There’s some new Pokémon information brewing overseas and it’s expected next week. Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda is due to appear on the popular Japanese variety show, Pokémon Smash, on May 19 to reveal more news about the highly anticipated Pokémon X and Y on the Nintendo 3DS.
However, it’s likely that the announcement may come sooner than expected – much to the joy of Pokémon fans – and may be revealed in the next edition of CoroCoro magazine, which is due out next Wednesday. Could it be the new fairy type that’s been fluttering around the rumour mill, more in-depth news on the new Mewtwo-like Pokémon, or something completely different? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
During today’s “Pokémon Smash” episode, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y director Junichi Masuda confirmed that a newly discovered Pokémon that bears a resemblance to the Legendary Mewtwo exists. The name of the new Pokémon wasn’t shared during the episode, and, interestingly, Masuda didn’t confirm whether it is related to Mewtwo. As seen in the image above, it appears as though Mewtwo’s tail is on top of the new Pokémon’s head. What do you think of the new Pokémon’s look? Is it a form of Mewtwo? Let us know in the comments section below.
Update: The Pokémon Company released a video of the newly discovered Pokémon in action.
According to The Pokémon Company’s International director of consumer marketing, J.C. Smith., Nintendo 3DS-exclusives Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are not ‘reboots’; they’re an evolution of the franchise. Smith said the games’ developer, Game Freak, has been hard at work producing Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS. Also, Smith confirmed that Pokémon series producer and director Junichi Masuda is working on the two projects.
“There’s never been a conscious decision to reboot. There’s always been an evolution of the look and feel; it just happens to be that we played Black and White, and Heart Gold and Soul Silver, and Diamond and Pearl, and Platinum — all of those games on the same platform. So it feels like it’s been a long time in the same way. But between the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color, and moving up into the DS now, it’s always had that change.”
“There’s never been a conscious decision to reboot, it’s just a decision to try new things and express the world in a new way.”
“This game has been a long time coming. Obviously, Game Freak wanted to make sure that when they created this new universe on the 3DS, that it looked fantastic; both in the polygonal style and also when people are able to see the 3D effects as well. It’s really exciting to see the Pokemon come to life a little more.
“They’re always working hard to make sure the games are as slick and polished as possible. But with the new expression of that game — they’ve had the DS for three generations of games now, so I’m sure it took some getting used to to fully utilize the 3DS. But even in this early stage of development, it’s looking really cool.”
“[Pokemon series producer and director Junichi] Masuda is still working on this project, and has been working on Pokemon games since the beginning. Moving to the new platform and having a new look and feel they decided that they wanted to pursue, just opened up their ideas to doing something a little different.”
Game Freak wants to bring its rhythm platformer, Harmo Knight, to Europe and North America. When the game launched September 5th in Japan, it became one of the biggest downloadable titles for Nintendo 3DS and is the most expensive Nintendo eShop-exclusive title to date. It is up to Nintendo, of course, to decide whether to localize the game.
“In terms of a North American or European release, it’s definitely something we’d like to do, but we’re working out the details with Nintendo now and seeing what would be the best way to get that to players.”
-Harmo Knight producer Junichi Masuda
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 director, composer Junichi Masuda doesn’t seem interested in an HD Pokémon Snap for Wii U, because most people own a camera that can take photos of whatever whenever they want. The thought of a core Pokémon game on Nintendo’s upcoming home console, however, intrigues Masuda. “It would be very cool if you could play Black 2 and White 2 on the Wii U,” he says.