Earlier today the Pokémon Company International released a gameplay trailer highlighting new features within the upcoming Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire remakes, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, most notably being the special scenario known as the Delta Episode. You can check out the trailer for yourself below:
The Delta Episode is a brand new story arc unique to Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Its story revolves around a gigantic asteroid that's on a collision course with the planet, the history of the Hoenn region and origins of Mega Evolution, and a mysterious girl named Zinnia. Rayquaza and Deoxys are also set to play significant roles within the story, as will Steven, Wallace, Team Magma and Team Aqua, and the Mossdeep Space Center. Sounds like quite the party, eh? It would appear that an event from 3,000 years in Hoenn's past is connected to the asteroid's appearance but further details are currently shrouded in mystery.
Not much is currently known about Zinnia, who travels with a Salamence and a Whismur, but it has been said that she holds the key to the fate of the world. It's also been noted that Zinnia wears a Mega Anklet (seen in her artwork below) that holds the Key Stone to allow her Salamence to Mega Evolve.
The trailer also revealed more information regarding various legendary Pokémon that you're able to encounter within Mirage Spots with usage of Soar. The featured legendaries included Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus, Cresselia, and Heatran. It's been stated that encounters with these legendaries will vary depending on which version of the games you're playing.
Like within the original generation III titles, you'll once again be able to encounter and capture Regirock, Regice, and Registeel by deciphering ancient messages that are scattered throughout the Hoenn region. However, this time around if you capture all three of the trio, and have met certain conditions within the games, you'll also be able to encounter and capture Regigigas.
The trailer finished off by reminding international players that they're able to transfer a Glalie holding its Mega Stone, obtainable within the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version, to their full copies of the games. Be sure to check out the demo if you've yet to do so, which requires a download code to obtain from the 3DS eShop. If you're in need of a download code feel free to request one within our demo code request topic on the Pokécharms forums and someone may be able to help you out!