Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness port coming to 3DS?
Japanese magazine scans strongly suggest the return of the GameCube Pocket Monster adventure
It’s been less than a week since Shigeru Miyamoto hinted about future 3DS remakes but we’re already seeing evidence of another potential Nintendo port in the works.
Convincing-looking photos of an unnamed Japanese magazine show what looks to be the first details of a 3DS port of the GameCube Pokémon adventure named Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.
The game’s spiky-haired protagonist (whose default name was Michael) prominently features as does a 3DS system showing Agate Village, a town that appeared in both Gale of Darkness and it’s predecessor Pokémon Colosseum.
Details are slim as the Japanese text has yet to be translated. However, a quick look over official assets released for the original game (see below) reveal identical in-game screenshots used in the magazine article. With this and Miyamoto’s comment in mind it seems clear that the project is a remake rather than a sequel.
While it’s interesting to see a GameCube game being ported to the 3DS I can’t understand why this one would be first Nintendo would bring over. After all, XD was originally met with lukewarm reviews and failed to capture the scope of the portable Pokémon adventures. Let’s hope they implement significant improvements to it in the transition to the 3DS.