The lights are on
The Pokémon Company is hard at work on something that isn’t on the beaten path for Nintendo’s venerable RPG series. Pikachu will be your investigative sidekick in the 3DS title, which is due in 2015.
The news comes from Serebii, which states that the game was featured during a Japanese television show, The Professionals. The episode was focused on The Pokémon Company’s CEO, Tsunekaz Ishihara.
The title will reported feature a special blue Pikachu as the antagonist. The creature will reportedly talk and be controlled by facial recognition. For more check out TinyCartridge, which has gifs from the episode of The Professionals that demonstrates the game and the facial recognition. Pokémon X and Y released to strong critical claim and impressive sales on October 12, 2013.
[Source: Serebii via Joystiq, TinyCartridge]
Our TakePokémon might as well be a license for Nintendo to print money. In addition to the main RPG series, the franchise has gone in a number of surprising directions. If Pokémon Snap worked (and fans continue to demand its return), then I have little doubt that this title will succeed. I’m interested in learning more about the title and how facial recognition on the 3DS impacts the gameplay.
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I was going to argue about how this is stupid, but then Mike played his Trump card: Pokemon Snap.
The facial recognition in Pokémon Amie is terrible, at least in my experience; let's hope they improve on that before building an entire game around it.
Interesting :D and new! Awesome.
No! Bad Nintendo, that's a stupid idea!
well this is something! i want more!
Wow, Nintendo is hitting all the right notes with expanding on Pokemon these days. Mario and Pikachu may very well be two reasons why the company WILL be around next century.
Maybe Nintendo will finally open their eyes and see that people want things like a Pokemon MMO or a console version of Pokemon games in full on HD graphics like any other RPG game.
I've been saying for years they need to make a Pikachu detective game. His expansive vocabulary makes him a natural at harsh interrogation.
That sounds great, but is sucks I have to wait till 2015....