Pokémon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara has revealed in an interview with the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper that Pokémon GO will hit Japan, Europe and North America first.
According to Ishihara, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East will get the game later on. Despite the finer details of the launch rollout being detailed, Ishihara wasn't able to give a solid release date for the game.
However, he was able to reveal that the mobile outing isn't the only major project in development right now. Ishihara-san says that another "big" venture in the Pokémon series is currently underway - what that might be is anyone's guess, but our fingers (and possibly toes) are crossed for another 3DS adventure to mark the 20th anniversary of the franchise.
Come on POKéMON XYZ!
This game just makes me wish Pokemon could actually be real.
I kinda wonder if they'll mess with our expectations and do another B/W2 or something else that isn't Z.
@GrovyleGamer Wait.....they aren't real already!?
My life has been a lie..
I would like a Pokemon game to launch the NX simply because it would do a lot to boost early sales of the new hardware especially with the fact Sony may well be launching their VR headset this fall.
Come on, Pokémon Snap 2!
That Pokémon Go trailer is tremendously slick. One of the best game trailers I've seen in a long time. My iPhone is ready...
Tell us something we don't know. Like, what that major project is, that'd be great. They've been teasing a game since July, we've overdue for an annoucement.
First world locations are first? Big surprise!/s
CAN I FIND TRASH POKEMON IN THE GARBAGE?!?!?!?!?
@GrovyleGamer I keep telling people, genetic engineering! Let's make Pokemon real! Screw the ethics of creating new life for the sole purpose of forcing it to fight for our amusement! I mean, Mewtwo didn't turn out bad! ...well, by the end of the movie anyways.
I was expecting information on the move Rollout in Pokemon Go. DX
Man, I'd love another Pokemon Colosseum/Stadium game.
@Lizuka Agreed. Pokémon A & Z versions would work quite nicely for multiple reasons!
....This better be an actual big game, and not troll us with something stupid...I get the feeling that's going to happen. >.>
Pokemon ranger 4? A console pokemon RPG? Tetris with pokemon slapped over it? The possibilities are endless.
Pokémon Z pretty much confirmed...
@Bolt_Strike Patience is a virtue ^^
I've theorized that the next main Pokémon game is being developed for NX, which is why the main Pokémon series missed an installment last year for the first year since Platinum
@GoombaJMR It's beyond the point where patience is a reasonable stance, they've been stringing us along for months and promoting future content in pretty much every branch of the series except the main games. The anime, manga, TCG, and spinoffs are all showing off Zygarde's new forms and Ash-Greninja since the fall, and we've known about said forms for 7 months. We're overdue to see these Pokemon show up in the main games.
@Bolt_Strike I have some speculation as of to what's going on if you're willing to hear it.
Normally it doesn't take this long to announce a Pokemon title. In fact the amount of time spent developing Pokemon Z or what have you could potentially be the most/second most longest development time they've spent on a main series title. Either we're getting a jampacked entry on the 3DS this year, or they're actually going to do something that even I myself would say is highly unlikely and improbable due to how they normally work. It's possible that the large development time came from moving on to HD and using a new engine of sorts because of the NX, and that Pokemon Z or whatever is going to be released with the NX (probably a special order from Nintendo to Gamefreak, otherwise we'd most assuredly see the game on the 3DS) sometime this year so that the console has actual support to keep it afloat and sell units during its initial introduction into the market, something the 3DS and the Wii U didn't have. This also makes it easier to understand why the game has yet to be announced, because if it were being released with the NX, they wouldn't want to reveal it UNTIL the NX is officialy revealed.
@BlatantlyHeroic I can virtually guarantee you that the next game won't be on NX. Game Freak is relatively slow in transitioning to next gen hardware, usually taking 2 or 3 years to make the jump. Plus there's a mountain of evidence indicating that we'll be going back to Kalos once again. So even if Game Freak is coming to the NX quicker than usual, it won't be this year, it'll probably be 2017.
If there's any reason I could see for the secrecy, it's Gen 6.5. It would make sense for them to hint towards a standard Z version and then blindside the fanbase with completely new Pokemon in Kalos, and that could also explain a longer development time.
@Bolt_Strike If that's the case, they'd announce it relatively soon. We'll see, but I think my hypothesis holds a bit of ground as of right now, despite it being something that Gamefreak never does. They've roughly had two or more years to work on the next game, and it's not improbable that they'd work on two at once. ORAS was being made during the same time frame as X and Y.
@BlatantlyHeroic Yeah, if they're doing Gen 6.5, Magearna is a major hint towards that outcome, so they should be ready to reveal the games soon. Hopefully Pokemon Day will give us some concrete news.
Where are my genetically engineered real Pokemon?
Yay, more Pokemon Z speculation! It's definitely going to happen and I do believe they're talking about the X/Y sequel.
Unless they're doing a sequel to Pokemon Snap for the Wii U... that would be pretty great.
I have a feeling that whatever they're working on, they'll announce it next weekend for the 20th anniversary. I mean it makes the most sense to me at least.
I really hope a core entry is coming in some capacity and isn't just gonna be limited to mobile from here on out. I would like to see the next core entry link up with Go! in some fashion though.
I'm really curious as to what this big announcement is. I'm assuming it is one of three things:
1. Pokemon Z, basically the emerald or platinum to X/Y but with deeper story elements and a few new areas to explore.
2. Pokemon X2/Y2 (or XZ/YZ), which would be much like Pokemon Black 2/White 2. They would have a slightly altered region, completely new story with Zygarde, new gym leaders, ect.
3. Pokemon 7th gen. Contrary to what people say, it is NOT too early for this to come out by the end of this year. The only real debate is if the game would be on the 3DS or the NX...
Obviously, this is all going by the assumption that the game is a main series entry. I'm definitely leaning towards either X2/Y2 or 7th gen. I'm craving a new Pokemon adventure.
@FragRed Agreed. Kicking off The NX with the next official generation of Pokemon would be the equivalent of printing money especially if it is the hybrid system.
And to mention North America, includes Mexico?, or again Mexico is excluded despite belonging to North America?
oh well, to wait then...
About the another Big announcement, well, also, to wait, I hope that it will be a nice surprise, XD
I think a Z and Emerald release would be awesome!
@ShanaUnite Pokémon Puzzle League reboot, here we come!
@FragRed I agree, I would do almost anything for a console Pokemon RPG
This looks really cool but I also thought Ingress was cool at one point until I figured out that it was the biggest waste of my time. Hopefully it's entirely unique and different from Ingress.
Please oh please, Hey you, Pikachu!: Danny Devito Nighmare Fuel Edition.
Yeah, there's no way the kind of people shown in that video are the demographic that will download/play this app/game. But it was a cool video.
Something big for the 20th anniversary? Maybe it'll be that Pokemon Rainbow Version idea some of my friends and I came up with back in grade school where it would be all the regions, all the Pokemon, in one game.
I guess, Pokemon Z would work as a good title there too.
Pokemon 2Y=2X confirmed!
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