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A new light shines on Alola! After the rumour had swirled last November, Pokémon Stars did not become a reality in today’s Pokémon Direct.

Instead, the eight-minute presentation saw The Pokémon Company announce Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon as Nintendo 3DS exclusives.

The first gameplay footage revealed two new Pokémon forms that resembled Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala, with the games having been “powered up” with new additions to the story and features seen in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

That news came after news that Pokkén Tournament DX will release on Nintendo Switch with new content.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon will launch worldwide on November 17th.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.