The folks at Game Informer recently made a trip to Game Freak‘s Tokyo headquarters for this month’s cover story, which happens to be Pokémon Sword and Shield. They had a chance to chat with the game’s director, producer, planning director and art director, picking their brains on the direction of the series and what they hope to accomplish with the upcoming Nintendo Switch titles.
GI Show – Pokémon Sword, Writing Reviews, The Outer Worlds Interview
On this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we talk about some interesting news stories before Brian Shea talks about playing the first 1.5 hours of Pokémon Sword and Kimberley Wallace explains why she loves the new Trails of Cold Steel III. The director (Warren Arnold) of the excellent Push the Button from Jackbox Party Pack 6 then joins the show to talk about the game’s development and then we dive in deep on how to write a game review with Game Informer’s reviews editor Joe Juba. After some great community emails, we interview The Outer Worlds’ co-game director Leonard Boyarsky and narrative designer Niati Poddar about getting the exciting RPG across the finish line.
To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.
6:26 – Riot Games’ new games
12:08 – Fortnite Chapter 2
13:50 – Analogue Pocket
16:24 – Pokémon Sword and Shield
23:30 – Trails of Cold Steel III
31:22 – Jackbox Party Pack 6’s Warren Arnold
48:17 – Writing Game Informer’s reviews with Joe Juba
1:34:00 – Community emails
2:19:20 – Obsidian’s Leonard Boyarsky and Nitai Poddar on creating The Outer
Source: Game Informer