Avid gamers of the popular game Pokemon is excited of the news that it is coming to Nintendo Switch this year. This comes after a Nintendo patent was discovered which includes a new batch of Pokemon trading cards.


Pokemon Nintendo Switch – New NFC Tech?


Just this month, Pokemon fans have expressed excitement after a patent was published online. The patent, according to earlier reports, was filed back in November. The recently published Nintendo patent hinted a new design of Pokemon trading cards.


The Pokemon trading cards with NFC tech is readable by any Nintendo hardware. A description of the listing revealed that the trading cards are actually a collection of pictures.

“The trading cards refer to cards on which variously different pictures are depicted, and a purpose thereof is a collection and exchange. Namely, the trading cards are cards manufactured and sold aiming at exchange or collection of pictures on each surface thereof,” reads a description of the Pokemon listing.


It should be noted, however, that while the Nintendo patent showed various pictures. There was no reference that could link directly to Pokemon. Furthermore, both the game publisher Nintendo and Game Freak as the developer did not release the game’s release date.


Also, sources who are privy to Nintendo’s plans are positive that fans could see the release of the most-anticipated Pokemon game. It can be recalled that Game Freak designer Kazumasa Iwao has earlier announced that Nintendo is hyping up the game for the 2018 release.


“Happy New Year. In 2017 we were able to release Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, and we express our deep gratitude to everyone who has been playing it. In 2018 we will continue to hype up Pokemon, so please look forward to it,” Iwao told Japanese magazine Famitsu in an interview.