• Pok�mon Sword and Shield Missing Pok�mon is Due to Prioritizing Quality Over Quantity

    1 month ago - By VG Chartz

    Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will not have every single Pokemon in the game and Game Freak developers Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori in an interview with Famitsu clarified that the reason for this was to prioritize quality over quantity.
    When you take into account every Pokemon and form changes the total number is now over 1,000. The developers wanted to create more detailed and better animated Pokemon in the game.
    "With the move to Nintendo Switch, it became possible to recreate Pokemon with more beautiful and livelier animations but on the other hand it took more time to develop...
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  • Pokemon Sword and Shield Developers Feel Cutting Down the Roster of Pokemon Was Inevitable

    Pokemon Sword and Shield Developers Feel Cutting Down the Roster of Pokemon Was Inevitable

    1 month ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Pokemon Sword and Shield have become the unfortunate pre-launch victims of controversy. When Game Freak announced that the games would not have support for every single Pokemon species in existence (a number that will likely be over 900 soon), people weren't happy about it, and they're letting Game Freak know, nor were they particularly happy about the response issued by the developer about the same.
    That said, recently, while speaking with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu , Game Freak's Junichi Masuda - longtime custodian of the series and producer of Sword and Shield - and Shigeru Ohmori...
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  • Game Freak says it's not re-using 3DS assets for Pokemon Sword & Shield

    Game Freak says it's not re-using 3DS assets for Pokemon Sword & Shield

    1 month ago - By Destructoid

    Although they tried to move over assets from the 3DS iterations of Pokemon , a Famitsu interview confirms that they had to start over from scratch.
    Amid errant concerns from fans that Game Freak just re-used 3DS assets, the developer dispels such notions, noting that they "rebuilt it all from scratch," all with a team of 143. The interview also confirms that Dynamax Pokemon have to be rebuilt from the ground up within the confines of the Switch edition itself, adding extra work.
    With over 1,000 creatures in the mix at this point, crafting all of them again with a team of that size would be...
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