Both Boxes

This week's announcement of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS caused plenty of excitement, with many of you sharing your views on the news. The Pokémon Company stated that the "new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world", and Satoru Iwata said in his recent financial results briefing that they'll be "full-remakes". Unsurprisingly, there's a little confusion about whether these are new takes on the Ruby & Sapphire universe or actually remakes of the original games.

We should find out in the days and weeks to come, and the Japanese media is likely to be an important source of information. It's exciting to hear, then, that the first footage will be shown this weekend on Japanese variety show Pokémon Get☆TV. It will air on Sunday 11th May at 07:30 Japanese time, which is 18:30 on Saturday Eastern time / 15:30 Pacific; that's 11:30pm Saturday night in the UK and 00:30 Sunday in central Europe.

As has been the case with previous Pokémon-related broadcasts in Japan, it's unlikely that streaming outside of the country will be allowed, but we can expect screengrabs and possibly YouTube uploads to bring us those first glimpses.

Are you excited about having a first look of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire?