We haven’t really heard much more about the “core RPG Pokémon title” that is in development for Nintendo Switch since it was announced at E3 2017.
The Pokémon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara has spoken about how he sees it “as a chance to create Pokémon that goes deeper and with a higher level of expression,” and Game Freak co-founder Junichi Masuda has offered his thoughts on the brand’s future on the portable home console.
With the game listed in Nintendo’s first-party schedule to release in “2018 or later,” The Pokémon Company International has caught some attention after advertising for a Spanish localisation editor.
The role is a minimum 6-month fixed term contract, with applicants expected to start between April and June 2018. This has led some to believe that localisation work has begun on the “core RPG Pokémon title” for Nintendo Switch, and that they are hiring more people to help complete work on it for release. If so, it’s a good sign that the game could launch this year.
For those that are interested, the job vacancy’s description reads: “The Localisation Editor (6-month fixed term contract minimum) is a member of the editing team and works closely with the other localisation editors, translators and project coordinators on all editorial facets of video games, and related materials (video game strategy guide, video game web site etc.) in Spanish. This will include a high level of knowledge regarding native slang, phraseologies, and nuances in Spanish.”
It’s likely that this is related to the Nintendo Switch project, but, as always, without any concrete evidence, it could be related to a spin-off game that’s destined for the portable home console, Nintendo 3DS, or mobile. We’ll have to wait and see.