Pokemon may see a new life on Switch if job postings are any indication.
Recruitment ads have revealed that Game Freak is recruiting for a new development project. They are looking for 3D CG designers with experience on Wii U and PS Vita level character models using animation and modeling software Maya.
In addition Game Freak is looking for someone who can consult with the programmers and work on assisting with data. There is alsos is a line that is included in the recruitment ad that stands out.
“Here’s a chance to work on the development of a globally popular RPG!”
Another ad had the following mentioned on it.
We’ll have you work on the production an RPG game that is popular on a global scale.
Platform will be console.
It’s a title that just about anyone knows, a proposal that could be your future career.
This work will require using material to create cartoon-like super deformed characters, monsters, and item models. As will, it will also involve work on debugging, data work, and more. According to the contracts, these positions will be until May 2018.
That wording makes this sound like a Pokémon game for the Switch. A Pokemon game was rumored for Switch as Pokemon Stars, a third version of Sun and Moon. That said, this sounds more like a new experience built from the ground up natively, rather than just a 3rd version of an already existing game.
Hopefully we will get answers soon.