Spaceworld ’97 Demo Play Account

| March 14, 2017

Almost twenty years ago, a dedicated fan named Kouichi Hiwasa attended Spaceworld ’97, a trade show at which the latest Nintendo games and hardware were exhibited. He was thoughtful enough to record his observations on the first publicly playable demo of Pokémon Gold & Silver. Because the Spaceworld ’97 demo predated the games’ Japanese release […]

The Case of the Missing Skateboard

| April 29, 2013

In the late 1990s, the Pokémon craze was in full swing. Following the release of the original Red, Green, and Blue, Game Freak announced that they would be creating a pair of sequels that went by the development title Pokémon 2: Gold & Silver. Fanart by ぬぬぬ on pixiv Speculation abounded as to what these […]

Pokémon 2

| November 27, 2011

The following interview concerning the then-unnamed Pokémon Gold & Silver was taken from Game Staff List Association Japan, a Japanese site that aims to, among other things, summarize, transcribe, and categorize interviews with video game developers. It took place in 1997, with participants Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoshi Tajiri (the creator of Pokémon), and Tsunekazu Ishihara (the […]