“Nintendo Switch is the future of Pokémon”, says Game Freak

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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.

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One thought on ““Nintendo Switch is the future of Pokémon”, says Game Freak

  1. For me, this is more like an indicative that Nintendo intends to replace both the Wii U and the 3DS with the Switch, regardless of what they’ve said in the past about the Switch not being a replacement for the 3DS (just like the DS totally wasn’t a replacement for the Game Boy Advance…)

    These rumors about Pokémon Sun / Moon getting a Switch port (Stars) only reinforces this belief. As far as I know, no main game has ever appeared on a Nintendo home console before, not even in the form of a port.

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