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author: Matt Buckley

Competition for Pokemon – Monster Catching Games Head to the Nintendo Switch

Nexomon: Extinction just unveiled several new trailers as well as a release date less than a month away. It isn’t the only upcoming Switch game that seems to be inspired by Nintendo’s popular monster catching franchise, but Pokemon doesn’t seem to mind.

Yesterday, VEWO Interactive’s Nexomon: Extinction released three new trailers. One showing off how to catch a nexomon, another revealing some locations and gameplay, and one more to showcase the game's “cast of eccentric characters.”

The game’s style seems to be a throwback to older two-dimensional Pokemon titles, such as Pokemon Diamond & Pearl or Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire. With a portion of Pokemon fans still reeling from the National Dex controversy (where many fans were upset that some Pokemon would not be included in the initial Sword & Shield games), perhaps some will choose to jump ship and hop onto a different franchise.

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Pokemon may not have much to worry about, however, with Pokemon Sword & Shield being the fifth highest selling Switch game so far.

Upcoming releases such as the monster-catching MMO Temtem, the retro-looking Monster Crown, and the Kickstarter funded open world game Kindred Fates are also coming to the Switch, adding to the growing genre.

Are you a diehard Pokemon fan whose loyalty will never falter? Are you excited to play one of these new monster catching Switch games instead of Pokemon?

We’ll all find out more when Nexomon: Extinction comes to the Switch on August 28th.

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