In a recent interview, Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori of Game Freak discussed various elements of the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and one such discussion revealed the unfortunate detail that the new Mega Evolutions won't be appearing in Pokémon X & Y.
Whilst these two new titles will be compatible with X & Y in a currently unknown capacity – although it's likely that trading and battling with restrictions will be the main features – it appears that the developer has decided not to include these new monsters in the previous title.
It seems a strange move given that downloadable patches are such a staple in modern gaming, but it's clear that Game Freak has its reasons for forgoing this opportunity to breathe new life into their older title.
Are you disappointed by this turn of events, or will you be too focused on the new remakes to notice? Let's hear your thoughts in the comments!