Pokemon X Y Gameplay

Pokémon fans, the type chart is about to get a shake up. During its E3 Nintendo Direct presentation, Satoru Iwata announced that Pokémon X & Y will feature a brand new type of Pokémon: Fairy.

Super effective against Dragons, several existing Pokémon have been reclassified under the type. Jigglypuff, Marill, Gardevoir and newcomer blue-eyed Eeveelution Sylveon will be the first to show off the new abilities.

In addition, there's a new virtual pet-like mode, Pokémon-Amie, through which you can boost your relationships with your favourite creatures. By stroking them on the touch screen or imitating their facial features via the 3DS camera, you and your Poké-pals will be closer than ever before.

Pokémon X & Y will be released worldwide on 12th October 2013. Stick with us to learn more — remember, there's a Pokémon Direct presentation soon.