Nintendo Switch users have been expecting a Pokémon game for a while now and Game Freak seems to have heard their wishes and acted upon it. The company just released a new free Pokémon game called Pokémon Quest for Nintendo Switch via the eShop. According to the developers this is part of a bigger Pokémon game reveal that is coming up for Nintendo Switch. The developer will be launching two new Pokémon games called Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! soon.
The Pokémon Quest game is set on Tumblecube Island which complements its Minecraft like cube-like environment. Players will have to explore, battle and set up a base camp using the touch controls of the Switch.
With a team of up to three Pokémon, you can explore the secrets of Tumblecube Island. Battle wild Pokémon, gather treasure, and even befriend new Pokémon—if you have the right ingredients, that is! #PokemonQuest puts the power in your hands. pic.twitter.com/BuVVenFAYR
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 30, 2018
Pokémon Quest will be set in the world of Pokémon Red and Blue which means it will take place in the Kanto region and players will have the same starting Pokémons that Ash had and be able to catch the first 150 Pokémons on the Pokédex.
Players will be able to cook and customize their base camp like they want, and even adjust the stats of their own Pokémon squad as they want using power stones and other items.
The game Pokémon Quest is free to download and has in-app purchases with a mobile version of the game set to launch late in June for both iOS and Android on the App Store and Play Store. There is no word yet about whether in-App purchases will be affecting the progression of the game or just be cosmetic items.