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FelipeMGM
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(03-20-2017, 01:20 PM)
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Pokémon Switch?

http://www.siliconera.com/2017/03/20...nsole-project/

Game Freak is recruiting for a new console development project and they’re in need of 3D CG designers with experience on Wii U and PS Vita level character models using animation and modeling software Maya.

In the staff recruitment ad, Game Freak is looking for someone that can consult with the programmers and work on assisting with data. It starts out with “Here’s a chance to work on the development of a globally popular RPG!” The work requires using material to create cartoon-like super deformed characters, monsters, and item models.

that sounds a lot like Pokémon for the Switch

EDIT: A new game I mean, not for Stars.
Last edited by FelipeMGM; 03-20-2017 at 01:26 PM.
StaticJam
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(03-20-2017, 01:21 PM)
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So possible Pokemon Stars this year.
Pokemon built for Switch late 2018.
BY2K
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(03-20-2017, 01:22 PM)
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If it's Pokémon Switch, it doesn't sound like it's coming anytime soon.
JoeM86
(03-20-2017, 01:22 PM)
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And nobody was surprised. This would probably be for Gen 8 of which development has just begun
Goose_Se7en
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(03-20-2017, 01:23 PM)
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Pokemon Switch awwwww yisssss
Rymuth
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(03-20-2017, 01:23 PM)
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Huh...sounds like it's a long way off.
Zalman
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(03-20-2017, 01:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

If it's Pokémon Switch, it doesn't sound like it's coming anytime soon.

This sounds to me like a Pokémon generation built from the ground-up for Switch. If Stars is real, it likely won't be a major step up from Sun/Moon.
shingi70
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(03-20-2017, 01:23 PM)
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Great to see Pocket Jockey coming to the switch.
Blackleg-sanji1
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(03-20-2017, 01:23 PM)
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Sounds like still a ways off so I assume they'll kick off 8th gen with the console release? Whenever it happens the switch will be mine
Spieler Eins
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(03-20-2017, 01:23 PM)
Tembo Stories for PS4.
Finale Fireworker
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(03-20-2017, 01:24 PM)
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Faster, faster, faster!
names2hard4you
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(03-20-2017, 01:24 PM)
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I wonder which game that would be. Looking up to the stars for an answer.
Holundrian
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(03-20-2017, 01:24 PM)
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Not searching for new UI designers.... :( baby steps I guess
sinonobu
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(03-20-2017, 01:25 PM)
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Pokemon Stars - 2017

Pokemon DP remake - 2018

Pokemon Switch (8th gen) - 2019
LordKano
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(03-20-2017, 01:26 PM)
It's probably not for Pokémon Stars.
Baroquemantic
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(03-20-2017, 01:26 PM)
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Oh man, a Pokémon with Switch level visuals would be awesome. Hell, PS360 level graphics would be great.
TissueBox
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(03-20-2017, 01:26 PM)
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Pokemon Switch, Q4 2019.
Kouriozan
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(03-20-2017, 01:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

If it's Pokémon Switch, it doesn't sound like it's coming anytime soon.

Sounds like it's for a new graphic engine, if Pokémon Star Switch is still it still could be an HD port.
Lifeline
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(03-20-2017, 01:27 PM)
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Probably the best thing about Nintendo going Console/Handheld hybrid.
AcademicSaucer
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(03-20-2017, 01:27 PM)
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This doesn't sound like it's coming out anytime soon, 2019 maybe?
True Fire
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(03-20-2017, 01:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

If it's Pokémon Switch, it doesn't sound like it's coming anytime soon.

Which isn't really surprising. I doubt we'll see mainline Pokemon on Switch until 2019.
Zalman
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(03-20-2017, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by AcademicSaucer

This doesn't sound like it's coming out anytime soon, 2019 maybe?

2019 is what everyone should expect. Pokémon generations last at least three years.
GasProblem
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(03-20-2017, 01:28 PM)
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A full blown Pokemon console RPG was something I dreamed of as a kid. Sucks that we'll be waiting for a while, but I really hope it's going to turn out ok.
Baroquemantic
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(03-20-2017, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lifeline

Probably the best thing about Nintendo going Console/Handheld hybrid.

Yep, same with Monster Hunter, hopefully. Need that assets boost.
ArcanineEX
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(03-20-2017, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

It's probably not for Pokémon Stars.

Yeah, that's probably close to done by now. Well, moreso if it's just the usual enhanced version.
Dragbolt
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(03-20-2017, 01:29 PM)
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A globally popular RPG by Game Freak? I wonder what that could be. Gen 4 Remakes/Gen 8 please

Anyway the moment this releases is probably the moment I buy a Switch.
ThoseDeafMutes
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(03-20-2017, 01:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

If it's Pokémon Switch, it doesn't sound like it's coming anytime soon.

Whether or not this is Pokemon related, that's a fair assumption.
massoluk
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(03-20-2017, 01:31 PM)
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I don't know guys, globally popular RPG by Game Freak sounds pretty vague
LordKano
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(03-20-2017, 01:31 PM)
Pokémon Stars is made with the already-HD models of Pokémon Sun and Moon. This recruitment sounds like they're building something from scratch. Maybe the next Pokémon game.
Tonyx
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(03-20-2017, 01:31 PM)
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Obviously doesn't come off as a big surprise. Anyway, it can be really huge!
DecoReturns
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(03-20-2017, 01:33 PM)
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Was that Pokemon "Star" for switch rumor ever debunked?

