Junichi Masuda has provided some new details in regards to the potential patch support for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS video games, “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y.” According to a report by Just Push Start on Sept. 21, the game director revealed that he and the rest of his development team believed that they were able to balance the gameplay of the two handheld role-playing titles. As a result, he does not think that any post-release patches will be made available.
Junichi Masuda also explained that constantly updating “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” by weakening select pocket monsters due to balance issues would disappoint fans of certain types. He is confident that next year’s “Pokemon World Championship” competitions will prove that the latest “Pokemon” video games do not need to be re-balanced.
The game director also talked a little bit about the dragon type, which were previously viewed as being overpowered when compared to pocket monsters from other categories. After deliberating for a long time, the development team decided to add the new fairy type in order to make the competition more balanced.
“Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” is being developed at the Game Freak studio by the same people responsible for the previous five generations of mainline “Pokemon” titles. The latest installments, which are priced at $39.99 each, are due to come out on Oct. 12. You can take a look at some gameplay screenshots of the two games in the slideshow near the top of this article. You can pre-order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y”