Netizens also shared recent openings at The Pokémon Company International for editors in French and Italian, which are anticipated to start between April and June. The job listings state that the ability to work in a “compressed schedule” is a must, and they require a six-month contract.
What does this indicate? That the Japanese version of the game is nearly finished, and the work of localizing it for the international community has been underway.
Japanese netizens believe that they’re expecting to finish the localization and editing in just six months, to release the new game as soon as fall or winter!
It’s uncertain which version of the game it could be; considering the timing… it’s hard to say. It took three years for Sun and Moon to be finished, and this year will mark two years since they were released. While other generations may have only taken two years, the next game could be very different, and it is expected for a whole new console, so it could take a bit longer to come out.
If it’s not a new generation, what could it be?
The most likely candidate is a remake of the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum versions, which were originally released in 2007 and 2009 for Nintendo DS, and which, if we follow the pattern of previous releases, should be the next one to get a reboot. And what better way to reboot it than on the Nintendo Switch?
Of course, this is all simply speculation, and without an official announcement from Nintendo or The Pokémon Company, no one can really say anything about upcoming releases.
But with these speculations and the recent rumors of leaked starter Pokémon for the new generation, it’s hard not to get our hopes up!