During a press conference in Tokyo today, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, presented a glimpse into how the globally popular Pokémon brand will continue to be a trendsetter in gaming. Mr. Ishihara unveiled a broad range of offerings including mobile games, apps, and innovative connected hardware to show the variety of new ways Pokémon Trainers will be able to experience and enhance their Pokémon gameplay.
A New Detective Pikachu game for Nintendo Switch
The release of the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” movie has left fans wanting more of the famous Pokémon sleuth. The Pokémon Company announced today that Creatures Inc. has plans to create a new entry in the Detective Pikachuvideo game series, this time for Nintendo Switch. The original Detective Pikachugame for the Nintendo 3DS ended on a cliffhanger and this upcoming game will be a conclusion to that story.
Pokémon Comes to China with Pokémon Quest
Earlier in May, it was announced that the popular mobile game, Pokémon Quest, will be coming to China via NetEase, the second largest game developer in the world and a new partner for The Pokémon Company. Since then, more than 1.7 million players have pre-registered for the game in the country. Today it was revealed that Pokémon Quest in China will be an enhanced version of the game with new player vs. player and social features. While Pokémon Quest marks the first mobile Pokémon game in China, it was also announced that NetEase is working with The Pokémon Company to bring more Pokémon games to the country.
In addition to gaming news, Mr. Ishihara announced that Pokémon Shirts, a service currently available in Japan that creates made-to-order original clothing designs featuring the first 151 Pokémon, will be coming to the U.S. and Europe.
Date published: 29/05/19
Written by Joseph Opoku
Source: (1) The Pokémon Company
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