Pokémon Direct Reveals Pokémon Sun and Moon Coming Holiday 2016

The Pokémon Direct stream has come and gone incredible quickly, but it has left us with some incredibly exciting news. As trademark leaks suggested, 2016 will mark the launch of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. This new generation of Pokémon titles will launch worldwide at an unspecified point, later this year. Sun and Moon will support nine languages, with the inclusion of both Simplified and Traditional Chinese, in addition to the seven previously supported languages.

With the franchise celebrating its 20th anniversary, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow Versions will be available for on the 3DS eShop starting tomorrow. These virtual console titles will be compatible with the Pokémon Bank software, enabling transfer to the upcoming Sun and Moon.

You can catch a recap of the stream here, including a rather emotional retrospective of the much-loved series. There’s very little to go on in terms of speculation for the upcoming games, but that’s more than enough to kindle unparalleled excitement among fans.

Furthermore, some concept art was shown, detailing exactly how some Pokémon are created as well as minor glimpses at what a potential Pokémon center looks like in the new titles. You can check them out in the gallery below (images courtesy of Serebii.net).

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