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Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Caught In Worldwide Release This October

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

3D is super effective

Today, after over a week of teasing a major announcement, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata used the first Nintendo Direct broadcast of the year to unveil Pokémon X & Y, the first main-series entries on the company's latest handheld. Brief footage shown demonstrated a 3D environment rather than a fixed overhead view, while it was promised that the evolution in the series would make full use of the various functions and capabilities of the 3DS.

Not only is this title a break from the usual strategy of colour-based names, but it's clear that Nintendo and Game Freak have put a huge amount of effort into localisation. Unlike previous entries, there'll be no wait for Western territories, with a worldwide release set to take place in October this year; Iwata-san stated that North America, Europe and PAL regions would all see release in that month.

We'll keep an eye out for more officially released details or footage of new 'mon that were briefly shown — Froakie, Chespin and Fennekin — and bring it all to you here on Nintendo Life. You can also check out our live blog and stream of the event for screengrabs, as well as the full 11 minute broadcast for you to watch again. If you don't have 11 minutes to spare, you can check out the 90 second trailer below.

In the meantime, just how excited are you for two brand new entries in the main Pokémon series on 3DS?

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Rargon

#7

Rargon said:

Is this seriously Gen 6? Dude, its way too early to start another Gen seeing as how Poke Blk and Wht just sorta started.

Marakuto

#8

Marakuto said:

I love the starters names and the environment in this game it's gonna be awesome! :D

RupeeClock

#9

RupeeClock said:

Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie are actually looking really good as starters.
X and Y are creative version names, will they lead to Pokémon Z, or Pokémon XX and XY?

The legendaries look a bit stupid but Fennekin, oh wow I love it.

Geonjaha

#13

Geonjaha said:

@RupeeClock - They're trying to make their sex chromosomal naming somewhat hidden! XX/XY would also imply they're actually improving the breeding system, which apparently is as boring as ever.

Ichiban

#14

Ichiban said:

Also, so much for the recent comment about how Pokemon will stay 2D!! Gamefreak you cheeky deceptive buggers!
This gives me hope for a Wii U Pokemon game (a real one!)

BlatantlyHeroic

#16

BlatantlyHeroic said:

@Meow I don't like that idea. I think true Pokemon games should stay on handhelds so that everyone can enjoy them with each other.

gavn64

#19

gavn64 said:

so the 3ds has exclusive mh 4 and now this all in the same year also ac is spreading like wildfire through japan goodbye vita in all seriousness it really is all over for it now.

Arcamenel

#24

Arcamenel said:

For the first time in like years I want the grass starter most of all. I need Chespin in my life.

Drewroxsox

#26

Drewroxsox said:

I'm so excited! This will be the first pokemon game I'll be purchasing in over 6 years. I'll make sure to have some money reserved for this in October 😁

DarkNinja9

#27

DarkNinja9 said:

lol wow looks like nintendo finally listened and changed the view/perspective of how we see the pkm world :P but yeah the legendaries seems kinda lame least another deer type pkm? kinda saw that one comming from all the deer type pkm in black/white o.O but weird name too

Usagi-san

#29

Usagi-san said:

Argh! I saw the video of the old games on the japanese Nintendo Direct and thought they might finally be bringing them to the 3DS Virtual Console. I don't want your new Pokemon games! Give me the Gameboy games first!!!

As for the new games, I can't say I'm too keen on the overworld. The pokemon look great but the rest... I hope there is some improvement before its release in October.

Molotov

#34

Molotov said:

Dammit How The Fudge Can It Look Worse Than A Game That Came Out 15 Years Prior

Silvervisiona

#35

Silvervisiona said:

I've been waiting desperately for this game ever since Pokemon Colosseum and XD! Finally, a proper 3D pokemon RPG! Can't wait to try it out, even if the new pokemon are iffy. The old ones will be there too!

Peach64

#37

Peach64 said:

2013 is looking like a fantastic year for the 3DS. Hopefully this will mean it finally taking off outside of Japan too. Everyone loves Pokemon.

nitronite

#38

nitronite said:

@EpicBlaze I think it is quite creative because with the third one most likely being Z, you'll get XYZ, which is used for 3D coordinate systems. 3D for 3DS. But maybe that's just me.

