“Massive Pokemon Announcement” teased by Japanese TV show Pokemon Smash

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According to Serebii.net, next week will be a big one for Pokémon fans. Game Freak’s Pokémon director Junichi Masuda is scheduled to appear on next weeks episode of Japanese television show Pokémon Smash, when he will reportedly be giving a “massive shock announcement”. No details on the announcement have been given at this time, but it stands to reason that if this news is indeed “massive”, we will at least hear a mention of it at next weeks pre-TGS 3DS event.

Masuda has been very vocal about the fact that a mainline Pokémon adventure will never come to consoles, so perhaps this announcement will be an about-face for Game Freak and Nintendo. I think a Wii U Pokémon title could be great, keeping the battle menu on the Wii U screen while leaving the action on the television.

Regardless of the nature of the announcement, any Pokémon news is good news for Nintendo as the franchise continues to be a top seller for the company. Pokémon Smash is scheduled to air Sunday, September 18th so stay tuned to Infendo for more info.

On a side note, why aren’t there any game specific shows to watch here in the states? I’m sure Call of Duty Annihilate would bring in huge numbers! On second thought, it probably is not wise to give the yo-momma screaming, racial slur shrieking audience Call of Duty caters to another venue to express themselves. That probably wouldn’t end well.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.