Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Announced For 3DS

By Ishaan . May 7, 2014 . 7:11am

Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire are being remade for the Nintendo 3DS as Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, The Pokémon Company announced this morning. The two games will be released this November worldwide, and are described as a “fresh take” on the originals.



Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire were originally released in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. They represented the third-generation of Pokémon games, and added a number of advancements to the series, such as Abilities and Natures.


Food for thought:

The trailer notes: “Game in 2D, some areas also playable in 3D,” similar to Pokémon X and Y.

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  • Heaven

    I honestly lost my breath for a few moments when I saw that video pop up on my sub box. My favourite games in the Pokemon series.

  • Ruby and Sapphire… I have so much nostalgia for these entries, and StreetPass secret bases would be amazing. If Nintendo doesn’t do that, I don’t know what to say.

    • Anesia Hunter

      nuuuu not streetpass. D: it would take ages to get hits then. not everyone is able to make it to gaming events and anime conventions.

    • ZnTxn

      I prefer if it was also with people in your friend list.

  • BlinkingRune

    hoenn confirmed

  • SirRichard


    So many questions, though. Are they actually remakes and Nintendo are just being cheeky gits by saying “brand new world” and so on, are those just prettied up Groudon and Kyorge or Megas? E3’s going to be exciting!

    • Brion Valkerion

      Current rumor is that its not a remake of Gen 3. Then again just rumor, more details at E3 I’m sure.

    • From the press release: “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 new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world.”

      • SirRichard

        So remakes, with some changes done to Hoenn? Or do you reckon that “spectacular new world” bit is just marketing fluff?

        • Hmmm. Perhaps an expanded Hoenn with more areas added to it?

          • let’s hope so.

          • Fingers crossed this is a better/meatier game than X/Y. I really was not happy with that.

          • yeah X/Y left me wanting more to do.

            So let’s hope it’s more on a B2/W2 level of stuff to do

          • ZnTxn

            Hopefully so. Exploring the underwater sections in 3d will be rad!

          • Read the post. No 3D, just like X/Y. :P

          • ZnTxn

            I meant that as the opposite of 2d sprites xD

          • ZnTxn

            Edit: Maybe they’ll just add the 3d effects to caves and underwater. X/Y only had those in specific areas, so maybe this will also be the case?

          • Ahh, yeah, I could see that happening. Sorry, I misunderstood your prior comment!

    • celery

      It could be “sequels,” or not even really sequels but rather new takes on Hoenn.
      The plot of RSE no longer works with the nerfing of Drizzle and Drought.
      “I summon Groudon for….infinite sun!!”
      “Oh no whatever shall we do?!”
      And Groudon just goes, “Don’t worry, it’ll go away after 5 turns, I don’t have a Heat Rock~”
      So yeah, there needs to be some differences in regards to that, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re looking at their new Megas on the cover.

  • phayroent

    God, that looks like some horrible fan art crap. I hated Hoenn (dat water doe), but my Pokémon fanboyism is making me pull money from my wallet right now. Pokémon, why can’t I quit you?

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    I was going “What?” over and over again for a solid minute. I’m happy, though.

  • Anesia Hunter

    OMG IT’S HERE!!!

    We’re finally going back to hoenn!! (But didn’t we have some Pokemon hacks called this before? ^^;)

  • BitBoy


  • Chris Yuen

    Pokemon the Golden animation coming up next.

    • Hexodious

      Nah, Pokémon The Origin The Remake The Animation.

      • natchu96

        Pokemon The Origin The Remake The Animation The Movie The Game 2 HD-Remaster?

        • Hexodious

          That title is even longer than Persona 4 Arena sequel.

          • dawnbomb

            “Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD – Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector’s Edition (without Avatars!)”.

            thats the official name for the pc edition. and lets not forget.


        • Elizabeth ‘Ely’ Moreno

          With some scenes on 3D

          • Brandon Coley

            Man these names are as long as phone company introduction names… T-mobile Samsung Galaxy Note IV 4GLTE just roll off your tongue huh

        • exrazer

          You forgot turbo ultra arcade edition.

        • ShadowDivz

          You forgot Turbo.

    • ZnTxn

      Nah, they’ll probably have a few episodes with May.

