Pokemon Sun and Moon
The Pokemon Company has announced the arrival of "Pokemon Sun and Moon" later in 2016. Pokemon official website

Nintendo has finally revealed its follow-up to the 2014 title, “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.” While there have been a number of Pokemon titles released in 2015 alongside current celebrations for the 20th year anniversary of the franchise, the newest announcement has hyped fans up for a new major title.

Dubbed as “Pokemon Sun and Moon,” the new titles were first announced in Japan during a special Pokemon Direct held in Japan on the midnight of Feb. 27, the exact 20th year anniversary of the franchise. Redbrick stated that “Pokemon Sun and Moon” will be the first titles of the seventh generation release coming to the Nintendo 3DS.

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Apart from the title and its arrival this year, nothing much was revealed about the game. In fact, the release date was only dubbed to be late 2016, which could be either October or November, similar to how the recent predecessors, “Pokemon X and Y” and “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire” saw its launch.

However, in relation to the Pokemon Bank, there’s good news for those who had gotten the “Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow” on the Nintendo 3DS. The Pokemon that are available in that game is not compatible or transferrable to the latter titles “Pokemon X and Y” and “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.” But the good thing about the upcoming “Pokemon Sun and Moon” is that Pokemon from the original titles can now be moved using the Pokemon Bank.

A trailer for the “Pokemon Sun and Moon” has already arrived. For the most part, the trailer looks more like a tribute to the 20 years of Pokemon gaming all over the world. It is only towards the end that the trailer shows the developers at work on the upcoming game. The logos for the two games, “Pokemon Sun and Moon” were also teased. The Pokemon Company also teased that the new game will be made available in nine languages.

Already, there are preorders for “Pokemon Sun and Moon.” According to Nintendo Insider, live product listings have already appeared since the Pokemon Direct broadcast. Amazon and GAME both put the pricing of each game, “Pokemon Sun” and “Pokemon Moon” at £39.99 (approx. AU$76.40). ShopTo offers preorders at £39.85 (approx. AU$76).

"Pokemon Sun and Moon" trailer (Credit: YouTube/Pokemon Channel)