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'Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire' graphics compared to 'Pokemon X and Y'

A short comparison has been in regards to the recently-announced "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" and "Pokemon Omega Ruby." According to a report from Just Push Start on May 11, Nintendo provided a first look at some of the gameplay sections of the two handheld role-playing games. The footage shows the two legendary pocket monsters, Groudon and Kyogre, the two cover stars of the upcoming games.

'Pokemon X' and 'Pokemon Y' box arts
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

Groudon causes the sun to intensify when it appears during battle. Alternatively, the sky will blackened while a storm would arrive with Kyogre showing up in combat. "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" and "Pokemon Omega Ruby" feature the same "cel-shaded" full 3D polygon look found in "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y." As a result, it appears that the four games will be sharing the same graphics engine.

"Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y" are the first two games in the series to be developed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS. Although the battles support stereoscopic 3D, most of the field exploration does not. Unless the graphics engine has been better streamlined, "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" and "Pokemon Omega Ruby" should most likely feature the same disparity.

"Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" and "Pokemon Omega Ruby" are confirmed to come out later this Nov. in North America and other territories. The two titles are remade from the first two third-generation games, "Pokemon Ruby" and "Pokemon Sapphire," which came out 11 years ago for the Game Boy Advance. The aforesaid trailer from both games can be seen near the top of this article.

Nintendo hopes that the upcoming remakes can achieve the same critical and financial success of "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y." Since coming out on Oct 12 of last year, more than 12 million copies have been sold worldwide so far, passing all other software products as the fastest-selling games on the handheld system. The box arts of "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y" from the official Twitter page of the franchise can be viewed near the top side of this article.

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