Nintendo caused a good deal of excitement at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo when it announced that a main series Pokémon title is in development for the Nintendo Switch.
However, despite confirming that the title exists and is in development, Nintendo didn’t provide any additional details around the main series’ first outing on their new console.
According to Nintendo Everything, when Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about the upcoming title, he confirmed that it will be similar in nature to traditional Pokémon titles that have typically been released on Nintendo’s handheld consoles over the years, including most recently the 3DS.
Pokémon for Nintendo Switch will be “a traditional find, battle, train type experience,” Fils-Aime confirmed.
Nintendo had initially left many fans disappointed earlier this month when it held a Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct, where many expected the company would confirm a main series title for their newest hardware. Instead, Nintendo confirmed its plans to bring Wii U title Pokken Tournament DX to the Switch, whilst releasing Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on the 3DS.
Reacting to that disappointment from fans, Game Freak’s Tsunekazu Ishihara made an appearance during Nintendo’s E3 presentation to confirm that a Pokémon title is in the works for the Switch.
According to Siliconera, back in March, Game Freak began recruiting 3D CG designers with experience on Wii U and PS Vita character models using animations and modeling software Maya. Whilst it wasn’t explicitly confirmed that the company was planning a Pokémon title for new hardware, the need for more experienced 3D developers certainly appeared to suggest so.