Game Freak has announced it is hiring for 23 new positions in assorted areas of the core team to develop a new Pokémon game. This news is extra enticing considering all of today’s Pokémon Presents announcements from The Pokémon Company. So if you happen to have a relevant skill set and are fluent in Japanese, hit Game Freak up. Trusted translator PushDustIn translated the Japanese announcement in brief:
Game Freak is hiring for 23 positions for their core team in order to develop a new Pokemon game. https://t.co/JJzEi9vdXE
— PushDustIn (@PushDustIn) June 17, 2020
Game Freak just released The Island of Armor for Pokémon Sword and Shield today, and with it came the revelation that walking Pokémon that follow the player have returned to the franchise. Aside from that, Pokémon Presents announced Pokémon Smile, Pokémon Café Mix, Pokémon GO Mega Evolution, and some obscure project with Bandai Namco called New Pokémon Snap.
However, perhaps the most exciting news is still to come. It was announced that another Pokémon Presents is coming on June 24, and at that event, there will be a “big project” announced. Could Game Freak be hiring to beef up staff for that project? Possibly, possibly not. It seems more likely the company is hiring for something that is still in the conceptual phase if it’s new new Pokémon. But hey, I don’t work for them. Whatever secrets they and The Pokémon Company have are theirs alone.