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Nintendo just announced a real Pokemon game is coming to Nintendo Switch

At the E3 gaming convention on Tuesday, Nintendo announced several new games for its hit console, the Nintendo Switch, including a new Pokemon game.

The company said the Pokemon game would not be ready "for a year or more," but it hopes to continue the hype from the augmented reality game, "Pokemon Go," which has had over 500 million downloads and continues to be ranked among the highest grossing apps in Apple's App Store.

Nintendo owns approximately a 30% stake in The Pokemon Company and roughly a 3% stake in Niantic, the creator of Pokemon Go.

During the presentation, Nintendo showed off trailers for the sequel to "Xenoblade Chronicles" and a new version of the popular handheld game, "Kirby," due out in 2018. 

Nintendo also showed off several other new games, such as a Yoshi-centric game for the Switch, a console which has been a hit with consumers, selling more than 2.7 million units in its first month. 

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Other games announced include "Metroid Prime 4," as well as "Fire Emblem Warriors," due out in the holiday season this year.

As Nintendo has started to open up its valuable intellectual property for other uses, including a theme park, the company showed off more of the same at E3.

It unveiled Zelda-themed weapons and outfits for Ubisoft's "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" for the Switch. The company also showed off the first downloadable expansion for the hit Zelda: Breadth of the Wild game, a game which has become the best reviewed game of all-time, selling more than 1 copy for every Switch unit sold.

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The Kyoto, Japan-based Nintendo also showed off a new Mario game, known as "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle!," slated to be released on the Switch on August 29.

In addition, Nintendo said that "Rocket League," a popular virtual soccer game, would be coming to the Nintendo Switch during the holiday season, with exclusive Nintendo-themed customized items, including a Mario cap.

Lastly, "Super Mario Odyssey," Nintendo's next big Mario game, would be available for sale on October 27, as it showed off a new trailer for the game.