Imagineer is Working on a New Switch Game and Two Portable Titles

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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Imagineer

 

Japanese developer, Imagineer, said in a recent announcement that they are working on a new Nintendo Switch title. They are also working on two other titles for portable consoles, though no specifics were given on which systems they are for.

Their press release says the company’s goal is to create “hit contents” within the gaming industry. In July of 2016, they merged with their subsidiary, Rocket Company. They now aim to bring together their combined knowhow and resources to keep producing new titles for popular franchises.

Nintendo Switch

 

Imagineer has expressed great interest in the Nintendo Switch’s new possibilities regarding how games can be played and its concept of “play whenever, wherever, and with whoever,”. As such, they’ve been developing their first title for the system, and hope to launch it by the next fiscal year.

For two decades, Imagineer has worked on titles in the fan-loved Metabots series. They’re recent press release said they are working on two new titles for other portable systems. Since the Metabots games tend to come in two versions, this may be referring to the latest entry in the series for 3DS. Releasing with two versions is rather remiscent of Pokémon. Of course, modern technology makes this dual version idea essentially obsolete since players can now trade online.

 

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