Pokémon Direct Reveals Pokémon X & Pokemon Y For 3DS
Nintendo regales the planet with its latest announcement in the monster-snagging series, fully 3DS-ified and looking awesome!
We’ve been waiting, twiddling thumbs in anticipation, and the time has finally come. The world gasped and gaped as Satoru Iwata took to the global stage today to announce something 3DS-specific in the lauded Pokémon series.
Today’s Nintendo Direct — or to be more precise, Pokémon Direct — began humbly enough, with a retrospective of the series as a whole. Beginning with the original Japanese Red and Green versions of the game and rolling through the the present day, each set of titles was looked upon with a lovingly nostaglic gaze. Rather emphatically, Iwata-san was constantly mentioning that there’ve always been delays in bringing Pokémon titles to the global stage. The initial wait for Red and Blue was a couple of years, and gradually over the generations this wait was refined until…
Jaws could almost audibly be heard hitting desks across planet Earth as Satoru Iwata, replete with a cheeky smile of I-know-something-you-don’t-know-ness, casually revealed the world’s first footage of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
Which, in case you hadn’t noticed, are in full, unadulterated and glorious three dimensions. And 3DS exclusive.
The footage in comparison to every previous main series release to date is absolutely staggering. Your trainer character runs around a fully realised 3D world, and the battles themselves are presented with cel-shaded, fully polygonal Pokémon. To say it’s a breath of fresh air to the franchise is an understatement.
A new addition to the series means new monsters to catch, many of which were teased on screen. Epic legendary creatures soared through the skies, whilst cuddly new critters — new starters, perhaps? — flashed into view.
Iwata-san stated his pleasure that the game’s release is so globally synchronised this time around. That’s right, people! Pokémon X/Y comes to the 3DS this October in Japan, Australia, Europe and the Americas alike. It’s going to be like one big autumnal Poképarty!
3DS features will be integrated into the game, though Mr. Iwata was coy to reveal precisely how at this time. Old and new critters alike will mingle in this fantastically realised new instalment. Hey, and if you want to see for yourself, don’t worry! The ever-savvy Nintendo has already made the Pokémon Direct broadcast available for a recap online!
We’re going to admit, right here, right now, we’re already in love with Froakie.