Pokemon games have always had very colorful and “cartoon-like” characters. A little change from time to time is rarely a bad thing. And sometimes it’s a real success, like with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It could have been the same with Pokemon: Let’s Go which could’ve had almost photorealistic graphics.
Now, about one month before the game release, the developers of the upcoming Pokemon Let’s Go titles revealed that the game could have had almost photorealistic graphics, but they ditched that, eventually.
It seems that the Game Freak teams have experienced something similar for the two highly anticipated Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. When asked by IGN, the leading designer of the upcoming Pokemon game environment, Kensaku Nabana, revealed that he had tested a photorealistic graphics style at the beginning of the project.
Pokemon Let’s Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee Could Have Had Photorealistic Graphics
“We have been instructed by Masuda, as he himself mentioned a moment ago, to go for something nicer, more comforting and attractive to the visuals. After a few tests, we realized that a more realistic, photorealistic option simply didn’t work for what we wanted to do,” said Kensaku Nabana, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee designer.
According to the game’s director, Junichi Masuda, the game was designed to be a relaxing game for kids to play at home with the family and friends.
“We really wanted, at least for this first track, to make the graphics, and the audio, nice and attractive, not intimidating at all. So even for music, where we had opted for more aggressive rock or techno styles in previous games, we deliberately avoided them, for a really warm and welcoming experience,” said Junichi Masuda.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee will come out on November 16th for Nintendo Switch. As you may already know, you can choose either Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee or both.
Jackson Bey was born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta but moved east when he was 22. Apart from running his own consulting firm. Jackson spends his time canoeing the many lakes of Ontario. As a financial journalist Jackson has published stories for CBC Business Online, as well as Buzz Feed and Motherboard. As a contributor to Billionaire 365, Jackson mostly covers markets and trade.