“With the Switch, we see it as a chance to create Pokémon that goes deeper and with a higher level of expression.”
The Nintendo Switch will end up being the very first console in history to get a mainline Pokemon game- something that I assume can be attributed in at least some part to the Switch’s hybrid portable-home console nature. This is an exciting time- a console Pokemon game is something fans have wanted for a very long time, and getting an HD Pokemon game would be incredibly exciting, after all.
So what will this new game be like? Players are letting their imaginations run rampant- and it looks like The Pokemon Company has some ideas for where the series might go now. In an interview with Bloomberg, Pokémon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed some interesting new details about what the Nintendo Switch might enable for Pokemon.
“With the Switch, we see it as a chance to create Pokémon that goes deeper and with a higher level of expression. As a result, that makes it an extremely important platform,” Ishihara said.
“Right now we’re using 7 to 8 inch screens, but on a high-definition TV you can express a whole different world with graphics and sound. Until now, games were made as one for one person, but now you can go home and play with everyone — so how do we tackle these themes, and how do we make sure it’s not complicated?”
I can certainly understanding The Pokemon Company feeling daunted at the prospect of finally making a game for a fully modern system, after having delayed the transition for so long- but it’s been a long time coming, and we can only hope the final game ends up living up to the hype.