New games revealed: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y!

Pokemon X & Y — 08 January, 2013

Pokemon X+Y logo Nintendo Direct has just finished airing and Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has revealed two new Pokemon games! They are called Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

The broadcast began with a retrospective look at the history of the Pokemon games, with many references to the delay between the release in Japan and the rest of the world. He then revealed the new games, which will be released simultaneously this October in Japan, America, UK, Europe and Australia!

The games will be on the 3DS and make full use of the 3D feature. The starter Pokemon were revealed to be named Chespin (Grass), Fennekin (Fire) and Froakie (Water). Continue below for the video and more pictures!

Pokemon X and Y starters - Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie
Pokemon X and Y starters - Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie

The full 10-minute Nintendo Direct broadcast can be seen on the Nintendo UK YouTube channel here.

Chespin - Grass-type starter from Pokemon X&Y
Chespin - Grass-type starter
Fennekin - Fire-type starter from Pokemon X&Y
Fennekin - Fire-type starter
Froakie - Water-type starter from Pokemon X&Y
Froakie - Water-type starter

Two new legendary Pokemon were revealed, assumed to be the mascots of each game. There is no information on which one is in which game. Click an image to see a bigger version.

New legendary Pokemon in Pokemon X&Y
New legendary Pokemon in Pokemon X&Y

Here are some screenshots from the gameplay (not necessarily final). The game has a fully 3D world.

Player in 3D looking in a mirror in Pokemon X&Y
Player in 3D looking in a mirror
A Route in Pokemon X&Y
One of the Routes in the game - it looks like trainers still stand in perpendicular fashion!
A town in Pokemon X&Y
Running through a town

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