Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire First Gameplay Footage

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire First Gameplay Footage

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's short teaser shows off the game's mascots in the in-game engine.

Nintendo teased that we'd get our first glimpse of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire gameplay footage today. It did deliver on that promise... but it really is just a glimpse. The very short 39 second clip simply shows version mascots Groudon and Kyogre in the in-game engine.

Both legendary Pokemon perform their special abilities, which look pretty cool, but don't actually have any sound effects yet. There also isn't any background music to accompany the video. A somewhat annoying rumbling sound can be heard, although the video says that it won't be in the final game.

It seems very "placeholder-y" for a game that is supposed to be coming out in November. Don't get me wrong, it's great to see these Pokemon rendered in X and Y's 3D engine, but I wonder if they can get the game up to snuff in time for its release.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata previously stated that the upcoming games would be "full remakes," meaning the pair of games will not be a spin-off or a sequel to the original Ruby and Sapphire.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will release worldwide in November, 2014.

Source: Nintendo

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Ah yes, gameplay...

Meh, here's hoping Rayquaza would swoop down later in that cutscene like before.

At this rate, only Red/Blue/Yellow will the only ones left to port/remake and you can effectively play every single generation on the 3DS ^.^

SupahGamuh:
At this rate, only Red/Blue/Yellow will the only ones left to port/remake and you can effectively play every single generation on the 3DS ^.^

I would hope they would do Yellow, having Pikachu follow you again would be cool, battling Jessie and James as well.

SupahGamuh:
At this rate, only Red/Blue/Yellow will the only ones left to port/remake and you can effectively play every single generation on the 3DS ^.^

Would definitely make doing the Let's Plays of the Pokemon games easier for me that's for sure. :P

OT: I have to agree that it does look kinda like a placeholder sorta of thing for something that's coming out later this year. Then again, I'm pretty sure they'll have it all done by the time it's out. Main thing I want though is for them to recreate the events that we never got here. *referring to Old Sea Map for Mirage Island for Mew*

arc1991:
I would hope they would do Yellow, having Pikachu follow you again would be cool, battling Jessie and James as well.

Yellow is soooo underrated, I actually liked it better than Red/Blue :P

on the one hand yaaaay remakes of ruby and sapphire , on the other hand... i dont have or want a 3ds *bats Nintendo over the head with a newspaper* i know you are allergic to making money and all but porting these things to PC couldn't be a bad thing ? indy games have proved that you dont have to be aaa to make money.. and we all know that emulators have been out for years for the old game boy and even DS so why not? its not like it cant be done ?

RedBackDragon:
on the one hand yaaaay remakes of ruby and sapphire , on the other hand... i dont have or want a 3ds *bats Nintendo over the head with a newspaper* i know you are allergic to making money and all but porting these things to PC couldn't be a bad thing ? indy games have proved that you dont have to be aaa to make money.. and we all know that emulators have been out for years for the old game boy and even DS so why not? its not like it cant be done ?

It can be done, but that would be like asking Sony to port Uncharted over to the PC. It's a Nintendo IP, they're only going to release it on Nintendo systems. That's common business sense. If people want to play the game, they need to buy a Nintendo system, and for a title like Pokemon, people are willing to do that. Extra money for Nintendo this way.

The thing of it is that Gamefreak really threw the remakes of Red and Green/Blue and Gold and Silver pretty quick using the current generation's engine and they've always been pretty up to snuff. I think once Gamefreak has an engine together for a game they're pretty skilled at using it again. There's a difference here though, in that they're upgrading a 2D game to a 3D world, so it'll be interesting to see how they'll pull it off.

I'm looking forward to this. Gen 2 and it's Gen 4 remake will always be my favorites, but Ruby got me through high school. I logged countless hours into that game when I had just gotten to the age where I could buy my own video games and started getting them at launch. Lots of fond memories of me and my friends squeezing as much time as we possibly could out of those games.

Sheo_Dagana:
The thing of it is that Gamefreak really threw the remakes of Red and Green/Blue and Gold and Silver pretty quick using the current generation's engine and they've always been pretty up to snuff. I think once Gamefreak has an engine together for a game they're pretty skilled at using it again. There's a difference here though, in that they're upgrading a 2D game to a 3D world, so it'll be interesting to see how they'll pull it off.

