- Sep 9, 2016
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Does anybody know what the Japanese text says? Also I feel like Red looks too similar to Ash (not that I hate Ash at all, but the resemblance is uncanny).Concept artwork for the "real" Kanto protagonists and rival is out. I like it even though their heads are too big.
I would love to play as Wally and his Ralts in an alternate Hoenn! TrollFreak will never let that happen though.I knew the game would do well. There were many segments that were going to buy the game regardless of its quality:
-Pokemon fans who like having new adventures yearly and who like Walking Pokemon and Eevee.
-Pokemon Go hardcore fans who liked being flattered and who have enough acquisitive power.
-People who believed the marketing antics of friendliness, good graphics and high accessibility.
The Johto references could be the writers having fun with Futureshadowing, or actual references to a future game, time will tell. However, a Johto game will lead to people asking for Let's Go Hoenn and beyond, and I'm not sure if GF wants that after the amount of pressure they received and keep receiving for Hoenn & Sinnoh remakes. The healthiest option would be for the next LG games to take place in new regions with a Pokedex made up of old Pokemon. That would require more effort from GF, but it would give the sub series their own identity.
Weird, I would have thought sales in Japan would be higher than usual. What gives?Worldwide speaking, yes. Sales are weaker in Japan (although they're on par with Splatoon 2 in terms of fastest first-week sales for Switch games), probably because Go wasn't that big a phenomenon there, which can be explained in terms of the Pokemania never having really died in the first place. We'll see what effect word of mouth has, since a lot of LGPE players agree that the marketing didn't do the games enough favors.