Pokémon “Sun” and “Moon” coming in 2016
Two new additions to the Pokémon franchise are on their way, and this time its official — “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon” are getting a nine language treatment in time for the busy end-of-year season.
Outed by a European trademark filing on February 25th, Nintendo the confirmed the pair of Pokémon releases with a February 26th announcement.
There’s a link back to the retro editions of 20-year-old “Pokémon Red” and its companions “Pokémon Blue” and “Pokémon Yellow,” re-releasing as Nintendo 3DS downloads on February 27th.
Pokémon caught in any of the three foundational games can then be transferred to newer games via the Pokébank, which operates on an annual subscription model.
Nintendo announced the news during a special edition of its Nintendo Direct news videos, entitled Pokémon Direct.
A new era, new world, new Pokémon, and new adventures were promised.
In “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon,” traditional and Simplified Chinese will be offered as language options for the first time.