We were all a little surprised when it was confirmed that ILCA would be the company responsible for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. However, you may still have some doubts about the company’s track record.
From CBR, they wanted to provide some information about this developer that has now gained prominence by being in charge of one of the most anticipated games for Nintendo Switch. We leave you with the details:
- ILCA was founded in 2010 as a studio focused on video and animation production, with one of its first projects being a collaboration with Square-Enix: the feature film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. He was also involved in anime productions such as Dream Festival!, Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter, and Yamishibai.
- He then moved into video games, assisting in the development of Square Enix titles such as NieR Automata and Dragon Quest XI, as well as other projects such as Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance and Yakuza 0.
- By the time ILCA had 200 employees, he was tasked with developing Pokémon Home, the new Pokémon storage service. This was their first project related to the franchise.
- Now it is taking a big leap forward by becoming the lead developer of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, something that could be the launchpad ILCA needs to produce bigger games.