Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS announced

Pokemon X Y

On today’s special Pokémon Direct announcement, Satoru Iwata brought us the big news of the newest Pokémon release.

Iwata began the announcement by going through the history of all the Pokémon games, giving special note to the length of time between the Japanese and North American Releases and the technology that each Nintendo handheld system used to allow players to connect their consoles to trade and battle.

“As you can see, the Pokémon series has evolved along with new Nintendo handheld systems over history and has expanded the range of its gameplay. Now, two completely new games in the Pokémon series will be introduced to Nintendo 3DS.”

After this, we got our first glimpse of the two 6th Generation games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. And in traditional Pokémon style, the video began with Pikachu telling us that he has big news to share with the whole world.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, the first of the main series to appear on the Nintendo 3DS , brings even more 3D elements to the Pokémon world with an even lower camera angle than the previous outing along with enhanced interactivity with the world, such as vine swinging. The Pokémon themselves are also full 3D characters instead of 2D sprites, boosting the look of the game to even further heights.

The newest starter Pokémon were shown, including the grass-type Chespin, the fire-type Fennekin and the water-type Froakie. Two new legendary Pokémon were also quickly shown, but no names were given.

For the first time in the history of the series, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are being released simultaneously worldwide in October 2013, which means millions of fans won’t have to suffer the long wait for localization again.

Keep an eye out for more information through the upcoming months as many more announcements are certain to come.

See the reveal trailer after the jump.

Source: Pokémon Direct

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Author: Allain Richard View all posts by
Allain Richard is a graduate of both 3D Graphics and Graphic Design College courses. With 20 years of gaming experience, he has plenty of knowledge about a wide range of games. He is also Canadian and speaks “Le Français”.