Molotov

#41

Molotov said:

@Bankai You Gotta Be Kidding Me... Then What Do You Think Of Pokemon Stadium That Came Out 15 Years Before That And Looks Better

TheDreamingHawk

#42

TheDreamingHawk said:

They listened to whining fans by giving us a new gen this early, and not a new RS remake?

Ugh. But the pokemon at the very end look cool (I persume the one that's like sawsbuck is the X legendary, I'll get that game then)

Still... I hope the new gen doesn't kill off Gen 5 or anything...

GuardianKing

#47

GuardianKing said:

That deer legendary is based off the same Japanese myth as the Forest Spirit from Princess Momonoke.

DestinyMan

#48

DestinyMan said:

Wow, this makes me excited for Pokemon again. The 3D environment looks neat and the new Pokemon look really good. I'll choose Fennekin and X.

GeminiSaint

#50

GeminiSaint said:

So, the inevitable 3rd game will most likely be Z, and then they will have all three axes that make the 3rd dimension (X, Y and Z).

Rangermon

#52

Rangermon said:

@MeowGravy It doesn't really, the image is expanded by around 250% so it looks worse but on Nintendo 3DS, it should look like a Gamecube game at least.

JayceJa

#55

JayceJa said:

yay, instead of nice looking sprites, we are gonna get jagged edged 3d models....
this game looks terrible on the low resolution even though the models seem pretty decent transitions from 2d to 3d

why cant we just have smooth beautiful animated sprites, its far more suited to a small screen portable

JayceJa

#56

JayceJa said:

admitedly, it looks ok when its at 3ds sized screens, but when expanded to the XL, it stretches too much

Rockman

#57

Rockman said:

why release B&W 2 and then the 3DS version.... weird.. ahh well.. nice for the fans of the series.. not me really..

Bliquid

#58

Bliquid said:

Battle 3D models and animations look fantastic.
Character models and animations, as well as environments, look awful.
Really, Gamefreak, they suck.
It's like they came out directly from Phantasy Star Zero on Ds.
Here's hoping they realize this and do something about it.
Anyway, pretty good news that Nintendo is making games like ppl want.

Dodger

#59

Dodger said:

@JayceJa Admittedly, I think all games look pretty terrible at 3DS XL screen size though.

This could be the best game in the series yet. Not because the graphics will be incredible, but because they seem to be rebuilding a tired series that isn't terrible, but makes the same mistakes every time from the ground up.

Ernest_The_Crab

#60

Ernest_The_Crab said:

The visuals look fine for a prototype and for being expanded that much. The visuals will improve within those 10 months. I'm more curious on the other 3DS features they mentioned. New Pokemon through Spot Pass and maybe some kind of battle minigame (like Street Fighter) through Street Pass?

Rapido

#64

Rapido said:

Cant Wait For This. One Giant Leap for Pokemon, Graphics/Environment wise that is. :)

Rapido

#66

Rapido said:

Now that's something me and my girl can play together. Imma tell the whole neighborhood about this. :)

Sun

#68

Sun said:

After 17 years making Pokemon games, couldn't Game Freak have hired somebody that knows something about graphics and hardware optimization?

HandheldGuru97

#70

HandheldGuru97 said:

Well it ain't Ruby and Sapphire 3D which now makes Gen. V the first time since Gen. ll that there hasn't been a remake in the Generation. While I think this still a bit to early, but I think this going to be awesome. Oh and I want that fire starter Pokemon!

Luffymcduck

#71

Luffymcduck said:

How long has it been when there was a Nintendo DIrect that announced a new game? An AWESOME new game! This is what they should be about. Next, announce F-Zero GXZ through Nintendo Direct.

Seriously, this just went on the top of my most wanted games list. It´s gonna be an awesome year, even if there´s going to be more games to announce later.

