Updated: Tuesday, 08 January 2013 23:26 | By Relaxnews

Two new 'Pokémon' games for 3DS: 'X' and 'Y'

"Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y" will be arriving on Nintendo 3DS in October 2013, according to the January 8 webcasts of Pokémon Direct.

Two new 'Pokémon' games for 3DS: 'X' and 'Y'

Two new 'Pokémon' games for 3DS: 'X' and 'Y'

Seven of the webcast's eleven minutes were occupied by a history of the Pokémon series, from its 1996 beginnings as "Pokémon Red" and "Pokémon Green" on the Game Boy to "Pokémon Black 2" and "Pokémon White 2" on the DS in 2012.

Finally, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed that the 3DS would indeed be receiving its own entries to the long-running franchise, with "Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y" scheduled for an October 2013 debut in Japan, the Americas, Europe and Australia.

These will be the first pair of Pokémon games to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS's 3D screen, while the traditional top-down perspective appears to have been traded for a more dynamic, third-person view, and revamped battle scenes are in effect.

Three new Pokémon named Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie will be contained within "X" and "Y," while Pokémon Direct's game trailer also teased two more Legendary Pokémon: the first, a tri-winged bird with a Y-shaped silhouette, the second, a rainbow-antlered stag whose protrusions match the "Pokémon X" logo.

The near-simultaneous worldwide release marks a change in tac for the Pokémon series, which have usually taken around six months to arrive outside of Japan.

"Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y" announcement trailer: youtu.be/4bIrWryFc7A
Official website: pokemon.com/pokemonxy/en-us


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