After Nintendo’s exciting announcement of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y for the Nintendo 3DS, many had hoped that we would see the announcement of a first Pokemon game for the Wii U as well. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen though and it looks like we may be set for a long wait until that moment finally arrives. For some reason, Pokemon games on home Nintendo consoles are not top priority, even though Wii U owners would state the exact opposite. Does Nintendo not realize how popular Pokemon Stadium was on the N64?
While Wii U owners continue to be frustrated over the lack of a Pokemon game for the system, the Nintendo 3DS is still as healthy as ever with X and Y now set to be released in October 2013. Pokemon Black and White 2 was only released in October 2012, so we have a feeling that many of you are still trying to work your way through that game in order to complete the collection.
The release of X and Y in October will mean that it will mark one year on from Black and White 2, which could be an indication that further games will happen at this point in October 2014. We would really hope that developers Game Freak include the Nintendo Wii U in their future plans though, as the new console could clearly do with a Pokemon game to define the system along with future titles like Smash Bros Wii U and a new Zelda game as well which looks very promising.
Game Freak are aware of the disappointments on the Wii U silence and have spoken to Game Informer on why the new console won’t be getting a version of Pokemon X and Y any time soon. The developer has admitted that they favor making games for portable devices due to the communication and trading aspects that Nintendo’s portable handheld systems offer. Although it doesn’t entirely answer the question why this wouldn’t work on the Wii U Nintendo Network either, it basically looks like success from previous games on the 3DS means that console versions are just not as important for the time being.
As disappointing as that is, there is always the possibility that Nintendo and Game Freak will chance their stance soon. Perhaps fans need to start a petition to really get the message across – it worked for Dark Souls didn’t it? Either way, we can definitely see a lot of Pokemon fanatics picking up a 3DS just to play X and Y as it looks brilliant. Take a look at the trailer again below and let us know your thoughts on the lack of Pokemon console games.
Do you have fond memories of Pokemon Stadium on the N64?