The time has come. The next generation of Pokémon has evolved, with Nintendo revealing what will be two of the most eagerly-anticipated games of 2013: Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, coming exclusively to 3DS this October. Expect new pocket monsters, a new 3D world and some pretty nifty-lookin' dynamic battles.
Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokémon Company explains:
The worldwide launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y this October allows players to begin their adventures at the same time. Now, Pokémon fans across the globe can discover the secrets of Pokémon games and can collect, battle, and trade with each other immediately.
The game's in development, as usual, at Game Freak, where video game director Junichi Masuda is a little bit pleased:
We brought Pokémon into an entirely new dimension and we’re incredibly excited to bring Pokémon X and Pokémon Y to fans. The stunning visuals, a completely redesigned environment, game scenario, music, and communication features will bring smiles to the faces of video game players around the world.
Importantly, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will introduce three new starter Pokémon: Froakie, Fennekin and Chespin, representing water, fire and grass types. There are still plenty of other pocket monsters to discover, as well as various creatures from previous titles in the series.
...and of course, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will not just be a pair of 3DS games. You can expect to see the franchise making all-new advances on the worlds of animation, trading card games and toys, debuting around the world in 2013.
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