Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu and Eevee are coming to Nintendo Switch, while Fallout 76 has been announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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Bethesda has announced a new game in the Fallout series called Fallout 76, and it’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and the teaser trailer revolves around Vault 76 with various shots of the interior accompanied by a TV broadcast and the song “Country Roads” by John Denver.
There are currently no details about Fallout 76’s gameplay, but we do know a few tidbits about the vault itself. In the Fallout universe, Vault 76 is a control vault, which means no crazy science experiments have been conducted there. It’s only one of 17 known control vaults and is home to 500 occupants. The teaser trailer shows a console with the date 2102, and if that is in fact when the game is set, it’ll be the earliest Fallout game yet.
The interior shots also show a lot of decorations for Reclamation Day, which has not been mentioned in any Fallout game but seems to be the day the first vault opens. Vault 76 itself has been mentioned in both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, though only in audio logs and newspapers. We run down everything we know about Fallout 76 in today’s GameSpot Daily. Be sure to stay tuned for the rest of our stories coming at you in 30 minutes or less.
A heck ton of Pokemon news has also been announced, including an update on the core Pokemon RPG for Switch and more. We still don’t know much about that core RPG, but it is coming in the second half of 2019. While we wait, however, there are no less than three Pokemon games coming to or already on the Switch. Pokemon Quest is available now, though it’s unlikely to be what you want. It’s a free-to-play action-RPG, where you decorate a base camp, collect Pokemon, and take them on expeditions. It’s a very passive experience, allowing you to set it to “Auto” and look away from the screen entirely. And yes, there are microtransactions.
More substantial Pokemon games are coming later this year, though. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee are designed to be a player’s first Pokemon game. They’re inspired by Pokemon Yellow and set in the Kanto region, but they’re a little different than the original Game Boy game. For starters, they’re not remakes. Secondly, they use the creature-catching mechanics of Pokemon Go, including the fact that there are no random wild Pokemon battling or encounters. There are a bunch of other details, including the release date, so be sure to watch the video above for the full rundown.
In other Pokemon news, a new Joy-Con will release alongside the Let’s Go games. The Poke Ball Plus is shaped like a Poke Ball and allows for the player to shake it to try to catch Pokemon–this simulates a throwing motion. You can even store a creature inside of it and bring it with you as you go about your day, much like the Pokewalker from Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver Version. It releases alongside both Let’s Go games, but it will be sold separately.
Other stories we cover today include the announcement of Team Sonic Racing and Mega Man 11‘s release date. That’s what you’ll find in today’s show, but be sure to tune in every day of the week at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST/7 PM BST/4 AM AEST for another episode of GameSpot Daily. We cover the most exciting gaming news in 30 minutes or less.