INTRODUCING POKÉMON X AND POKÉMON Y: AN EPIC NEW 3D ADVENTURE LAUNCHING WORLDWIDE IN OCTOBER 2013
New Pokémon Adventure Featuring All-New Pokémon Set in a Spectacular 3D World
BELLEVUE, WA, Tuesday January 08, 2013
The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced today that the next generation of Pokémon video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, will launch worldwide in October exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. New Pokémon, a new storyline set in a spectacular 3D world, and dynamic battles instantly make Pokémon X and Pokémon Y two of the most highly anticipated video game titles of 2013.
“The worldwide launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y this October allows players to begin their adventures at the same time,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokémon Company. “Now, Pokémon fans across the globe can discover the secrets of Pokémon games and can collect, battle, and trade with each other immediately.”
“We brought Pokémon into an entirely new dimension and we’re incredibly excited to bring Pokémon X and Pokémon Y to fans,” said Junichi Masuda, video game director at GAME FREAK inc. “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.”
Want an early sneak peek at Pokémon X and Pokémon Y? Visit Pokemon.com to watch a video introducing this new Pokémon adventure, including an exciting first look at the new starter Pokémon in battle! Fans can also catch a glimpse of the newest Legendary Pokémon and gameplay footage from the upcoming titles.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be the blueprint for an exciting array of new animation, Pokémon TCG, and toys debuting around the world.
Be sure to visit Pokemon.com, Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon, and follow Pokémon on Twitter @Pokemon to ensure you’re receiving the latest Pokémon X and Pokémon Y news!
The following is just a taste of what people are already saying:
IGN – Worldwide simultaneous release for the first ever 3D Pokemon games, coming to the 3DS in October.
Kotaku – Let’s Marvel at How Pretty Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Looks
Gamasutra – Christmas 2013 looks good for the 3DS, thanks to Pokemon X and Y
Game Informer – Meet Your Pokémon X and Y Starters
San Jose Mercury News – But now with the Nintendo 3DS, it looks like the Japanese company is finally giving fans what they want.
Gamer Revolution – So, who's hyped for more Pokémon later this year? I think I'm going to have to buy a 3DS XL now...
Gamer Rant – Nintendo has finally pulled the curtain off of the big Pokemon announcement that it has been teasing since last week, and it’s as substantial as many fans have been hoping for.
MTV Multiplayer Blog – You can look for two new 3DS-exclusive "Pokémon" titles this October with a simultaneous release across all territories.
Joystiq – Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are coming to the handheld this October, and going against tradition Nintendo is releasing them in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and Australia at the same time.