Readers, get ready to become stupefied by some of the most shocking news to ever grace Game Rant — Nintendo is making more Pokemon games. Just soak that information in and read on when you’re ready, because it’s certainly something that everyone figured would be happening at one point or another.
The official news come straight from the mouth of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata at a recent investors meeting in Japan, where Iwata confirmed that, on top of a new Kirby title for Wii, two new Pokemon games were coming along for both the Nintendo Wii and the upcoming Nintendo 3DS. Iwata has been quoted as saying “We are also developing PokÃ©mon related products on the Wii and 3DS.” This is fantastic news for current Wii and future 3DS owners, because Pokemon is certainly an awesome franchise.
However, Iwata released no further information on the upcoming games, saying that “We will gradually over time inform you of them.” So while Nintendo may have left everyone stuck pondering what the future may hold for Pokemon on the 3DS, it’s nice to know that they have already began development on a couple of new games.
Hopefully the 3DS version currently under development will follow in the same footsteps as the previous adventure/RPG games in the series, because it would certainly be disturbing to get another game like Pokemon Dash. Nintendo just needs to stick with the handheld formula that’s been proven to work with their past games, and stay as far as away from the cheesy Pokemon spin-offs as humanly possible. Although, a new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon really wouldn’t be all that bad.
As for the new Wii title, here’s hoping that Nintendo finally releases a game similar to that of Pokemon Colosseum or Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness on the Wii. We haven’t seen much from Pokemon adventure/RPG games on Nintendo’s home consoles in the past, so we’ll remain hopeful that the next Pokemon game on the Wii is the best one yet. Keyword: Hopeful.
It’ll probably be quite some time before Nintendo feels the need to release new information on these titles. Luckily, fans will have Pokemon Black and White, releasing on March 6, 2011, to keep themselves preoccupied.
What genre do you think these Pokemon titles will fall in to? Are you excited to find out what Nintendo is doing with their Pokemon franchise on the 3DS?
Source: Official Nintendo Magazine