    • celery

      It was literally just yesterday that I was thinking, “Wow, the Persona 4 anime got a remake before Ruby and Sapphire….”

      • dawnbomb

        damn, that is strange

    • Spider-Man

      Somebody get this hot head outta here!

  • Grape Monet


  • IS | 桂木


  • 하세요

    It sounds more like a sequel if you ask me. Both are welcomed.

  • Earthjolly

    See even Nintendo knows Kyogre is the Alpha male. But yeah Nintendo really needs cash, this seems pointless to me.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Surely I wasn’t the only one who went crazy over this….. Right!?

    • FlameEmperor

      I thought I was the only one too ;-;

    • GOLD

      i squealed out loud. There was no build up to this, just a random announcement.

  • Ethan_Twain

    I have some questions about these games:

    1. Has Gamefreak improved on the game engine from X/Y? Because that game had some real tech issues.

    2. Will the original soundtracks be practically accessible? Because it was DUMB that Heart Gold/Soul Silver had the original soundtracks on the cart but they were only accessible after beating everything in the game. So what’s the point of that?

    3. Nintendo’s been moving in the direction of excising gambling from their Pokemon games. Does that mean the Gen 3 remakes will lose the roulette wheel? Because the roulette wheel was MEGA rad. I played that a ton.

    4. Will the wild Pokemon levels be tweaked? Gen 5 and 6 pokemon games have done a much better job of ramping up Pokemon levels so that the things you catch aren’t hopelessly underleveled for the trainer battles at that point in the game. This was a particularly bad problem in Heart Gold/Soul Silver… I was so bummed they didn’t go back and rescale things.

    5. Will the Gamefreak title intro be the same? Because I hold that the nice little chiptune flute trill along with the drop of water falling into the pond is one of the best parts of Gen 3 Pokemon. I dunno, that being the first 3 seconds of the game really stuck with me. I want those first 3 seconds back.

    Those are my questions and concerns.

    • 1. Has Gamefreak improved on the game engine from X/Y? Because that game had some real tech issues.

      It sounds like they haven’t, considering they’re already pointing out that the game is largely 2D like Pokémon X/Y.

    • I didn’t really like HGSS exactly for reason 4, I also feel it had little innovation. Hopefully these new remakes are better.

    • s07195

      2. I dunno, I thought it was nice that they included the GB Player at all, and remixed new tunes too.

      5. HGSS kept the first few seconds of the GS intro, so I’m pretty sure it will, as a remake.
      Though the XY Opening is a bit worrying… If Game Freak decides that making an opening for the game, now that it’s in 3D, is superficial or a waste of dev time and money, then I’m all for that. But I really thought the XY opening was just bland… >.> No build up towards starting the game at all. Of course, maybe because that’s about the only time I perceive some players will watch it, maybe it’s for the better?

    • Symbol de Au

      1. They’re GameFreak so no. Honestly they’re not very good developers.

      As for the rest. I don’t know.

  • Argama

    All your Hoenn confirmed jokes now came into fruition guys~!

  • zzzSleeping

    Not sure if want in 3d models etc.

  • Kornelious

    And thus it begins ANEW………

  • oh yes! looking forward to this

  • Firion Hope

    Whoaaa holy crap! Gen 3 Hoenn games were my favorite, this is exciting!

  • jangaleon

    are those mega evos? they seem different.

  • TalesOfBS

    Awesome Nintendo!
    Now how about Twilight Princess in HD for the Wii U? Maybe Super Mario Galaxy or even Xenoblade? It is still alive right?

  • wububu

    omega and alpha…? why? but then again doesn’t matter, it’s cominnnnnggg!!

  • BleuVII

    Did you hear that? It’s the sound of the Hoenn Fandom imploding.

    • ZnTxn

      I can’t hear you with all these trumpets! :D

      • I feel like this picture’s original purpose was to make fun of Hoenn, since it lists all its common complaints:

        -Too much ocean
        -There are Tentacool in virtually every ocean
        -People don’t like f**king trumpets (HOW DARE THEY HATE)

  • Aspenharls

    Omega Sapphire all the way. I would have prefered Emerald, but tradition says otherwise. Finally the gen that got me into the series is being remade!

    • Hexodious

      Omega Sapphire?

