Two new Pokemon remakes are coming to 3DS.
Would have been nice to see a bit of gameplay. It's gonna sell like hotcakes
I'm just excited to hear an announcement! I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!
This is great news. I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority here, but ruby/sapphire/emerald is my favorite out of all the games. If this is a full 3D remake of the game then I definitely can't wait.
@outside: no, you're not alone. Ruby is favorite Pokemon game. :)
And people say COD is being milked. I guess they are starting to run out of the names aswell.
1 it's a remake like Fire Red, Soul Silver REMAKES 2 COD doesn't change while Pokemon has massive changes to the core gameplay every new generation completely changing the way battles happen. Apples/oranges bud, try hard next time.
Listen I enjoy pokemon as much as the next gamer, but changes to the core gameplay??? No. It is the same formula it has always been since Red/Blue. Just like COD has been the same since COD4. It works. It sells. No need to change I guess.
Cod doesn't really add any new guns, at least Pokemon gives you new Pokemon to use. I also wasn't aware there was a NEW POKEMON game releasing yearly?
Yeah didn't we just get X and Y? don't tell me Nintendo is going to annualize the series....
@nope111 The series has been almost yearly since Red/Blue were first released. Going off of U.S. releases... R/B - 1998 Y - 1999 G/S - 2000 C - 2001 Ru/Sa - 2003 FR/LG - 2004 E - 2005 D/P - 2007 Pt - 2009 HG/SS - 2010 B/W - 2011 B2/W2 - 2012 X/Y - 2013 OR/AS - 2014
Pretty cool, now make an 3D remake of Dimand and Pearl I'm in.
Lol Diamond and Pearl was 3D. Even if it was flat 3D
I'm buying this more mega evolutions please=]
What's with the gem names and dual versions? I've never done the Pokemon thing before, so it's a bit alien to me.
The name is saying what gen it is (Blue/Red being first ect.) This is a hd/3d remake of Ruby and Sapphire from about 10 years ago. The reason for dual versions is to give you a unique experience on both while changing nothing to the core gameplay the only difference between them is different pokemon and story. So if you enjoy one and really want to keep playing while not replaying the same one you can get the other version
I'm a little confused. "Explore a dramatic new world?" Does this mean it doesn't take place in Hoenn? Maybe there will be an additional continent?
Probably just 3D version of Hoenn - new as in "built from scratch".
That's kind of what I'm assuming, but the wording still seems strange for a remake.
@Beetey Probably remake of Hoenn in 3D, and you can fight the gym leaders in a completely different order, because you may start the game as a brand new character in a different city on the map, like Black & White -> B2 & W2. I'm guessing we'll get more Mega Evolutions (Hoenn starters, some hoenn originals, and legendaries), new abilities (Regi's / Slaking), a new story, and some new features. So it'll be the same concept (Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire), but with a lot of new content.
Oh man this is great but why don't they just remake Pokemon Crystal so everything is included. I never understood why they didn't do that with Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green or Heart Gold and Soul Silver. Anyway I hope Pokemon Z is still coming in the future.
It's so they can carry of the series of tradition of selling two sets of the same game with only minor differences. Remaking the 'ultimate' version wouldn't allow them to do that.
But we've already had this game before I totally understand if it's a new game but why do it to a remake we've already played before. The best thing to do is remake the ultimate version and give us everything included.
@Foxtrot Why do it in the first place? Chances are that the reasons for doing it with the originals still stand up with the remake. It'd be nice to get the ultimate version, but that's something different entirely.
Best thing "For the gamer" @ Foxtrot, as usual 2 copies sells more than 1 copy so why not?
Because: money. Its unfortunate really
unfortunate? people have been asking for a R/S remake for ages now.
Allow me to clarify: I think its unfortunate that they won't release an updated version of Emerald. When it comes to remakes, I find it rather cynical of GF and Nintendo not to release the definitive version of the game with the expectation that dedicated fans will buy both versions (which many will). I am not upset that R&S are being remade; along with G&S they are my favourite Pokemon games, and I will be buying Alpha Sapphire. Edit: I haven't quite figured out the comment system here, so that could explain the confusion.
One guess for me is that if they remade crystal, or anything like that, there would only be one game.
Heart gold and soul silver where the crystal remakes they took that formula and expanded on it. They remake the ultimate versions of these games but split them apart so there is still two games. Fr/gl= complete version of r/g/b/y Hg/ss= complete version of g/s/c Og/as= will be the complete version of r/s/e
Right,with the ability to trade with X and Y... I'm game!
