Pokémon fans were able to get a better look at the two upcoming Nintendo Switch games Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! as part of Nintendo's event at E3 2018, and future trainers could get their hands on legendary Pokémon Mew. The pair of games are just a part of an upcoming comprehensive library of Pokémon games on Nintendo's latest console, and the company was clearly happy to reveal much more about the games at this year's E3 expo.
The duo were first announced at the end of May, with the Let's Go! games taking plenty of inspiration from the original Pokémon Yellow, including its Kanto setting. They are to be the first Pokémon role-playing games on the Switch, and although there was a sense that these were not the Pokémon titles fans were waiting for, nonetheless the nostalgia of returning to the first region seen in the franchise is clearly an alluring prospect.
Unsurprisingly, the games played a part in Nintendo's E3 event. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! were given a slightly more comprehensive overview than their initial reveal at the end of May, this time with a greater emphasis on how the games will play from Reggie Fils-Aime. However, the key takeaway from the Nintendo of America chief was that Pokémon trainers will be able to get hold of the elusive Mew.
According to Fils-Aime, all of the Poké Ball Plus peripherals will come complete with the mysterious legendary Pokémon. The Poké Ball Plus has a variety of uses, from the simple control of the Pokémon Let's Go! games through to the chance to take Pokémon out and about, and this additional perk will no doubt sweeten the deal.
Mew was the subject of much discussion within the original generation of Pokémon games, with many players trying out a variety of urban legends about how to catch the Pokémon. As such, it makes perfect sense that it would be included in some way, shape, or form in these games, given that they plan to emulate so much from Pokémon Yellow.
That said, there could be some issues here that Nintendo will need to be aware of. The company has had problems in the past with making hardware and peripherals available in adequate numbers, as seen with the NES Classic and the Pokémon-specific Pokémon GO Plus controller, which was in severe demand at the height of the mobile game's popularity. With that in mind, fans will be hoping that Nintendo has sufficient supply of the Poké Ball Plus.