I doubt it would be that difficult. In reality X/Y play just like the 2d games but with awesome roller skates. But I would be interested to see if they just re-use most assets or if they makes lots of new ones for Hoenn.

I really didnt like how Kyrogre looked in this, I would preferred him hovering above the water rather than in it.

So all I got from that is that the game looks pretty in 3D render (which is something X and Y showed me). So... thanks for the useless leak whoever leaked?

Sheo_Dagana:
The thing of it is that Gamefreak really threw the remakes of Red and Green/Blue and Gold and Silver pretty quick using the current generation's engine and they've always been pretty up to snuff. I think once Gamefreak has an engine together for a game they're pretty skilled at using it again. There's a difference here though, in that they're upgrading a 2D game to a 3D world, so it'll be interesting to see how they'll pull it off.

It actually shouldn't be that hard, given that a good portion of the work is already done. They already had to animate all the ruby/sapphire pokemanz and their abilities for X & Y, and the battlefields should be largely the same, with the only real work being needed on the skyboxes.

The only part that poses a significant amount of work is translating the out-of-battle world into 3D. It's easier than it would be in a brand new game cuz they don't need to come up with the design for everything, but they'll need to manufacture the art assets and re-create the route/city maps in the new engine, and given the size of the world in Pokemon games, that could be a substantial effort.

And yes, I'm kinda excited for this one too. Ruby/Sapphire was the only generation I never had the chance to play, thanks to not owning a GBA. It'll be nice to check it out with the 3D world I loved in X/Y.

arc1991:

SupahGamuh:
At this rate, only Red/Blue/Yellow will the only ones left to port/remake and you can effectively play every single generation on the 3DS ^.^

I would hope they would do Yellow, having Pikachu follow you again would be cool, battling Jessie and James as well.

I hope so too. You could get every starter pokemon in that game too without having to trade.
I hope they port silver/gold/crystal too. It's my favourite generation of the series, I always liked how you could travel to kanto after the pokemon league. To be honest I would support any new game that allowed you to go to different regions.

SupahGamuh:
At this rate, only Red/Blue/Yellow will the only ones left to port/remake and you can effectively play every single generation on the 3DS ^.^

I'm still confused about why those ones haven't come to the Virtual Console yet. It's got most of the games from pretty much every single one of Nintendo's flagship titles, including Mario, Zelda, Metroid and Kirby, so the lack of first-gen Pokémon is really strange.

SirBryghtside:

SupahGamuh:
At this rate, only Red/Blue/Yellow will the only ones left to port/remake and you can effectively play every single generation on the 3DS ^.^

I'm still confused about why those ones haven't come to the Virtual Console yet. It's got most of the game from pretty much every single one of Nintendo's flagship titles, including Mario, Zelda, Metroid and Kirby, so the lack of first-gen Pokémon is really strange.

Id be very surprised if they were remade any time soon due to HG/SS allowing for all the gen1 stuff. But i would like them to put it on vitual console, maybe even make it compatible with Poke Bank.

#thehype (Inside joke?)

OT: That gameplay footage blew my fucking mind!
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Aw, who am I kidding? I was expecting to see how the trainers would look like in this "full remake", at least... or, maybe, some more [possible] mega evolutions, I guess...

SupahGamuh:

Yellow is soooo underrated, I actually liked it better than Red/Blue :P

I wouldn't call it underrated, considering that people like it no less than Red or Blue.

OT: This trailer is actually quite a big thing. It's showing new, revamped weather effects as well as the battle sprites being submerged underwater. In all other Pokemon games, when battling on water, the sprites are floating above it. It seems as if they're going to make most of the Pokemon either stand or swim while battling.

They've also removed the circular areas in which the Pokemon stand and it just has them standing on a regular battlefield, which was previously only seen in the home console games.

And the trailer isn't "place-holdery" at all. The only thing that doesn't make sense as to why they're not showing is Kyogre and Groudon's roars. The only explanation is that they now have new cries in this new game.

Nintendo probably don't want to show off the new soundtrack either, which is why there's no music, and only a slight rumbling noise.

It's clear that they only wanted to show off the new weather and the new water battleground. I think the music will come later.

I was kinda hoping to see what the world itself looks like remade, but on the other hand I assumed we would have to wait to see a real gameplay trailer at E3 anyway.

