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edited February 2012 in Latest Updates
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  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited February 2012
    And it's not on the 3DS either. Interesting choice, given how the 3DS has recovered from the initial reaction.
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  • lolwhoopslolwhoops Member HalifaxRPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    I'll still be getting it anyway. Would love love love a 3DS pokemon game with all the cool stuff from white and black plus the menu from heartgold/soulsilver with just as many cool new pokemon as they had in this, but I'll make do with B&W2 until then.
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  • GaijinMonogatariGaijinMonogatari RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    since it's a direct sequel to B/W, I'd assume that they are reusing a lot of the basic resources, and it was faster and more convenient to make it for the DS rather than upgrade everything to the 3DS. Save all that 3DS stuff for the next generation title.
  • Confessor RahlConfessor Rahl Member Full Members
    edited February 2012
    Hmmm... this is the first direct sequel to a pair of Pokemon colors yes?
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  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited February 2012
    MasterChief said:
    And it's not on the 3DS either. Interesting choice, given how the 3DS has recovered from the initial reaction.
    How's that exactly interesting? The DS is still selling well enough that there's no reason to really split the fan base, when the 3DS can play DS games.

    Nintendo just pulled a move straight out of Atlus' playbook (Persona 4 was released in 2008 when the PS3 had already been on the market for over a year, or more directly comparable: Devil Survivor 2 on the DS vs. 3DS.).

    Also, what Gaijin said.
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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    edited February 2012
    Plus people can play this on both the DS and 3DS, so Nintendo wins both ways. Not like Pokemon's a graphical powerhouse or anyone actually cares about 3D. :)
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    shoptroll said:
    How's that exactly interesting? The DS is still selling well enough that there's no reason to really split the fan base, when the 3DS can play DS games.
    It's surprising because Nintendo always puts its major first-party games on new hardware to make them system sellers and force gamers to early adopt if they want to play them. For any other company like your Atlus example, putting a game in an established series on an established system is the norm.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited February 2012
    I'm guessing they ran out of colors if they're adding the 2 next to it.
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  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs The Bemused Administrators
    edited February 2012
    Well, this is certainly an unprecendented move. Since they seem to be direct sequels rather than enhanced re-treads, I may actually have to pick these up. I shall wait for more information, of course.

    Although few people doubted it, the fact that Kyurem resembles Reshiram or Zekrom in its appropriate forms almost makes it certain that it was part of that single Dragon Pokemon the other Tao dragons are.

    The game still being on the DS is a bit of a surprising move. Maybe Nintendo is wary of putting a main entry game on the 3DS for the time being...
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    I was always pretty sure the 5th gen "Third Game" would be on regular DS instead of 3DS. 6th Gen will be on the 3DS with all new assets... I expect that Pokedex 3D is part of the massive project of making modern 3D models for all the Pokes in anticipation of the next generation. They sure as heck couldn't produce a proper 3DS Pokemon game from the B&W assets in this time frame.
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  • WheelsWheels RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    Strawberry Eggs said:
    Well, this is certainly an unprecendented move.
    The more I think about it, the more I'd say that no, it is not. While it certainly will probably be more expansive than your Yellows and Platinums, this feels like it's filling the same Niche between major revisions that those games did. If this is the new approach to the filler games, I'm all for it.
  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs The Bemused Administrators
    edited February 2012
    ^*Shrugs* I suppose. I guess I just thought they'd keep the third version formula for the lifetime of the franchise. It's worked before. True, if it can make someone like me interested in a "third version," then perhaps making direct is a wise move.
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  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited February 2012
    Strawberry Eggs said:
    The game still being on the DS is a bit of a surprising move. Maybe Nintendo is wary of putting a main entry game on the 3DS for the time being...
    Nah, I did some research and this isn't the first time they did this.

