• 'Pokémon Sun and Moon' are the next new games in the Pokémon franchise.

'Pokémon Sun and Moon' are the next new games in the Pokémon franchise. (Photo : YouTube/HoodlumScrafty)

Video game developer Nintendo released "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" last week for Nintendo 3DS. The release of "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" rendered rumors of there being a "Pokémon Z" false.

According to the official Pokémon website, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company confirmed the next game in the Pokémon franchise in a special Nintendo Direct video stream. In addition to the two entries in the series for traditional gamers, this will also see the release of "Pokémon Go" for iPhone and Android.

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Nintendo pointed out that "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" will not take gamers back to Kanto or any of the initial settings that have been explored in the game's earlier adventures. Players should expect seeing an entirely "new world" with new trainers to meet. The company also released remakes of "Pokémon Red," "Pokémon Blue," and "Pokémon Yellow" to celebrate the 20th anniversary.

Players can trade and store pocket monsters that they collect in the games through Pokémon Bank. Similarly, "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" will accept trades from these games through Pokémon Bank. Other games compatible with the feature include "Pokémon X," "Pokémon Y," "Pokémon Omega Ruby," and "Pokémon Alpha Sapphire."

As opposed to creating multiple versions for different regions, the developer company has decided to allow player choose their language from within the game. The game will be available in nine languages including simplified and traditional Chinese. A short clip included with the confirmation of "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" does not give details about the upcoming game.

Besides the integrated language switching, gamers do not know much about "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon." However, it will be fascinating to see what the game offers as the series already has a great inventory system, day and night cycle, trading, and evolutions for most characters. It is still unclear which characters will be exclusive to which game, something that is crucial for those not planning to buy both games.

In the series, when two games launch at the same time shows that there will be variations in available creatures, but not the main story and mechanics of the game. Preorders have already started via GameStop for "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" ahead of the release. The two games are available on the retailer's site for $39.99.

Watch the clip below for more information: