Live-Action Pokémon X & Y Commercial Has My Inner 10-Year Old Screaming
Posted on Friday, October 11 @ 15:30:00 PST by Daniel Bischoff
Nintendo released aPokémon X & Y live-action launch trailer and it literally gave me chills.
That might sound a little silly, but the frame above should explain it enough. Anyone who grew up withPokémon, the absurdly addictive RPG from Nintendo, should feel it the second they look out over the wilderness and see Charmander standing by the trainer's side. Wasn't this howPokémon Red and Blue seemed when you shoved the cartridge into your Game Boy and flipped the On-Off switch?
How about this forest scene where the trainer is catching a wildPokémon in a dense forest? Doesn't it look like it could be Veridian Forest, waiting for eager trainers leaving Pallet Town for the first time?
How about this trio of images that show the changing seasons and how a growing stable ofPokémon friends evolve to reflect the hours you've spent in-game. You can find the full minute-long and gameplay-imbued trailer in Youtube form below, but can we just talk for a second about how meaningful thisPokémon release feelsin the anticipation?
It feels like a brand new generation of gamers, those Nintendo intends to sell the 2DS to, are about to take their first timid steps into the world ofPokémon. It feels like a meaningful step forward for the franchise and for fans who've stuck with it through the lengthy lifespan of Nintendo DSPokémon games. Black and White sure seemed to overstay their welcome, even afterVersion 2.
Truly I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for how definingPokémon was way back when. While I'd love to have told you how awesomePokémon X & Y are ahead of release, I'll be downloading a copy of Y from the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Saturday for GameRevolution's review. Our hands-on preview is right here though.
Will you take those newbie trainer steps tomorrow?
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