Nintendo has announced Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, the first mainline handheld game to be set in a “breathtaking 3D world,” due out worldwide for 3DS in October.
The game features new starter Pokemon Chespin (grass), Fennekin (fire), and Froakie (water). New, still to be named legendary Pokemon are also in the game.
“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. “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.”
Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.