Pokémon Creatures Developer Is Hiring To Work On “Next Generation Hardware”

Pokémon Creatures developer is hiring staff to work on “next generation hardware”.

A job posting circulating on social media for the developer states that the developer is looking for a 3DCG character modeler.

In the “research and development for other next generation hardware” list it is listed as part of the role’s workflow, potentially suggesting that the company is in the planning stage for a project to appear on a future platform.

Since its launch in 2017, there have been 5 main Pokémon titles on the Nintendo Switch, the most for any console.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, which will be released later this month, will mark the third major Pokémon title on Nintendo Switch in a year, following Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

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Interestingly, the work list also references Pokémon Ranger, PokePark, and Detective Pikachu. While a Detective Pikachu sequel has been in development for years, the latest Pokémon Ranger title was released in 2010 for the Nintendo DS. The latest PokePark app was released in 2012 for the Nintendo Wii.

However, this is unlikely to be an indication of a return to these series. These games are the most recent titles in the Pokémon series to feature Creatures as head of development, while in the main series titles they are primarily involved in Pokémon modeling.

Creatures Inc has been involved in the Pokémon franchise since its inception, but only recently partnered with Game Freak once the game series entered 3D space with 2013’s X and Y.

Both Game Freak and Creatures Inc are co-owners of the Pokémon franchise along with Nintendo.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be released in November and will allow up to four players to explore an open world together freely.

It was also announced that Ed Sheeran’s new Pokémon-inspired song will be featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

In September, Nintendo announced plans to launch a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet themed special edition OLED Switch console.