would land alongside the Poké Ball Plus, but Nintendo is now trying to sweeten the deal. Each optional accessory will land with the mythical Pokémon Mew inside. Overpowered from the start? Well, that would depend on the stats, but a psychic Pokémon from the outset …

‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ will connect ‘Pokémon Go’ and Switch this fall

A new series of Pokémon games coming to the Switch this fall will link the “classic RPG experience” with 2016’s augmented reality hit Pokémon Go. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Evee! will also support multiplayer, and there’s a Poké Ball Plus accessory that works to throw Poké Balls in-game as a motion controller and works as a …

‘Detective Pikachu’ game’s US debut set for March 23rd

Ever since the Detective Pikachu game launched in Japan in early 2016, there’s been a lingering question: when would it be available elsewhere, if it ever left Japanese shores? At last, there’s a date. The Pokémon Company has announced that its 3DS sleuth title will reach the US and Europe on March 23rd, 2018 for $40. On top of that, …

Latest ‘Pokémon’ games include an ode to Nintendo’s late president

Developers are still eager to show their gratitude to Nintendo’s late Satoru Iwata. Gamers have learned that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon include a clear, heartfelt tribute to the company’s long-serving president. It requires that you have a creature carried over from Pokémon Silver (thankfully available in the eShop) and a trek to the Game Freak building in Heahea …

Play ‘Pokémon Gold’ and ‘Silver’ on this pretty new 2DS XL

If you’re planning on pre-ordering the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games, why not get a handheld console to match? Thankfully, Nintendo has your back. The company has just introduced a cool new Poké Ball edition of the 2DS XL, so you can really tap into your inner Ash as you launch your beloved Pikachu into battle. Author:  …

Nintendo launches special ‘Pokémon’ and ‘Fire Emblem’ bundles

You may want to check if you can cancel your Fire Emblem Warriors or Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon pre-orders. Nintendo has just announced a special FE Warriors edition for the Switch and a Veteran Trainer’s dual pack that includes both new Pokémon games. The special edition FE Warriors comes with a copy of the game for Nintendo’s hybrid …

Nintendo’s 3DS isn’t dead, but it is trapped in the Switch’s shadow

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced a brand-new console, a hybrid portable device that serves as both a portable entertainment machine and a game system for the living room. At a glance, it looked great — but some criticized the Nintendo Switch for having “nothing to play” except the new Legend of Zelda game, of course. Nintendo’s E3 show served as …