1. Pokemon X/Y
2. Rayman Legends
3. Pikmin 3
4. Luigi´s Mansion 2
5. The Wonderful 101
etc.etc.

Mr_Gurgles

#72

Mr_Gurgles said:

judging by the eiffel tower as seen in one screen shot i'm gonna guess that the region will be based on europe, much like how unova was based on america

Luigifan141

#73

Luigifan141 said:

Aw, I wanted Ruby/Sapphire remakes. I was even going to use Slaking. :(

Oh well. It is a bit early to start a new generation, but as long as we're getting a new Pokemon RPG, then I'm happy!

(Also, no more Action Replay...)

Ecto-1

#75

Ecto-1 said:

I am loving the art style for the battles. I have never been fond of the look of the 3D pokemon in previous games like the Stadiums and Colosseum/XD, but this looks fantastic! I'll miss the nostalgia associated with the sprites, but I can't wait for this!

Bass_X0

#76

Bass_X0 said:

But seriously X, Y? Thats not very creative,

It'll probably make sense in the game itself. Expect three Legendaries to have names starting with X, Y and Z. I was also thinking of chromosomes. In one game you play as a boy, the other a girl.

judging by the eiffel tower as seen in one screen shot

Probably based upon Tokyo Tower which looks very similar.

SphericalCrusher

#77

SphericalCrusher said:

I woke up to this news and I am stoked. It's going to be a little different, being a letter and not a color, but oh well — it's a completely revamped and new Pokemon experience. Now I am just wondering if they are going to introduce a new generation, or just add new Pokemon to Black and White's Generation. Maybe just make a huge, unified generation where all the Pokemon can be in the game? Excitement!

TheAdza

#79

TheAdza said:

This looks so good. Sprites be damned. I'm glad we've seen the last of them. The best thing however will be the games that will inevitably follow in the coming years. The leap in graphics and speed from Diamond/Pearl to Black/White is pretty vast, imagine what years of tinkering with a full 3D engine will bring.

Also I'm still holding out hope for a Wii U Pokemon RPG/MMO but releasing a X/Y companion Tournament style game like Stadium or Battle Revolution for Wii U would be awesome as well.

2Sang

#80

2Sang said:

I just want a koala, kangaroo (kangaskhan doesn't count), and some more exotic but real pokemon.
PLEASE no more ice cream pokemon

Pokefanmum82

#82

Pokefanmum82 said:

i'm so excited.....it comes out around my birthday. i know what i will be asking for. Two pokemon games coming out this year, a new Mystery Dungeon in March and these games in October. I think this will be my favorite year.

citizenerased

#85

citizenerased said:

The overworld still kinda looks like half-assed sprite 3D (seriously, the DS Zeldas look better) but other than that it looks pretty great.

EvilLucario

#86

EvilLucario said:

Oh my god, that look really beautiful.

Except for the main character model... improve on that, please...

True_Hero

#88

True_Hero said:

Mind = Blown
Also, when will people remember that 3DS screenshots never do a game justice. Wait until you see it in 3D.

SheldonRandoms

#89

SheldonRandoms said:

Well I guess it's not Pokemon Rainbow then, but this still looks fantastic, but I hope this time you can change your clothes this time, maybe even have a Mii feature somewhere, and those starter pokemon don't look that ugly, but people with nostalgia for the old 150 pokemon will most likely call them ugly, even so, this will be amazing, I wonder what the other new Pokemon will look like, and for people saying that they will make Pokemon Z after this.......

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CanisWolfred

#90

CanisWolfred said:

The grass Starter looks stupid as hell, but otherwise, this looks alright. Will have to see what other changes they make to the series. Not expecting anything big, but every little thing counts.

I'm still waiting on my Pokemon Black 2 events, though.

JayceJa

#91

JayceJa said:

@Dodger
which gives it exactly as much chance of screwing up an already good series as it does improving it. and dont be fooled into thinking they will actually change up the game; 3d battle graphics do nothing to improve actual gameplay, and im not seeing anyway the gameplay is actually changed at all in the video. So far its a purely aesthetic change that doesnt actually look better

the hype over gen5 was that gamefreak was changing up the pokemon game, and it ended up great, but still more of the same

Knux

#92

Knux said:

/me drinks his coffee....spits it out after watching the trailer.

