New Pokemon game starring Pikachu in the works?

The Pokemon Company CEO scheduled to appear on Japanese TV this month to potentially announce new game that features Pikachu "in a bold new way."

A new Pokemon game featuring Pikachu in a "bold new way" is currently in development at The Pokemon Company, according to Japanese TV broadcaster NHK.

The network will broadcast a profile on Pokemon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara later this month on October 28.

According to a description of the program on the NHK site, The Pokemon Company started worked on a "never before seen" Pokemon game this summer.

"It's a new game featuring the very popular character Pikachu in a bold way," reads the description, translated by Gematsu. "There is concern, however, that if it's bad, the long loved character would lose popularity in the blink of an eye."

A representative for The Pokemon Company told GameSpot, "We don't have any news to share at this time."

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are released across the world for 3DS on October 12. For more, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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keyyo
keyyo

my little pal pikachu sense 1998,i hope they don't change pikachu.they already done enough  with a lot of the new Pokemon games that came out over the last few years.(2007-2013)if they come out with any new games FOR pikachu,i guessing it will be something like Pokemon park or Pokemon channel-were you usually can explore different areas,collect Pokemon cards and play Pokemon quizzes and meet/ play with other Pokemon. buts thats just my guess,IF any new pokemon games are released-no matter what they are,i just hope they don't change pikachu.  

Yamakoichi
Yamakoichi

Don't be another ranger or dungeon game >.<

Apastron
Apastron

Wake me up when they finally do that open-world Pokemon game everyone has been asking for.  They're as bad as Square-Enix.

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

Ehh... won't be as awesome as Origins... (go look up the Red vs Green fight on youtube if you haven't seen it already.) I can honestly say it was the first time I got hyped about pokemon since gen 2.

DKRises
DKRises

If it's for Wii U... I may have to buy a Wii U...

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I hope its something for the Wii U

Jami393
Jami393

If this is a new Pokemon game starring Pikachu, then I can't wait. I love Pikachu.

Sardinar
Sardinar

Starring Pikachu? Holy shit who would've thought.

johnd13
johnd13

I wouldn't have a problem if this was just a Pokemon Yellow remake but it seems like it's going to be sth novel. And I don't like the sound of that...

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

I actually saw an old episode of Pokemon on TV last month I had forgotten how funny and cute Pikachu was when the show started. The episode I saw was from way back when the only had 150 Pokemon.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I tolerated that mouse pokemon from 1998 to 2005. No more, I say! 

binbin90
binbin90

I'm not surprised to see pikachu on the spotlight again. Pikachu seems like the only pokemon nintendo cares about. There's like several hundreds more of those pocket monsters and we see Pikachu again...........and I don't even know half of it (I believe pokemons now total to 650?)

TalesOfGod
TalesOfGod

For Wii U.

I bet all of you that it is going to be for Wii U with 0% failure.

svaubel
svaubel

You know there are more Pokemon than pikachu now Nintendo... it's popularity is actually dropping with newer generations.

Xenro4
Xenro4

"Hey You, Pikachu! 2" I bet. I actually had some fun with the original when I was like 10.

baxwam
baxwam

Why always the most annoying characters always gets the spot light?

Cherubas
Cherubas

First M rated pokemon game. An adventure that follows Pikachu doing whatever it takes to escape Team Rocket and get back to Ash, resorting to some levels of violence that will scar him forever. BOLD, NEW, (and potentially lethal to the character's image). I'd play it.

Latiran
Latiran

Would be better if they would release a proper Pokemon game for Wii U instead of making one spin off after the other even though i do like them.

superbuuman
superbuuman

what? watch Pikachu watch tv crap? again?

ZackRoyer
ZackRoyer

Probably a tamagochi with voice commands like the one on N64, nothing "bold new"

DKRises
DKRises

@Jami393 That's why they hope it's not bad. They want everyone to continue loving Pika chuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

@johnd13 'never before seen' 

I wish i was just a pokemon yellow remake though..

HyouVizer
HyouVizer

@binbin90 Pikachu & Charizard.......that flying son of a bitch gets two mega forms AND had it's mega form in Pokemon Origins too....

Pokemon's total becomes 714 now, from this latest gen making 69 new pokemon 

jophy
jophy

@binbin90 Pikachu is the face of Pokémon. every other game have one defining character that represent them

Dysantic
Dysantic

@Cherubas Sign me up. Have the characters grow as the original fans have. lol

toshineon
toshineon

@superbuuman I recently played through Pokémon Channel just to get Jirachi... totally not worth it.

baxwam
baxwam

@TalesOfGod @baxwam  Lolz You guyz are madz.:P