Nintendo Announces New Pokemon Games

By Abbey Knupp

On May 7, 2014, Nintendo announced two new Pokemon games, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Omega Sapphire, slated to be released in November. The games will be exclusive for the Nintendo 3DS and are rumored to be remakes of the third generation of Pokemon games, Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire, which were released in 2003 for the GameBoy Advance and share the same name.

The teaser trailer for the games did not give any glimpse at what the gameplay or graphics of the new games will look like, showcasing only the tentative box art. Despite the lack of knowledge about the games, Pokemon fans everywhere are in an excited frenzy at the prospect of new games, specifically a remake of the Hoenn classic.

On the official Pokemon website, Nintendo stated that the game will “take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.” The statement left fans questioning as to whether the new titles are simply remakes of the older versions or if they will offer new content and locations for the player to explore. It is suspected that the games are remakes of the older quest with new, additional features, much like the remakes of other Pokemon games in the past.

The box art and titles for the Hoenn remake suggest that the two legendary Pokemon, Kyogre and Groudon, will have mega evolutions. Though, with the little information that is available about the games at this point in time, it is too soon to tell.


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