Pokemon X and Y have only been announced yesterday, with a reveal on the latest Nintendo Direct, and fans are already speculating on a number of aspects surrounding the new entries of the franchise. Given the nature of the games and the Gamepad’s features, the games could have debuted on the Wii U but Nintendo has prefered keeping the series to its handheld console.
Speaking to Game Informer, J.C Smith, the director of consumer marketing for the Pokemon Company, stated that there never was any talk about bringing the series main games to home consoles. It’s a precise decision of the developers to stick with the handheld formula of the game, the formula they find best suited to many of the series’ features, like the Pokemon trading features.
Pokemon X and Y will feature quite a number of new things for the series: gone is the top down view in favor of a dynamic 3D camera, the setting is looking more varied than ever, with castles and dungeons. New pokemons will be added of course and the new game will feature a mix of old and new pokemons.
Pokemon X and Y will be released on October 2013 worldwide exclusively on 3DS: you can watch the reveal trailer here.