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Pokemon Sun and Moon coming to Nintendo 3DS later this year

Nintendo has announced Pokemon Sun and Moon for Nintendo 3DS, set for worldwide release in 2016.

After a trademark discovered by Nerdleaks emerged on the internet yesterday many of us were waiting for the inevitable announcement of a new Pokemon title.

Nintendo has delivered, confirming Pokemon Sun and Moon will be coming to Nintendo 3DS later this year.

The announcement was made during a brief Nintendo Direct Presentation earlier today, where the company confirmed a worldwide release for the upcoming game.

Related: Nintendo 3DS Review

The short trailer showed no gameplay from the new title, with the exception of some concept art and character designs that may appear.

Pokemon Sun and Moon will be first games in the franchise since 2014’s Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, which also released for the Nintendo 3DS.

Tomorrow, February 27, is Pokemon’s 20th anniversary. The very first games, Pokemon Red and Blue, debuted in Japan back in 1996.

It’s hard to believe that I’m the same age as the Pokemon franchise, especially when looking back on how far the series has come.

Pokemon Sun and Moon are set for a worldwide release exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS later this year.

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