Nintendo’s next console, which is known as Project NX, is still very much shrouded in mist. The only concrete information thus far has been its late March 2017 release date and as always a couple of unconfirmed rumors surrounding the design and processing power of the console. Although the console won’t be hitting the shelves in time for Christmas, Nintendo is promising a wide range of IP’s like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Pikmin 4, Dragon Quest XI and even 3rd party game support as the console makes its way to the market.
Interestingly, Pokemon Company executive, Tsunekazu Ishihara, in an interview with Wall Street Journal and British publication MVC stated that, “We will be making games for the NX.” The statement confirms that we will be getting pokemon titles for the NX and apparently Pokemon games by Gamefreak, the development team behind the main Pokemon series games. This has sparked some conversations in the pokemon community because until now, Gamefreak en largely has only focused on making the main series entries for Nintendo. Some of these conversations have included the idea that perhaps, this will be the first time to see a main series game finally make it to a console platform. One of the big questions in the pokemon community
- Is a main series pokemon game like Pokemon Sun and Moon making its way to the NX?
Up to this point it’s still unclear.
Amid this exciting prospect, we have compiled a list of nostalgic Pokemon titles that are long overdue for a sequel and would make a perfect addition to the NX console game line up.
Battle It Out In Pokemon Stadium!
Pokemon Stadium later followed by Pokemon Stadium 2, is a pokemon battling strategy game from the N64 platform that had many similarities to the main series pokemon battle mechanics where a player uses some of their favorite pocket monsters and battle other pokemon with various attacks. One major feature that both these games included was the capability of moving pokemon from main titles like Pokemon Red, Blue, & Yellow through the transfer pak hardware over to Pokemon Stadium so that they could be used to battle.
With the impending release of Pokemon Sun and Moon, the idea of seeing a newStadium game that could potentially connect with main titles is exciting. Stadium games for the most part focus on the battling mechanics with little to any story line. With a full fetched battle system with over 700 hundred pokemon already available, a Pokemon Stadium sequel would make great addition for those competitive battlers that want to put their strategies to the test in a dedicated game to pokemon battling.
A Shadow Pokemon Appears!
Pokemon Colosseum and Pokemon XD: Gales Of Darkness take place in the same region of Orre where a young trainer must travel around saving “shadow” pokemon who have been used for evil doings. Although Pokemon XD: Gales Of Darkness is not a direct sequel to Pokemon Colosseum as they have completely different protagonists, they follow similar story lines in capturing “shadow” pokemon and purifying them to fight off their respective antagonist. Both these games are different because they change the formula from the traditional 8 Gyms and the Elite Four completion goal. These Gamecube titles are a great pick to make it the NX lineup because the story was fresh and offered the idea that pokemon could be evil if trained by bad trainers that sought to bring havoc on the world. The ability to then purify those pokemon by strengthening your bond through battling is what makes this game quite rewarding.
Gotta Snap ‘Em All!
The top contender that is extremely deserving of a sequel is the beloved and nostalgicPokemon Snap! In Pokemon Snap, Professor Oak calls upon your photography skills to snap a picture of all 151 pokemon to create a photo album index of sorts.
The game places you on a trolley cart that runs through different landscapes as you try and snap pictures of as many pokemon that appear in varying terrains. Because the game is set-up on the player completing a photodex, it makes it rewarding to take pictures and revisit levels to explore potential hidden pokemon you may have missed. After finishing each level, Professor Oak judges each of your photos and grants you report points that can be used towards unlocking different items to aid you in completing the photodex. The game has all the makings that would make it the perfect contender to see release on the NX. Furthermore, during a September Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer at the 2:11 mark:
it was revealed that trainers could now take pictures with their trusty Rotomdex. The feature called Pokefinder allows players to take photos of wild pokemon in certain locations and fascinatingly like Prof. Oak, the Rotomdex judges your pictures and gives you points on your photography skills. It also goes as far as to share those photos with other players and tallies how many people gave your photos a like. It is still not clear if the points give the player a reward in anyway so for now we will have to wait for the game to make its debut to find out.
With a pokemon roster of over 700 Pokémon, confirmation that Gamefreak is developing a pokemon title for the NX console, and the Pokemon Snap like feature,
- Is it possible that the trailer may have hinted at the first glimpse of what could possibly be a future Pokemon Snap 2 entry?
Until March 2017 comes around and the NX makes its release, time will tell as Nintendo keeps pokemon fans waiting to know if this old favorite will Snap back into the gaming scene.
As always be the best version of yourself!
By Alberto Martinez (PokemonBreederBertii)
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