Nintendo Already Working on 3DS Pokemon

Nintendo Already Working on 3DS Pokemon

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Grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and Nintendo is making Pokemon for its new handheld.

Pokemon Black & White aren't even out in the West yet, but Nintendo is already developing products in the extremely popular series for its next-generation handheld. And nobody was surprised.

According to Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Nintendo big boss Satoru Iwata told investors that new games in the lucrative franchise were on the way. "We are also developing Pokémon related products on the Wii and 3DS," said Iwata, and my guess is that he isn't just talking about a custom Pikachu stylus.

Of course, "Pokemon-related products" is a pretty vague term, and it doesn't in any way indicate a new entry in the "main" series beyond Black & White. If there were a new "fifth generation" title released for the 3DS, it would be the first time in the franchise's history that a generation was split between two different handhelds. Prior to this, every Pokemon generation was on its own hardware: 1st Gen on the original Game Boy, 2nd Gen on the Game Boy Color, 3rd Gen on the Game Boy Advance, and 4th Gen on the DS.

Honestly, it would have made more sense to me for Nintendo to have held off on Black & White and released them as launch titles for the 3DS. I'm surprised that they didn't, frankly.

Oh well, it could always just be a new Pokemon Ranger or one of those other spinoffs. Or it could be a new Pokemon Snap that took advantage of the 3DS' cameras and accelerometers to give it an augmented-reality touch.

Wait, that last one actually sounds really cool.

(ONM)

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Well I hope its not going to be Ruby, Pearl, Diamond, Etc, Etc 3D edition.

A new pokemon snap or ranger game in the series would be nice to see

If we still haven't gotten a new Snap on the Wii, I don't see there being one on the 3DS. I'd be all for it, but I don't see it happening.

Just as long as it's not a remake of Ruby and Sapphire. Heartgold and Soulsilver were cool and nostalgic and all that, but Ruby and Sapphire were not very good entries in the series.
If they do, I know i'll still play it. Damn you pokemon and your addictive nature!

Hopefully the first "3D generation" of Pokémon games will bring something truly new to the table. Like a true 3D world and semi-real-time battles.

...

Or it will be just like all previous Pokémon games, with another couple of new features added to the formula.

They'd better do a pokemon snap. That game was actually good, unlike ranger or mystery dungeon which I didn't care much for.

I too was surprised that Black and White weren't coming out for the 3DS, but I'm not complaining much because I won't have to buy one to play them. :)

*Crosses fingers for a new Stadium game*

Would really love it if they made a new one.

Why all the hate for advanced generation remakes, If that's what they're doing they're just doing it so you can catch em all

and i hope the "pokemon related product on the wii" is pokemon stadium, that would be cool

New snap would be insane. Especially with the gyro/motion sensors. Actually having to move around the system.

....I can't believe I just said that. As much as I hate the motion control gimmick. That is one i could almost get behind. So long as I don't have to spin all the way around. Perhaps make the touchpad like mouse look.

Also I want a legitimate pokemon rpg on the wii. not this spinoff junk. There is no reason battle revolution didn't include a worthwhile story campaign as well.

also captchas suck

Dear god, what would I give for a new Pokémon Snap. The only spinoff I can think of that was actually entertaining.

pretentiousname01:
New snap would be insane. Especially with the gyro/motion sensors. Actually having to move around the system.

....I can't believe I just said that. As much as I hate the motion control gimmick. That is one i could almost get behind. So long as I don't have to spin all the way around. Perhaps make the touchpad like mouse look.

Also I want a legitimate pokemon rpg on the wii. not this spinoff junk. There is no reason battle revolution didn't include a worthwhile story campaign as well.

also captchas suck

I wold love a real Pokemon game on a console but I think Nintendo stays away from that because it would devalue the portable ones.

I know that when I see DS titles of console games, I think "that's the inferior version".

Agreed with captchas suck.

