The Pokémon Company Working On “Major Project”


The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara has revealed that they are hard at work on another major project, although wouldn’t disclose which platform it is destined for.

Serebii reports that he had been interviewed by Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, taking the opportunity to reveal that Pokémon GO will firstly launch in Europe, Japan and North America. While no time frame was specified, it will then release in South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

We know that Niantic CEO John Hanke will speak at GDC 2016 next month, presenting a session called “Catch ‘Em All: Pokemon GO and Real World Gaming” on Monday 14th March. This will provide attendees with “a first-hand, in-depth look at how players are interacting and exploring the world with one another through Pokemon GO, the collaborative approach to design and development for the game and the next evolution of augmented reality and real-world mobile gameplay experiences.”

As to what the “major project” will be, we’re yet to hear how the Pokémon 20th anniversary celebrations will continue across the year. At the moment, everything has been front-ended with Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Pokkén Tournament and Pokémon GO, and many are still waiting to hear whether the widely expected Pokémon Z announcement will become a reality.

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