While Game Freak has mainly become known for its Pokemon games, it does make other titles, such as Pocket Card Jockey and the overlooked Tembo the Badass Elephant. And now it’s stretching its creative muscles again with an all-new role-playing adventure for Nintendo Switch!
During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, the developer revealed Town (title pending), a new role-playing adventure where you find yourself facing off against all kinds of monsters in a village. It’s set to release sometime in 2019 with a more elaborate title. You can see the debut footage of the game above.
Here’s the official description of the game, straight from Nintendo: “Game Freak, the developer of the Pokemon series, has created a new RPG for Nintendo Switch. In Town, players must take up arms against invading monsters, all within the walls of a single village. Town launches for Nintendo Switch in 2019.”
Details may be minimal at this point (the game is still in development), but the battle system looks chock full of fun commands, and you can call upon additional villagers to help you out when the situation calls for it, according to the trailer.
“What secret does the village harbor?” the narrator asks. We’re not sure, but we’d love to find out.
As far as responses for the trailer go, there’s a lot of positive buzz from Pokemon and role-playing fans alike:
So @Junichi_Masuda you game freak people making a switch game called Town for Nintendo switch I thought game freak only made pokemon games but guess not well anyway excited to try out your game GameFreak— Matthew Wild (@UmbreonMaster54) September 14, 2018
My favorite things were “Town” that new Game Freak game and Animal Crossing confirmed for next year. Lots of announcements. #NintendoSwitch— Burgundy Mac (@NaughtyDog4Life) September 13, 2018
BRO! WHO IS HYPED FOR GAME FREAK MAKING THE NEW GAME FOR Nintendo SWITCH called "TOWN"?!
IT LOOKS AWESOME :)— Stephen/SMK (@SmkGaming05) September 13, 2018
TOWN— Heather Anne Campbell (@heathercampbell) September 13, 2018
ugh that hud is awful
Game Freak's New RPG Town looks very interesting 🤔 #NintendoDirect— Baron Black (@TheEmpBruh) September 13, 2018
ALSO town looks amazing?? i love game freak so much— meowstic propaganda (@Meowstyx) September 13, 2018
We’ll see more of Town (and its final title) in the months ahead. Bring it, Game Freak!