Well, there goes my wallet. :O

LittleIrves

#96

LittleIrves said:

I'm not a Pokemon player, but to those complaining about the graphics — does anyone think there's almost a purposeful attempt to keep the visuals lo-fi or not Super Beautiful, just as an aesthetic choice? I mean, I think this new 3D engine looks pretty good, but seeing the evolution from Game Boy to DS (in the N. Direct video) really does show how stagnant the visuals have been. That said, people love each game and they sell millions... I sort of admire how they don't feel compelled to "keep up with the Jones" and make it technically-brilliant just for the sake of it, as long as the core gameplay works.

LittleIrves

#97

LittleIrves said:

Also: "...it certainly seems like a focus on quality over quantity, with surely more unconfirmed goodies in the pipeline for later in the year."

N. Life's Best of 2013 feature with a bit of prognostication.

sonik

#99

sonik said:

X and Y? I guess Pokemon Z is the sequel after these two ;)

I might try it, lost intrest in pokemon after Diamond/Pearl.

Nibelilt

#100

Nibelilt said:

@Rargon By the time X and Y release, it will have been just over three years since Black and White were released in Japan.
@DarkNinja9 At least they aren't more dragons. I liked Reshiram and Zekrom more but at least these ones are more original. :P

Flowerlark

#101

Flowerlark said:

October??? Nooooooo, more than half a year until I can use that adorable Fennekin!!!! O_O

Silver_August

#102

Silver_August said:

As much as I'm relieved the 3D doesn't look awful, my heart breaks a little just because it isn't sprite based...which si going to make it awkward for my website and for me to be able to to keep pushing my spriting forward unless they do end up still making sprite based artwork of all the new Pokemon....I'm conflicted but at least I like the fox...

Molotov

#107

Molotov said:

@True_Hero They Always Say That But Thats Not Really True. They Said That About Street Fighter But It Looked Exactly Like It Did In The Screenshots

retro_player_22

#108

retro_player_22 said:

Coming in 2013? Seriously that is too soon. I had just about close to completing Pokemon Black and White and hadn't even start on Black 2 or White 2 yet. Now Game Freak is just milking it.

2009 - Pokemon Platinum
2010 - Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver
2011 - Pokemon Black and White
2012 - Pokemon Black 2 and White 2
2013 - Pokemon X and Pokemon Y

True_Hero

#109

True_Hero said:

@Molotov - I don't own that game, so I can't vouch for it. However, screenshots for games such as Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, and Kid Icarus: Uprising look only decent on paper or a computer screen. They may appear to have some rough edges. However, on the intended 3DS screen, they look gorgeous. I have a feeling this will hold true with Pokemon Y and X. And remember, there is till plenty of time for polishing.

CosmoXY

#111

CosmoXY said:

These look really awesome to me! I really like the grass starter, looks like he's got a little attitude.

To all those saying they're going to wait for Pokémon Z, how's Grey Version working out for you?

To those saying it's too soon, there is no rule that states x amount of time must pass between Pokémon releases. I say be happy that we're getting such a consistent flow of fun games.

To those arguing with Molotov, just stop feeding the troll. :)

True_Hero

#112

True_Hero said:

Cosmo810 wrote:

To all those saying they're going to wait for Pokémon Z, how's Grey Version working out for you?

I know right? :D Even when they just release an updated version, I still like to have both, though, so that I can replay the adventure without losing my 'mons.

Ai64

#113

Ai64 said:

At last! The main series is heading to the 3DS. I can't wait! ^_^

SirQuincealot

#116

SirQuincealot said:

@retro_player_22 i guarentee their are a lot of people that skipped B&W2 because they were waiting for a 3ds release, the ds fans got there game, why not let the 3ds adopters have there fun 2?

SirQuincealot

#117

SirQuincealot said:

@True_Hero and there is no way there wont be a pokemon z, (i get black and white not having one that was the point that pokemon battling wasnt just black and white, bad people on both sides) but this seems alot different than the last one,

also the grass starter looks like its based of louise from bobs burgers

JeanLuc_Vaycard

#118

JeanLuc_Vaycard said:

Whoopee the same game with ugly graphics and of course more and more pokemon. Nintendo should just release a new Pokemon game every month. No matter how good it is, fans will just eat it right up. Wish they would pump out Fire Emblems this fast.

