Pokémon fans could not be happier with the amount of titles in the series being released this year. Last week the Pokémon Rumble Rush was launched on smartphones, a portable adventure that invites players to explore various scenarios to capture the familiar monsters. But the Pokémon Company has plans to launch a new game for iOS and Android by the end of the year and is called Pokémon Masters.
As the name implies, players will fight alongside known Pokémon trainers from previous games in the series, such as Misty, Ash and Brock and aims to appeal to the nostalgia of older fans of the saga. The announcement was made at a conference in Tokyo, and confirmed in a message on Twitter. This new game is being developed in partnership with DeNA, the producer who brought Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes from Nintendo to smartphones.
The Pokémon Company is also on track for the expected main series game for Switch, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for the end of the year.
Last but not least, one of the traditions of Pokémon fans is the collecting of creatures in their different generations. And that means the exchange between the players, which at present is dispersed between different platforms. In this sense, the Pokémon Company announced the Pokémon Home, a new cloud-based service that aims to bring together in a single "home" the creatures of different games, including Pokémon GO, Pokémon Lets Go and the future Sword and Shield. And to ensure players with older collections are not left out, the service will also be compatible with the Pokémon Bank, used to save the monsters caught up in the games released in 3DS and Game Boy.