Today, Nintendo offered up lots of new information about Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee. The company released an impressive new trailer detailing Celadon City as well as some exclusive Pokemon moves. That’s not all, though, as Nintendo also unveiled new Switch hardware bundles that will launch alongside the new games.
The Nintendo Switch hardware bundles will go on sale on November 16th (the release date). The console design in both bundles is identical: the Switch dock features two adorable images of Pikachu and Eevee laying down while the back of the Switch tablet itself is adorned with silhouettes of Pikachu and Eevee playing together.
There’s also a pair of Joy-Con controllers, which are designed to match Pikachu and Eevee’s color schemes. The left Joy-Con is a tan and beige color while the right Joy-Con is yellow with a darker shade of brown. Both bundles also include the Poke Ball Plus controller which allows players to take their Pokemon for “walks” and “carry” them outside of the game in order to receive rewards when they return. The peripheral has been in high demand ever since being announced, so the bundle is likely to be a hot property just for that alone.
The only differences in the two bundles, it seems, is the choice of game it comes with. One bundle comes with either Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee pre-installed. Pikachu is world-famous and is likely to be the most popular option but both characters are equally adorable so it could be a tough choice.
The Pokemon Let’s Go games are already some of the most hotly anticipated games of the holiday season and are expected to be Switch system sellers. These newly announced bundles should only boost that.
The games should also help Nintendo hit its Switch sales target of sell 20 million units this year. This will be off the back of exclusives like Pokemon Let’s Go as well as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Mario Party which both launch this holiday season.
Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go, Eevee are set to release on November 16, 2018, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.