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As many gamers will know, today marked a big day for Nintendo as they streamed their Wii....
Ladies and gentlemen, Generation 6 is here. In today's Pokémon Direct, Satoru Iwata took the stage and, after a recap of the whole Pokémon series so far, revealed what will probably be heralded as the first games in Generation 6: Pokémon X and Y versions for the Nintendo 3DS. The full presentation is after the jump - but fair warning, this article is image heavy!
(Click the image above to view the reveal video on YouTube!)
Perhaps most notably, the series has shifted from the semi-3D, semi-sprite-based presentation as seen in the Unova games to complete 3D-modelled environments, characters, and Pokémon. The 3D is present both in the overworld and in battles, and some of the animation looks to be extremely well polished for Pokémon's first full 3D entry. The overworld seems to use a lot of the dynamic camera views that Unova added, with new effects for rustling grass, rope-swinging, and many other interactions with the world.
However, it's the battle system that appears to have benefitted most from the change: all Pokémon are completely animated - entry, attacking, and damage animations are seen in the trailer, but I'm sure more will reveal themselves once we see some greater footage for the battles. Although this is speculation, it also looks like physical moves (such as Tackle) might actually see the Pokémon contact each other in this game, which is a step up from the 3D console battlers like Pokémon Battle Revolution.
(Click the picture to see an animated version of Magikarp being Solar Beam'd!)
And, of course, a new Pokémon generation reveal wouldn't be without new Pokémon - so far, we've seen a couple of different Pokémon, including the new starters, which look like this:
We were also given glimpses of the version exclusive legendaries, although no clues as to their typing or names:
As for when we can get our hands on these games: the video stated that the games will see a simultaneous release worldwide in October 2013 - some completely unprecented but very welcome news.
That's about all from the video - but stay tuned to Pokécharms, as we'll be here with news and opinions on the new games as they happen!