Pokemon developer Game Freak posts job adverts for new console RPG

Angelica Greene
March 20, 2017

With Game Freak most popularly known for developing Pokémon, it's conceivable that this call for designers will be applied to whatever new project (s) the company is now working on for the 'mon-filled series. Though neither posting specifies the Switch, it is the only console Nintendo would let any Pokémon game on.

Could this be the Pokemon Sun and Moon Switch spin-off, Pokemon Stars, that has always been rumoured?

The newly posted job ad mentions that Game Freak is looking for a character modeler for a "new title".

Spotted by Silicon Era, the first listing calls for 3D CG designers for a console project, and opens with "Here's a chance to work on the development of a globally popular RPG!"

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The order of the day for the listed jobs includes the creation of item models, monsters, and super-deformed characters along with some debugging and data work.

If "Wii U and PS Vita" doesn't scream "Nintendo Switch", I don't know what does.

There's no specific description of the project in the job advert, but interestingly, the contract position will last until May 2018, a time one would think would be a good time for Nintendo to start prepping a Pokemon release for Switch.

We've been hearing rumors of a Pokemon Sun and Moon Switch port (codenamed Pokemon Stars) for months now, but nothing official has been announced. A brand new Pokemon game doesn't seem too unreasonable for that time frame, does it?

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