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Pokémon: new game is in production starring Pikachu – report

Wednesday, 9th October 2013 08:44 GMT By Dave Cook

Pokémon X & Y has yet to release, but chatter has already begun regarding a new off-shoot title starring Pikachu.

Gematsu reports that Japanese TV station NHK Professional: Shigoto no Ryuugi will feature an appearance by Pokemon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara on October 28. It’s unclear what he’ll talk about exactly, but the network’s website does speculate around a new title in the skit’s descriptor.

It stated, “This summer, Ishihara started development on a never before seen game. It’s a new game featuring the very popular character Pikachu in a bold way. There is concern, however, that if it’s bad the long loved character would lose popularity in the blink of an eye.”

What do you think this could be?

Pokémon X & Y drops worldwide on Nintendo 3DS from October 12. Check out our full review score round-up here.

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  1. Panthro

    Maybe another poke-park game, those on the wii weren’t that bad

    #1 7 months ago
  2. mistermogul

    Where is the Pokemon MMORPG for Wii U Nintendo?

    Surely that would move a few units?!

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    @2
    Never mind, misread it but i don’t see it happening.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Dave Cook

    I’ll ask them when I interview them later today.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. mistermogul

    @3 – Yeah can’t see it happening either but it would be nice to see Ninty do something a bit different with one of its main franchises.

    If not they could easily do a “Skylanders” with Pokemon. That’d probably also bring in a few trillion dollars!

    @4 – Cool!

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Dragon

    PmC:Pika may Cry

    Featuring a hipster Pikachu.
    Internet melts.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. polygem

    never was a pokeman myself but just ordered pokemon X today anyway. i think it looks ace. who´s in as well?
    i´m actually pretty hyped for it now :)
    i am too old, when i was a kid i played games like bubble bobble, maniac mansion, street fighter, giana sisters and mario, when pokemon came out i was in my early twens (i think). i played in several bands, i still played videogames but not as much and not pokemon;) i mean i checked it out, but just like many teens and twens today are writing certain games off as kiddy stuff i did the same thing with the pokemon games back then…knowing what i know now i can´t help but thinking…maybe i truly missed out?

    #7 7 months ago
  8. dreamcastnews

    I honestly can’t fathom why there isn’t a Pokemon Wii U game, a proper one I mean. I quite liked Pokemon XD and Colosseum on the GameCube. I’d even take 1080p HD remakes of both those games as one continuing story to be honest.

    #8 7 months ago