Good morning, everyone! I hope the wait wasn't too excruciating. I'm excited to reveal the announcement of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, two new evolutions in the Pokemon franchise coming to the 3DS worldwide in October 2013. Yes, worldwide! Pokemon's first global release. "Your new 3D Pokemon adventure is about to begin."
After spending a majority of the Pokemon Direct event talking about this history of the Pokemon franchise, from Pokemon Red and Green to Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2, Nintendo President Iwata ended with a bang. "Take a look at the next evolution of the Pokemon world in this video." The following trailer showcased the brand new games, replete with upgraded visuals, the new boy main character, three Pokemon starters, and two new legendaries.
While President Iwata was surprisingly vague about latest two Pokemon games, "new Pokemon" and "new features," the starting Pokemon were fully introduced. Say hello Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie. Naturally, they're all adorable and they're all "special" in their own way. Give them a look below.
Look forward to Pokemon X and Pokemon Y when the games are released globally in October 2013. "Your 3D Pokemon adventure is about to begin." If you missed the announcement, catch the full Pokemon Direct broadcast here or watch just the game trailer below.
You can also visit our new Pokemon X and Pokemon Y Forum right here.