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The Nintendo Switch’s first main Pokémon game might be farther along in development than expected.

As some fans on ResetEra noticed, The Pokémon Company’s London location is hiring a series of Localization Editors to work on what’s presumably a new Pokémon game. A few job listings can be found on The Pokémon Company’s website, as well as on other job sites such as Glassdoor.com, seeking people with German, French, Spanish, and Italian localization skills.

The job has a six-month term, with the editors expected to start work sometime between April and June 2018. Since localization is usually one of the final steps in the process of creating a game, this could mean that the Pokémon Switch game is actually fairly far along in development.

An initial report from Nintendo after E3 2017 described the game as arriving in “2018 or later.” If localization is wrapping up this fall/winter—six months after April or June—then that could put Pokémon Switch on track for an early 2019, or possibly even late 2018, release date.

Nintendo has also revealed that the game will be a “traditional find, battle, train type experience,” so fans probably shouldn’t expect any kind of revolutionary leap in gameplay style. This could, however, potentially mean that the game won’t take too long to complete, since The Pokémon Company is sticking with a traditional formula rather than reinventing the wheel.

The still-untitled Pokémon Switch game is currently in development.

Source: ResetEra

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Pokémon Switch might be here sooner than we thought

The Pokémon Company's job listings seem to hint that Pokémon Switch is pretty far along in development.

By Emma Schaefer | 02/12/2018 02:30 PM PT

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The Nintendo Switch’s first main Pokémon game might be farther along in development than expected.

As some fans on ResetEra noticed, The Pokémon Company’s London location is hiring a series of Localization Editors to work on what’s presumably a new Pokémon game. A few job listings can be found on The Pokémon Company’s website, as well as on other job sites such as Glassdoor.com, seeking people with German, French, Spanish, and Italian localization skills.

The job has a six-month term, with the editors expected to start work sometime between April and June 2018. Since localization is usually one of the final steps in the process of creating a game, this could mean that the Pokémon Switch game is actually fairly far along in development.

An initial report from Nintendo after E3 2017 described the game as arriving in “2018 or later.” If localization is wrapping up this fall/winter—six months after April or June—then that could put Pokémon Switch on track for an early 2019, or possibly even late 2018, release date.

Nintendo has also revealed that the game will be a “traditional find, battle, train type experience,” so fans probably shouldn’t expect any kind of revolutionary leap in gameplay style. This could, however, potentially mean that the game won’t take too long to complete, since The Pokémon Company is sticking with a traditional formula rather than reinventing the wheel.

The still-untitled Pokémon Switch game is currently in development.

Source: ResetEra

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM