The third generation of Pokémon, Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, is hands-down my favourite. It pioneered Pokémon abilities, natures, weather and double battles. Although its successors had bonus features like Super Contests and the Pokémon Musical, none of them came close in quality to the Contests and implementation of Secret Bases found in Ruby and Sapphire.
Today, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been confirmed for release in November of 2014, 11 years later (makes you feel old, doesn’t it?). To fans of the franchise, this should come as no surprise as The Pokémon Company tends to re-make past games using new game engines.
There are a few things that we can guess at about these new games:
- They will run in the X/Y engine, and as such will be fully 3D
- Mega Evolutions of both Gen 3 legendaries, Kyogre and Groudon will appear, and are presumably featured on the boxes of their respective games
- There will be new content in addition to the original campaign found in Ruby and Sapphire (Both previous re-makes have featured more content)
If you know of some other information that we could add to the list, let us know in the comments below!
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) May 7, 2014
Introducing Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, an Epic Adventure Launching Worldwide in November 2014
BELLEVUE, WA — May 7, 2014 — The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will launch worldwide in November 2014, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Pokémon fans will collect, battle, and trade Pokémon in a new adventure.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favorite hits on the Game Boy Advance system. The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.
Be sure to visit Pokemon.com frequently for more Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire news and information that will roll out leading up to the worldwide launch in November.
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