To coincide with New Years 2019 in Japan, the first trailer for the 22nd Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, is now out in the world. Not only is it a remake of the very first Pokémon movie, 1998’s Mewtwo Strikes Back!, but it’s also the series’ first foray into full-on computer animation.

Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution will release in Japan on Friday, July 12th, 2019. Both long-time series director Kunihiko Yuyama and Snack World director Motohori Sakakibara will be directing, while the late Takeshi Shudo has a screenplay credit, implying the heavy use of his original script from Mewtwo Strikes Back!. The English/international dub is likely to be released in November 2019, as has been tradition for the past two years.

Alex Irish
When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.