EA is taking on Pokemon

The founder of EA games, Trip Hawkins, has just recently funded a new game firm, If You Can, a game developing company that is based in London, UK. The new company has employed Ben Geliher, the former lead producer at Mind Candy on Moshi Monsters and he has annouced that one of the first games the company is working on is a project which is a “Monster catching style of RPG” that apparently will rival Nintendo’s Pokémon Series!.

Geliher has stated that “The game will be a top down RPG for kids, so very stylized in its look and feel. Think Pokémon, Animal Crossing or The Legend of Zelda for an idea of what would be expected.”

What do you think of this? Will it work? Or are they swinging above their weight class but challenging the Pokémon franchise? Let us know in the comments below!