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Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee getting a special Switch bundle

Published: 11:11, 11 September 2018
Nintendo's Pokemon themed Switch edition
Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pikachu

Let me get one thing straight - I am shrewder than Sir Alex Ferguson himself and 99 per cent of preorders or bundles that come my way are rejected in a finely sliced nanosecond. Well, I think I'm welcoming you into my elusive 1 per cent.

Limited edition Switch Pikachu and Eevee hardware bundles have been announced by Nintendo for release on November 16.

I know - the dock is basically a sticker job, but the subdued yet eye catching colour scheme really does something for me. Nintendo once again show their design sense by going with the 'less is more' approach.

The Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu bundles are identical except for the games, which are pre-installed on each respectively. Which as we have  change very little in terms of actual gameplay - a few Pokemon at best.

The special edition Joy-Cons are just so cute and bearing Eevee and Pikachu's stripes, I could swear they're edible. I'm guessing that the black silhouettes of the two Pokemon on the back don't really stand out that much. A man of modest expectations, I tend to lean towards subtleties. 

In each bundle there's also a Poke Ball Plus, the true weapon of choice for professional Pokemon huntsmen. Pokemon and Balls. A truly unique chance to see how it feels having both for more than a day.

Prices for the Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pikachu bundle are apparently still not final, although I wouldn't expect Nintendo to be overly generous. The bundle with the game and Poke Ball Plus goes for $100, so yeah. I'm really conflicted though and I'm not sure whether I hate Nintendo or I want one. Probably both.

Nintendo Joypads and back of Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! themed Switch Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pikachu flavoured Switch

Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu will launch on 16 November 2018 and developer Game Freak have made it clear that they've gone back to their RPG roots. So, if you've finished college and had kids in the meantime, I guess this is as good a time as any to get back into it. You've got the tools.


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