Another second of the ever-ticking clock on the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS, as it was revealed both at E3 and confirmed in a new interview with IGN that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be the last Pokémon games produced for those consoles. Below are a couple of the primary quotes from Shigeru Ohmori, director of Game Freak, as he explains how the company has basically pushed both handheld consoles to their maximum with their latest series of title, and there's no more room to grow their games on what has become a less-powerful portable compared to the Nintendo Switch. Both titles will be released on November 17th.
"When we were making Pokemon X and Y, we really were trying to push the 3DS system to its absolute limits – which is what we thought we'd done. But when Sun and Moon came around, we completely redesigned the system, and actually ended up pushing the 3DS even further to what we thought was the most we could draw out of it." … "With Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon," explains Ohmori, "we've tried to eke that out more and really, really push the system to its absolute limits, and we're now feeling that perhaps this is the maximum of what we can get out. So we're really treating Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon as the culmination of our work with the 3DS system."