JediMB:
Hopefully the first "3D generation" of Pokémon games will bring something truly new to the table. Like a true 3D world and semi-real-time battles.

...

Or it will be just like all previous Pokémon games, with another couple of new features added to the formula.

So pretty much like the sequels to any series ever? Same game, new features to fine tune it? Pokemon has actually gone through a lot of changes, they are just subtle, not huge gameplay renovations. As someone who's been battling against people since I owned Blue version (except for Advance gen), the metagame is totally different.First gen was limited but overall offensive. Gen 2 was really defensive thanks to the addition of Special Defense, the addition of two new types, Spikes, Skarmory, and Blissey. Gen 3 introduced the passive abilities, which gave more to account for and, later, some vital choices in how to use a Pokemon thanks to multiple possibilities, and double battles. Gen 4 added the split between physical and special attacks (HUUUUGE) and wifi play. Gen 5 looks to have given some radical new abilities, a lot more emphasis on weather, triple battles, and some incredibly powerful new offensive choices.

To say Pokemon hasn't changed is ludicrous. It's like saying Half Life never changed because it's still just shooting people.

Oh, and as I've said before, third gen is far from the worst. The Game Boy Color generation games are all far worse. They do not hold up, even their remakes. Pokemon available have radically different power levels, limiting what is actually good. In Gold/Silver the difficulty curve is wonky (starts really easy, gets tough at the 3/4th gym, then slides into easy mode until the last gym, which was unreasonable without a lot of grind) and is way more grindtastic thanks to the levels of wild Pokemon being so low, even in the final area unlocked. Thanks to he design and Pokemon available in Gold/Silver, looking past nostalgia those are the worst of the series.

Remake Emerald!

I'll buy it twice.

>_>

Cool. I am kinda hoping for a new Pokemon Stadium game or Pokemon Snap. Though I still want to see a remake of Ruby and Sapphire.

I think you may be onto something with the Snap, could definitely see that. Also, isn't B/W the 5th generation?

(sorry for yelling but)

I WANT SNAP! It sounds like a win in my book. Course, another generation 5 game would be interesting, seeing as how there would likely be a 3rd game in the generation to go for the ice-dragon thing.

Of course they are. Milk that money cow Nintendo! Keep squeezing it until it dies.

John Funk:
And nobody was surprised.

Ninja'd on the original post.

It sure didn't take them long to decide to churn out another one.

Onyx Oblivion:
Remake Emerald!

I'll buy it twice.

>_>

Agreed. A thousand times agreed.

That or a new Stadium game.

John Funk:
Of course, "Pokemon-related products" is a pretty vague term, and it doesn't in any way indicate a new entry in the "main" series beyond Black & White. If there were a new "fifth generation" title released for the 3DS, it would be the first time in the franchise's history that a generation was split between two different handhelds. Prior to this, every Pokemon generation was on its own hardware: 1st Gen on the original Game Boy, 2nd Gen on the Game Boy Color, 3rd Gen on the Game Boy Advance, and 4th Gen on the DS.

Colosseum and Gale of Darkness, two third gen games on the GameCube, say hi. Although I guess that depends on if you consider them spinoffs or not, but I don't. Granted there are differences between them and the main portable adventure, but they actually are story driven games about battling and catching Pokémon. It's not like Stadium or Battle Revolution where's it just a side attraction for you to bring your portable team over and get into some more battles.

cptawesome:
Just as long as it's not a remake of Ruby and Sapphire. Heartgold and Soulsilver were cool and nostalgic and all that, but Ruby and Sapphire were not very good entries in the series.
If they do, I know i'll still play it. Damn you pokemon and your addictive nature!

