Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire announced 
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Darryn Bonthuys
May 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

Alpha-and-Omega

I want to be, the very best, like no one ever was. To remake all those games, to HD ‘em up is my goal. Pokémon! Our next proper game is a ways away, so we’ll dip back into the past because that’s the way! Pokémon!

Nintendo has announced that they’ll be bringing back the 2003 third generation Pokémon games, in a new visual flavour on the 3DS. Dubbed Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, the pair of games will be out in November this year and will offer a new take on a familiar adventure according to the Ninty house. And that’s all that’s Nintendo is saying, so enjoy this trailer for the announcement that adds nothing more to this story.

I’ve got fond memories of the original Ruby and Sapphire games on the GBA. It was the first Pokémon games to really get a kick in the visual department, and it came with a massive new world to explore in the form of the Hoenn region.

Unlike Pokémon Gold and Silver, which had been a tad too easy to conquer, it also had the right amount of challenge and a library of new critters to catch that felt a ton more inspired than the ones introduced in the previous generation.

All in all, it’s one of the finer Pokémon games out there, and near the top of my list. And honestly, I’d pay extra for a 3D version of Ruby and Sapphire if it gave me a chance to recapture a few favourite Pokémon again.

And Nintendo knows this. Well played Nintendo, well played.

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  • Wincethis

    Thanks goodness! Nintendo creating some new IPs!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Irritating Pokemons?

      • Wincethis

        Are there any other types?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Don’t know. It was the first “I” word that sprang to mind. Mostly because that’s close to how I feel this morning – irritable lol

          • Wincethis

            Get more coffee boet.

  • Ottokie

    This is actually very awesome news, people have been asking for a remake for some time now. Was not one of my favorite titles but will definitely buy it since I know i will get at least 100 hours of play out of it.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    What? Another Pokemon game? Maybe we should stop making fun of franchises that release games annually & focus on ones like this that release them MONTHLY.

    • Wincethis

      lol

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I think I’ve figured out how they make these things so quickly. They use the Spore creature creator to make a random creature & a baby-talk generator for it’s name. Insert into game engine. Repeat 50 times. BOOM! New game!

    • Hammersteyn

      Yeah COD, get with the times.

      • Kromas

        Don’t Joke. The new CoD is 5 months old and you can pre-order the next one on steam already.

        • Hammersteyn

          Good grief!

  • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

    Here’s to a new generation of rehashed Pokemon games using X/Y engine…….

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Ok that’s it. I need a 3DS. NOW!

    Lagz please have a comp to win a 3DS and allow only me to enter… Thanx

  • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

    FFS, and they’re just gonna slap a lazy ass prefix to the name.
    “Watch this trailer for Pokemon Strawberry Red Alpha EX”

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Are you sure the name is long enough? Could do with an extra “First Strike”, “Trainer’s Fury” or something.

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

        This is full cream milking man…Full cream

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          milk… cream…. PLease don’t let Avo read this. Oh please oh please oh please……

          • Unavengedavo

            Oi, I have reformed my ways O_o mostly because all the fun sites, including LG, are being blocked at work and I have to use my phone now

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            We have all been saved by your work blocking you it would seem then….. #trollol

          • Unavengedavo

            Well I have still access to YouTube. So I guess I could just sync my phone’s chrome browser with my pc chrome browser and copy the links that way O_o

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Noooooooooooooooooooo

          • My 2c

            Zenmate for google chrome will help you get past those annoying blocks and you admins wont be able to see what you are doing.

          • Unavengedavo

            Thanks, but they installed an app on our local system that blocks tge websites, would this still work?

    • Unavengedavo

      At least with CoD they try and make it look different each time O_o

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

        Sarc mark!

  • Hammersteyn

    Pokemon MMO, just saying. I mean I found two already but they need something for the WIIU at least.

  • Matthew Holliday

    MOAR POKEMANS!
    htf am i supposed to catchemall?