Pokemon X/Y Announced for October 2013

January 8th, 2013 by

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This morning Nintendo fulfilled many a gamer’s dream and announced the upcoming 3DS installments of the long-running main Pokemon series, Pokemon X/Y.

The trailer, which you can watch at the end of Nintendo’s Pokemon Direct above, shows off perhaps more Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles-style characters than people were expecting (ie. kind of squat), a properly 3D game environment with properly 3D character and Pokemon models, three new (presumably starter) Pokemon: the grass element otter in a hat Chespin, the fire element kind of lame looking fox thing Fennekin, and the oh boy another water-type frog Pokemon Froakie, as well as a promise of perhaps even more “all new Pokemon” (which smart people should be on the fence about if it is true as explained before by ShinyVictini).

Any way you slice it, Nintendo is sure to sell a lot of 3DSs come October when the new Pokemon game duo is launching worldwide.  We’ll keep you updated as new info is announced, but in the mean time enjoy the few screenshots and logos that Nintendo has released thus far:



  • ShinyVictini

    It’s not exactly what I envisioned for Pokemon on 3DS. I was hoping for something a little closer to Pokemon Colosseum in terms of visuals, since the 3DS is as powerful (if not more so) than the Gamecube. The screenshots look very pixelated, but the blame for that rests squarely on Nintendo for crippling the 3DS with awfully low resolution screens. Also, is it me or does it still look like there are only 4 directions of movement? In all four screenshots the character is running perfectly parallel to the path and walls. I very much hope that I’m wrong about that.

    Still, the only thing I love more than complaining is playing a brand new installment of the Pokemon series. October can’t come soon enough.