A new job listing from developer Game Freak could point to an upcoming Pokémon game headed to Nintendo Switch. The publisher is looking for someone with a background in creating character models, and Game Freak is looking for those familiar with the Wii U hardware. The title is also listed as a “consumer game,” which means it will not be a mobile title.
While Game Freak is predominantly known for their work on the Pokémon franchise, it should be noted that the developer has made other titles in the past. As recently as 2015, Game Freak produced Tembo the Badass Elephant, a title that appeared on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while notably skipping Wii U. That said, this new job listing was for a “RPG that’s popular worldwide.” In all likelihood, that points to Pokémon.
Rumors of a third version of Pokémon Sun and Moon on Switch have been circulating for months under the assumed title of Pokémon Stars. While this job listing doesn’t quite confirm that game’s existence, it does lend the rumor a bit more credence. The job opportunity is scheduled to last until May 2018, so it would seem quite likely we’ll know more sooner, rather than later! Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information as it develops!