By Alistair Wong . October 25, 2019 . four:00pm
Game Freak lately held a demo occasion for media to attempt out Pokemon Sword and Shield, and at the pretty finish, a Q&A session was held exactly where series producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori answered concerns concerning the games. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
Right here are the highlights:
Q: This time, it appears that there have been a lot fewer new Pokemon reveals than prior to. Was this intentional?
A: “We wanted players to encounter and learn the new Pokemon for themselves, so we reduce down on the quantity of new Pokemon revealed beforehand. The globe will learn collectively on November 15 just how quite a few new Pokemon there are in the game.”
Q: What sort of notion is behind the combined use of symbol encounters and random encounters?
A: “Symbol encounters themselves have been very praised in Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, so we also added them in this time. It is since, when new Pokemon seem through symbol encounter, it tends to make you want to go catch them.
Nevertheless, random encounters, exactly where you do not know what could seem, are a various sort of enjoyable. For that component, we have produced it so that Pokemon which do not seem as symbol encounters seem as random encounters, so players can take pleasure in the excitement of anticipation of what will pop out.”
Q: How is the Pokemon raising aspect this time?
A: “We have produced it a lot easier to raise Pokemon, so that you can even raise your 1st Pokemon companion to take into on the internet battles.”
Apart from the media occasion, Polygon lately also published an interview with Shigeru Ohmori and Junichi Masuda, exactly where Ohmori talked about the notion behind Farfetch’d’s Galarian evolution Sirfetch’d:
Initial, why is Farfetch’d obtaining an evolution now?
Ohmori: “So the Galar area, the inspiration for it is truly the UK. We spent a lot of time researching and type of referring to various issues in the UK and I spent time there. A single of the issues I bear in mind noticing was that the leeks that they sell in the UK are significantly larger and thicker than the ones I see in Japan. So seeing that, I got the thought that the Farfetch’d that lives in the Galar area would possibly evolve in a various way than you see elsewhere.”
Pokémon Sword & Shield release for Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019. A new trailer recapping all the officially revealed Pokemon up to this point can be identified in our prior post right here.
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