Game Freak spends most of its time these days churning out Pokémon RPG after Pokémon RPG, especially now that the series runs on an annual release calendar. Yet when the studio does break away to develop a completely unrelated, original game, it almost makes us wish that Game Freak had the time to be bigger than just “that Pokémon studio.” I’ve done my part in exploring as much of the broader Game Freak catalogue as possible with zero regrets. As we await a new Pokémon adventure, these are four recommendations of games that share both Pokémon’s charm and its developer. Pocket Card Jockey The best Nintendo 3DS game of 2016 was this hidden gem, an eShop exclusive with a bizarre premise. It’s solitaire mixed with horse racing, with a little bit of dating sim in there. (Maybe “horse dating” isn’t the best phrasing here, but it’s not far off.) Pocket Card Jockey is one of those games that seems light, and then … [Read more...] about Four great Game Freak games that aren’t Pokémon
Developers of the Pokemon Games, Game Freak have just declared a new RPG title to be launched for Nintendo Switch. The preliminary name for the game is Town which is going to be a turn-based RPG. Game Freak could later change the name from Town to something else entirely as it is just a working title for the time being. Game Freak has will release their newly announced RPG in 2019 for Nintendo Switch. The announcement was part of the reveals made at Nintendo Direct event. Nintendo took revealed the Game Freak title in style on Twitter. Game Freak has based Town on creatures that are antagonistic in nature, therefore, serving as a threat to you as a player and your village. Do not expect these beasts to be pleasant to you in any way like the ones in Pokemon. These creatures are portrayed to be on some sort of a hate campaign against the whole village. You as a player would be required to defend the villagers from such horrendous monsters in a turn-based role-playing game format. … [Read more...] about Game Freak’s ‘Town’ Is Their Next Nintendo Switch RPG, Similar to Pokemon?
Game Freak has a new, non-Pokemon, game coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019, currently under the working title of Town. Taking place entirely in one small village that enjoyed peace until monsters started to appear. You’ll fight these monsters with the help of other villagers and discover the secrets the village holds within. Town is currently slated for release sometime in 2019 and may see a title change between now and then. Game Freak Inc is most known for its tireless work on the Pokémon franchise, it also has some history with other original IPs such as Giga Wrecker in 2017 and Tembo the Badass Elephant in 2015. You can enjoy the reveal trailer for Town below. … [Read more...] about Game Freak’s New IP Town Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019
Pokemon Switch developer Game Freak has posted a job listing for a new UI designer. The studio is looking for someone to handle animations in a user interface. Details in the listing lead us to believe that this position is to work on the rumoured Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch. In the job listing, Game Freak gives us a few details about what prospective applicants should expect to be working on. This includes routine expectations from a designer, like working to design specifications, but there's more than that. The biggest flag being "UI animation design in deformed/manga/caricature style." This points towards the job being UI design specifically on the as of yet unannounced Nintendo Switch Pokemon game, with manga-style UI being iconic to the series and with Game Freak's project library being almost entirely Pokemon-centric for the past two decades. But what's interesting is that this style, perhaps more recognisable in its 2D pixel sprite form, is rarely … [Read more...] about Pokemon Switch Dev Game Freak Reveals New Game Details in Job Listing
By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 April 2018 17:10 GMT A trademark for Ultra Shiny has been filed by Pokemon developer Game Freak. The Ultra Shiny trademark was filed in Japan, and as with most filings, it covers a broad spectrum of products. A Shiny Pokemon is different from its standard counterpart due to coloration. The stats are the same, but they are rare catches which produce sparkle effects when entering into battle. Since the trademark doesn’t describe what Ultra Shiny is exactly, we can only assume at this point. It could represent an super rare form of a Pokemon or a new Pokemon entirely. Pokemon Stars is rumored to be the title of the Pokemon game coming to Switch. The Shiny animation resembles stars, so it’s possible, the Japanese title of the game could be Pokemon Ultra Shiny. And it could also relate to the possible variant we surmised above. The trademark covers games, cards, merchandise, songs, movies, television and everything else that comes along with … [Read more...] about Ultra Shiny trademark filed by Pokemon developer Game Freak