“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.” - producer Junichi Masuda
It's always nice to see Game Freak doing something other than Pokemon. According to Masuda, the company has a new process that allows devs to possibly work on brand-new titles.
“Within Game Freak, we've implemented a kind of new system where employees can come up with original ideas for their games. 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.”