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Game Freak Wants to Bring HarmoKnight Overseas

by Josh Max - September 26, 2012, 10:59 am EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/24/game-freak-..., (IGN)

Not to be confused with Harpo Marx Knight. 

Pokémon game composer and Game Freak director Junichi Masuda expressed his desire to send Game Freak's first full 3DS eShop game, Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight to Europe and North America.

Masuda told IGN that “In terms of a North American or European release, it's definitely something we'd like to do, but we're working out the details with Nintendo now and seeing what would be the best way to get that to players.”

The game was conceived by the British-born Game Freak employee James Turner. He and his team of 25 worked on the game for nearly a year and a half. At Game Freak, these kind of projects are encouraged, according to Masuda. The company policy is a simple one.

When asked about this policy Masuda replied “If they can find at least three co-workers to jump on the project and say they want to do it together, then they'll be able to proceed with that project." He then continued about how Game Freak encourages people to work on games they're genuinely interested in and passionate about. He then added that these games build up experience and that experience can translate back to games like their Pokémon franchise.


joshnickersonSeptember 26, 2012

I keep throwing money at the screen, but nothing is happening!??

Quote from: joshnickerson

I keep throwing money at the screen, but nothing is happening!??

Poke it with your credit card

CericSeptember 27, 2012

Seriously... This game should have been a WHEN is it coming to the other Regions not IF it will be coming to the other Regions.

We know when: December.

broodwarsSeptember 27, 2012

Quote from: Shaymin

We know when: December.

Don't be ridiculous. It'll be February 2013.  :P

CericSeptember 28, 2012

Quote from: broodwars

Quote from: Shaymin

We know when: December.

Don't be ridiculous. It'll be February 2013.  :P

Everything is February 2013 even if told otherwise.

Uncle_OptimusOctober 01, 2012

Hi, Nintendo.
I have a marvelous idea.
Lets really commit to releasing all the high quality games that you developed in-house at your own expense in the U.S. (at least). I feel you should do this because that market is oh, triple the size of the Japanese market and has quite a few peoples who like video games.
No, seriously, commit and be vocal about it! This is key too: no coyness is required, your customer base will appreciate the transparency and commitment to provide content! And after all, they know the distribution cost in the case of projects like Harmo Knight are greatly reduced thanks to digital...they just want convenienty obtainable and reasonably-priced content.
If you are worried about whether or not a game can "sell in x market", well it is time to start hiring and firing marketing and sales peoples until you find the ones that can sell a good game to a very large, paying market.

Please do your best, lots of customers are counting on you! -xoxo Unky_Op

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