Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are just around the corner and soon fans will be able to step into the series’ sixth generation. Meanwhile, The Pokémon Company already have another game in the works that will revolve around the franchise’s most iconic character, Pikachu.
In a recent producer’s summary on NHK, they summarize the immense popularity of the Pokémon franchise that boasts a total sales figure of 4 trillion yen (roughly $41 billion) from all of the Pokémon goods, anime series, movies, and games.
Additionally, it was revealed by Pokémon producer and CEO of The Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara, that development began on a new game this summer, that will feature Pikachu.
While having a game based on Pikachu may seem like a win-win situation for the company and the players, Ishihara fears that if they don’t do a good job, it could possibly hurt the popularity of the long-loved electric rodent.
According to the producer, the game will be about a boy who takes on the world using “playfulness” as a weapon.