Pokemon Has a "Big Project" Reveal Coming Next Week

Pokemon Has a "Big Project" Reveal Coming Next Week

After today's Pokemon Snap news, what's coming next?

Pokemon Company President and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara ended today's Pokemon Presents stream by announcing that there will be another Presents showcase next week. Under normal circumstances, spacing out news like this by just a week would be a bit odd, but today's headline-grabbing reveals raise the question of what could possibly follow them up.

Next Wednesday, June 24, The Pokemon Company will host a Presents showcase to talk about "another big project." The official Pokemon Twitter account has yet to announce exactly what time of day the show will premiere.

You would think something like a Pokemon Snap sequel might be the sort of "big project" that would warrant a follow-up showcase so soon. Instead, we saw a reveal for New Pokemon Snap today alongside two other game announcements, plus smaller bits of news for Pokemon Sword and Shield and Pokemon Go. Whatever this focus of next week's Pokemon Presents stream is, it might end up being a bit underwhelming if it's not on a similar level.

On top of excitement for New Pokemon Snap, today's stream also showed us Pokemon Smile and Pokemon Cafe Mix. While the former is a cute creation aimed toward getting kids excited to brush their teeth, Cafe Mix will likely bring in folks of all ages with its cafe simulator trappings and Tsum Tsum-like chain puzzles.

While today marks the release of the Isle of Armor expansion for Pokemon Sword and Shield, it seems unlikely that we'll be hearing more details about this fall's Crown Tundra expansion so soon. It'll take a lot for next week's Pokemon Presents to top the buzz generated by this morning's showcase, but a few hours ago a new Snap might've seemed like a far-off possibility. Place your wildest bets on what The Pokemon Company has in store for next week's reveal now.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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