Haven't kept up with the rumor mill. Really hope Stars exist personally
Gotzon
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(03-20-2017, 01:33 PM)
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So, at least that game is 3 years away from now. We might get Stars in november as cross-platform for 3DS&Switch (or maybe not even for Switch, just 3DS) and then no pokémon games until 2020.
Lexxism
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(03-20-2017, 01:34 PM)
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This sounds like a mainline build from scratch for Switch. I guess it's still possible for Stars coming this year.
Trago
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(03-20-2017, 01:34 PM)
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Could be a ways off.
Labombadog
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(03-20-2017, 01:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

Pokémon Stars is made with the already-HD models of Pokémon Sun and Moon. This recruitment sounds like they're building something from scratch. Maybe the next Pokémon game.

Exactly my thoughts as well. X and Y didn't have a third iteration so it can be safe to assume Sun/Moon wont either.

Great news regardless. I really hope they make a true Pokemon rpg for the Switch. Would sell like crazy.
Zedark
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(03-20-2017, 01:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by DecoReturns

Was that Pokemon "Star" for switch rumor ever debunked?

Haven't kept up with the rumor mill. Really hope Stars exist personally

No, it still is up in the air, but it should be coming this year according to the rumour, so we have a point in time at which we can falsify it. The rumour said it was pushed out of summer to launch during the fall, so an announcement around E3 seems like a logical sequentie of events.
LordKano
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(03-20-2017, 01:35 PM)

Originally Posted by Labombadog

Exactly my thoughts as well. X and Y didn't have a third iteration so it can be safe to assume Sun/Moon wont either.

Great news regardless. I really hope they make a true Pokemon rpg for the Switch. Would sell like crazy.

But Stars is supposed to be the third iteration of Sun/Moon, according to Eurogamer.
Clov
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(03-20-2017, 01:36 PM)
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An RPG from Game Freak? Do you guys think this is some sort of Click Medic sequel? I guess Sony's rights to it finally lasped!
Labombadog
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(03-20-2017, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

But Stars is supposed to be the third iteration of Sun/Moon, according to Eurogamer.

How accurate has Eurogamer been with the Switch's rumors?
LordKano
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(03-20-2017, 01:39 PM)

Originally Posted by Labombadog

How accurate has Eurogamer been with the Switch's rumors?

As far as I know, 100% correct.
Dantero
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(03-20-2017, 01:40 PM)
Aw yis, open world Tembo the badass elephant rpg. Now we're talking.
Labombadog
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(03-20-2017, 01:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

As far as I know, 100% correct.

Damn. So hopefully we get Stars which can be a 3DS/Switch game along with a Switch exclusive Pokemon game in 2019/2020. Bring it!
sixteen-bit
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(03-20-2017, 01:43 PM)
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This has to be Pokemon, right?

Drill Dozer is fine too
Gotzon
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(03-20-2017, 01:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by sinonobu

Pokemon Stars - 2017

Pokemon DP remake - 2018

Pokemon Switch (8th gen) - 2019

DP remake not happening if they have everyone working on switch pokémon. And if it just started development, don't expect it before 2020.
ash_ag
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(03-20-2017, 01:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gotzon

So, at least that game is 3 years away from now. We might get Stars in november as cross-platform for 3DS&Switch (or maybe not even for Switch, just 3DS) and then no pokémon games until 2020.

They wouldn't skip two years in a row with no release, and this generation will likely get a second game regardless of Stars. A remake of an older game (or perhaps some sort of sequel featuring an old region) is likely for 2018. Stars may start setting the stage for Switch, but I'd say that a full transition won't happen until Gen 8. The second Gen 7 game will probably also be crossplatform between 3DS and Switch.

I'm curious if they'll release GSC on the Virtual Console. It seems that Nintendo may have dropped VC in its current form with Switch, so I hope they take the opportunity to release Gen 2 on 3DS.
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LordKano
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(03-20-2017, 01:44 PM)

Originally Posted by Labombadog

Damn. So hopefully we get Stars which can be a 3DS/Switch game along with a Switch exclusive Pokemon game in 2019/2020. Bring it!

If I may correct, Eurogamer said Stars is supposed to be a Switch-exclusive.
Cartho
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(03-20-2017, 01:45 PM)
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I'm thinking STARS will be on Switch but pretty much just an up port of sun / moon.

This is likely for Gen 8, which will probably be Switech exclusive and built from the ground up for it.

I can't believe STARS isn't coming to switch. Nintendo would be pissed if they had to wait till 2019 ish to get Pokemon on there.
Labombadog
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(03-20-2017, 01:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

If I may correct, Eurogamer said Stars is supposed to be a Switch-exclusive.

Awesome. I'm really behind the rumors. Thanks for the clarification, LordKano.
Gotzon
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(03-20-2017, 01:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

If I may correct, Eurogamer said Stars is supposed to be a Switch-exclusive.

If it's switch exclusive I'd expect switch themed pokémon bundles and full amiibo support with a late november release.

But seems weird that they are skipping on all that "3ds market" that will not buy a switch yet.
Oregano
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(03-20-2017, 01:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

As far as I know, 100% correct.

I'm fairly sure they said Switch would have Gamecube VC at launch which is a fairly big miss.

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