Without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated products in recent memory is the forthcoming Pokemon title set to become available on the Nintendo Switch, but there’s currently no telling exactly when it will launch. Be that as it may, a recent statement from one of the franchise’s longtime developers, Junichi Masuda, has fans speculating about whether or not an announcement regarding the game is imminent.
As it so happens, Masuda recently attended a fan event at a Pokemon Center store in Tokyo and asked the crowd if they owned a Nintendo Switch, with the developer then encouraging those who didn’t have the latest console from the Big N to buy one. While this doesn’t specifically confirm that an announcement regarding the forthcoming title for the platform is on the way, it does show that Masuda is eager to ensure that fans will have a Switch to play the new game once it’s out.
As of now, Pokemon on Switch currently has a wide release window, with Game Freak having stated that it could come out either in 2018 or at some point later than that, with fans surely hoping it will be the former instead of the latter. This much was confirmed almost a year ago, so would-be Trainers are keeping their fingers crossed that Masuda’s decision to urge fans into securing a Switch is a tease that a concrete launch date will be set soon.
While no major news regarding Pokemon on Switch has broken in quite some time, there is a possibility for Nintendo to share more about the title during E3 2018, as the company could potentially decide to surprise everyone with fresh information for the game. After all, the big event is right around the corner, and Masuda’s aforementioned comment about the Switch might be alluding to certain Pokemon plans the Big N has for the franchise on Switch at the conference.
Pokemon on Switch is currently scheduled to release either during 2018 or later.
Source: 4Gamer.net (via WWG)