Game Freak, developers of the mainline Pokemon series have released a number of recruitment adverts for a console game. The news has many in the industry speculating that this is the first confirmation of the long-rumored Pokemon Stars game for the Nintendo Switch.
Originally reported by Siliconera, the adverts could be the first tangible evidence that a Pokemon game will be launched on the Nintendo Switch. This corroborates earlier reports that hinted on the a possible Sun/Moon update to be launched on the Switch before the end of the year. Early reports have also hinted that the game’s working title is Pokemon Stars.
In addition to a 3D CG designer to work on “characters, monsters and items” for a title that “everyone knows”, Game Freak are also looking for a Character model creator with “Wii U [to] PS Vita-level” experience. It is, as a result, of little doubt that it will be a console game and when you consider Game Freak’s only truly recognisable RPG property is Pokemon, the evidence becomes overwhelming clear.
With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild already a global hit and the Sun/Moon series receiving critical acclaim, the first Pokemon game to be launch for a TV-based device could be huge for Nintendo and their Switch sales .