Agayek:

It actually shouldn't be that hard, given that a good portion of the work is already done. They already had to animate all the ruby/sapphire pokemanz and their abilities for X & Y, and the battlefields should be largely the same, with the only real work being needed on the skyboxes.

The only part that poses a significant amount of work is translating the out-of-battle world into 3D. It's easier than it would be in a brand new game cuz they don't need to come up with the design for everything, but they'll need to manufacture the art assets and re-create the route/city maps in the new engine, and given the size of the world in Pokemon games, that could be a substantial effort.

And yes, I'm kinda excited for this one too. Ruby/Sapphire was the only generation I never had the chance to play, thanks to not owning a GBA. It'll be nice to check it out with the 3D world I loved in X/Y.

It *shouldn't* be that hard, but as you can see from this trailer, Gamefreak have revamped the weather and the battlefields and they're reworking the pokemon to work with the slightly submerged nature of the water battlefield.

No trumpets and trombones. Clearly this whole "Hoenn" remake is a red herring for their real agenda - making a new Pokemon Pinball game.

Agayek:
It actually shouldn't be that hard, given that a good portion of the work is already done. They already had to animate all the ruby/sapphire pokemanz and their abilities for X & Y, and the battlefields should be largely the same, with the only real work being needed on the skyboxes.

You wouldn't know it since you never played the Hoenn games, but there's also the underwater areas as well.

And yes, I'm kinda excited for this one too. Ruby/Sapphire was the only generation I never had the chance to play, thanks to not owning a GBA. It'll be nice to check it out with the 3D world I loved in X/Y.

Virtual Boy Advance, duh! ;)

I'm currently playing through Ruby on my phone, Trying to catch a Feebas atm which is destroying my soul :(

Limie:

arc1991:

SupahGamuh:
At this rate, only Red/Blue/Yellow will the only ones left to port/remake and you can effectively play every single generation on the 3DS ^.^

I would hope they would do Yellow, having Pikachu follow you again would be cool, battling Jessie and James as well.

I hope so too. You could get every starter pokemon in that game too without having to trade.
I hope they port silver/gold/crystal too. It's my favourite generation of the series, I always liked how you could travel to kanto after the pokemon league. To be honest I would support any new game that allowed you to go to different regions.

They did that with Heart Gold and Soul Silver, you can still play that on the 3DS, meaning Pokemon can still be sent from that region (admittedly you need an older DS system as well but it's still doable) Gen 2 onwards won't be touched now until the Cartridges change completely, and stops DS and 3DS with the newer system which will undoubtedly come out to replace the 3DS.

emeraldrafael:
So all I got from that is that the game looks pretty in 3D render (which is something X and Y showed me). So... thanks for the useless leak whoever leaked?

Err, this isn't a leak. This is a trailer for the game published by Nintendo.

Some day, some day I'll buy a 3DS.
And by that time, there'll probably be a "combined version" of this pair of games.
That's what I'll buy.
Some day.

Sheen Lantern:

emeraldrafael:
So all I got from that is that the game looks pretty in 3D render (which is something X and Y showed me). So... thanks for the useless leak whoever leaked?

Err, this isn't a leak. This is a trailer for the game published by Nintendo.

Well to be fair this isnt the first place I saw it, and everyone else had said leak because there's sound to it.

either way, I still think its pretty useless over all. Its just showing its in 3D render which is nice but again, X and Y showed plenty of times how pretty the game is like that. I mean, they didn't even give much that we haven't seen already, and its pretty short for a trailer.

Soxafloppin:
I'm currently playing through Ruby on my phone, Trying to catch a Feebas atm which is destroying my soul :(

Are you sure you're doing it the right way? It was never really explained well how to find Feebas.

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Hoenn_Route_119#Finding_Feebas

Its very contrived and stupid. I never even found a Feebas even though I've played through all three Hoenn games, some more than once.

Skeleon:
Some day, some day I'll buy a 3DS.
And by that time, there'll probably be a "combined version" of this pair of games.
That's what I'll buy.
Some day.

There won't be a "combined" version since they don't do that with remakes. The'll already have a combined story like the Silver and Gold remakes had.

