As stated this is the first Nintendo Direct since the passing of Satoru Iwata President and CEO of Nintendo. This Nintendo Direct marks off the end of this year and the first half of next year with a strong and health lineup of new games, sequels, remakes, amiibos and surprises. Love them or hate them, there’s something here for everyone.
I got my dirty little hands on the New Nintendo 3DS last Friday. While I haven’t spent as much time as I could have over the weekend with it I do have a fair amount of play time with the machine. Is this new model worthy of being a version of the 3DS line?
In Pokemon news today we are treated to the next Pokemon installments. Instead of the traditional companion game (Likely to be called “Z”), we are treated to remakes to Generation 3. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is set for release this November.
Personally, I don’t understand why they chose to remake Gen 3 now. With the release of Pokebank there isn’t any Pokemon that isn’t obtainable. Any new features or items are better left to be added to “Pokemon Z”. This seems like a redundant cash grab. I understand the potential appeal to drawing in old fans but it’s likely more catered to players who don’t have the DS or GBA games or hardware to take advantage of the Pokebank. You know that they’re going to add new Mega Stones and battle items to appeal to the competitive crowd too. Honestly for someone who didn’t like Ruby and Sapphire, this annoys me. I would have preferred to sit on Pokemon X and Y a while longer while waiting for the companion game but if this does bring in new players then I really can’t complain.
I have been made aware that in the recently released Pokemon X and Y if you save in Lumiose City your save game will be unusable. For players who don’t recall or haven’t reached Lumiose, it is the obnoxious city that’s in full 3D with a camera you can’t control and where you’ll probably get lost. When you try to load your save file from Lumiose your game will soft lock. There is no solution to resolve this issue other than starting a new game and saving over the corrupted file. I am unaware if it exclusively caused if you try to load your game from Lumiose City but I would recommend avoiding saving anywhere in the city.
It’s unfortunate that there’s a game ending glitch that can occur easily and accidentally. Nintendo hasn’t announced any word on the matter but a patch will undoubtably be worked on.