“Shocking” New Pokémon Project To Be Announced Next Tuesday


A “shocking” new Pokémon project will be announced in Japan next Tuesday, August 26th, in collaboration with Famitsu magazine, The Pokémon Company said today.


The new project will be revealed via a Nico Nico Livestream event called “Famitsu Featuring Pokémon Special,” and Tsunekazu Ishihara, the president of The Pokémon Company, will be at the event.


You’ll be able to watch the stream on this page. It will take place on August 26th at 10 pm JST (which converts to 6 am PST).


Food for thought:

1. Since Pokémon is such a vast multimedia franchise, this could be for something other than a game. That said, there is that unresolved matter of Pokkén Fighters


2. Alternatively, this could be the Pikachu detective game, since that was never “formally” announced, aside from the brief sneak peek on TV last year.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". 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.