Do people actually think GF has it in them to finish a full-blown HD Pokemon game with at least 70 new Pokemon and a new gimmick by 2018?
Kirby for 3DS is still Winter 2017...
Well all S&M assets are built in HD as have the Pokemon models since X/Y. Although I'd have lot more confidence in the project and development if a developer like Monolith soft assisted Game Freak with the development of the game. Game Freak struggled with the 3DS and I'd prefer for them to accept some more help to make a better experience than whatever engine Game Freak will haggle together for Switch.Do people actually think GF has it in them to finish a full-blown HD Pokemon game with at least 70 new Pokemon and a new gimmick by 2018?
I mean, the 3DS waited until 2013 for X/Y, so the Switch waiting until 2019 wouldn't be that unheard of.
Betting this means they'd like to have it out for fall 2018, but are hedging their bets in case it ends up in spring 2019.
If it doesn't make Fall-Holiday 2018, I'd imagine that they'd wait until Fall-Holiday 2019 (similar to the last 4 mainline Pokémon games).I'm going to assume either fall 18 or Spring 19 and I'm cool with that.
Geez, I think this'll be my first Pokemon RPG since whatever game came out around GBA SP time.
3DS was backwards compatible though. You could play lots of the mainline Pokemon games on it - Switch isn't getting mainline Pokemon until this game. Nintendo are probably desperate to get it out as soon as possible - they must know how it sells, I mean it's Nintendo's equivalent of GTA in terms of sales. Sun and Moon were solely responsible for stock shortages of the 3DS in the U.K. last Christmas - you struggled to find one anywhere until mid to late January. The shortages started right around the time Sun and Moon came out.
If I was one of the high ups at Nintendo I'd be offering GF every scrap of help I could - technical expertise etc. Similar to how MS and Sony sometimes send engineers out to dev teams to assist with getting games working.
AFAIK they never specified Game Freak. But I don't know if Gale of Darkness etc. count as core RPGs. If it is GF in 2018 I expect a remake rather than a new gen.
I'd begun to think this was cross platform but apparently not.
If it doesn't make Fall-Holiday 2018, I'd imagine that they'd wait until Fall-Holiday 2019 (similar to the last 4 mainline Pokémon games).
I'm sure Nintendo would be fine with a Spring 2019 release, but The Pokémon Company seems to be sticking with the Fall-Holiday timeframe for the last few mainline releases.I mean it's not like they need to. If anything has been proven in the past several years, as well as by Nintendo themselves with BOTW and the Switch proper, it's that spring is just fine to release a major game in. Until they started having the release dates match globally, Pokemon games released in Q1/Q2 all the time in NA. RSE, DPP, B/W.
In a situation where the game is nowhere near done by fall 2018, then yeah sure, put it on the calendar for fall 2019. If the game is done but just barely misses the holiday season, they're not going to sit on it for 8 months if they can make spring work.
So another 3DS mainline game after ultra for 2018.
Don't worry we will get a new Pokemon in 2018 for New 2DS.
Yes they did.
Stop. I bet you're a "Switch isn't the 3DS successor" type too
I'm calling it now: DP remake for 3DS November 2018. 2019 nothing. PKM Switch November 2020. There gonna release some new BS direct next year before E3 saying that they are hard at work on Switch, but they will release DP remake "to help the wait". TPCI waiting for that Switch user-base to build up for some more $$$$$.
...Are you really telling me that you think TPCi announced a Switch game three and a half years ahead of time?
Thinking Pokémon Mystery Dungeon too. We know it's in the works/under consideration
2019. Book it. It takes a while to make a new generation especially when a new one started just last year. I also don't see why both this a MP4 can't both come out in 2019, the real question is what comes in 2018? Probably a new Smash Bros, won't be a port, it will be Smash 5 with a lot of reused assets from Smash 4.