A recent job posting from game developer GameFreak has stirred up the rumours of a Pokémon RPG headed to the new Nintendo Switch.
The job posting is written in Japanese but the translation has now been corroborate by multiple reliable sources. Within the recruitment ad, GameFreak never mentions Pokémon by name, but they do outline a few details for the role that point towards a console Pokémon game very heavily:
- We’ll have you work on the production of an RPG that is popular on a global scale
- The platform will be console
- It’s a title that just about anyone knows, a proposal that could be your future career
GameFreak are the developers of the Pokémon series for Nintendo handhelds, well… Pokémon and Tembo the Badass Elephant! A Pokémon RPG for consoles is something that Pokémon fans have been begging for, for years!
The Pokémon Company, a subsidiary of Nintendo, have already pledged support for the portable-console hybrid so it’s going to be very interesting to see what comes out of Gamefreak and The Pokémon Company in the future.