The latest trailer offers an more extensive look at the new 3D battles.
Nintendo has just released a new trailer for Pokemon X and Y that shows off some of the new features being introduced in the next generation of Pokemon games. It starts off by showing us a bit more about how player customization will work, and then goes on to offer a more in-depth look at the new Player Search System (PSS), which will be making it easier for players to find other trainers to play with through local wireless or internet connection.
The trailer is in Japanese, but I’m sure you can get the idea. It talks about how you’ll go on an adventure with four of your friends, and discover all-new Pokemon like the adorable Pancham. It also gives us a bit more detailed look at how the new 3D battles will play out, and they look pretty awesome. It’s a much-needed facelift for the Pokemon franchise, which has been using 2D sprites since its inception.
We are also treated to some new footage of both horde encounters and sky battles. A look at the PSS shows that you’ll be able to battle in real-time with players around the world, as well as trade Pokemon with them, much the same way as how the “Global Link” worked in previous games.
The trailer ends by showing off a new, exclusive Pokemon X and Y 3DS XL that will be sold in Japan in a bundle that contains a copy of either of the two games. No word on when (or if) the US is getting this one.
Pokemon X and Y releases worldwide on October 12th.