In a fascinating turn of events, an advertisement leaked in Japan suggests that another iconic Pokémon game originally released on the Game Boy Color is about to join the Nintendo Switch Online service.
The game in question here is the Pokémon Trading Card Game, one many could have overlooked since it wasn’t a true mainline title in the series.
The classic card game simulator, which was still immensely popular in its heyday though, is reportedly making a grand comeback, allowing a new generation of gamers to experience the excitement of old-school Pokémon card battles.
The leak suggests that the game will release on August 20, which is convienent timing since the newest Pokémon Presents livestream will take place on August 8, leaving a small gap between an official announcement and full release.
This news, though unofficially confirmed, has caused a stir among the gaming community. The Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color marked a unique venture into the trading card game genre, bringing the tabletop card game to the handheld console with an engrossing narrative and a robust collection of Pokémon cards.
This integration into the Nintendo Switch Online service means that the beloved game will receive a fresh lease on life, potentially drawing both nostalgic players and newcomers to the fold.
Yet, despite the enthusiasm surrounding this announcement, fans of the franchise are still eagerly anticipating the addition of original mainline Pokémon games to the Nintendo Switch Online service. The service already boasts a catalogue of classic NES, SNES, N64, and now Game Boy titles, but the inclusion of Pokémon’s mainline games has been a longstanding request from the community.
Games such as Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, which revolutionized the RPG genre and became cultural phenomena, are among those fans would love to revisit on their Nintendo Switch.
While the upcoming release of the Pokémon Trading Card Game on the Nintendo Switch Online service is a significant addition, it also shines a spotlight on the continuing desire for Pokémon’s core RPG experiences.
This news provides another layer of anticipation and excitement in the Pokémon community, even as players around the world continue to delve into the franchise’s vast world across various platforms.
Whether it’s exploring new regions in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, venturing into ancient Sinnoh in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, or now revisiting the classic Pokémon Trading Card Game, there’s always a Pokémon adventure waiting at your fingertips.