A new Pokemon game has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch.

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As part of The Pokemon Company's E3 presentation at the expo on Tuesday (13.06.17), company president Tsunekazu Ishihara confirmed that developers at Game Freak have begun development on a Nintendo Switch-exclusive, "core RPG" Pokemon game.

According to GameSpot.com, Tsunekazu gave no further details about the new game, but said the feature "may not release for more than a year."

Previously, it was rumoured that a new Pokemon game entitled 'Pokemon Stars' - which was thought to link with the 3DS dual games 'Pokemon Sun' and 'Pokemon Moon' - would be announced for the Switch, but whilst a new game was confirmed at the presentation, there was no mention of the rumoured title.

Meanwhile, a new version of Pokemon fighting game 'Pokken Tournament' - entitled 'Pokken Tournament DX' - was recently announced for the Nintendo hybrid console, and will be released later this year.

The game - which is being developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by The Pokémon Company - includes features such as 3v3 team battles and online play, as well as friendly and group matches.

It was also reported that some of the new online features will require a paid membership to the Switch's online service, but it has been claimed this will not be implemented until 2018.

All 16 original players from the Wii U version will still be available in the new game, alongside newly added fighters including Darkrai, Scizo, Empoleon, Croagunk and Decidueye.

Elsewhere, the company have announced 'Pokemon Ultra Sun' and 'Pokemon Ultra Moon' will be released on the handheld 3DS console in November.

The games will serve as the sequels to the 2016 dual release 'Pokemon Sun' and 'Pokemon Moon', and whilst not much is known about the new instalments, players can expect to be returning to the newly discovered Alola region.

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