You can visit the Alola region with one last adventure on the Nintendo 3DS next month when Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon release. This will be the fourth set of Pokémon games on the Nintendo 3DS, and Game Freak is determined to make it the best, calling it a “culmination of our work with the 3DS system.”
Shigeru Ohmori of Game Freak explained the developers once thought Pokémon X and Y were pushing the limitations of the 3DS to the fullest, but they later realized what could be improved and included a revamped system with last year’s Pokémon Sun and Moon. The developers’ goal with the Ultra titles is to push the limits of those games even further so they can get the most out of their last 3DS Pokémon game.
“When we were making Pokemon X and Y, we really were trying to push the 3DS system to its absolute limits – which is what we thought we’d done. But when Sun and Moon came around, we completely redesigned the system, and actually ended up pushing the 3DS even further to what we thought was the most we could draw out of it.
“With Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, we’ve tried to eke that out more and really, really push the system to its absolute limits, and 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.” — Shigeru Ohmori
As of now, we don’t know much about Pokémon‘s future other than the company’s plans to develop for the Nintendo Switch. For now, fans will have Game Freak’s last love letter to the handheld system when Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon release on November 17th.
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