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08 Jan 2013 06:21 AM
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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata simultaneously broadcasted worldwide a Nintendo Direct broadcast where he announced Pokémon X and Y (ポケットモンスター X・Y). The games will be released worldwide in October of 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS. The names mark the end of the color naming scheme that have been used on all the main handheld games since the series was first released. This also marks the first time that the games have launched worldwide but it appears that Korea will not be part of the worldwide release as Mr. Iwata did not list it and the on screen caption indicated some countries would not be part of the worldwide release. Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 was just released in Korea on November 8th, 2012. Nintendo 3DS features will be incorporated into the games and the teams are currently still working on the games.

Mr. Iwata noted that a significant number of resources is required to localize the games to each countries language and their challenge has always been how to distribute the Pokémon games around the world at the same time while ensuring that the quality remains high. With the release of Pokémon X and Y, they have been able to overcome this challenge.


Pokémon X and Pokémon Y marks the start of the 6th Generation and a lot of new Pokémon will be announced. The new starters were announced during the Nintendo Direct and what looks like 2 new legendary Pokémon were also revealed. The starters are as follows: Water-type Froakkie, Grass-type Chespin and the Fire-type Fennekin.

Froakkie Chespin Fennekin
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Water Type Grass Type Fire Type
Spanish: Froakkie
Italian: Froakkie
French: Grenousse
German: Froxy
Japanese: ケロマツ
Spanish: Chespin
Italian: Chespin
French: Marisson
German: Igamaro
Japanese: ハリマロン
Spanish: Fennekin
Italian: Fennekin
French: Feunnec
German: Fynx
Japanese: フォッコ

New Legendary Pokémon - Xerneas and Yveltal

On January 9th, 2013, the official Pokémon X and Pokémon Y revealed the names of Xerneas and Yveltal.

Xerneas Yveltal
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Trailer Video

Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/PokemonCoJp

Pokémon Nintendo Direct - 2013-01-08

Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/NintendoUKofficial

Press Release

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan 08, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Pokemon Company and Nintendo announced today that the next generation of Pokemon video games, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, will launch worldwide in October exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. New Pokemon, a new storyline set in a spectacular 3D world, and dynamic battles instantly make Pokemon X and Pokemon Y two of the most highly anticipated video game titles of 2013.

"The worldwide launch of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y this October allows players to begin their adventures at the same time," said Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokemon Company. "Now, Pokemon fans across the globe can discover the secrets of Pokemon games and can collect, battle, and trade with each other immediately."

"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 inc. "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."

Want an early sneak peek at Pokemon X and Pokemon Y? Visit Pokemon.com to watch a video introducing this new Pokemon adventure, including an exciting first look at the new starter Pokemon in battle! Fans can also catch a glimpse of the newest Legendary Pokemon and gameplay footage from the upcoming titles.

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will be the blueprint for an exciting array of new animation, Pokemon TCG, and toys debuting around the world.

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Post #2
08 Jan 2013 07:20 AM
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Wow... as the guys on NeoGAF keep saying, Iwata really dropped the bomb with that one. I'm really impressed by what I've seen, even though some parts looked a bit rough (which isn't surprising, since game won't be released for another 8 months).

Oh god, the wait is going to kill me! :p
Post #3
08 Jan 2013 07:58 AM
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Well this is definitely what the Nintendo 3DS needed. Wonder if we'll see any bundles for the XL 3DS. Looking forward to these games. Looks like they'll be pretty good.
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08 Jan 2013 09:12 AM
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Wow, I wasn't expecting something this big to be announced! Really looking forward to it, though I needed to get a 3DS asap.

Can't wait to play. Definitely going to use Fennekin. I might even like it more than Charmander and Cyndaquil.
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08 Jan 2013 04:40 PM
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Are those legendaries based off of the Roc and Cernunnos????
How am I supposed to decide between THOSE?
They're both so coooool!!!
And the starters are actually pretty cool! I just hope that combat doesn't have me running back to a pokecenter after every battle!

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