The legendary developers behind the mainline Pokémon games, GAME FREAK Inc., are officially working on an all-new Nintendo Switch title known simply as TOWN. Currently set to release at some point in 2019, the upcoming turn-based RPG title was revealed during the September Nintendo Direct that took place today. Though not much was revealed about the title, we did get to see a small segment of actual gameplay footage, showcasing the game's unique visual style.
Set in a simple yet peaceful town, your story kicks off when monsters begin invading and upsetting the "lasting peace" that the area has known for some time. This isn't an ordinary RPG, however, with the teaser footage announcing that the whole game will actually take place within the confines of the starting town, a mechanic that could prove interesting if executed correctly. The game's battle sequences will utilize the familiar turn-based system, where players will have the ability to call on surrounding villagers to aid you in your fight.
While GAME FREAK may be best known for their work on the Pokémon franchise, this definitely isn't their first time fraying away from pocket-sized monsters. Most recently we saw the release of TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT for basically everything but Nintendo consoles, on top of a slew of previous releases from the Japanese developer. Set to release at some point in 2019, we'll be sure to keep you updated as further information is revealed. Until then, be sure to check out the upcoming title's official website.