Rapido

#123

Rapido said:

Who votes for Froakie? The water frog thingy starter. Please raise your hands. :)

Rensch

#124

Rensch said:

The overworld doesn't look vert impressive at all but at least it is finally in 3D perspective rather than top-down. I absolutely love the battle screen with its cell-shaded Pokémon. I get a Paris vibe from that screenshot with the Eiffel Tower-looking building. Does that mean this game will be European-styled? That would be cool as I liked the Japanese vibe of Johto and Unova's North American looks.

SirQuincealot

#125

SirQuincealot said:

@ThePillowGolem it shouldnt rely to heavily on steetpass, it really is only good for a fraction of the buyers, a few features sure, but it should stick to more traditional online for any of the "must try" features

Onett

#127

Onett said:

I'm torn. One side of me is happy that GameFreak finally listened to us fans and ditched the sprites. The other side of me is disappointed that the engine appears to be exactly the same. I was hoping for Pokemon to evolve at its core to give us a fresh and unpredictable experience. Perhaps it may be too early to judge but by the looks of it, it appears to be just another Pokemon game with a 3D makeover. It's up to GameFreak to prove me wrong.

DarkKirby

#128

DarkKirby said:

Worldwide release? Finally? No more of this wait 9 months after Japan crap for a game that's guaranteed to sell? Also, Ralts line is in the trailer, that makes me happy. I hope the battle engine has been updated, or at least rebalanced, no I really hope it's been rebalanced. At least remove IVs.

True_Hero

#130

True_Hero said:

@SirQuincealot - There very well may be a 'Z' version, but I still think it is a bit early to be predicting that. Who knows, there might be an 'A' and 'B' versions, sequels to X and Y. ;)

Rapido

#133

Rapido said:

@Ideal_Hero - Whew, finally someone who likes the water type. Anyway, most of the people are rooting for fennekin. I'll bet Fraokie's 2nd evo would look really cool, And the moose thingy rare pokemon looks as cool. But I think its for the X version.

I'll get both the X & Y version. :)

Wonder_Ideal

#134

Wonder_Ideal said:

@Rapido - I'm very excited to see how the starters will look when they evolve. I'm also wondering if the starters will pick up secondary types. :-?

Bass_X0

#135

Bass_X0 said:

I always pick my starter based on their final evolved form. Doesn't matter what the first stage looks like to me.

PvtOttobot

#136

PvtOttobot said:

I skipped Black&White 2 'cause they were STILL for DS!! Finnaly, here comes a fully 3D Pokemon game!!

DarkEdi

#137

DarkEdi said:

What??? 6 generation?? i think it is too soon, i haven´t finished my white 2.

Sam_Loser2

#138

Sam_Loser2 said:

I love it I love it I love. Though it does seem WAY too early for gen 6. After dumping $15 on Pokedex 3D, they had better update the new pokemon in for free.

belmont

#139

belmont said:

Am I the only one that thinks the game looks like a playstation one game? 3DS is far more capable than that.

DePapier

#140

DePapier said:

I'm gonna skip Black and White 1 & 2 for that. And I can already sense the XX and XY. They're going for duality from now on, not colours, my friend was right in saying it will just never end...

Onett

#141

Onett said:

@belmont Pokemon Colosseum looks far more superior and that was released March of 2004. I guess GameFreak didn't want to be over ambitious for time and financial reasons. We would've had to wait longer for this game if they decided to develop the games aesthetics on the same level of colosseum or battle revolution. On a marketing level, the decision to make X&Y look low quality leaves Nintendo and GameFreak with an excuse to make a HD console based battling game for the Wii U. It's all gimmicks.

Rapido

#142

Rapido said:

@belmont

Let's wait to check the actual graphical prowess of the game rendered in 3D. It'll look more good IMO. But then again, its the gameplay not the graphics, having it in 3D is already a plus.

Scarhino89

#144

Scarhino89 said:

Pokémon X and Y! That will be something! When these versions will be released in Europe! I'll play the Y version! :D

luisterr

#145

luisterr said:

OMG EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO CRY ON A CORNER AND DIE. I WANT THIS GAME...and this WILL be downloaded from the eShop...cause I never wanna lose this game!

