‘Pokemon’ Director Teases Future of Franchise

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Future Pokemon Wii U Game

The arrival of Pokemon X and Y are imminent as October quickly approaches, and many fans have presumably begun prepping their teams in hopes of transferring them over to the pair of highly anticipated games. Despite the future of Pokemon being so very close, many gamers can’t help but think back to the Pokemon Games Show trailer that teased the arrival of what looked to be a new Wii U title.

This teaser was enough to get plenty of gamers excited for Pokemon Stadium on the Wii U, or perhaps even a new core Pokemon game, but Game Freak and The Pokemon Company have remained radio silent on the footage since showcasing it in Tokyo, Japan last month. Now the director for the impending Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, Junichi Masuda, has shed some light on what exactly the unknown game was during an interview with Nintendo Life.

“That was actually a video which was shown at the Pokémon Games Show, an event in Tokyo last month and it was showing the history of Pokémon games as well as the future. It was kind of a concept about what the future of Pokemon may look like…”

It’s unlikely that the footage was created with the sole intention of having something to place at the end of a trailer, which means Masuda knows more than he’s letting on. His description of the footage as being something that “the future of Pokemon may look like,” however, doesn’t make it sound like the teaser was for a traditional 3D Pocket Monster battler that imports characters from the handheld versions — especially since X and Y already have full 3D battles.

Maybe console gamers will finally be getting a real Pokemon game exclusively on the Wii U at some point in the near future, or perhaps Masuda has a very different experience in mind for fans.

What do you think the game is, Ranters? What kind of Pokemon game would you like to see on Wii U?


Pokemon X and Pokemon Y hit the Nintendo 3DS this October 12th.

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Source: Nintendo Life

TAGS: 3DS, Game Freak, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon X, Pokemon Y, The Pokemon Company, Wii U


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  1. a new pokemon stadium featuring every pokemon to date (including x and y) would be awesome… only downfall would it it being exclusive to nintendo’s s****y consoles/handhelds -.-

    i miss the glory days of pokemon… of nintendo and pretty much all of their IP T.T

    • …thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard…..

  2. a new combat system would be nice .. something like in the show they keep re spaming

  3. It would be nice if they took some cues from the MMO world and just built a big Pokémon world that covered all the old games game zones.

    Choose a starting area and travel the nation discovering all the new regions and Pokémon there are. Bring back the old gyms and leagues, then add a ‘world’ league for the trainers who have defeated the big four in every regional league. It would create a game with a huge amount of replay value.

    And it would be simple to handle leveling. Just add regional Pokémon restrictions until the player has collected ‘X’ number of badges in that region. Until that point they can only use the Pokémon they catch and train in the region they are in.

    • I’m not saying make a Pokémon MMO, just a world with an MMO-style scope.

  4. Apparently Nintendo filed some weird trademarks recently leading some to believe this screenshot is from an upcoming Pokemon fighting game- one where presumably the roster is made up of fighting-type Pokemon. It fits with Lucario and Blaziken having a tekken-ish looking showdown… source: http://kotaku.com/new-pokemon-trademarks-could-be-anything-sound-like-fi-1173659118

  5. They have to be developing SOMEthing for the Wii U. Hopefully it’s something not gimmicky.

  6. A new pokemon stadium app for Wii U, that uses the x and y games as well as the new storage app.

    A new Pokemon snap game, its open world, as well as has rail style “trails” and is very perfect for miivers.
    Its also realistic and takes the game to a new level.

    Then a new realistic, open world Pokemon adventure game much like the game cube game but with detailed graphics and online. A game that adds in a Zelda like open world of adventure.

    A new Pokemon maps app, its simple and cute but its a 3D rebuild of all the games maps. And it lets you look over head like a GPS map, and also has a street view like experience. And shows you the many lands in 3D from all games

  7. well, the gamepad would make an excellent “Pokedex” and radar and backpack… and camera… and map…

    • And photo album, they could have big potential for Pokemon on Wii u, a open world rpg game, with more realistic version of Pokemon, and a open world Pokemon snap with different locations, even explore places like safari zones, islands, mountains, caves. Explore on foot or in the all terrain vehicle. ……just please no tod, no one likes tod

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