The 3DS generation of Pokemon games has finally arrived, and Nintendo has done away with the colorful naming scheme. The games, entitled Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, will once again introduce a whole new line-up of pocket pets into the Pokemon world. And this time they’ll be in 3D--and we mean that in every way possible. The game will be entirely polygonal, and will make use of the 3DS’s stereoscopic capabilities. For the first time since Pokemon Coliseum, you will be able to see your Pokemon actually duke it out on screen!
Of course, a new Pokemon game means new Pokemon merchandising! A brand new anime is already in the works, as is a new toyline for younger kids. Also, new expansions for the Pokemon card game are in development.
Thus far, five new Pokemon have been revealed. The game’s starters include Chespin, which appears to be a grass-based otter (or maybe a rat?); Fennekin, a flame-based fennec fox; and Froakie, a water-based frog. Additionally, the legendaries have been revealed. One being some sort of flying bird beast and another looks much like the guardian of the forest from Princess Mononoke, big antlers and all.