Is This Image From A New Pokémon Game?

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    At the ongoing Pokémon Game Show in Japan, The Pokémon Company announced a new animated featured titled Pocket Monsters: The Origin, which you can read about here. In addition to discussing the new animated feature and the Pokémon games, Japanese press outlets like Famitsu and 4Gamer report that they also displayed a video reel of the Pokémon franchise, which ended with the scene you see below:

     

     

    That’s a scene of Lucario facing off against Blaziken in some kind of city setting, and the graphics look decidedly sharper than any Pokémon game we’ve seen to date—provided, of course, that this is from an upcoming game.

     

    The Pokémon Company hasn’t made any official announcements about new games yet, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for news.

     

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.