More information, art and footage has released for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire from Nintendo and The Pokémon Company at E3 2014. We have a new gameplay trailer, a host of in game screenshots and high quality art of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games, which is due to release on November 11 in North America and November 28 in Europe.
Here is a new gameplay trailer that officially introduces the Mega Evolutions of the starter Pokémon.
First up are all the new shiny and high quality art and images of the starter Pokémon, their evolutions and Mega Evolutions.
- Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken and Mega Blaziken:
Mega Blaziken, first discovered in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, gains some new tools through Mega Evolution, in addition to its increased Attack. It has the Speed Boost Ability, making it faster with each passing turn, making the incredibly powerful Flying-type move Brave Bird, extremely rare for a non-Flying-type Pokémon like Blaziken to have, even fiercer in Pokémon battles.
- Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile and Mega Sceptile:
Mega Sceptile gains the Dragon type through Mega Evolution, making its Dragon-type moves more powerful. It also gains the Lightning Rod Ability, which absorbs the damage from Electric-type moves to raise its own Special Attack.
- Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert and Mega Swampert:
Through Mega Evolution, Mega Swampert gains an improved Attack stat which makes it even more formidable when using the Fighting-type move Hammer Arm. Additionally, Mega Swampert gains the Swift Swim Ability, which doubles its Speed when the weather is rainy.
Next up is Diancie, who is introduced in Pokémon X/Y and receives a new Mega Evolution for the upcoming games.
When Diancie Mega Evolves into Mega Diancie, the impurities on its body’s surface fall away, and it sparkles so brilliantly it’s impossible to look directly at it. Mega Diancie can make good use of the Fairy-type move Dazzling Gleam, which deals great damage to your opponent by unleashing powerful beams of light. In Double Battle, the move will strike both of the opposing Pokémon.
Next up, we get a closer look at the new designs for the main playable characters of Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Brendan and May. Additionally, new art for the trusty Mach Bike, which is geared for speed and can roll up steep slopes and the Acro Bike, which can hop over narrow bridges and up stepping stones. You can only pick one of these bikes so choose wisely. And of course, art for the redesigned Steven Stone.
And have a look at the fierce enemies you will be facing along your journey through the Hoenn region, Team Magma, lead by Maxie, and Team Aqua, lead by Archie.
And here are 31 screenshots of Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire because why not.
Don’t forget to check out all the previous art and images of the Primal Legendaries.
Here are the final box art of the North American release for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire:
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will be releasing on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS in North America on November 11 and in Europe on November 28.