Pokemaniacs, say hello to Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Nintendo revealed the eighth generation of the Pokemon game series in a livestream Wednesday, showcasing the new region and starter trio and confirming that they'll hit Nintendo Switch worldwide in late 2019.
Director Shigeru Ohmori revealed that the new games would be set in the Galar region, which looks a whole lot like Britain and features cities, open plains and snowy mountains. You'll choose the grass-type Grookey, the fire-type Scorbunny or the water-type Sobble as your starter Pokemon as the game begins. All are cute, but Scorbunny is clearly the correct choice.
Gameplay-wise, it looks like we're back to battling wild Pokemon after the Pokemon Go-style catching system from last November's, but we didn't get many gameplay details in the video.
Unlike Let's Go, Sword and Shield are true sequels rather than remakes, so you'll encounter a bunch of new Pokemon. Ohmori didn't say how many, but tradition suggests around 100 will be added (and we already have 809 in the Pokedex).
Wednesday, Feb. 27, marks Pokemon Day, the 23rd anniversary of the release of the original Pokemon games (Red and Green) on Game Boy in Japan. They came to the US more than two years later, with Green being replaced by Blue.
Wednesday's presentation comes just two weeks after the most recent, so we're in serious danger of a Nintendo goodness overdose.
Just kidding. We can never have enough. Like Snorlax, we will consume endlessly until there's nothing left.
In the cinematic Pokemon world, a second Detective Pikachu trailer.
Originally published Feb. 26.
Update, Feb. 27: Adds details about the new games.