As unusual as a Saturday is for the launch of anything here in the UK, Nintendo are going all out tomorrow with the highly anticipated launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and the latest member of the 3DS console family, the 2DS.
October 12th is a big day for fans of the Pokémon series and Nintendo handheld gamers with the release of the latest Pokémon games and Nintendo’s new entry level handheld, the 2DS.
Journey to the Kalos Region, a land steeped in mystery, as you take your first steps into the next evolution of Pokémon and choose from three newly discovered starter Pokémon! In this RPG, choose one of the three newly discovered starter Pokémon – the Grass-type Chespin, the Fire-type Fennekin and the Water-type Froakie. Each has its own special moves, and will gain experience through battles, becoming stronger and eventually evolving.
In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, your Pokémon adventure takes on a new dimension. Every corner of the star-shaped Kalos Region is brought to life, from the cobbled streets of Lumiose City to the most far-flung corners of the wilderness. Lumiose City is a thriving metropolis, and from the iconic tower at its centre to its bustling shops brimming with customers, you’re sure to find plenty to discover and enjoy. There are a number of newly discovered Pokémon waiting to meet you. Gogoat is a Grass-type Pokémon so large it can carry people on its back, Sylveon is a newly discovered Evolution of Eevee, and there’s a mysterious Pokémon that’s connected in some way to Mewtwo. There’s also Xerneas and Yveltal, recently discovered Legendary Pokémon. Armed with your new Pokédex, get ready to step into the Kalos Region and begin your new Pokémon adventure!
Nintendo 2DS, which will launch in 2 colour combinations – Black + Blue and White + Red – is an entry-level, streamlined handheld gaming system that plays all Nintendo 3DS, as well as Nintendo DS games in 2D. The system brings huge software variety and family-friendly value to your handheld gaming options.
Nintendo 2DS retains many of the hardware features of Nintendo 3DS including the same intuitive gameplay controls. It’s also backwards compatible, meaning that you can replay or discover for the first time an already existing library of Nintendo DS games. Nintendo 2DS also comes with the same wireless connectivity features as the Nintendo 3DS like access to Nintendo eShop for digitally-delivered fun and online multiplayer gameplay, as well as StreetPass and SpotPass functionality. A 4GB SDHC Memory Card is also included with the Nintendo 2DS ensuring an expanded storage offering.
The handheld console is taking on a new distinctive fixed slate form design and has been created for those looking for additional variety in their handheld gaming choices. It is an entry point into or a new way to enjoy the Nintendo handheld experience at a value price and will be available for purchase in two distinctive colour combinations, White + Red and Black + Blue. Nintendo 2DS allows you to play all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, including recently launched games such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Luigi’s Mansion 2. Two carrying cases are available to purchase separately too, in either Red or Blue.