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Pikachu, I choose you! For a starring role in the next Pokémon game, that is.

Later this month, Japanese broadcaster NHK is airing a profile on Pokémon Company honcho Tsunekazu Ishihara. The profile will feature, of course, interviews with Ishihara as well as provide an exclusive look at the company.

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But there's more: According to the NHK site, work began this summer on a new Pokémon title, which stars Pikachu.

Wonder if it's heading to Nintendo hardware or, gasp, smartphones...

Photo: TV Tokyo

第215回 2013年10月28日(月) 放送予定 [NHK]

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