Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Last Core Pokemon on 3DS

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Last Core Pokemon on 3DS - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 20 October 2017 / 1,213 Views

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon will be the last core Pokemon titles that will release on the Nintendo 3DS, according to developer Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmor in an interview with IGN.

The developer with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have pushed the 3DS hardware to its limit. 

 

"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," said Ohmor. "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."


Kazumasa Iwao, director of the latest 3DS games, added that the development team was 80 people, which is around half the size of the previous titles. 

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon will launch worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS on November 17.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments

Machina (on 20 October 2017)

That's actually incredibly revealing. Good news for Switch fans that want to see them finally go all-out in bringing Pokemon games to Nintendo's home console I'd say.


kekrot (on 20 October 2017)

Good, confirms that the eventual DP remake won't be held back by the 3DS


Flilix (on 20 October 2017)

I really hope that we will get a DP remake, but they'll probably make an entirely new game first for the Switch.


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poroporo (on 20 October 2017)

"the development team was 80 people, which is around half the size of the previous titles" I'm not sure how that plays out, but definitely hoping for more console titles afterwards. I'm excited.


Flilix (on 20 October 2017)

I only want to play one console anymore, so this is great news!