2022 is apparently going to see the release of a couple of Pokemon spin-off games. Later this month, Nintendo and Game Freak are poised to release Pokemon Legends: Arceus, a brand new and ambitious Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Nintendo Switch OLED. What these games are exactly, it's not said, but the source does suggest Detective Pikachu may be on the menu.
The information comes the way of prominent Nintendo insider and leaker, Samus Hunter, who notes the spin-offs will expand beyond console and grace mobile platforms as well. Unfortunately, this is about the extent of the report, which is light on salient details.
"New spin-offs are also coming for mobile and console, I don't rule out that we might see some Detective Pikachu-related stuff," said Samus Hunter over on Twitter. "These are The Pokemon Company's general plans as of today, in the coming weeks/months I will try to keep you updated. I will talk about Nintendo in the coming days."
As you can see, Samus Hunter suggests whatever these spin-off games are, we won't will be hearing about them anytime in the immediate future. However, the leaker believes a new Nintendo Direct is happening soon. If this is correct, it's possible we will hear about these games then, but probably only if it's after the release of the aforementioned Pokemon Legends: Arceus as Nintendo won't want to distract Pokemon fans before the newest installment is out in the wild.
All of that said, take everything here with a grain of salt. Not is all of this completely unofficial, but even if it's accurate, it's also subject to change. At the moment of publishing, none of the implicated parties have commented on any of this. If this changes, the story will be updated.
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