Pokemon X and Y to boost franchise to over 700 Pokemon
posted on 01.08.13 at 08:45 PM EST by (@salromano)
3D Pokemon game to utilize 3DS to its maximum abilities.

Following this morning’s announcement, a few additional details on Pokemon X and Pokemon Y have come out of the Japanese media.

Here are some choice tidbits from Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara in a note attached to this morning’s Japanese press release.

  • In addition to existing Pokemon, there will be a large number of completely new Pokemon. The additions will bring the total number of Pokemon in the franchise from the current 649 to over 700.
  • Because of Pokemon X and Y, the Pokemon anime, movies, card game, and merchandise will “break into a new dimension.”
  • People around the world will be able to simultaneously experience “Real Play.” (I’m assuming this is referring to the game’s global October release.)
  • The game will utilize the 3DS to its maximum abilities to leverage its overwhelmingly beautiful presentation.
  • The game uses an innovative communication system that makes it feel as if you are playing with other players around the world.
  • The bonds between players and Pokemon will deepen, and Pokemon will become stronger with the new battle structure.
  • Everyone will enjoy the game’s scenario and music.

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  • DarthBrian

    Gotta Catch Them All? :(

  • The bonds between players and Pokemon will deepen, and Pokemon will become stronger with the new battle structure. so its not just a rehash take that haters

    • Revorse

      Yeah, the phrase was something that just increased my interest even more. Gotta start saving some money.

  • I want to be excited about this, but I just know somehow Nintendo will screw it up.

    • When has Nintendo ever screwed up a game? Oh that’s right. Never.

      • The sequel to Star Fox for the SNES which was supposed to be released in 1995 even though the game was nearly finished… Nintendo canned it thus destroyed all hope for Star Fox fans…

        If that’s not screwing up, I don’t know what is….

        • Chris Hardewig

          Star Fox 64 was great

      • xMCXx

        Nintendo screwed up many times.
        Sunshine, for example.
        But this is Game Freaks.

        • Analfeelers

          Sunshine was great! You’re the sort of guy that complains about Mario games not being original anymore, but then bashes on Sunshine.

        • Sunshine is one of my favorite games.

          • xMCXx

            That’s cool. I loathe it.

  • yay

  • DrTrunk

    I’ve got to say that I’m quite curious about how they mean when they essentially bring up the topic that was on everyone’s mind at the :57 mark, in which it looks like there could be an, essentially, co-op mode.

  • PrinceHeir

    700 already O________O

    well Yu-Gi-Oh! is probably around 2000 cards by now so it’s not that bad.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      But Yu-Gi-Oh! also has traps and magic cards, not only creatures :P

  • “break into a new dimension”
    I hope that doesn’t mean the anime is going into CGI animation. That’d be a disgrace

    • Matt heinemann

      The anime’s already gotten old beyond belief. Hopefully they’ll start a new one that doesn’t copletely suck.

  • Eclipse

    Mother of God… now there’s over 700 Pokemon?!

    If that amount were ever included in a single game, I’d probably end up dead trying to catch ’em all.

    • Chaoxys

      When was the last time Pokemon used the phase “Gotta catch ’em all”? I think they dropped it a long time ago.

      • They dropped the “Gotta catch ’em all” slogan after the release of Pokémon Crystal.

        • MrHello1

          actually it ended with after emerald, they put “gotta catch em all” on the box but in a different font, which ruined the slogoan completely

  • fireemblembeast

    Global release brings tears of joy to my eyes ;_; I love that

  • Must.. Catch all !!!! Dies from being overwhemed.

  • Try rapping that pokerap

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    So, Ninty/ Game Freak ran out of colors, it seems, as somebody pointed out on EG already ^^. While I’m really excited for a proper 3DS Pokemon game I am disappointed with the visuals. This looks moderately better than the predecessors on DS. I have seen much better on 3DS, Biohazard Revelations comes to mind.

    Well, shoot it, game’s gonna be hours of addictive kidnapping (catching Pokemon actually equals kidnapping them ^^) fun anyways so the bland graphics are probably the only thing to criticize.

  • It sounds cool,very cool.
    Is there any chance for RP (Role Play) with this whole new world?
    Also,about what time will it be available in stores?

  • yayyyyy whooo hooo so many new friends for me

  • that sounds awesome but i would like to see a Hoenn remake

  • KurisuMakise

    I’m starting to wonder if increasing the amount is becoming detrimental now. Digimon for example boasts a large roster and I hardly know 100 of em. Nor is the roster of Pokemon very balanced either…

  • I Still Don´t care past 251…

  • i wanna see how the 3d captures are going to look like

  • NICE