Nintendo recently announced Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, the latest entries in the canon Pokemon series, causing some pretty incredible fan reaction throughout the world. X/Y is the first game in the series to go full 3D and it looks like this might be the change in the formula that fans have been clamouring for for a long time now.
The Pokémon Company international marketing director J.C. Smith feels that it has been long overdue now.
“This game has been a long time coming,” Smith told Polygon. “Obviously, Game Freak wanted to make sure that when they created this new universe on the 3DS, that it looked fantastic; both in the polygonal style and also when people are able to see the 3D effects as well. It’s really exciting to see the Pokemon come to life a little more.”
“Even in this early stage of development, it’s looking really cool,” he said, after claiming that Game Freak has always done its best- even with the DS entries- to make the games look good graphically.
“There’s always been an evolution of the look and feel; it just happens to be that we played Black and White, and Heart Gold and Soul Silver, and Diamond and Pearl, and Platinum — all of those games on the same platform. So it feels like it’s been a long time in the same way,” Smith went on. “But between the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color, and moving up into the DS now, it’s always had that change. There’s never been a conscious decision to reboot, it’s just a decision to try new things and express the world in a new way.”
Pokemon X and Y releases for the 3DS this October the world over (also becoming the first game in the Pokemon series to have a simultaneous global launch).