Update 2: There will also be a never-before-seen Pokemon appearing in Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, as teased at the end of the trailer.
Update:During the Q&A Pokemon confirmed that Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee are based on Pokemon Yellow and will take place in the Kanto region. It will also focus on the original 151 monsters. However, some Alolan Pokemon will also be present.
People have wanted a Pokemon game on the Nintendo Switch ever since the console was first announced, and today we finally saw the long-awaited Poke-dream: Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee. Both games will be released on November 16, 2018 worldwide.
The Pokemon Company revealed the new Pokemon Switch game on Twitter during a reveal event in Japan held today.
Pokemon Let's GO! Pikachu and Eevee edition are the first console RPG titles in the Pokemon series and include a new accessory, capture mechanic, and co-op.
Return to the Kanto region and experience a classic Pokémon journey in a whole new way with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! on the Nintendo Switch! Coming November 16, 2018: https://t.co/kXLdxUMjjA #PokemonLetsGo pic.twitter.com/EKzQsTbDuE— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 30, 2018
Based on Pokemon Yellow, Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee will retain Yellow's key feature, namely the ability to let Pokemon follow you outside their PokeBalls. Also, players can also ride or surf on Pokemon as well.
Pokemon also showed off a new physical accessory shaped like a Pokeball that players use to play the game. The new periphera is called PokeBall Plus, and will be available in November.
Take your Pokémon training to the next level with the #PokeBallPlus! Capture Pokémon in #PokemonLetsGo with a throwing motion, and take your favorite Pokémon on the move with you!https://t.co/oLOTwKOiJd pic.twitter.com/4P7VPIhhC8— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 30, 2018
Pokemon Go integration will also be supported. Players can catch and trade Pokemon between the two games, which can be linked via Bluetooth. Pokemon Let's Go will not support online play, but online functions like trading and battling will be available.
The Pokemon Switch games were leaked earlier this month over at 4Chan, but rumors about the title have circulated for some time.
The Pokemon Company itself has also been teasing Pokemon Let's Go over Twitter thanks to some cryptic pictures that either feature Pikachu, Eevee, or both.
The Switch has proven to be a huge success and the perfect new console for the Pokemon series. We've known for some time that the a Pokemon game will be on the Switch, but Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee are not mainline RPG games.
For more on the new Pokemon games, keep an eye on our Pokemon Switch guide which will be updated with all the new information we learned from today's Pokemon announcement.
This is a developing story and more details will be added as information becomes available.