People that don't play Pokemon games like to complain that the same game has been recycled for years and that things never change. How about mixing together Pokemon with the management and battle simulation series Nobunaga's Ambition? Is that enough of a change?
According to vaious sources, including Famitsu and a website dedicated to the new title, the next in the monster hunting series will combine with the long running "historical simulator," Nobunaga's Ambition, a series very similar to SimCity in player integration and resource micromanagement.
The game appears to be akin to the Pokemon Explorers series, with an isometric battlefield and individual actions taken by the monsters, perhaps in place of their samurai masters. That's right, these Pokemon are units of war. The addition of warring Daimyo (the Japanese warlords in control during the 16th century) and possibly resource management could give the adorable series the shot of maturity fans have demanded for years.
Other than the unusual crossover premise and the trailer, most details remain hidden for this new title. Expect information to leak out slowly over the next few months and primarily through CoroCoro Magazine scans like any good Pokeymans game.