The Pokemon Company is bringing Pikachu and gang to Nintendo Switch. At E3 earlier this year, it was announced that a new Pokemon game is currently in the works and tapped the studio Game Freak to develop a role-playing title for the new console. Here is an update straight from Game Freak CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara.
Jumping On To A New Console
Pokemon has transitioned from consoles to consoles. Most notably, the game survived the single-screen Game Boy systems to the dual-screen Nintendo DS. The game even made the switch to mobile gaming with the augmented-reality game Pokemon Go.
This year, the game is transitioning to Nintendo Switch care of Game Freak. Co-founder Junichi Masuda sat down with Game Informer (via Nintendo Insider) to talk about Nintendo Switch and the sky-high expectations of fans. While he and his team are excited about Nintendo’s new gaming console, he said that the one thing he wanted to know was how people generally use the device.
“What I’m really curious about, and really excited to see, will be the main way that people play the Switch,” he said. “Will it be home for the most part? Will it be out and about? I think that is really going to depend on where the person lives, maybe.”
He says that every time they develop a game, they always have to consider how the players will enjoy it. Because of Nintendo Switch’s hybrid style of the console, the player’s experience of the game will be varied. In fact, the experience of playing at home versus is very different from playing with a portable system based on their experience.
Because Pokemon has a very massive and loyal fan base, Game Freak also feels the pressure to create something that each and every player will find enjoyable. While he said that he and his team are listening to feed backs, he pleaded that fans should to not get their hopes up.
“Of course, it is very difficult to make the game, so I hope people don’t get their expectations up too high,” he said. He did promise that the company will do its best.