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The Pokemon Company expresses interest in creating NX games


According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Pokemon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara gave the following statement:

The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a hand-held device. We will make games for the NX.

Not much information was given beyond this, but if any further interviews suggest any more ideas as to what the Pokemon Company may create in the future, it will be posted here on the site.

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This is huge news. This has essentially confirmed the #1 rumor thus far, that the NX would be a console-handheld hybrid. Now 100% confirmed.

This is huge news. This has essentially confirmed the #1 rumor thus far, that the NX would be a console-handheld hybrid. Now 100% confirmed.

Ye yes YES! You are right, I can't believe this! ITS HAPPENING OMG!.....
Hmm so this is big as the secrets of NX is a game changer!
I can't wait for more news!

That would be so cool. The 3DS has amazing games, but I seriously find it awkward to play, and most of the time I play my 3ds at home, so having the ability of doing both things would be a total game changer for me and everything on one device would expand the library quite a lot..

lol I don't I enjoy it. Just last night for the first time I went online on MH3U on the 3DS using the MH packet relay app thats on the Wii U. But the kicker I was able to do it wireless which the app doesn't let you. I got around it by my wifi expander plugged into my Wii U lol. Capcom was giving us a taste of what the NX can do but it was a little messing setting things up. So I believe NX will eliminate all that hassle & have easy easy set up for transfer saves for on the go & home. But ya it was cool & awesome to see online in 3D on MH3U without using the local search mode!

Yes. If he actually said this, we finally today have actionable evidence that we're headed for hybrid-land with NX.

cgsasuke
Tue Sep 20 16 01:26pm
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I don't think Nintendo will get mad because they have been partners for so long & maybe Nin did give them permission to state this statement because NX will be shown soon?

Let's see how long it takes SuperMetapDave to "debunk" (see; deny) this

Yeah, holy crap. If true, I believe this is the first official confirmation of what the NX is.

pc
Tue Sep 20 16 09:30am
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Dangit, guys, you're missing the major news here: The Pokemon Company, a company that has supported every Nintendo system since it's inception, is making games for NX! Truly this is shocking and surprising news. :p

Pokemon Snap Go HD confirmed.

Did Tsunekazu Ishihara actually say, "The NX is trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a hand-held device." Because the article says, "...Nintendo Co.’s next-generation system, which people familiar with the plans say is likely to meld features of traditional consoles and hand-held devices." Something doesn't seem right here, and it's difficult to tell what is really going on when the source article is locked behind a paywall.

This is expected news. They have had games on all Nintendo systems since Nintendo help start the series.

Yeah, but this sounds like the first console mainline game. Which makes me wonder what will the visual standard be. I for now just imagine an in-between of the 3DS and Wii U (3DS as in RE:Revelations).

Yeah, but they are used to smaller budget games that rake in huge profits. Thry don't have a lot of incentive to increase their budget on the next pokemon game... unless Sun and Moon tank (which obviously won't happen)

I think there's a higher chance of a collaboration of some sort, especially if it is a rerelease of Sun and Moon as the rumors say. Considering also the success of Pokemon Go the possibility is there to take more chances with the IP and test if the strategy of bringing more people to Nintendo systems does work.

I mean, those are fair assumptions but I just want to remind everyone that they don't need to take any risks. They are still sitting pretty.
I feel like these people expecting there to be this super mainline entry on NX are just going to be disappointed. In fact, if what Nintendo said was true about the 3DS getting support for a few more years, it might be through new Pokemon entries.

AKA nothing that we didn't already know.

One thing that's always fun think about is that if the NX is really what the rumors say, people are going to get the high-quality home console Pokemon they always wanted (but it will also be portable!). Imagine the jump in quality from 3DS to something roughly as powerful as the PS4/XB1. Even if it doesn't reach the limits of the console itself it's exciting to think about what they can do with that extra power.

Hypothetically, I wonder if they'd go with stylized realism like Pokken (fur textures and the like), or stick with the cel-shaded look of current games but in HD?

I think I'd prefer the latter, honestly.

I think I would, too.

XY/ORAS/Sun&Moon's artstyle fits so well to the Pokemon series, they'd be mad to ditch it, especially with an improved lighting engine powering it.

I like Pokken's realistic style, but I wouldn't want it to become the standard.

Yeah yeah... we hear the same ol song and dance from EA

If this isnt as strong as the xbox scorpio, or even the already released ps4 pro, this could really hurt Nintendo. I know personally that i will not purchase it if its the hybrid we all think its going to be and not even strong enough to compete with the competition that isnt even a new generation of consoles. smh...

If this isnt as strong as the xbox scorpio, or even the already released ps4 pro, this could really hurt Nintendo. I know personally that i will not purchase it if its the hybrid we all think its going to be and not even strong enough to compete with the competition that isnt even a new generation of consoles. smh...

If Nintendo is actually able to consolidate their resources that was spread between their consoles and handhelds under a single platform, They could have a decently healthy console littered with exclusives from their efforts alone. That sounds awesome.

This kind of thinking is far too optimistic for me to believe in but it is a pretty interesting solution to their third party support issues without ruling out third party support either (although it likely will with lagging specs). As a PC gamer, I'm actually more inclined to pick up Nintendo's next system if they pull off a moderate stream of exclusives but this is Nintendo we are talking about.

Well I guess this does mean they will be able to pump out more games because of only having to develop for one system. Hopefully Nintendo can use this to their advantage

If the nx is considered an OS or platform rather than a system then this is just pr speak. If the nx is the actual console well then this could be more substantial. We still don't know anything.

mlt-malavida
Wed Sep 21 16 04:45am
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Okay guys ! GUYS !!!
We finally have news on the NX, it is a crossover console. This is huge news ^^

Since we know it won't be doing Wii U retrocompatibility (radically different architecture means they would have to go through emulation, and Wii U emulation is way too big) I'm praying for 3ds retrocompatibility. I want to play these Zelda and DraQue remakes on the big screen!

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