The Pokemon Company’s Andrew Finch has praised the iPad for its “brilliant” touch interface. Finch, who also serves as the director of the Pokemon Trading Card Game, applauds the iOS device for its multi-touch functionality. The upcoming iPad version of the card-playing title is expected to launch in the coming weeks. It made its first appearance during this weekend’s Pokemon World Championships in Washington, D.C.
“The touch interface is just brilliant,” Finch said. “It is absolutely the best. Card games translate so well to touch interface, and we have done that. All of the functionality that’s on the PC and Mac is on here – nothing got cut or left behind. It’s identical. Your accounts are identical. You can be playing on a tournament on your PC and have to go to the bathroom, shut down your PC, grab your iPad, log back in – even midgame – and still keep playing. It’s all the same.”