Gotta Hype ‘Em All
Game industry insider Emily Rogers, who shared details on the Switch and Super Smash Bros before their announcements came to fruition, claims that a Pokemon game will be releasing for the Switch later this year.
As per the image above, Emily has reason to believe a Pokemon game will launch for the Switch in 2018, and that the title will be an RPG with “at least two versions.” She ends her post with an ominous “The announcement isn’t that far away,” indicating that we could see this title at, or potentially before E3 (but don’t count on it).
Incidentally, Junichi Masuda, from Game Freak’s board of directors, has been encouraging fans of the series to buy a Switch. At the first Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Meet and Greet in Tokyo, a fan asked if the developer had any plans for new work. Masuda-san responded hesitantly with “There is, but…Who owns a Nintendo Switch? If you don’t have it, please buy one.”
Now, people who have followed Emily Rogers’ claims insist that her information should be taken with a grain of salt, as she has a “hit or miss” track record. She’s been wrong about Soul Calibur 5 on the Wii U, Mother 3, and a handful of Wii U predictions. That being said, she also accurately leaked information about the Nintendo Switch before its release, and the announcement of a new Super Smash Bros to be released this year as well.
If this rumor turns out to be true as well, Nintendo will have a hell of a successful year ahead of them.
For those of you who don’t own a Switch, would a full, brand new Pokemon RPG persuade you to invest in one? And if not, what would? Let us know in the comments below! Also, check out our review for the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit, and why the Nintendo Switch won’t be getting its own virtual console.