  • Hexodious

    As a person who lost interest in Pokémon quite a bit, my inner fanboy still gone off for some reason. I guess nostalgia does wonderful things at times.

    One day buy.


  • Niermyico

    The trumpets are back!

  • DarthSithZero

    YAHOOOOO! I cant wait, Ruby is my favorite pokemon game.

  • TheGioG

    Nintendo, what are you doing? This much concentrated childhood in so short a time’s going to kill a man… Aww what the hell, just take my money and my soul at this point, you magnificent bastards.

    • Raltrios

      I am beyond happy. My favourite region is back!

      • God

        For me, that will only happen if and when they release “Pokemon Yellow Thunder Epsilon”.

  • pokeroi

    I loved 3gen, YESSSS

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Ruby and Sapphire were the last Pokemon games I enjoyed. After that I found the franchise utterly repetitive and extremely rehashed~.

    • 하세요

      It’s…kind of been that way since Gold/Silver. Outside of a new mechanic or two, it’s still the same game.

      – 8 Badges (while taking out the bad guys)
      – Elite 4
      – Some post game
      – Battle friends

      Nowadays we just have Wifi to make the last part easier.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Must’ve been the dad. Dads are cool.

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Oh geebus. What awesome news to wake up to.

  • Göran Isacson

    Neat. Can’t say I have that many feelings on this what with me leaving Pokemon with generation 2 and not coming back until Platinum, but judging from the comments here this looks like it will be plenty of money in the bank for good ol’ Nintendo.

  • So it begins…

  • $51888021

    >Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

    “We over at Nintendo have decided to allow our devoted Pokemon fans an chance to own and play an early prototype of Pokemon Sapphire! Although we all recognize the immense value of this opportunity, it will only cost the same as any other Pokemon game. Look forward to it~!”

    • s07195

      Soon people will ask for Beta versions of Ruby. XD

    • Slickyslacker

      “Psst. We secretly REALLY named it that, because everyone knows Kyogre is the manlier legendary.”

  • Ony

    “Game in 2D”?
    But… why D:

    • charles

      They never said that…. I think it said on the 2DS and 3DS lol

      • doubleO7

        It was a small disclaimer at the bottom of the video. They meant you can only turn the 3D effect on sometimes (just like in X/Y).

    • Aphrodi

      I’m pretty sure that they meant the game itself will be in 3D but you can’t turn the 3D on in most places just like X/Y.

    • celery

      It’s like XY. Limited stereoscopic 3D. I highly doubt they will return to 2D sprites after all the work that went into the models for XY.

      • Ony

        No I mean, the cristal cave in X/Y was gorgeous. I would totaly love to have the overworld in stereostopic 3D :'(
        (I don’t care about laggy stereoscopic fights fsdkjhlskdhjf)

        • celery

          Oh, yes, I feel ya :c The 3D parts were very lovely! Hopefully they’ll have as much 3D as possible.

    • Guest

      Because 2D sprites are infinitely superior.

      • Ony

        I don’t agree. See Mario & Luigi 4: Dream Team.

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    Another added to me list. I’m definitely getting Alpha Sapphire. Just one thing is…will the Trainer Customization be in these two remakes? That’s one feature I liked in Pokemon X.

    • J_Joestar

      hopefully, it would suck to suddenly lose it even if it is a remake.

  • My favorite region.


  • Penguin

    are we getting secret base back?

    • charles

      Dude comepeltely forgot about those!

    • PreyMantis

      This brings back so much good memories. I remember me and my friends would make our bases and try to find each others.

    • Weeb

      Oh man. Streetpass secret base swapping would be amazing.

    • Shuga Suenaga

      yesss yess

  • OMG’s I loved Sapphire

  • celery

    My favorite Pokemon has to get a Mega now…
    Mega Swampert floods the competition!!

  • LDM

    This is the best Pokemon news to wake up to in a long time!

