New Pokemon game featuring Pikachu in production
posted on 10.09.13 at 12:51 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Development on new game started this summer.

Pokemon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara will appear on Japanese TV’s NHK Professional: Shigoto no Ryuugi on October 28.

NHK’s description of the Pokemon boss mentions the development of an all-new Pokemon game, possibly Pikachu-related.

“This summer, Ishihara started development on a never before seen game,” the description reads. “It’s a new game featuring the very popular character Pikachu in a bold way. There is concern, however, that if it’s bad the long loved character would lose popularity in the blink of an eye.”

The latest Pokemon games, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, launch worldwide for 3DS on October 12. (And I still don’t have a 3DS!)

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  • Elvick

    I like the PokePark game. Despite the waggle.

    They should take the minimal combat of that and expand it and do something with that.

    Curious what this will be.

  • JoJo_649

    Pokepark 3?, or something totally new?

    • Elvick

      God why did I think it was called PikaPark? xD

  • RmanX1000

    PmC: Pika May Cry…

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  • Eder García

    a Pikachu game developed by Rocksteady, the gameplay will be similar to Batman Arkham Asylum/City *one can dream*

  • Renaldi Saputra


  • Zancrow

    Oh god, it’s “Hey, you, Pikachu! 2.0”!

    • SuperLuigi

      Noooooooooooooooo that game was the worst!

    • Auragar

      Hey U Pikachu! (Wii U pun as is necessary.)

  • artemisthemp

    Pokemon Yellow 2 :)

    • E’nitrev Rai Hoskins

      oh i hope u are right

      • Oshachu

        If they do something bad to Pikachu, I will stop buying all products of Pokémon AND Nintendo!

  • Homero21

    waiting black friday, and buy 3DS and pokemonX

    • CosmicNova

      That’s the day I’m going to be buying games I haven’t play yet like crazy on amazon.

  • MasterSensei

    Pikachu: Other M?
    I can already imagine a monotonous Pikachu talking about how hard life is as a Pokemon in a job filled with men and how it constantly seeks affection from Ash because he is like a father figure to it.

    • $18114340

      THE BABY

  • $18114340

    This has to be for the Wii U… another Pokemon game on the 3DS so soon would be overkill and Nintendo could easily use the momentum from X/Y to try and shift more Wii Us to a new young audience.

  • shymel

    It’s not likely but I wouldn’t mind a Pokemon Channel 2. I know it wasn’t that popular, but I still liked it.

  • Mewthelegend

    I wish I had a 3ds too bro.

  • GuywithPie3376

    Hey You Pikachu 2?

  • Mewthelegend

    I’m entering a drawing contest for my school, winner gets $500 moolaa

  • Oshachu

    I assume they are either making Pikachu evil, or doing something that makes everyone hate him, like changing his appearance, making him have a dark past, etc. If they do that, I assume Pokémon Anime, and marketing itself, will drop a TON in business. I wouldn’t doubt it if the Pokémon company shuts down if they make him not as lovable.

  • Oshachu

    Also, (staff you can edit this part out and put it on my old post), if they think the game is a risk to popularity why make it? It is very likely to fail.