The more we hear about Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, the more this latest entry to the series seems to be bursting with all kinds of content. Developer Game Freak has committed to going more "in depth" with the game world this time around, and the surprise announcement of additional story elements suggests that world might extend far beyond solid ground.
The Delta Episode is an all-new adventure that takes place in addition to the central storyline that featured in the original games, revealing the 3,000 year history of the Hoenn region and thrusting experienced trainers into a quest to stop a giant asteroid currently hurtling towards the planet. You'll team up with Sootopolis City's Gym Leader Wallace and Champion Steven Stone, who are both said to hold secrets to stopping the asteroid.
New character Zinnia furthers the mystery as well, as she's rumoured to possess the key to the fate of the world. On top of all this, the mighty Rayquaza and Deoxys are currently squaring up for a climactic battle in space, while Team Magma and Team Aqua invade Mossdeep Space Centre. Phew! Remember when all you had to do was just catch 'em all?
Plenty more iconic legendaries have also been announced, available to catch both in and out of Mirage spots.
Trainers can battle and catch an array of powerful Legendary Pokémon, including Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus, Cresselia, and Heatran. Encounters with Legendary Pokémon found in Mirage spots will vary based on which game is being played.
Even without the soar ability, by deciphering ancient messages found throughout the region trainers can also encounter familiar titans in the form of Regirock, Registeel and Regice. After catching all three and meeting further special conditions, their creator Regigigas can then be taken on. Deoxys and Rayquaza will also be available to catch in-game, bringing the list of legends well into double digits.
Don't forget — those of you who were lucky enough to get your hands on the special demo version can transfer certain assets into the main game by using Pokémon Link. This includes any items collected and the special 'mon who comes ready to Mega Evolve.
Further info on the official site hints at the mysteries of Mega Evolution finally being revealed, Rayquaza's unique biology affecting how it actually Mega Evolves, and even hitching a ride on the back of good ol' Ray on a trip through the stars. It's all sure to drum up some last minute excitement before the games launch in the US on 21st November, and perhaps best of all could seriously address the lack of post-game content that fans have been clamouring for.
Are you hyped for an all-new adventure? Check out the trailer below and be sure to leave us a comment!