Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon is less than a month away from launching for 3DS and developer Game Freak has revealed that it will be the last core Pokemon game for Nintendo’s flagship handheld due to the fact that the game has pushed the handheld to its limits.
Speaking with IGN, Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmori revealed that following the launch of Pokemon X&Y the team thought that they got all out of 3DS with the release of the title but, then 3DS was completely redesigned and then the team has even pushed the redesigned 3DS to its limits.
With Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, we’ve tried to eke that out more and really, really push the system to its absolute limits. We’re now feeling that perhaps this is the maximum of what we can get out.
So we’re really treating Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon as the culmination of our work with the 3DS system.
However, he didn’t say if the studio will be moving the series to Nintendo’s latest hybrid consoles, Nintendo Switch. Also, there is a Pokemon title is development for Switch that was teased at E3 2017.
In related news, the studio has also confirmed that Pokemon Ultra Sun And Moon is not a sequel to Sun and Moon and is a completely new story.
According to Producer Shigeru Ohmori and director Kazumasa Iwao, in addition to a new story, the game also features “additional new episode after entering the Hall of Fame”.
Also, developer Game Freak has revealed a ton of details about the game’s Alola Island Challenge, Photo Club and more. Alola Island Challenge will be returning to Pokemon Ultra Sun And Moon and will also be a part of the main quest in the game.
Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon will launch on November 17, 2017, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.