Disclosure: this post is brought to you by Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity expert!
Pokemon has always had a special place in my heart. When my son was born ( 11 years ago), my brother got him a Pikachu Pokemon plush toy. My son grew up cuddling and playing with that toy! When he got older, he played with Pokemon games on his Nintendo DS and watched Pokemon episodes! He was all about these little cute little characters!
When I got the opportunity to interview Seth McMahill a Nintendo Pokemon expert, I was curious to have an insider look at why kids love the game so much! After all, the iconic Pokémon video games have sold millions of copies worldwide since the franchise was first introduced in North America nearly 15 years ago. Isn’t that amazing?
I wanted also to learn more about their newest game, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, as it launched on the 3DS. But first let’s learn a bit about our interviewee:
About Seth McMahill: A Nintendo Pokemon expert and a Dad
For over the last 12 years, Seth has been involved in Pokemon at work and in life. He is an assistant manager of product marketing for the Pokemon video games series. He has been with Nintendo of America for more than 12 years! That’s nearly my son’s age! He is responsible for all manner Pokémon game-related activities. “If it has anything to do with a Pokémon game, I’m involved in it!” he says. Seth is also a dad. He plays with his kids and the neighbors too. I am sure he is the coolest dad on the block! He learned some tricks while playing with his children and neighbors. All those years of Pokemon involvement make him an expert in this field!!
About Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity: A Never Ending Adventure!
I was curious to learn about this new game and what makes it stand out. Here are some features of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity:
- It is the first one on Nintendo 3DS!
- It is a role playing game! Players can become one of the Pokemon characters: Pikachu, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott or Axew!
- They can explore a massive variety of dungeon! They will never see a dungeon twice! It is a new experience and challenge each time
- They will live in a world inhabited by Pokemon!
- One of the coolest features of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity that I am sure many kids (and older ones) will love is that you can scan any circular object with your Nintendo 3DS camera! It will create a portal to a mystery dungeon that you can explore! Seth shared that he went to grocery story and scanned oranges and any other circular objects to see what dungeons it will create!
Want to play with the new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to infinity You can buy it at any major retailer! Target , ToysRUs, or Amazon for $34.99. Download content for the game! Until April 30th, you can get one free dungeon with your purchase!
Exclusive Insider Tips from Seth: Watch the video!
During the interview, we asked Seth what made Pokemon such a success! What words of advice he had for children if they wanted to get a job in the video game industry. What made Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity stand out fro the other games. And of course what is his favorite Pokemon character!
Do you want to know the answer! Watch the video below!
16 thoughts on “Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity: An Insider Look”
I’m proud to admit I’m 23 years old and I STILL play Pokemon! LOL My sister and I grew up on it and while we were into the trading cards a little bit when we were younger, we definitely loved the game more. It really is one of those iconic games of the late 90’s!
Thanks Kayla! My nephew (who is almost your age) grew up with Pokemon! I used to baby sit and watch it with them! Yes it is an iconic game!!
My hubby would kill me for saying this but he is a Pokemon fan! I think he would really enjoy this!
That is cool that it is a role playing game. My oldest now 13 use to like Pokemon when he was little.
great interview Olfa, we aren’t really into this kind of thing just yet, but my son did bring home a pokemon book home from the library this week so it was our first peek into that world
My son is obsessed with pokemon. He loves the show and the games. I absolutely love that you got to interview him and you did a great job! I can’t believe he’s worked with Pokemon for 12 years.
My little brother used to watch Pokemon when it first came out, I bet he’d love this game for his 3DS!
We’re not into Pokemon yet but I think its neat you got to talk to the developer.
We’re not in the Pokemon stage yet but it’s coming!
This is neat. I think its cool that pokemon is still cool after so many years 🙂
Looks like fun and what a great opportunity to talk to the developer directly.
Thanks Cheryl. It was really fun and interesting!!
I so no nothing about Pokeman, but my kids love it. We have a few of the games. I guess that I’ll never be the cool mom.
I am sure you are cool!!!
My kids were just watching this show this morning before the bus came. I remember when this show and trading cards came out, so long ago. You did a great job on the interview!! 😀
Thanks LaQuita!! My son grew up playing and watching it! I used to watch it with him!