In an 8-minute Nintendo Direct presentation, the Pokemon Company revealed big news for the Pokemon games throughout 2017. 2016 was a landmark year for the franchise, commemorating the series's 20th anniversary with the high-profile releases of Pokemon Sun and Moon and Pokemon Go. The Pokemon Company are taking measures to ensure the series never stops its two-decade momentum with a trifecta of releases for fall 2017, that are sure to please both nostalgic fans, and those looking for something more.
- Pokken Tournament DX - An updated version of the Pokemon fighting game by Tekken developers Namco Bandai, originally released for arcades in summer 2015, and Nintendo's previous console Wii U in spring last year. Coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 22, Pokken DX retains all of the elements that have been gradually added to the game's arcade edition with new ones, including new playable character Decidueye from Pokemon Sun and Moon.
- Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - As is tradition for the series, these followups to Sun and Moon introduce an alternate storyline, and a different lineup of available Pokemon. Legendaries Solgaleo and Lunala are shown to be fused with Necrozma, taking on brand new forms. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon come to 3DS on November 17.
- Finally, it was revealed that fan favourites Pokemon Gold and Silver, the beloved GameBoy games that excitingly whisked players away to a second generation of Pokemon back in 1999, will be re-released on the 3DS eShop on September 22. Just like last year's digital releases of Red, Blue, and Yellow, Gold and Silver are upgraded to allow for wireless Pokemon battling and trading, and the Pokemon captured in-game can be sent to the Pokemon Bank for transfer to the mainline 3DS games.