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GI Show – Pokémon Trip, Call Of Duty: WWII Details, 8-4 Play Interview

by Ben Hanson on Aug 10, 2017 at 09:15 PM

Welcome to The Game Informer Show podcast! We have an exciting show this week filled with a lot of new information and a lot of deep dives. First up, Kyle Hilliard and Ben Hanson talk about their trip to Game Freak in Tokyo to meet the developers behind Pokémon and gain a new understanding of where that series began and where it's going with the upcoming game for the Nintendo Switch. Then we talk about our September cover story on Call of Duty: WWII and share exclusive impressions of playing the game's Nazi Zombies mode and seeing how the new HQ social space is changing the game. After some great community emails, we're joined by 8-4's John Ricciardi and Mark MacDonald from Enhance Games to talk about their podcast 8-4 Play, life in Japan, and localizing games like Nier: Automata and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

3:20 - Visiting Game Freak and talking Pokémon's development
21:17 - Everything we know about 
Pokémon on the Nintendo Switch
40:45 - Call of Duty: WWII's Nazi Zombies gameplay impressions
49:05 - Call of Duty: WWII's campaign
55:00 - Call of Duty: WWII's HQ mode impressions
1:03:40 - LawBreakers
1:05:15 - Valve's reveal of Artifact
1:10:45 - Community emails
1:45:55 - 8-4 Play's John Ricciardi and Mark MacDonald
2:36:30 - Localizing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
2:45:25 - Porting Undertale to the PS4 and Vita