Pokémon director hints at the future of the series

Wednesday, 25th September 2013 11:08 GMT By Dave Owen

Last month in Tokyo a mystery Pokemon game clip was shown at the end of a video during the Pokémon Games Show. It appeared to show an HD Pokémon game. Veteran Pokémon director Junichi Masuda has now shed some light on the clip.

Masuda has identified the video as a concept for where Pokémon games might go in the future. Speaking to Nintendo Life, Masuda said: “”That was actually a video which was shown at the Pokémon Games Show, an event in Tokyo last month and it was showing the history of Pokémon games as well as the future. It was kind of a concept about what the future of Pokémon may look like.”

The upcoming Pokémon X and Y for 3DS represent the biggest departure, at least visually, from previous Pokémon games, showing that developer Game Freak is opening up to the idea of making changes to the tried-and-true formulas. So it’s very possible that this is a very early glimpse of what Pokémon games might look like in the future.

What do you think?



  1. Deadpoolfan

    I think it’s about damn time. They’ve been riding on the wave of their successful formula without really trying anything truly new and/or different. Hopefully they start paying a closer eye to story. Rather than the flat two dimensional story I’d like to be engaged and it’s about time they try that.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Takeshi

    This would make me get a Nintendo console. Now for all the people laughing at me for playing a Pokemon game.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. silkvg247

    .. whereas this I’d buy a Wii U for. :p

    #3 1 year ago
  4. John117

    If they actually realease a hd console version of Pokemon I would have another reason to buy a Wii U. Super Smash Brawl already got my attention though wont buy a console for one single must have game, imo…

    #4 1 year ago
  5. MrWaffles

    Why not keep the old-and-tried formula in portables, but go a little wild on the home console?

    It’s either all or nothing for Japanese game companies…

    #5 1 year ago

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