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‘Pokemon Ultra Sun’ & ‘Pokemon Ultra Moon’ Exclusively Release On Nintendo 3DS, Not Switch

Jun 07, 2017 08:10 AM EDT


The Pokemon Company will release “Pokemon Ultra Sun” and “Pokemon Ultra Moon” exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS. It blamed on clerical error an announcement that the games will release on the Nintendo switch where it said the release date will be announced later.

GameSpot reports that Eurogamer writer Tom Philips found “Pokemon Ultra Sun” and “Pokemon Ultra Moon” listed on the Pokemon Company website. After the erroneous listing was discovered, the games were removed from the site. In 2016, there was a report that a new version of the game, to be called “Pokemon Stars,” will also release on Nintendo Switch, but the news has died down.

At the Pokemon Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, “Pokemon Ultra Sun” and “Pokemon Ultra Moon” were announced. As the new versions of 3DS RPG games to launch in November, the games will have an alternate story and new features. Pokemon that did not appear in the original versions of the game will be seen in the upcoming games.

Other than “Pokemon Ultra Sun” and “Pokemon Ultra Moon,” also scheduled for release in Nintendo 3DS is “Pokemon Gold and Silver” on the virtual console. For Nintendo Switch, the company will release “Pokken Tournament DX” featuring new fighters such as grass- and ghost-type Pokemon Decidueye. It will be demonstrated at the Treehouse Live events of Nintendo during E3, IGN reports.

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo, which is also behind the upcoming “Pokemon Ultra Sun” and “Pokemon Ultra Moon,” have previously released Pokemon titles on handheld gadgets even if it released new consoles. The company stresses that the Nintendo Switch is not the successor to 3DS, based on previous statements of Nintendo executives. It cites the release in 2012 on the Nintendo DS “Pokemon Black 2 and White 2” more than a year after the Nintendo 3DS first debuted.

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