Famitsu managed to get an interview with Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara this week, and let slip a little bit of information about the company’s future plans with the Nintendo DS and 3DS.
He says that they are planning things in addition to Pokedex 3D and Pokemon Rumble Blast that will surprise players similar to earlier this year(I assume he is referring to Pokemon Black and White).
This game or games will likely be coming sometime late this year or early next year. So, you would imagine that the DS would be dead, buried and rotting by then, right? With the 3DS dancing atop its grave? Apparently the Pokemon Company doesn’t feel the same; they are planning things for both systems apparently.
In my opinion, there are a couple likely options here. First, the new game is Pokemon Gray, with versions for both DS and 3DS(similar to Twilight Princess for the Gamecube and Wii). Second, the games are remakes of Ruby and Sapphire. One of the versions will be on DS, and the other on 3DS, akin to the original Mystery Dungeon games on GBA and DS. Thirdly, it’s a new pair of main series games, with one for DS and the other for 3DS. And finally, it’s possible that this is going to be some stupid spin off title that we need not get excited for(this is what I’m betting on).
So, what do you want to see out of Pokemon on the DS and 3DS? What do you think is likely?