Official Nintendo Interview Discussing Pokemon’s History and HGSS

The official Nintendo UK website has posted an extended interview featuring Tsunekazu Ishihara, the president and CEO of The Pokemon Company, and Shigeki Morimoto, one of Red and Green‘s four programmers and the director of HeartGold and SoulSilver. The interview was conducted by Satoru Iwata, the president and CEO of Nintendo, and was originally posted on Japanese websites in September before being translated into English now. It’s quite interesting – it discusses the history of the franchise up until the second generation games and also talks about some of the decisions behind HeartGold and SoulSilver‘s development. For example, the PokeWalker may have never existed had TPC president Tsunekazu Ishihara not lost his pedometer while walking his dog! Remember, HeartGold and SoulSilver will be released tomorrow in America!