Release Date - 12/10/2013
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are the first pair of 'core' Pokémon games to launch on Nintendo's 3D handheld system, and promise to add a host of new features to the traditional catch 'em all gameplay the series is famed for. Taking full advantage of the power and 3D graphics of the 3DS, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y replace the original, top-down gameplay with a 3D world, complete with cel-shaded graphics and a dynamic camera system that takes you to the heart of the action.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y also introduce new battle types, including Sky Battles for flying Pokémon, and Horde Encounters, where you'll be outnumberedby multiple Pokémon at once! More new gameplay features also include Pokémon-Amie, where you'll feed, pet and play with your Pokémon to strengthen the bond between you, and the Player Search System which will let you interact and battle with players around the world. Plus there are new O-Powers which can be used to power up your Pokémon and can be shared with other players.
A host of new Pokémon including Pangoro, Inkay, Malamar, Swirlix, Spritzee, Skrelp and Clauncher will be joined by two new Legendary Pokémon Xerneas in Pokémon X, an X-shaped deer Pokémon with glowing antlers, and Yveltal in Pokémon Y, a Y-shaped Pokémon with talons on its wings and tail. Plus, get ready for the first new Pokémon Type in over a decade - the all-new Fairy-type Pokémon, with moves that are super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon!
Enter a new dimension of catching 'em all - order Pokémon X and Pokémon Y today!
Are you the UKs Ultimate Pokémon Trainer?
This March and April, Nintendo are hosting a series of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y tournaments around the UK, with many of the heats taking place in GAME stores!
There are four different competitions for players or all ages and abilities, with some incredible prizes to be won, including a trip for two to Japan!
The classic Pokémon formula is still intact and better than ever, new modes offer mini-games with a purpose and the online enhancements alone make this a must have for any true Pokémon fan. GAME's Verdict - 9/10