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‘Pokemon Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ announced, set for November release

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Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” were announced and are set for a November release on the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS, Nintendo confirmed on Wednesday via press release.

According to the release, the new additions to Pokemon series will not be straight remakes of the 2003 Game Boy Advance classics, “Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire.” Aside from promising a “new adventure" in a "spectacular new world,” little else is known about the upcoming title.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favorite hits on the Game Boy Advance system,” the press release reads. “The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.”

Selling more than 16 million copies on the GBA, “Ruby and Sapphire,” despite one of the weaker new Pokemon lineups and what many consider the least intriguing storyline of all the games in the series, is the best-selling game on the Game Boy Adavance handheld.

For more information on “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire,” head to the game’s official site.

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