Pokemon X and Y are scheduled to debut simultaneously in October, Nintendo recently announced. The first ever to be released 3D Pokemon games will be available worldwide at the 3DS.
The Pokemon series will include, come October, the gaming company’s first 3D entries built to meet the requirements of the 3DS hardware. In a Nintendo Direct presentation released on January 8th, the company showcased 3 brand new starter Pokemon, several 3D generated backgrounds and a few old favorite monsters revamped for 3D action.
The 6th generation of the long running RPG series will introduce the starter Pokemon: Chespin, a grass-type chipmunk who wears a hat, Fennekin, a fire-type fox and Froakie, a water-type frog.
Setting aside the most exciting part about the new series, namely the 3D feature, Pokemon fans are also thrilled to know that the X and Y will launch globally at the same time, without the localization times that used to run long for every Nintendo release in the past. Tsunekazu Ishihara, The Pokémon Company’s CEO, stated: “Now, Pokémon fans across the globe can discover the secrets of Pokémon games and can collect, battle, and trade with each other immediately.”
Junichi Masuda, the series director, showed his excitement with the product launching in October. The Pokemon X and Y are supposed to provide the fan with stunning visuals, an environment which went through a complete revamp, new game scenarios and music. Masuda also announced the debut of a communication feature which “will bring smiles to the faces of video game players around the world.”