With news about classic Nintendo remakes and releases hotting up as we move towards the end of 2020, the whispers of a new Pokemon game dropping in 2021 have finally made their way to our ears.
So far we’ve had the pleasure of getting our hands on the new Mario 35th Anniversary collection as part of our Super Mario 3D All Stars review, a game that was announced seemingly out of the blue with a short wait until the release date.
We’ve also been picking up a lot of chatter about the new Zelda game that is set to drop in 2021 too, whether as part of a 35th Anniversary collection to celebrate our green-garbed Hero of Time turning 35 or as a new adventure in the BOTW series.
Just as Lord Varys has his birds, Retro Dodo has our own faction of hidden spies out on surfing the internet, and word of a new Pokemon game has ‘pika-d’ our attention.
Credit: IGN SEA
But the question remains; what route will Nintendo and the Pokemon Company go down with this new release?
The new Pokemon game is rumoured to be a ‘Super Collection’.
Does that mean it’s going to fall in line with the recent Mario anniversary release and boast a couple of classic adventures on one cart?
Or… (brace yourselves), could we be about to have a brand new Pokemon game on our hands?
Here’s everything we know so far, with a little bit of friendly conjecture thrown in for good measure.
(Conjecture is ‘guesswork’, not a cool new Pokemon character).
Game Image Credit: Nyafuu Archive
If we’re going to run with the ‘Super Collection’ train of thought, then we need to think about which games would make the cut.
The official ‘word on the street’ is that six classic versions will be bundled into this new Pokemon game.
The digital birds have spoken, and the Super Collection is said to include Pokemon X and Y, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and Pokemon Sun and Moon.
That’s six Pokemon adventures for the price of one!
Credit: Mega Pokemon XY
Of course, we’re fairly sure that these new adventures will be remastered and dragged kicking and screaming into the world of HD gaming.
They may even have some compatibility with Sword and Shield, allowing you to bring your favourite pocket monsters over for multiplayer battle action akin to Pokemon Stadium, one of the best N64 games of all time!
Information leaked last Summer also stated that we would all be seeing remakes of the Diamond and Pearl versions and the HeartGold and SoulSilver editions on the Nintendo Switch in 2021….