New Pokémon, Overwatch on Switch, and more announced in Nintendo Direct

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Two new Pokémon for Sword and Shield have been revealed in the latest Nintendo Direct, along with a bevy of surprise announcements and more info on upcoming games.

The pair of Pokémon, Cramorant and Polteageist, are an eclectic pair who offer very different abilities. Cramorant, for instance, is a flying/water type who loves eating and has a move called Gulp Missile, where he fires a fish from his mouth at another Pokémon. That move will be exclusive to our new feathered friend.

Nintendo Direct

Two new Pokémon for Sword and Shield have been revealed in the latest Nintendo Direct, along with a bevy of surprise announcements and more info on upcoming games.

The pair of Pokémon, Cramorant and Polteageist, are an eclectic pair who offer very different abilities. Cramorant, for instance, is a flying/water type who loves eating and has a move called Gulp Missile, where he fires a fish from his mouth at another Pokémon. That move will be exclusive to our new feathered friend.

Meanwhile, Polteageist is a very British type of Pokémon. It’s a ghost type whose body is made of black tea, and tends to make a home for itself inside tableware. If they trust a trainer, they will even let them sample some of its tea. Nintendo have yet to confirm if this tea goes well with a Hobnob or chocolate digestive.

On top of that, a new feature will allow you to set up Camp for you and your Pokémon, where you’ll be able to play with them. Plus, a new cooking system in the Camp lets you cook up a variety of curries, which will be tracked in the new Curry Dex.

Pokémon didn’t take up the entire 40 minutes though. The Nintendo Direct also gave us a first look at Overwatch on Nintendo Switch, which will be launching on the portable console on 15 October. Speaking of modern classics, it was also confirmed that Divinity: Original Sin II is heading to the Switch, alongside Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and indie hit Return of the Obra Dinn.

Retro Nintendo fans had plenty to enjoy as well, with the reveal of SNES games coming to Nintendo Switch Online. There are 20 games now on the service, including Super Mario World, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Super Mario Kart.

Plus, there was another look at Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which introduces a new crafting system and a new in-game currency called Nook Miles.

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