There’s been a pattern with the development of Pokemon games and it has stayed consistent since the series debuted back in 1996. Japan would always get the game first and the rest of the world would get it a few months (or even years) later. But for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, Nintendo decided it was time for a change. For the first “main series” Pokemon games on the 3DS, Nintendo has announced that they’ll be released simultaneously across the world in October.
Once again developed by Game Freak, Pokemon X and Y takes place in a 3D world and introduces three new starter Pokemon to the franchise: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. These three Pokemon (as well as preliminary gameplay footage) can be seen in the trailer above.
“We brought Pokemon into an entirely new dimension and we’re incredibly excited to bring Pokemon X and Pokemon Y to fans,” said Junichi Masuda, video game director at Game Freak. “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.”
Pokemon X and Y will also be the launching for a new animated series, a new edition of Pokemon TCG, and new toys.