Pokemon is a franchise that just keeps on giving. It’s got a popular television series that continues on to this day (and I happily watch every Saturday morning) and many of the games it releases are instant hits. From both the main franchise, and the causal titles that’re pouring out of it like Pokemon Shuffle.
With the future of Pokemon very open, the CEO of the Pokemon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, talked about all aspects of the gaming side of the franchise in an interview with Famitsu, and translated by My Nintendo News.
Ishihara talked about how the idea of Pokkén Tournament was to create more realistic movements for Pokémon, something they couldn’t do before with the main Pokemon games.. He also noted that although it’s been created by the Tekken team, they have used simple gameplay to make it easier to pick up on. Which should be good for both casual and hardcore gamers. Ishihara also advises that he hopes for a worldwide Spring 2016 release for the title on the Wii U. That’s good, as the title will add to the big lineup expected for 2016.
Tsunekazu Ishihara also mentioned that the Pokémon company will continue to create casual games, as it has had such high appeal. Shuffle has done really well on both the 3DS and the mobile devices it’s on. He also discussed future plans for Pokémon, even briefly mentioning the NX console (which is Nintendo’s next big console) while also talking about expanding Pokémon titles with the use of Pokémon Global Link and Pokémon Bank.
Sounds like the future is pretty bright for Pokemon in general. Especially with the promise of more main titles coming. And Pokken Tournament is certainly getting buzz for its unique style of play. What comes next? Time will tell!