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Pokemon Developer Asked Whether Sun & Moon Will Be The Last Pokémon Games For Nintendo 3DS?

US gaming publication Game Informer has run a lengthy interview with long-time series producer, director and composer Junichi Masuda. There’s a wealth of content to be learnt from the interview but one of the highlight questions was whether Pokémon Sun & Moon would be the last Pokémon game for the Nintendo 3DS with the Nintendo NX expected to launch in March 2017. Here’s what he had to say about this.

With the NX looming next year and whatever that could mean for handheld Nintendo consoles, will Sun and Moon be the last Pokémon games for 3DS?

Junichi Masuda: When it comes to the main series, thinking of Pokémon RPGs that we develop at Game Freak, we always really considered the timing of when we released them. There has to be a certain point where we’re able to release the games and get them into the hands of enough people, to make sure the audience is big enough. This year, with Pokémon Sun and Moon, obviously we’re going to be starting to think about the next title, and then depending on what that timing is, I think that will determine which we platform we would release it on.



        1. I thought of that too xD! It would be cool if they did what they did with BLK/ WHT and made a 2nd game for each… Sun and Moon would be, Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse.

          But literally every gen, fans speculated the 3rd version… Like PKMN Copper, PKMN Grey, PKMN Z…. then the company was like, “feck yew guys, we do wut we want!”

    1. There’s already been an article that said that Pokemon main series games, which includes remakes, will only be on handheld/portable devices. While NX is speculated to be a handheld-home console hybrid, I think they’re looking at it more as a home console, and it will take a while to determine whether they will include games meant to be handheld such as the Pokemon games on it.

  1. It better be.

    After seeing the leak and the limited about of new Pokemon, along with the last time they pulled this stunt, the ambitious transition to 3D models (rather than easier to work with sprites), and the Ice Climbers being cut from the handheld port of SSB4 (which the Wii U version HAD TO correspond with), I’m pretty much fed up with the 3DS and its limitations, where the Pokemon roster suffered because of it. It has to end before Gen 8 ever becomes a thing.

    1. we aren’t even at gen 7 yet christ man it’s just fucking pokemon! It’s not THAT important grow up man.

        1. your being impatient just wait it’s not gonna kill ya stop being a weiney little Autistic baby!

  2. It’s not in Masuda’s hands to decide this; if Nintendo makes another handheld in the next year or two then whatever GameFreak is planning for the 8th generation will be moved to it, if Nintendo doesn’t then they’re stuck with the 3DS.

  3. There doesn’t need to be a third version in every single Pokemon generation that gets made.
    Gen 5 and Gen 6 did fine without it, and i’m sure Sun and Moon will as well.

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