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New Pokemon game in production, says Japanese broadcaster [Update]


Japanese broadcaster NHK may be about to shine light on a new Pokemon game, at least according to a listing for one of its upcoming shows. As Gematsu and Kotaku reports, NHK has an upcoming show profiling The Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara. but it's the broadcaster's description that catches the eye. The listing notes a "never before seen" game that's been in development since the summer, apparently featuring lovable fluffball Pikachu in a "bold way." We've reached out to The Pokemon Company for comment.

At its own Japanese expo in August, the Pokemon Company put together a retrospective video that very much seemed to tease a Wii U fighting game. In an interview with Nintendo Life last month, Pokemon X and Y Director Junichi Masuda said the video was "showing the history of Pokemon games as well as the future. It was kind of a concept about what the future of Pokemon may look like."

As for NHK's show, that's set to air in a few weeks time on October 28. Meanwhile, 3DS entries X and Y arrive worldwide on Saturday, October 12.

Update: The Pokemon Company says there is "no news to report at this time."

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