    Believe it or not! But Pokemon Gold & Silver were released at least a year after the Game Boy Color released and that was playable on both the GBC and classic Game Boy.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited February 2012
    Macstorm said:
    Not like Pokemon's a graphical powerhouse or anyone actually cares about 3D. :)
    This is true. The market continues to show staggering disinterest in 3D, at least outside of the cinema, and I can't really see what the analog pad would add to the game. Guess it's probably best to wait for next gen as far as they're concerned.

    Anyway, now that they've made clear Grey isn't going to be the "third" game, I'm thinking it might be one of the games that brings Pokemon to the next gen.

    Pokemon Grey.
    Pokemon Brown.
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  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited February 2012
    Don't forget the "3D" can always be turned off. The biggest improvement the 3DS can bring to Pokemon is adding StreetPass and SpotPass functionality and the Pokewalker stuff is already baked into the 3DS hardware.

    After that I'd say increased storage space since the data could be offloaded to a SD/SDHC card which could be a big draw for people who want a place to hoard their critters.
    MasterChief said:
    Pokemon Grey.
    Pokemon Brown.
    Well they say FPS games are all the rage these days
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    Pokemon is going to have to start consulting Debbie Travis for titles.

    Pokemon Summer Spruce
    Pokemon Polar Dreams
    Pokemon Lavender Breeze
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  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited February 2012
    You silly Canadians. Crayola is where it's at.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • GaijinMonogatariGaijinMonogatari RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    I'm all in favor of lesser gemstone names.

    Pokemon Amethyst & Amber, for example.
    Or Pokemon Chrome & Titanium (made-up home for all the critters I make up in class)
  • JungyinJungyin Member Full Members
    edited February 2012
    What about Pok
  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited February 2012
    How about Pokemon Earth and Pokemon Wind? I know that sounds stupid, but they have to mix it up, as they're running out of colors here.
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  • EmeraldSuzakuEmeraldSuzaku Member Full Members
    edited February 2012
    DarkRPGMaster said:
    How about Pokemon Earth and Pokemon Wind? I know that sounds stupid, but they have to mix it up, as they're running out of colors here.
    If they do that it totally has to lead to Pokemon Heart.
  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited February 2012
    EmeraldSuzaku said:
    If they do that it totally has to lead to Pokemon Heart.
    Captain Plantetchu would be scary.
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    Jungyin said:
    What about Pok
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  • ShadowcatShadowcat Member Full Members
    edited February 2012
    more sequels? Red and Blue 2, Gold and Silver 2, Ruby and Sapphire 2 or Diamond and Pearl 2?
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  • Fowl SorcerousFowl Sorcerous Dread News Editor RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    gold and silver were more or less red and blue 2, but this might not be a bad precedent
  • GaijinMonogatariGaijinMonogatari RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    Yes, but Gold and Silver were also set in a completely different region at first.

    If G/S had only been the post-League section in the original region, on the other hand...

    Still, we have yet to see just what form this game will take, aside from the weirdly fused Tao Dragon pokemon on the game's official page.
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    DarkRPGMaster said:
    How about Pokemon Earth and Pokemon Wind? I know that sounds stupid, but they have to mix it up, as they're running out of colors here.
    I can't wait to see the Pokemon inspired by this:

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  • AngelonightAngelonight Member Full Members
    edited February 2012
    How about this, we completely skip B/W2 and go right to Gen.6 forgetting that Gen.5 even happened. Or am I still the only one that really disliked Gen.5?
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  • Fowl SorcerousFowl Sorcerous Dread News Editor RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    GaijinMonogatari said:
    Yes, but Gold and Silver were also set in a completely different region at first.

    If G/S had only been the post-League section in the original region, on the other hand...
    yes, but what plot threads there were in G/S were largely tied into stuff from the first game
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    Angelonight said:
    How about this, we completely skip B/W2 and go right to Gen.6 forgetting that Gen.5 even happened. Or am I still the only one that really disliked Gen.5?
    Something about Gen 5 didn't really grab me either. I'm not even sure what it was about it, but I enjoyed Diamond and Soul Silver a lot more.
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