Nintendo will release a brand new Pokémon game series for the 3DS called Pokémon X and Pokémon Y in October 2013, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced in a Nintendo Direct presentation today.
The game will make use of the Nintendo's 3DS's features and will release in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan "around the same time," Iwata said.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will feature three starter Pokémon: Froakie, Fennekin and Chespin. Pikachu appeared briefly in the trailer for the games among the new Pokémon introduced.
The games will allow players to play with each other and connect globally. With previous Pokémon games releasing years apart in Japan and North America, Iwata emphasized that this will be the first Pokémon series that will receive a similar release period worldwide so that players can connect with each other.
Here is the Youtube of the trailer:
Looks great! Full 3D animated battles and overworld, the starters actually look reasonable, and it'll utilize the 3DS's power and features. This has me excited for October 13. To the Pokemon players out here, what do you think? It looks like it included a lot of things people, including myself, felt the games needed to change.
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Also, the Legendaries looks cool, especially the X one. I'll probably get that version first.