PokÃ©mon X and Y, the first 3D entries in the main series have been announced for the 3DS through a Nintendo Direct Broadcast. The games will feature a full 3D world with sprites being replaced by full 3D models. There will also be a whole new set of PokÃ©mon as usual, although the exact number is yet to be revealed. So far, only the 3 starters have been officially announced, Chespin the grass type, Fennekin the fire type and Froakie the water type. Two more were shown in the trailer, presumably the X and Y themed cover stars of the games, but no further details have been given.
The other big news is the gamesâ€™ release date, October 2013. The games will be released simultaneously worldwide, a first for the series, so the notoriously long localisation delay will no longer be a problem for fans of the series who have previously had to import the game early on.
This announcement may come as a surprise to many, so soon after Black and White 2â€™s release, but the initial reaction seems to be overwhelmingly positive. The long wait for a fully fledged 3D PokÃ©mon is finally over and I, for one, am incredibly excited.