Pokémon’s Producer Talks About The Future Of The Series On The 3DS

The Pokémon series has been, for the most part, a handheld only series. Sure, there have been spinoffs on the home consoles, but when it comes to the mainline games, they’re mostly a mobile affair. But what do you do when you have a handheld like the Nintendo 3DS and a console that acts as both a console and a handheld, like the Nintendo Switch? Series producer Junichi Masuda may not have the answer right away, but he says that it’s something that he and everyone at Game Freak are thinking about.

“When it comes to the main series, thinking of Pokémon RPGs that we develop at Game Freak, we always really considered the timing of when we released them” he said in an interview with Gamespot. “There has to be a certain point where we’re able to release the games and get them into the hands of enough people, to make sure the audience is big enough. This year, with Pokémon Sun and Moon, obviously we’re going to be starting to think about the next title, and then depending on what that timing is, I think that will determine which platform we would release it on.”

Currently, there are no plans to release a Pokémon game on the Switch, though there is some talk about trying to integrate Pokémon Go in some way. A mainline Pokémon game on a Nintendo home console has been something that people have been asking for years now, and while it doesn’t look like the Switch will change that anytime soon, it would certainly be interesting to see where the series goes from here, especially since Nintendo has no plans to end the 3DS anytime soon.

 

SOURCE: Gamespot

 

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