Pokémon Announcement – New Generation Coming To 3DS

pokemonexyLast week Nintendo made players aware of an exciting announcement that would be posted on both the UK and Korean versions of the website today, Tuesday 9th January. Well the big announcement has been made and it was worth every second of the wait.

The announcement included details about 2 upcoming Pokémon games, adding a new generation to one of the most popular handheld franchises on the planet. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y include a brand new game world to explore and a whole new generation of Pokémon, but that’s not the best bit.

Players can expect to explore a full 3D experience bought to life by the 3DS. A trailer accompanied the announcement showing footage for the first time. The trailer shows off some of the new Pokémon, the exciting new game world and the vastly improved combat system that has more in common with the likes of Pokémon Stadium than with previous handheld titles.

It’s not the MMO news some were hoping for, namely me, but that’s not really realistic considering the influence Pokémon has on handheld sales. However it is a giant step forward for the franchise as it’s the first truly 3D Pokémon experience. Previous titles have been in 3D such as Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, but both seemed to sacrifice the traditional Pokémon experience in exchange for better graphics.

For more information on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, including the new trailer, visit the official website here.