Pokémon president Tsunekazu Ishihara says making Pokémon for Nintendo Switch was “more difficult than what we expected”

In a recent interview with Dime, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara spoke about the difficulty of making a mainline Pokémon game on console via Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Developing them turned out to be even “more difficult than what we expected.” Here are his comments in full:

“The main entries in the Pokemon game series have always been on handheld systems – from the Game Boy all the way to the 3DS. For this next entry, the Nintendo Switch has a variety of playstyles. While you can still play in handheld mode, you now have the option of playing on a bigger TV screen while in docked mode. Given this new hardware, I’ve found it harder to make a new mainline Pokemon game than I had originally thought. Even as a Pokemon game on the Switch, does it still work? Is it possible for me to make all of those playstyles interesting? I think it’s probably about five times harder than any of you could imagine! (laughs)”

Source: Nintendo Everything

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