It's interesting. I just reported on Pokemon X & Y launching on October 12th and here I am posting about a new Pokemon game before the reckoning of that date! Gematsu recently reported on Japanese network company, NHK, doing an interview on a feature titled Professional: Shigoto no Ryuugi with Pokemon CEO, Tsunekazu Ishihara. It was there the Company President mentions a new Pokemon title involving the very well-known Pikachu as the main characer is already in the works:
“This summer, Ishihara started development on a never before seen game,” the description reads. “It’s a new game featuring the very popular character Pikachu in a bold way. There is concern, however, that if it’s bad the long loved character would lose popularity in the blink of an eye.”
-Translations by Gematsu.com
While most people don't see me as the largest Pokemon fan on the planet, you have no idea how long I've been waiting for another "Pikachu" game, if it's what I think it is at least. I was a big fan of Hey you, Pikachu! when I was younger and even carried around a tamagotchi-like device with a Pikachu on it. Here's to hoping for newer versions of both with what Nintendo has access to for technology these days.
Fans are suspecting it might be a mobile gaming title but a segment of the interview mentioned it would be for a Nintendo product (you don't say?) which rules out that statement entirely. That means we could see it for the Wii U or 3DS/2DS and i'm somewhat hoping it's not on the scale of a $5 mini-app for either/or.
While there is no concrete info what-so-ever, it leaves a lot of time to speculate what they might do. Quite honestly, unless the plan of action is way out from left field, there aren't many options for them to go. As for me, I think it's another Pika-pet game but my heart is hoping for another Pokemon Snap with Pikachu as the main character!