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Nov 09

An Interview with the makers of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!

Posted by Sunain | November 9th 2017 at 08:25 PM EST
Tags: Interview, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Shigeru Ohmori
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The following Interview was originally posted on Pokemon.com on November 9th, 2017. The full interview has been archived in our Content Database for future reference.

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With the impending release of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, we are growing more and more excited about making a return trip to the Alola region. To learn more about our upcoming expedition, we turned to GAME FREAK, the developers of the game, for a little extra insight. We were lucky enough to chat with Kazumasa Iwao, the director of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, and Shigeru Ohmori, the director of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and current producer of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, who both shared their experiences and thought processes about designing the latest journey into the wonderful world of Pokémon.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/an-exclusive-interview-with-the-makers-of-pokemon-ultra-sun-and-pokemon-ultra-moon/
Oct 19

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be the last main series Pokémon RPG games on the Nintendo 3DS

Posted by Sunain | October 19th 2017 at 11:07 AM EDT
Tags: Interview, Nintendo 3DS, X and Y, GAME FREAK, Nintendo Switch, Ultra Moon, UItra Sun
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GAME FREAK Game Designer Shigeru Ohmori was interviewed by IGN and he confirmed that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be the last main series Pokémon RPG games on the Nintendo 3DS. It was announced earlier in the year that a new Pokémon title was in development for the Nintendo Switch for release in 2018.

Below are Interview quotes:
"When we were making Pokemon X and Y, we really were trying to push the 3DS system to its absolute limits - which is what we thought we’d done. But when Sun and Moon came around, we completely redesigned the system, and actually ended up pushing the 3DS even further to what we thought was the most we could draw out of it."

"With Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon," explains Ohmori, "we’ve tried to eke that out more and really, really push the system to its absolute limits, and we’re now feeling that perhaps this is the maximum of what we can get out. So we’re really treating Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon as the culmination of our work with the 3DS system."

Source: http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/10/19/ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-will-be-the-last-pokemon-rpgs-for-3ds
Sep 06

The Future of Pokémon Video Games - Bloomberg Technology Interviews CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara

Posted by Sunain | September 6th 2017 at 12:48 AM EDT
Tags: Interview, Nintendo, Pokémon GO, Niantic, The Pokémon Company, Nintendo Switch
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Yuji Nakamura of Bloomberg Technology interviewed The Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara and talked about the future of Pokémon video games. Below are excerpts from that interview.

Pokémon GO:

The interview confirmed once again that Trading and one-on-one battles are coming to Pokémon GO.

  • “We’ve only accomplished 10 percent of what Pokémon and Niantic are trying to do, so going forward we will have to include fundamental Pokémon experiences such as Pokémon trading and peer-to-peer battles, and other possibilities.”
  • “Depending on location, there are many Pokémon with different characteristics. So what do we do with those and the real world? One view is to have chilly Pokémon in a cold climate, but then that would also mean that people born on a tropical island won’t be able to catch them. So we are always thinking of how to find the right balance between game design, how our Pokémon should exist, and how players feel about their collections.”
  • “Right now, if you go to the coast you can catch water Pokémon. For example, if you have a setting for electric-type Pokémon (such as Pikachu) to appear at power plants, is that really a good idea for you to find one in such a location -- is it safe, and is it OK regionally? We see it as a very realistic problem.”
  • “On the other hand, it has created a lot of social problems. When too many people gather, it causes mass confusion. Also this isn’t limited to Pokémon Go, but the issue of staring at smartphones while walking is something we have to focus on and think about.”

Pokémon Game for the Nintendo Switch:

  • The announcement caused Nintendo’s stock price to jump as much as 3 percent in U.S. trading, as investors bet the new title will boost Switch sales.
  • “With the Switch, we see it as a chance to create Pokémon that goes deeper and with a higher level of expression. As a result, that makes it an extremely important platform.”
  • “Right now we’re using 7 to 8 inch screens, but on a high-definition TV you can express a whole different world with graphics and sound.”
  • “Until now, games were made as one for one person, but now you can go home and play with everyone -- so how do we tackle these themes, and how do we make sure it’s not complicated?”
  • “I can’t say that we’ll release accessories, but I’d like to think of that possibility.”
  • “Unlike smartphones, the Switch is not a game device that assumes that there’s constant network connectivity. So from our perspective, it’s really not that different from DS or 3DS in terms of connectivity.”

Augmented Reality and the Future of Pokémon

Augmented Reality could play a significant role in games other than Pokémon GO.
  • “With current AR, even if you say Pikachu is there, no one really thinks that. But that reality is just one step away. For example, you’ll be able to find Pikachu, and it can sense this table and jump on it, and you can see its shadow on the table, and then it faces you and starts talking to you. We will see the birth of this reality that is another step up from the current Pokémon Go. And I’ve only mentioned the visual aspect, but you can add haptic and rumble technology to that.”
  • “Voice-activated assistants are increasing. Whether it is Google Home or Amazon or Apple Homepod, there are many of them and we could see these dialogue-based devices give birth of a new form of entertainment.”
  • “Switch is just one of the possible platforms. I think we will open up more possibilities from all these platforms. Playing in a more realistic way should be possible.”

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-05/pokemon-s-ceo-hints-at-big-plans-for-games-on-smartphone-switch

Article edited on 2017-09-06 12:50:33 by Sunain
Jun 23

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | June 23rd 2017 at 12:45 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Interview, Movie
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information


Magazines:
Saturday June 24th: "Cheese!" - Interview (with Kanata Hongo)
Tuesday June 27th: "Sakurasaku Life" - Cover + Interview (both featuring Shiori Sato)
Saturday July 1st: "Monthly Audition" - Interview (with Kanata Hongo)
Saturday July 1st: "Thank You!" - Interview (with Kanata Hongo)

*Note that these are the scheduled publication dates/on-sale dates, and as such are subject to change without notice.

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=2815
Jun 16

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | June 16th 2017 at 01:46 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Interview, Movie
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information


Magazines:
Wednesday June 21st: "Corocoro Ichiban!" - Special movie feature ("Pokémon Fan Newspaper")
Friday June 23rd: "CanCam" - Interview (with Kanata Hongo)
Saturday June 24th: "Cheese!" - Interview (with Kanata Hongo)


*Note that these are the scheduled publication dates/on-sale dates, and as such are subject to change without notice.

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=2775

Article edited on 2017-06-16 01:57:53 by Adamant
Jun 11

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | June 11th 2017 at 10:31 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Corocoro, Interview, Movie
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information


Magazines:
Monday June 12th: "Febri" - Interview (with Ikue Ohtani)
Thursday June 15th: "Monthly Corocoro Comic" - The latest movie theater info

*Note that these are the scheduled publication dates/on-sale dates, and as such are subject to change without notice.

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=2714
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