DerpSandwich

#147

DerpSandwich said:

Holy crap!!! This was simultaneously the coolest and the seemingly least-likely thing they could have revealed!

Odnetnin

#148

Odnetnin said:

The battle animations finally look like they're from the 21st century, so yeah, this looks good.

Phle

#154

Phle said:

(Ö_Ö) Wow. I'm going to love this. Pokémon generation VI for 3DS. This the best news so far in 2013!

Spoony_Tech

#155

Spoony_Tech said:

Getting this on the 3ds is the only thing that will make me pick up this series again. Looking forward too it!

bluecat

#158

bluecat said:

This looks fantastic! But damn, I'm still not done with the previous generations games...

Wonder_Ideal

#161

Wonder_Ideal said:

@bluecat - Don't worry. You'll have nine months to complete the games you're working on before X and Y are released.
@luisterr - I understand the crying, but don't die! If you die, you won't be able to play X and Y. :D

Arcamenel

#162

Arcamenel said:

Why are people complaining it's too soon? Pokemon Black and White came out in 2010 in Japan. That means it will have been out for 3 years by the time X and Y come out. That's plenty of time for a new generation. Black 2 and White 2 are nice but they were just sequels, not truly a 'fresh' experience like this will be. Anyone complaining about the graphics seems to have forgotten that 3DS games always look bad when watching a video of them. The only way to make a fair judgement is to actually see the game on the 3DS. Kid Icarus got the same criticism when we saw screenshots and trailers, yet that game is hands down the best game to show off what the 3DS can do graphic wise.

Pokemonlover123

#163

Pokemonlover123 said:

(Love) this. These don't even look like pokémon. Instead of coming up with new material, they should keep doing remakes. I was looking forward to Sapphire and Ruby for the ds. Nintendo should have done that. Not these (beautiful) creatures that look like freaking neopets or digimon.

Vehemont

#164

Vehemont said:

Well this is probably the game I'm most excited about this year for sure. Though it is kinda strange it is called Pokemon X & Y. They must have ran out of colors to use or something..... Oh and Nintendo is going to be printing money after this releases with all the 3DS's and Pokemon X & Y games that are going to be selling in the fall......

DwightB

#165

DwightB said:

Oh god I just sold my 3ds.... guess I'll have to buy myself a new one when that time comes, finally a pokemon game that has battlles in 3d and really liking that gameplay right there, can't wait

mamp

#166

mamp said:

IDK how I feel about this, they call a new coat of graphical paint an "evolution of the series", REALLY!? You can still only move in 4 directions, still no trainer customization (considering both those trainers look lame), my guess is that it's still the same formula as the previous games. Also it looks like the battle animations take too long (which was my problem with the colosseum games) which might make battles drag on too long which I find pretty annoying.
On the other hand I like the starters, and did anyone else notice that legendary deer has Xs in his eyes? I also noticed there was someone following the main character @0:59 does that mean they're bringing back companions like they did in Diamond and Pearl?

FonistofCruxis

#167

FonistofCruxis said:

Wow, they sure were lazy with the visuals of this game. Not only are there better looking DS games but the upcoming Mystery dungeon game actually looks like a 3DS game unlike this. So they put the effort into making a spin-off look like its actually on the console its for but not a new main series game. Also, the grass starter looks stupid as hell. Oh well, I don't care for this series anyway.

miletich3

#168

miletich3 said:

I'll miss the sprited form of Pokemon.

Anyway, I hope it supports DLC for the previous generations.

SCAR392

#169

SCAR392 said:

Freaking finally... I've been wanting a full 3D Pokemon game like this since Ruby and Saphire. Better late than never, but I got to agree with their take on this new one. They wanted to keep the main Pokemon franchise portable, and since 3DS can handle it, it's no surprise it's gonna happen now. Patience is a virtue. Pokemon DLC anyone?

Bane

#170

Bane said:

FINALLY!!!! I have been waiting for a 3DS pokemon game since Black and White two :D

invmat

#171

invmat said:

Oh my god, It's completely in 3D and people are wondering why it's being called Pokémon X and Y ... Have you guys ever heard anything about dimensions or the X-axis and Y-axis?

