Nintendo’s shares have blasted off after its latest announcement of two new Pokemon Let’s Go titles.
Pokemon fans rejoice, as Nintendo has just revealed Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee, which led to a 4.3 percent increase in Nintendo’s shares this week following the announcement.
Today, the shares continue to rise. Back when Pokemon Go was first released in 2016, a similar leap in shares was reported. Within the first 24 hours of Pokemon Go’s release, shares increased by a total of 10 percent.
Following the first week of Pokemon Go, Nintendo shares went up by another 70 percent. However, when Nintendo admitted that they weren’t directly involved with Pokemon Go, the share sales sank drastically.
One thing to note is that Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee aren’t “core” Pokemon games. The forthcoming traditional Pokemon RPG is expected to launch late next year. In the meantime, Nintendo has further enhanced the “catch ‘em all” experience by releasing the Pokeball plus accessory. This will grant players with the opportunity to see how it really feels to throw a Pokeball at at potential Pokemon. It seems like the Pokemon franchise is upping the ante on the realism of what it feels like to be a Pokemon Trainer. First, with Pokemon Go, which had players get up and walk around to catch Pokemon and now with the the Pokeball accessory.
With these new announcements, it’s a guarantee that fans will have plenty of content to dive into. Be on the lookout for Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee on November 16.
Pokemon has also released a new Pokemon game called Pokemon Quest, available on the Nintendo Switch now. Pokemon Quest will be available for Android and IOS devices in the near future.