Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Zippo, Feb 10, 2018.
Potentially big news.
Is localization usually done later in development?
A console Pokémon game for the Switches second year would be something.
From what I know, yes.
That would be great.
That 20m switch goal this year seeming more likely...
I'd get hyped but pokemon SM was a letdown for me.
For all we know the game will be DP 2.0 and suffer from horrible slowdowns due to gamefreak's technical incompetence.
Time to reset the clock?
almost like it'll be out in november and the big switch game for the holidays
Interesting. Either they are dead set on getting this out 2018 or they are locking in the script?
Dolphin pokemanz plz
Though I should have asked when the game was way earlier in development.
I really would prefer 2019 but I guess it doesn't really matter eitherway.
Hmmm interesting. E3 direct bombshell? Or sooner?
Pokémon is obv their big e3 news. What else would it be?
Dang, maybe it really is coming in 2018.
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Theoretically it can't be done until the bulk of the game is done, at least content-wise, so yeah I'd say so.
I have no doubts Pokemon will be the star of E3 if it comes out this year, but remember that Odyssey and BotW were both shown off before their E3. I don't doubt Pokemon will be as well.
same. with voice acting
Getting a new Pokemon so early makes me skeptical that GF would do anything disruptive for their first title on Switch. Seems like more of the same.
I mean I wouldn't doubt it, they said 2018 or later.
You mean suffer from horrible slowdown due to the 3DS's terrible specs??? 3DS Pokemon games run like shit because they are pushing models with very high poly counts. Nothing Gamefreak can do about that.
I remember it was one of the reasons some started to believe Xenoblade 2 would hit this year, because Info like this was coming out as well.
Yeah, 2018 seems like a lock now. I really wanna see Gamefreak's first foray into AAA console development.
Would line up for an E3 2018 reveal I guess.
This isn't unrealistic, but the tight turnaround from Sun/Moon & Ultra S/M makes me think this will be a smaller progression from those games than I would have liked for the first Switch entry.
Still means a good/great game is coming our way sooner rather than later, though, so I'm not going to look a gift-horse in the mouth.
If they actually get a real Pokemon game out on Switch this year that would be crazy, that 20 mil may end up being a conservative goal and yes I know that sounds crazy but its god damn Pokemon the sky is the limits if they make a game on the quality of Zelda and Mario with that IP.
Pokemon Switch is this year.
That’s true, but Pokémon is a much bigger entity that both Zelda & even Mario.
Pokemon coming out this year would be bonkers.
Placaje for everyone
I kinda wish they would have taken more time. I feel were just getting a higher resolution typical Pokemon game, not the console game we've always wanted.
Yup, don't expect a huge overhaul.
Okay I'm pretty surprised by this. They're about to work in localization already??? Is production that far ahead?
Or it could be D/P remakes for Switch. As a peace offering for extended time while they continue to work on the next mainland game.
So that would mean like December/January 2019? But yeah, don't expect this gen to be revolutionary tech wise, they'll probably use the same engine as the 3DS game but in HD
They really are rushing this out for the holidays :/. Oh well, maybe Gen 9 will innovate and take full advantage of the Switch, lol.
To me Pokémon games have always been on par with many home console games (from hardware with similar capabilities) in terms of scope and content. Sun and Moon would not feel out of place as GameCube games.
God I hope they're not rushing this game to market. Polish that crap and make sure it's not a disappointment for the first ever mainline console Pokemon game and first ever HD Pokemon
Release it in November with massive Switch restocks to get ready for the Black Friday/Christmas shopping, and that 20M becomes realistic.
Even if it is a small step compared to the huge overhaul people expect, it's Pokemon on the Switch and people will eat it up.
Nintendo said they would but I didn't believe them.
I'm worried about the quality now though.
Eh, we don’t know how long it’s been in development. I wouldn’t be surprised if it started development 2-3 years ago.
This might be a stupid question, but why would it be a minimum 6 month contract potentially starting in June if we presume the game is scheduled for release 5 months later in November?
either this game was in development for a lot longer than anyone thought or it will be a super minimal upgrade over the previous gen (basically, SM in HD as far as graphics go) or they're introducing only 50-60 new Pokemon this time, seeing how the last 2 gens introduced around 70 each. seems the time of 100+ new monsters per gen is truly done.
or Retro was the one making it along Gamefreak all along.
The plot thickens.
Yeah, that'll be a bummer if it's not a big evolution. The series has felt incredibly stagnant for a while now. I didn't particularly like any of the 3DS games much.
Never doubted a 2018 release, this just pretty much confirms it.
Aboard the hype train.
The real Question is when is the announcement coming.
If this is a new gen, I expect a March teaser reveal (just names, logos, starters and legendaries) and updates every subsequent month.
If this is a remake, I expect a July/August full reveal with November release. Remakes don't need monthly updates.
Which would be a damn shame. Still adore Gen 5 for introducing 150 of the fuckers. I feel if the first HD Pokemon is an iterative one they should go all out with the Pokemon and gives us a new 150. Make it special.
wonder if they'll do voice acting for this game. at this fidelity, and with as many close ups, it's gonna have the same issue Zelda had and Dragon Quest 11 also have
also, leaks when?
I don't see what that has to do with what they said.
Yeah, I'm guessing this isn't going to be much more ambitious than the 3DS games, it'll probably just going to have the graphics turned up a bit, and higher resolution obv.
A bit of a missed opportunity, I'd love to see Pokémon get a bold reinvention, much like Zelda and Mario got, but I'm sure it'll do well even if it's just a small step up from previous games.
Being on par with a 17 year old console doesn't excite me. I want skyrim-ish world level/scope with pokemon basically.