Update 2: The description does appear to mention “new” game after all, but that could still be a reference to X/Y. Make of this what you will. It doesn’t make much sense for us to speculate any further!
Update: A second translation of NHK’s synopsis gives greater credence to something such as Mega Pikachu as opposed to an entirely new game:
“He was working on a game this summer, which would change/modify Pikachu… but since there are many people who have loved Pikachu for many years, he was/is worried that it’s popularity could drop all it once if not done right. What was his decision at that time?”
Guess we’ll see what this is about on the 28th…
Original: Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara will be making an appearance on a Japanese television program on October 28th. A synopsis provided on NHK’s website seems to reveal the existence of an unprecedented, unannounced Pokemon title – one with a heavy Pikachu focus.
The description mentions that the Pokemon project started development this summer. Supposedly, it will change Pikachu, and Ishihara has some concerns as to how this will affect the creature’s popularity.
Details will be shared during the interview later this month.
Apparently, there’s some speculation that the change could be Mega Pikachu. Some fans also wonder if the game will be compatible with Pokemon X/Y. If so, Pikachu’s change could be brought over.