Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon confirmed

At the latest Pokemon-focused Nintendo Direct this morning, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon were confirmed to be real, and will be headed to the Nintendo 3DS worldwide this holiday 2016.

Credit: The Verge

Credit: The Verge

Announced by Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokemon Company, specific information on both of the latest installments in the Pokemon franchises were sparse, but a few details were shared. It was stated that both new Pokemon games will add language support for traditional and simplified Chinese, in addition to English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean, which should be nice for all Chinese-speaking gamers looking to jump in on the Pokemon action. Also, the Nintendo eShop versions on Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow, which will be released this weekend to celebrate Pokemon's 20th anniversary, will allow trading of Pokemon wirelessly over the internet from those games over to Pokemon Sun and Moon, utilizing the Pokemon Bank service to facilitate the transfer. This is big news, as this capability was never brought to the older Pokemon games, and makes it a huge incentive to pickup and play the digital versions before Pokemon Sun and Moon release this holiday.

"Pokemon Sun and Moon releasing worldwide in holiday 2016."

This information on the latest Pokemon games seems to be expected, especially from the leaks yesterday, but what do you think? Will the latest Pokemon games get you back into trying to "catch 'em all"? What other information are you looking forward to hear about the new games? Let us know in the comments, and stay on Rocket Punch to get all the info you need to be the very best!