Last week, during Nintendo’s E3 2017 Spotlight, the company announced that a new mainline Pokémon title is in development for Nintendo Switch. This, of course, would be the first main series Pokémon RPG to be released on a home console instead of a handheld system. So far, however, Nintendo hasn’t released any information about the game. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about Pokémon Switch, and he confirmed that the game will be “a traditional find, battle, train type experience,” in the vein of previous handheld Pokémon titles.
In the same short interview with Reggie, Bloomberg confirmed that the upcoming Metroid Prime 4 will be a “first person adventure” like the previous games in the series. Although neither of these are particularly shocking bits of news, it’s great to have official confirmation that both Pokémon Switch and Metroid Prime 4 will be core entries in their respective franchises, and not spin-off titles similar to Pokémon Battle Revolution or Metroid Prime: Federation Force. It may be a while until we learn more about either of these games, but in the meantime, at least we know for sure what to expect.
What do you guys think? Are you relieved to hear this news? Let us know in the comments below!
We interviewed Reggie:
*Metroid Prime 4 will be "a first-person adventure"
*Pokemon RPG "a traditional find, battle, train type experience"
— Yuji Nakamura (@ynakamura56) June 14, 2017