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James Turner, best known as the Art Director for Pokemon Sword and Shield, announced the formation of a new game studio, All Possible Futures, and also confirmed that because of this he has left Game Freak.

Game Informer’s latest Pokemon Sword/Shield-focused video is with art director James Turner. Below, Turner discusses his journey to Game Freak, designing Pokemon, and more.

The latest Pokemon Sword/Shield video from Game Informer features art director James Turner. Below, he discusses the history of developing the new Galar region and how it took inspiration from his youth in the UK.

SEGA and Game Freak announced its new collaboration title today: Tembo the Badass Elephant. The game is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC as a digital download, but not Wii U.

James Turner, director and character designer at Game Freak, was recently asked by Gamereactor about why Tembo isn’t coming to Nintendo’s console. Turner replied:

When I was writing the presentation documents for this game, I drew a mockup poster, and I put the Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox logos at the bottom. It seemed to fit, and it happened to stick that way. We thought about other hardware during development, but our hands were pretty full with those three platforms!

Turner was also asked about the possibility of bringing the game to other platforms in the future, such as 3DS. To this, he said: “Information on the potential for other platforms is classified. Right now our main mission is deployment on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.”


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