The full article is here for your perusal. The information seems very similar to what we covered in the translated series of articles in which Masuda, who is the producer for both Pokémon Black and White; and also Black 2 and White 2, was interviewed by Famitsu.

One of the more interesting things was that fans have not been clamoring for an MMO (massively multiplayer online game) and that the press inquires about it more than his Twitter followers.  Although I personally see how a neutered Pokémon MMO would be a disappointment to most fans, I think we all wish for a persistent online universe in which we could literally become the best trainer in the world.

He was also questioned about the 2D nature of the Pokémon series and whether or not 3D would be a good direction to go.  Masuda’s tepid response does not leave me hopeful that Generation VI will have a substantial engine change for the 3DS, but I’ll keep hoping for a pleasant surprise 🙂

Interesting (but short) read in the news lull!

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  • ethanx

    I dont know why people want pkmn handheld t jump to 3D, look how bad that went for sonic

    • Personally I guess I’d like a more “explorable” world. Pokemon has never been known for it’s immersive environments.

  • lol, they keep bringing up the question of polygons replacing sprites entirely, like its “the next step” instead of being an alternative.

    The closest they would get to 3D is probably if they made each pixel of a sprite have a sset depth…like lego models XD

    Love these interviews. Especially when they give us insight to how the games come about.

    I dont believe Masuda though when he says they only decided to make sequels after BW was finished.
    I mean, there was so many places that were left for the postgame feeling so….incomplete. And obviously they made Kyurem for whatever they would do with it later.

    So what he means, but isnt immediately clear, is that they didnt intend for BW2 to be SEQUELS from the beginning, but they obviously made sure there was material for perhaps a third version would they not have had that ingenious idea for sequels before starting to work on it.

  • Pokemon Grey could still be made for the 3ds, possibly as an exclusive. that’d be cool. Just please put data for that spiky eared pichu in a gen 5 game, Masuda, please! Screw Unova, gimme Bloodruby and Seasapphire. NOW!

    • BloodRuby? lol

      Out of all the random names Ive seen…