We now officially have word that the next entries in the Pokémon franchise will be available for Nintendo Switch.
Two Game Freak figureheads, Junichi Masuda (director) and Shigeru Ohmori (designer) were recently interviewed by Spanish gaming website MeriStation, and said that the Switch “is the future of Pokémon”.
Game Freak is still trying to figure out how to make proper use of the hardware, however.
“Once people get their hands on the Switch , we will have study how they use it to see how the next installments of Pokémon can benefit from the console[‘s unique characteristics]”, said Junichi Masuda.
Masuda-san also explained that Pokémon is “a social phenomenon [and] a communication tool”, in the development teams’s eyes.
Putting two and two together, it seems like Game Freak are looking for interesting ways to make the next mainline Pokémon more of a Pokémon Go-like social experience.
Let’s see how it plays out.