The year isn’t complete if Nintendo doesn’t announce something related to the popular Pokemon franchise. Well, we finally have our first taste of what 2014 has in store for us in regards to the adorable Pocket Monsters with the announcement of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Last year, fans all across the world were treated to the first 3D handheld Pokemon game, in the form of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. While some criticized that the game was a bit too easy compared to earlier titles, it nonetheless was a hit, with new innovations such as the ability to customize your avatar, Berry farms that felt like you were in Harvest Moon, and, of course, Mega Evolutions.
Today, Nintendo has announced the remake of Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire, the two top-selling games for the Game Boy Advance. (That takes me back…) Sadly, Pokemon Emerald has not had a similar announcement, as Nintendo seems to be following the trend of only remaking two at a time, leaving the sister titles such as Pokemon Yellow and Pokemon Crystal to welcome Emerald into their midsts.
A press release from Nintendo states:
“Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favourite hits on the Game Boy Advance system. The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.”
Not many details have been released so far, but with E3 around the corner, Nintendo will no doubt be treating us to information on this new title, as well as information on other fan favorites such as Super Smash Bros.
Are you excited for this remake? What changes would you like to see in the game?
Kayla Swenson is an aspiring author and former DJ from Seattle, WA that procrastinates far too much with video games to get a book out. When she’s not gaming until carpal tunnel sets in, she’s working on dreams of being a voice actor as well as a published writer. Follow her on Twitter @beltravi or e-mail her at email@example.com. Go, go, TEAM XBRO!