Nonsense. If Gold and Silver (the worst Pokémon games in the main series) got remakes, the vastly superior Ruby and Sapphire easily deserve them.
Although I feel your pain: I still bought Heart Gold knowing I'd hate it as much as the original (and I did). Johto is the most poorly designed region ever. Putting Kanto in for a revisit was a bad thing, not good. Johto was a lousy map, and neither of them had much to do because all that space had to be used to put Kanto in just for the nostalgia. And then the remake comes around and they get the chance to fix all of those problems, but they don't: Johto is still an awful map, and there is still almost nothing to do in either Johto or Kanto. In fact, the only thing they did was take a step backwards by putting that awful Safari Zone back in. Safari Zone: because nothing is more fun than constantly throwing balls at a full health, super-rare Pokémon with a low catch rate that you just spend a half hour walking around in the grass to find only to have it run away after a ball or two. Or you can try bait which somehow makes it dodge all your balls despite that it's sitting there eating. Or you can throw a rock at it which does more towards making it run away than it does towards making it easier to catch. By the way, when I said fun before, I meant rage inducing.

Comic Sans:
To say Pokemon hasn't changed is ludicrous. It's like saying Half Life never changed because it's still just shooting people.

But the Pokémon games still largely adhere to technical limitations that no longer exist, which makes the games less interesting than they could be. And I think I'd rather compare the Pokémon to just about every RPG series ever than Half-Life. Pokémon, ironically, has never "evolved" into a new form.

And, again... Half-Life? The game that has only had one sequel with some episodic add-on content? You're comparing that to Pokémon, which has had Red/Blue/Yellow, Gold/Silver/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, FireRed/LeafGreen, Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, HeartGold/SoulSilver and Black/White?

Son of a bitch. Now, I have to buy this infernal handheld.

John Funk:

Honestly, it would have made more sense to me for Nintendo to have held off on Black & White and released them as launch titles for the 3DS. I'm surprised that they didn't, frankly.

I know what you mean, but I can't help but think that they probably suspected that Black&White would be the best way of getting a last big haul for the old DS before they expected people to shell out for a new handheld that (theoretically) should sell on its own merits as exciting new hardware.

Or it could be another Mystery Dungeons. /crosses fingers.

I actually thought that Black and White would get a 3ds version or be converted into 3ds titles late in development but oh well. I told myself that I was done with it but I would absolutely pick up a (real) Pokemon game for 3ds.

Maybe it's the third Black & White version? (aka "Grey", but "Rainbow" or "Colors" sounds more witty IMO)
Kind of like what they did with Gold, Silver, and Crystal.
G&S were made for Gamboy Color but were backwards compatible with the original GB, and Crystal was GBC exclusive.

JediMB:

Comic Sans:
To say Pokemon hasn't changed is ludicrous. It's like saying Half Life never changed because it's still just shooting people.

But the Pokémon games still largely adhere to technical limitations that no longer exist, which makes the games less interesting than they could be. And I think I'd rather compare the Pokémon to just about every RPG series ever than Half-Life. Pokémon, ironically, has never "evolved" into a new form.

And, again... Half-Life? The game that has only had one sequel with some episodic add-on content? You're comparing that to Pokémon, which has had Red/Blue/Yellow, Gold/Silver/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, FireRed/LeafGreen, Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, HeartGold/SoulSilver and Black/White?

What technical limitations do you refer to? The games have insane depth on the competitive level. That's the beauty of them. The entry level is quite low for a casual playthrough, but when you start getting into the technical details of breeding, leveling, movesets, stat building, etc, it gets very complex. We have spin-offs to experiment with other game types. Why change what isn't broken for the main games? They add plenty of tweaks that keep fans happy, and despite what people tend to say, they are getting better, not worse.

remake of yellow!!!!!!!!! wait I've never owned a Pokemon game
I was genuinely proud of Nintendo for not putting Pokemon black and white on ds it made me think that maybe i should buy my first Pokemon game at last although its silver i wanted one with the pokemon i loved as a kid on the anime

If they actually ever make a Pokemon augmented reality game, my productivity will plummet.

I want it to be a remake of one of the oldy but goodies, but chances are first thing we are going to see is something like pokemon mystery dungeon. Just a feeling.

 

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