3-dimesional... (X,Y,Z)

Pikachupwnage

#172

Pikachupwnage said:

@MeowGravy

1. 9 months left before release. Plenty of time to polish things up
2. 3DS games look like **** on youtube. Always look better on the actual screen.
3. The battles look FAR FAR FAR better then a PS1 game.
4. Seriously those cel shaded models are awesome.

Doma

#173

Doma said:

Battle scene looks awesome, i always liked those models, but... ugh, everything else just looks ridiculously bad, worse graphics than the DQM games on the DS. Also, as others have said, WHY on earth are they still using grid based movement? the 3DS has a slider, USE IT.

1080ike

#174

1080ike said:

It looks like a more 3d original ds game, and those usually weren't very pretty

SpindaMaster

#180

SpindaMaster said:

The X and Y are blue and red. Whether or not this could be counted as a remake hint is up to you.

MagicEmperor

#181

MagicEmperor said:

Getting Pokemon X for sure! My best friend plans to get Y.

... Although I am, personally, a bit underwhelmed by the visuals. I'll reserve final judgment until I actually play it, though.

Klunk23

#182

Klunk23 said:

With this, Animal crossing, and Fire Emblem(most of all) will make this a great year for the 3ds. (27 days for Fire Emblem by the way!)

Tasuki

#183

Tasuki said:

Honestly I could care less. I played and beat Pokemon Red years ago on Gameboy after that every single Pokemon games is the same thing just with different characters. I even tried Pokemon White after many years of not playing a Pokemon only to make it to the second gym to discover that yep it was the same as Pokemon Red and quit playing it.

Honestly I dont know how the Pokemon series can still be going strong.

Lalivero

#184

Lalivero said:

@1080ike It's going to look much, MUCH smoother on an actual 3DS screen. Pictures and videos always make 3DS games look poorer than they actually are.

@Tasuki There are spin offs for a reason. Imo, the main games are about what they are supposed to be about; a lot of game series have basics that they stick to. Granted, shaking up some more mechanics, the focus of the story, etc. would be nice(and may come in due time) but if you are expecting a totally different thing then the series may just not be for you. ;)

Also, there is near no info out now about the new games to really make a judgement on what it'll be about. They have plenty of time to surprise us if they plan to.

Alpha2797

#187

Alpha2797 said:

Pokemon Y FTW! As for the starters, they look cool! I don't know which starter I'll choose until I see their evolutions. I seriously wasn't expecting Pokemon X and Y, but I'm glad they were announced it. I literally thought the Pokemon Direct was going to be about the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire remakes. X and Y is a much better announcement in my opinion. But I would like a Ruby remake nonetheless.

Beta

#190

Beta said:

Have a look at a Luigi Mansion trailer then look at another from the eShop. Some games look extremely gorgeous or better on the 3DS screen more than on a regular trailer on a PC/Laptop/Cellphone.
EDIT: Also, the grass and mountain stuff look sprite-y because it's meant to do so. I am sure that they wanted some sort of classic things in there while making it fresh.

KAHN

#192

KAHN said:

a new 3D environment! so revolutionary! Day 1 for me...
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/sarcasm

Chunky_Droid

#194

Chunky_Droid said:

I don't think it looks all that low quality to be honest, remember there's going to be over 600 different models with their own unique animations in the game, I trust GameFreak enough to make this awesome :D

Freak-Show

#195

Freak-Show said:

In the words of Jeff Ross "Too Soon". It would've been better if they let you choose which GEN starter you want. This grass one just looks plain weird. Not aure if I want this game.

tigermask

#197

tigermask said:

Honest answer. Who has gone back to their Gen V game finish their EV training?
Fun fact, my Golem, Dragonite and Gengar will be 10 years old in July! I've officially put more time in to my Pokemon team than anything else in my life.

GreenDream

#198

GreenDream said:

Wow, Game Freak... I thought the "polar opposite" naming convention couldn't get any worse than the obvious "Black" and "White"... but "X", "Y", and probably "Z", in the future? Beyond lame...

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