For those who are disappointed by how limited this footage was seem to forget that we're not too far away from E3 which is a great place to truly showcase something like this. Call me crazy but an event where all the eyes of industry are upon you seems like a more fitting major reveal for a project like this instead of releasing the big juicy reveal during the weeks leading up to E3.

As for the footage itself I don't think this was supposed to blow minds or give you that much of a look. What it is designed to do is let you know the style the remake will be using which looks to be X and Y. No doubt this has been in the works for a little while now and November is still nearly six full months away so it isn't like it is releasing that soon. This is a remake after all and Nintendo managed to pump out the impressive Wind Waker HD in about six months. There is a lot that can be done between now and release.

Wait until after E3 before we start piling on with the doubt and criticism. Something tells me Nintendo wants to make a big splash at E3 and something like this will certainly help accomplish that.

Edit: Also enough with the damn roll over ads and ads which automatically play audio. Getting sick of being blasted at random because I moused over something or having videos interrupted because an ad which I can't stop or mute decided to start playing randomly. Totally fine with ads and understand why they are here but do we really need incredibly annoying ones?

MarsAtlas:

Soxafloppin:
I'm currently playing through Ruby on my phone, Trying to catch a Feebas atm which is destroying my soul :(

Are you sure you're doing it the right way? It was never really explained well how to find Feebas.

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Hoenn_Route_119#Finding_Feebas

Its very contrived and stupid. I never even found a Feebas even though I've played through all three Hoenn games, some more than once.

Yea I googled it before I started (I remember wanting its Evolved form as a kid and never being able to find one) I found one eventually, it took 3 hours all in, The annoying part being that I was going to start from one point, but changed my mind and started from the other side, If I'd had stuck with my original choice it would have taken maybe half an hour!

and i thought finding a Tauros was bitch, I've got all the normally obtainable Ruby pokemon, now to Trade them to Firered, Evolve them and start Sapphire!

Dexterity:

SupahGamuh:

Yellow is soooo underrated, I actually liked it better than Red/Blue :P

OT: This trailer is actually quite a big thing. It's showing new, revamped weather effects as well as the battle sprites being submerged underwater. In all other Pokemon games, when battling on water, the sprites are floating above it. It seems as if they're going to make most of the Pokemon either stand or swim while battling.

They've also removed the circular areas in which the Pokemon stand and it just has them standing on a regular battlefield, which was previously only seen in the home console games.

They seemed more like cutscenes than actual arenas, honestly.

If that is the case, then the trailer is pretty disappointing. I was hoping to see how the overworld looks in the new engine. I have a feeling they're saving the big guns for E3.

Am I able to catch non-Gen3 pokemon in this game? I wonder.
If I can only trade from the other games, I don't quite need a 3D version of the game I already have. The Mega 4th evolutions don't appeal to me.

Odbarc:
Am I able to catch non-Gen3 pokemon in this game? I wonder.
If I can only trade from the other games, I don't quite need a 3D version of the game I already have. The Mega 4th evolutions don't appeal to me.

They'll probably add it in for when you get the National Pokedex like how the Gen 2 remake added in the other legendarily from the 4th Generation. In the Gen 1 remakes they also added in the legendary dogs and Pokemon that were from Gen III and Gen II, so it's entirely possible that we can see some Gen VI Pokemon in this remake once we beat the Pokemon League.

w23eer:

They seemed more like cutscenes than actual arenas, honestly.

If that is the case, then the trailer is pretty disappointing. I was hoping to see how the overworld looks in the new engine. I have a feeling they're saving the big guns for E3.

Definitely not likely that it's a cutscene. Considering the major fact that both Pokemon are being sent out with the trailer immediately showing Drizzle/Sunny Day.

Dexterity:

w23eer:

They seemed more like cutscenes than actual arenas, honestly.

If that is the case, then the trailer is pretty disappointing. I was hoping to see how the overworld looks in the new engine. I have a feeling they're saving the big guns for E3.

Definitely not likely that it's a cutscene. Considering the major fact that both Pokemon are being sent out with the trailer immediately showing Drizzle/Sunny Day.

Slow down Gamefreak, don't want to give us to much. We might not be able to handle it.

More serious though, the game is looking nice. I may have to go with Alpha over Omega, even though Ruby was my first game. I'm a water fanatic and Kyogre fits the bill. I'm pretty excited, considering I actually have a 3DS to play the game on.

 

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