The portable console Nintendo 3DS seems to be generations behind. A home console Wii U and another portable console Nintendo Switch is already on the market. However, Nintendo 3DS remains as the nest of Pokémon RPG fans. Sadly, Game Freak announced that there will be no more Pokémon Games for Nintendo 3DS after they release Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun this November 17.
Pokémon Games for Nintendo 3DS Reached the Developer’s Limit
Game Freak started pushing their limits for 3DS since Pokémon X and Y. The video game developer treats Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon as the “culmination of their work with the 3DS system”. But the twin release of these games marks their maximum limit.
Other game developers might continue releasing games for Nintendo 3DS, but this is an ultimate heartbreak for Pokémon fans. Either they replay past Pokémon games starting 2018 or buy Nintendo Switch for future Pokémon game release.
Rumors of Core Pokémon Games for Nintendo Switch started on 2016. But Nintendo released the 7th generation of Pokémon Games to Nintendo 3DS instead. After dropping release on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch users expects the release of Core Pokémon Games for their portable consoles.
Since 2013, Game Freak started the twin release of Core Pokémon games for Nintendo 3DS with the 6th generation Pokémon X and Y. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a remake of Ruby and Sapphire, came on 2014. Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow (Special Pikachu Edition) was re-released on 2016 together with Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, a remake of Red and Green. Game Freak also released the 7th generation Pokémon Sun and Moon last year. And the twin release ends this year with the most awaited Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, together with HeartGold and SoulSilver as an enhanced version of Gold and Silver.