Pokémon X and Y Announced: What To Expect

This will not be Pokémon Rumble Blast.

This will not be Pokémon Conquest, either.

This will be a 3D Pokémon game, with new Pokémon, new music and new camera.

A fresh start.

While Pokémon Black and White 2 were solid entries in the series, quenching the need for a new title, they weren’t exactly heralded for their amount of new content. If anything, they were a big tease, a reason to “suit up” and hit the trail once again. From the short Nintendo Direct video released Tuesday, Pokémon X and Y are a reason to suit up and go to war.

In just a minute and 13 seconds, Nintendo’s trailer for the game is able to captivate. To see your trainer run around in 3D environments is amazing. To see Pokémon battling in 3D on a handheld is a treasure to behold.

Nintendo has already announced two legendary Pokémon for the title, Xerneas and Yvetal, as well three Starter Pokemon: Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie and have confirmed that fan favorites Psyduck, Pikachu and Dratini will be included. There have also been reports that the battle system will be improved upon as well.

What does this all mean? A wedding of what has worked for well over 15 years and the graphic overhaul fans have yearned for, for just as long. No longer will Pokémon fans see bland 2D sprites or venture around in flat, feeling-less worlds.

The Pokémon series just got real, real. Real fast.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of ReviewFix.com and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late Examiner.com. He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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