It's to be expected really. If you follow the progression of past generations. During the GBA era, we got a new generation as well as a remake of the first gen games (fire red, leaf green) Last gen we got two new gens as well as a second gen remake(heart gold and soul silver) Now we have another new gen so a remake is in order. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if we get another remake for the fourth gen (diamond and pearl)
That would explain the lati@s mega evos found in x/y's coding, but is that boxart implying a mega evo for kyogre/groudon? If so will that be patched into x/y
I'm more curious though about the effect this will have on other things in x/y, for example the trainer customization, will they have a player character based on the r/s characters and if so will they be adding new clothing options to reflect that?
I'm happy to see the trend of "text on screen only" preview videos is continuing strong. I, for one, hate seeing what the games actually look and play like. Who wants to see THAT when you could have fonts flying around?
Technically though Nintendo isn't making it since GameFreak isn't owned by them, nor is the Pokemon Company which oversees the marketing of all things Pokemon. Besides, it's like @TriforceBun mentioned, what else is GameFreak going to do?
Ironically, I just bought Pokemon Y. As if, Y did I just buy a Pokemon game when there is another one right around the corner... pad bun, I know.
I'm not a Pokemon veteran but I don't think Pokemon games have characterized by being radically different than each other. Obviously there have been tweaks to the formula and the battle system but there hasn't been a Pokemon game 9 (sequel) that has departed that much from the previous game.
@Tranquilo outside of the Luminose City glitch, the fact it didn't launch with poke transporter, that rather nasty GTS glitch, and the still unfixed fiasco with the mystery egg, some mega evolutions who are just unbalanced
Let's see here, there are some absolutely atrocious framerate drops in the game (this is the first time I've noticed these kinds of things on my own, basically whenever I have my charizard go to it's X mega evolution the framerate seems to take a small hit and later when I went to compare the models on the pokedex to see if there was something I was missing I saw that megazard X is just atrocously choppy compared to regular charizard (who has a really smooth model I must say which makes it more jarring)
Oh while we're talking about presentation I love the 3d models they gave to all the npc trainer-no they just got a bunch of tacky 2d cut-outs... well at least all the important people like gym leaders with 3d mode- nope, seriously that's just really stupid
the entire game feels like it needed another 3-4 months of just fine tuning, it isn't as bad as mk7 but it is pretty bad.
You know…I've been hearing a lot of bad stuff about Mario Kart 7 lately. Like, that it's unfinished, etc.
Outside of the lack of a ton of NEW stuff (of which nearly every MK game is guilty of), and the Wuhu glitches (which were patched), what the heck is the big problem? I thought it was a very solid MK game overall, with perhaps the best set of courses in the series.