“RPGs are really time-consuming”.

You could say that developer Game Freak has form when it comes to turn-based battlers – the makers of the Pokémon games have stewarded the largest RPG franchise on the planet for over two decades. Nice work if you can get it, although a never-ending cycle of Pocket Monster development can take its toll on a team. Game Freak have devised a scheme whereby staff can filter out and stretch their legs on other projects before returning to the studio’s most famous franchise refreshed and rejuvenated.

The latest fruits of ‘Gear Project’, originally revealed to the world as ‘Town’, launches next week on Switch. In comparison to the juggernaut PR build up to the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield, Game Freak has kept a pretty tight lid on Little Town Hero, and we were lucky enough to have its director Masao Taya answer our questions about the game and discuss how he’s attempting to create an RPG that busy gamers might actually have a hope of finishing…

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Original source: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/10/feature_little_town_hero_director_on_stepping_out_of_pokemons_shadow