GameFreak shoots down Wii Pokemon RPG, says core series will “always” be portable

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 06:17 GMT By Nathan Grayson

The part of us that’s still ten-years-old is crying right now. Look what you did, GameFreak. Look what you did.

When asked by IGN about the possibility of a Wii main series entry in the Pokemon franchise, GameFreak co-founder Junichi Masuda replied:

“I don’t think so. I think the Pokemon core series is always going to be with handheld hardware, in the future as well.”

“I consider handheld hardware you can carry around with you as almost being equal to being with Pokemon, always. I think handheld really matches the idea of Pokemon that we have. Also, you can communicate and transfer data all the time, whenever you want with a handheld. That’s also a match with the Pokemon concept.”

Granted, that doesn’t mean home consoles are being completely left out in the cold. Masuda added that consoles are perfect for “parties, and those sorts of things.” “Maybe in the future, if we can think of a way to do something cool with that, then that’s the sort of environment we can work in,” he explained.

Pokemon Party Babyz. It’s inevitable now. Consider even the mere possibility, and never know happiness again.