source– Pokemon developer Game Freak’s current project is unknown, but we may have just received some small clues.
A new job ad (translated by Siliconera and IGN) reveal that the company is hiring temporary employees to work on a “globally popular RPG” whose platform will be “console.”
The job requires someone with experience in creating character models to the level of Wii U and PS Vita, reports Siliconera. The title of the game is not stated, but it is apparently “an RPG game that is popular on a global scale,” that “just about anyone knows.”
In case you didn’t know, I’m kind of a huge Pokemon guy, and this is probably the greatest (possible) news I’ve ever heard. A full console version of Pokemon is all I’ve ever wanted in my life. Sure Pokemon Stadium and Pokemon Stadium 2 were great and Pokemon Colosseum is criminally underrated, but getting a legitimate Pokemon game on a full console would be a dream come true. Make it open world with current-gen graphics (find a way for Nintendo games not to look like they were made in 1985 compared to PS4 and Xbox, too), fully rendered battle sequences, maybe make it online so you can battle or team up with your friends or people anywhere in the world (yes, I know the new games already do this, but it’d be better if it happened on your television, trust me)? You’re talking about what could easily be the greatest selling game of all time. I’m baffled they haven’t done it already. This would easily be enough motivation for me to get a Nintendo Switch (it’s not because they were sold out when I tried to get one and Nintendo mysteriously decided not to give me a free one. I’m just waiting for the right game). Making a Pokemon console game is such a slam dunk, impossible-to-lose scenario. Just do it already.
And for anyone saying Game Freak might actually be making something other than a Pokemon game, that’s like saying Arby’s serves something other than roast beef. Sure, it’s technically true, but you’d have to be the dumbest person alive to try it. Go look at everything Game Freak has come out with since Pocket Monsters Red and Green. Click Medic? Drill Dozer? HarmoKnight? Tembo the Badass Elephant? Are those even real games? I’m pretty none of these qualify as being “popular on a global scale.” This is a Pokemon game, plain and simple, and I’m going to be first in line to get it. Gotta Catch ‘Em All, bitch!