Yeah they should have made leaf green fire red just yellow instead same with the other one that should have been crystal and they should just be making emerald now but that goes against the whole we must have 2 versions out, i understand for the trading side of things but seriously these are only remakes so they should have just done the best of the bunch out of the older gens, if we get some cool poke walker style thing tho I'll be sold ;)
Expect Pokemon X2 and Y2. Still waiting for Pokemon Gray...
Yeah was a p*** take when they did that with Black and White...it was the first time I decided to wait for Pokemon Gray. They better not do that with X and Y
I read about it before that the reason they have generally had two versions is to bring more social elements to it and get people to interact with one another. They did have a third version that did have more content than the rest but that generally came about 2 years later than that gen's release so the ppl who are in smaller towns and don't get to interact with others as easily have an opportunity too but now with the internet it's much easier. And that's why ever since the remakes of gen 2 HG and SS they have kept it at 2 separate versions and no added third. Well that's my understanding of the situation.
They only remake the dual versions. FireRed and LeafGreen - 2004 HeartGold and SoulSilver - 2010 OmegaRuby and AlphaSaphhire -2014 Diamond and Pearl remake possibly 2018-19 for The Next Generation Nintendo Handheld launch.
Remake Pokemon Yellow DAMN IT!
hurrn confirmed i'm going to shit myself this is too good i'm crying
pokemon z for wii u hopefully. A 3d pokemon like colosseum would be good imo
SOUND THE TRUMPETS!! HOENN CONFIRMED!!
One of my favorite soundtracks from the Pokemon games! Route 104! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Oh lord, the nostalgia hit me in the gut. Such a good game :D
Right in the nostalgia.
omg omg hory shite.Cant wait to battle team magma and aqua again in 3D.
I'm overjoyed. I really wanted this to come. After all the references in X, I new this would come. Oh yes!
I got a Pokérection from this announcement. Yes Nintendo!
Don't squirtle ;) I'm here all week.
HOENN region in the new Pokemon 3D engine. why are you doing this to me Nintendo.
I'm so going to buy this. I'm throwing my money at the screen and nothing is happening. :(
Are they going to begin to annualize Pokemon?
Pokemon X and Y been in development since 2009-10. A remake take less time than an original game.
The series has been almost yearly since Red/Blue were first released. Going off of U.S. releases... R/B - 1998 Y - 1999 G/S - 2000 C - 2001 Ru/Sa - 2003 FR/LG - 2004 E - 2005 D/P - 2007 Pt - 2009 HG/SS - 2010 B/W - 2011 B2/W2 - 2012 X/Y - 2013 OR/AS - 2014
I hope the battle frontier is in this.
It's clever of Nintendo to cover up the losses they announced to excite people with a game that'll definitely pick up some of the recuperating losses. Very very smart Nintendo!
To be honest I wonder if Nintendo lowered projections so that when all their stuff coming out this year shatters those goals they can be all "LOL, look we did so good. Look at all these exceeded expectations." Clever girl.
Lol , I thought its a new game when I saw the post ...zzzz , oh well continue my wait for SSB
I think it's safe to say that this is Nintendo's year. Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, and a Ruby/Sapphire remake...
Its not a remake
Of course it's a remake... It's not a remaster - it's being REMADE from the ground upwards.
I'm too hyped!! They better bring back secret bases the contests and the battle frontier from emerald the best battle frontier!!!! So excited I might just get both and nuzlocke one
These two titles is when pokemon started to take a downfall for me.
Everything after Ruby/Sapphire went downhill
This just in Call of duty suddenly became relative. How can people keep supporting the constant recycling? Do we have to wait decades for a proper new game again? X and Y were great now we're going back to remakes? Pass. That's if they are, if they aren't then disregard this comment:D
I mean... generally speaking, Nintendo does one new game per franchise every console generation. We were simply spoiled on the DS.
Pretty sure we've never had to wait more than 4 years for a new generation. Also the last games in the series before XY were brand new games.
New gameplay, new mechanics? I dont think so...even new graphics it took a while to update. Not just new pokemon... Also 4 years? Doesn't that seem a long time as it is?
If you haven't noticed this is how it ALWAYS is with the latest Nintendo hardware since the GBA. 2 Main Pokemon games, 2 remakes (typically bringing some new gen functions into the game) so you can get legendaries/rare pokemon unobtainable in the new games, 1 ultimate version of newest gen game, by then either a new handheld is about to release.
I was always a bit disappointed by 3rd gen pokemon, but I still loved these games regardless. I'm excited to play them again! IN 3D!!!
I never played 3rd gen, so maybe I will pick these up eventually.