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Talking Point: Pokémon X & Y's Grand Global Release Plan Has, Sadly, Been Undermined

Pokémon X & Y's Grand Global Release Plan Has, Sadly, Been Undermined

Leaks, ruthless retailers and impatient gamers suck away intended magic

The excitement was undeniable when Satoru Iwata, in a Nintendo Direct broadcast, announced Pokémon X & Y and confirmed that it would have a global release date. That's almost upon us, 12th October, meaning that aside from time zone differences 3DS gamers around the world...

Out Now: Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Models Arrive in North America and PAL Regions

Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Models Arrive in North America and PAL Regions

Gotta collect 'em all

With the arrival of Pokémon X & Y now just two weeks away, at the time of writing, it's perhaps worth a reminder that new 3DS XL hardware has been released to celebrate the titles. The pictured systems hit stores on 27th September in North America and PAL regions, priced $199.99 U.S. / £179.99 / €199.99. As the...

News: Doublade Revealed for Pokémon X & Y, an Evolution of Honedge

Doublade Revealed for Pokémon X & Y, an Evolution of Honedge

Not the sharpest name, perhaps?

The Pokémon Company recently teased a new evolution announcement for Pokémon X & Y, and as promised it's used its Facebook page to make the big reveal. What it's unveiled is an evolution of the new Steel / Ghost Type Honedge; as you can see above this one will, appropriately, be called Doublade. Its height is...

News: Junichi Masuda Confirms That the Pokémon X & Y Overworld is 2D Only

Junichi Masuda Confirms That the Pokémon X & Y Overworld is 2D Only

"We really wanted to make the overworld as beautiful as possible"

There has been some online chatter over the past 24 hours suggesting that the overworld in Pokémon X & Y is 2D only, naturally leading to some disappointment amongst all of the hype around the title. Speaking to Digital Spy, director Junichi Masuda confirmed that to be the case,...

Video: This Japanese Pokémon X & Y Overview Trailer is Almost Too Epic

This Japanese Pokémon X & Y Overview Trailer is Almost Too Epic

All aboard...

Update: Courtesy of a heads up from NintenDaan, we've now uploaded a higher quality version of this trailer and some 3DS eShop commercials below. Enjoy! Original Article: Pokémon X & Y is coming rather soon, and if you didn't know that then you're clearly not paying any attention to the world of the 3DS. Its arrival on 12th...

News: The Pokémon Company Confirms X & Y Starter Evolutions, Mega Mewtwo X and More

The Pokémon Company Confirms X & Y Starter Evolutions, Mega Mewtwo X and More

Along with lots of images and a starter evolution trailer

Earlier this week CoroCoro magazine revealed Pokémon X & Y starter evolutions, Mega Mewtwo X and new 'mon, plenty of details to keep the hype train going at full pelt. All of that information was translated and shown in scans, so The Pokémon Company has now released full details for...

News: Pyroar Revealed for Pokémon X & Y

Pyroar Revealed for Pokémon X & Y

With a snazzy video, too

Update: Earlier today eagle-eyed Pokémon fans found an image of Pyroar on IGN, and now the site has officially revealed the 'mon. An evolution of Litleo, it's a fire and normal-type Royal Pokemon with abilities such as Rivalry and Unnerve. It can also unlock Normal-type move Echoed Voice, "which makes its power grow with...

News: Nintendo UK Preparing Major Advertising Push For Pokémon X & Y and 2DS

Nintendo UK Preparing Major Advertising Push For Pokémon X & Y and 2DS

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has had the most video game TV ads in the UK

The Holiday season means big bucks in major gaming territories as parents, children and older gamers all look to spend plenty of money on the systems and games that tickle their fancy. This year promises to be one of the most crowded and competitive seasons in recent memory,...

News: Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Systems Hit the West on 27th September

Pokémon X & Y 3DS XL Systems Hit the West on 27th September

In red and blue varieties

Update: Nintendo of Europe has confirmed what we suspected in the article below — these limited edition systems will not be bundled with copies of Pokémon X & Y. [tweet https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/375240477559508992] Original Article: During today's Pokémon Direct broadcast, Satoru Iwata spilled...

News: Pokémon X & Y Japanese Pre-Orders Pass a Quarter of a Million in Two Days

Pokémon X & Y Japanese Pre-Orders Pass a Quarter of a Million in Two Days

Bonuses and figurines sure help

Pokémon X & Y is likely to be a major sales success in the West, judging by the series' history and the hype for the title, but it's in Japan where excitement for the franchise is quite simply on another level. Pre-orders have launched in the region and, as well as hardware bundles selling out on Amazon, it...

News: Pokémon X & Y 3DS Bundle Pre-Orders Sell Out Within a Day at Amazon Japan

Pokémon X & Y 3DS Bundle Pre-Orders Sell Out Within a Day at Amazon Japan

Yikes

Saying that Pokémon is particularly popular in Japan is rather like saying Mario likes to jump around on platforms occasionally — it's a cultural phenomenon in the region. The franchise doesn't do badly in the West, either, but the prominence of the brand in Japan is arguably at another level entirely. Hype for Pokémon X & Y has...

News: Mega Kangaskhan Revealed for Pokémon X & Y, Crowd Goes Wild

Mega Kangaskhan Revealed for Pokémon X & Y, Crowd Goes Wild

Pokémon World Champions crowned in Vancouver

Update: A new official trailer shows the previously confirmed Mega Evolutions in a fairly flashy way, with the exception of Mega Kangaskhan, which you can see in the original article below. Original Article: For those unaware, the Pokémon World Championships have taken place in Vancouver, with six...