Rumours that a Pokemon game is on the way for iOS and Android devices are wide of the mark, Nintendo has announced
Earlier today, reports surfaced claiming that the pocket monsters’ debut on smartphones, dubbed Pokemon Say Tap, will be a rhythm game in the Tap Tap Revenge-mould and will land in the Japanese market later this year.
However, a matter of hours later Nintendo issued a blanket denial, despite the fact that news of the title stemmed from the Pokemon Company – a registered Ninty affiliate.
In an interview with those sober suited business types at Bloomberg, Nintendo spokesperson Yasuhiro Minagawa said the company’s policy of only developing for proprietary kit “hasn’t changed and won’t change”.
Had the rumours been kosher, it would have marked a historic move for Nintendo and marked the first time that a Nintendo property had appeared on any third-party platform. Officially, at least.
What’s more, it was sure to be a change in strategy that would have delighted the business community, after the company’s shares rose 4.9 per cent within hours of the Pokemon game story breaking.