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Game Freak hiring programmer for 3DS RPG (so next Pokemon will be on 3DS?)

Moonlight

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3DS RPGs that aren't Pokemon?
Maybe? Game Freak's non-Pokemon ventures are rarely inside the same genre and almost all of them are original IPs.

Their previous job listing specified a 'world-famous' (maybe not in those exact terms) RPG as well which was way more clearly about Pokemon.
 

DKHF

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Maybe? Game Freak's non-Pokemon ventures are rarely inside the same genre and almost all of them are original IPs.

Their previous job listing specified a 'world-famous' (maybe not in those exact terms) RPG as well which was way more clearly about Pokemon.
That first sentence lends credence to this being Pokemon but the second one doesn't... Maybe it's not Pokemon, but regardless they are hiring for some sort of 3DS RPG.
 

Sponge

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Fully expecting the next Pokemon game to be on 3DS. Game Freak is usually a few years behind when new hardware releases anyway.
 

C.Olimar788

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Stop. Making. Games. For. The. 3DS. PLEASE.

If Pokemon Stars isn't on the Switch I am going to be very disappointed.
 

GuitarGuruu

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Well we also know they have something or another in development for the Switch. So don't lose hope yet. It's hard to say though.
 

Elaugaufein

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Shit better come out this year then!
Unless they are just patching a hole that opened up during Dev it seems unlikely that it's both Pokemon and coming out this year. You don't usually hire your programmers 6 months before ship for games the size of Pokemon.
 

Kyzer

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I would actually prefer to wait for switch pokemon if it means we really get gen 8 as everything it should be.
 

Instro

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Not shocking. I mean beyond Game Freak being slow on this sort of thing in general, we already know Nintendo as a whole was overly cautious with the Switch, and furthermore Pokemon is certainly a good candidate for cross gen.
 

ST2K

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Friendly reminder that Gen 3 didn't come out until 2 years after the GBA launched, Gen 4 until 2 years after the DS launch, and Gen 6 until 2 years after the 3DS launch.

I wouldn't count on Switch exclusive Pokemon games for a while.
 

LambdaTeos

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It will be a new pokemon game
it will be on 3ds
You will bitch about it
Be "disappointing"
And still buy it and claim how awesome it is
Proving their point that releasing it on 3ds was a good idea..
 

wmlk

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Please do Sinnoh justice Game Freak.

I need Gen IV to Gen V Game Freak to show up.
 

C.Olimar788

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You guys really need to let this one go. Makes you sound crazy.

3DS isnt going anyway.
But it should be. Nintendo supporting two handhelds is a dumb idea that can only end in tears.

Not that, admittedly, Game Freak's assorted silly nonsense is necessarily what Nintendo wants them to do - case in point BW2's "timely" release. Still frustrating to have to hold onto an antiquated system instead of getting new games for the new one, though.
 

Kudo

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It was obvious the moment they revealed the N2DSXL, it's not going anywhere. Switch failed to meet expectations and if you were looking forward to Pokeymans, well... You got the wrong console.
See you in 5 years fellow Switch owners, maybe then they'll give us scraps of the franchise with Ultra Pokey Tournament.
(I'm only interested in the traditional RPGs)
 

Bobo Dakes

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But it should be. Nintendo supporting two handhelds is a dumb idea that can only end in tears.

Not that, admittedly, Game Freak's assorted silly nonsense is necessarily what Nintendo wants them to do - case in point BW2's "timely" release. Still frustrating to have to hold onto an antiquated system instead of getting new games for the new one, though.
What a burden, I'm sorry you had to put up with that. It's not like BW2 was playable on the 3DS or anything.
 

watershed

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I predict another B&W2 scenario. Everyone wants it on the new platform but it makes more sense for them to put it on the old platform.