Today we have some strange and shocking news coming from Game Freak, the developers of the mainline Pokemon games.
The official Game Freak website has a list of major business partners, which include Shogakukan, Shogakukan Production, The Pokemon Company, and Nintendo. Previously, the list included Creatures Inc, which is mainly responsible for Pokemon TCG and helps to create the models for the mainline Pokemon games:
As of December 9, 2019, Creatures Inc and Shogakukan Production (a subsidiary of Shogakukan) have vanished from the list of major business partners.
Many Japanese Pokemon fans were shocked by the disappearance of Creatures Inc, as it is a company close to Game Freak and one of the owners of The Pokemon Company. The Pokemon Company is owned by Nintendo, Creatures Inc, and Game Freak.
Unfortunately we do not know the reason why so it’s up to speculation at this time. Some believe Creatures Inc could have been purchased by Nintendo or are preparing to shut down, though those two scenarios are highly unlikely at this time.
What do you think?