  • PreyMantis

    That came out of nowhere. It’s quite funny since I just had a conversation with someone about a remake of the third generation. I think I have a power…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    HELL yeah!! I BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!! My favorite region :D secret bases, Trumpets and secret bases oh I said that already? Secret bases!!! What I’m going to guess this time around is that Brenden(Norman son) and May(Birch Daughter) will be your friends since you can make your own trainer? uge! I’m hyped

  • Go2hell66

    Nintendo backup plan to cover their losses

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      XY did well tho

      • Go2hell66

        Feels way too soon xy release wasnt even half a year ago

        • FivePointedTheStar

          Perhaps development for X and Y took so long because they planned ahead. Way ahead.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          Yeah that’s what I thinking. gen 2 remake came out 2 years after Platinum

      • Go2hell66

        Btw wasnt talking about x/y sales. Was talking about their latest sales report on 3DS/Wii U

  • Timovisch

    OMG! Finally!

  • DarkRoxas


    I still can’t believe this… My favorite generation… Will be finally be remade… Launched worlwide… And in the month of my Birthday. TOO MUCH GOOD INFORMATION FOR MY BRAIN @[email protected]

    • s07195

      I dunno, Sinnoh is still playable on 3DS. XD

      • DarkRoxas

        Maybe on the next portable, where DS games won’t be playable xD

        • Histirea

          It’s likely. All remakes have been on systems two console generations ahead. It’s perfectly possible, and even likely that the next handheld will have Sinnoh remakes going by this.

  • well uh.

    I’m awake, right? I’m not dreaming? I literally got up just a minute ago, I could still be asleep.

    But if this is reality: Wow! This is not an announcement I expected at all anytime soon. Super excited now!

  • Clairis Cannon


  • Freud_Hater

    Ah. Might be a decent jumping on point? ‘-‘

  • Zenthos


  • s07195

    I just suddenly realized that I really can’t imagine Brendan without his white knit hat. >.>
    How am I gonna customize?

  • riceisnice

    The alpha and omega thing better mean something other than, “It sounds really really cool”

    • gk2012

      I was hoping they’d name the remakes Volcano Ruby and Ocean Sapphire before.

  • Makoto Yuki

    My god, it’s finally happen!!! The version I want to have a remake most!!!

    • Makoto Yuki

      btw maybe this is the reason we didn’t get a Mega Milotic in XY lol?

      • 하세요

        There was a demand for one?

      • Slickyslacker

        I’m sure there’ll be many Gen 3 Mega Evolutions that have been heavily requested for, now.

  • Leo Lima


  • AuraGuyChris


    Heheh, May.

  • Godman

    Ima gonna faint
    Secret bases ftw!!!
    And hopefully they keep the character creation

  • Slickyslacker


    It’s no onder development has taken this long. They must have had to revamp the games’ aesthetics in order to correlate to that of X and Y.

    Emerald is my most replayed game of all time, and that says a LOT. I’ve replayed numerous games countless times, but Hoenn is the zenith of my childhood. I cannot declare this enough…

    I’m kind of surprised that they didn’t continue saving “Alpha” and “Omega” for future entries. I thought that if this ever were to happen, the title descriptors would be stone or mineral related. In the same fashion as “Fire Red” and “Leaf Green”. Then again, the last two remakes were Heart and Soul.

  • Zaig

    Pokemon Alpha Sapphire shall be mine! Also, these games were what I immediately thought of in the “Slow Wii U Sales” article where Ishaan wrote, “Going forward, Nintendo say that they will strive to generate ‘robust profits’ from the Nintendo 3DS, by releasing key titles throughout the next year.”

  • CptPokerface

    Holy Hell..I got nervous for a second. I thought that was that creepy fake Groudon from that Jirachi movie all those years ago.


    This is fantastic news..seems like Gen 3 is a lot of peoples favorites.

    • Zaig

      I know it’s my favorite. : )

      • CptPokerface

        It’s definitely up there on my favorites list. Played through Sapphire and Ruby extensively all those years ago..I remember always wanting a Duskull really bad. Good times..crazy that it’s been more than ten years since then.

    • DragKudo

      We might get to see Jirachi’s true form.

  • chroma816


    Holy fucking shit I’ve been waiting for this goddamn day for years god yes. I’m more excited than anyone knows.

  • Byron Kerrison II


  • bassgs435


  • Guest

    So awesome to have this kind of announcements even before the Nintendo Digital Event, I really want to see a gameplay trailer to see what approach they are going to take this time.

  • Spider-Man

    I shot web all over my monitor.


    Groudon you will be mine once again!!!!

  • alixraen

    I don’t even want to get excited about this, because I know all the new features that were implemented in XY that I didn’t like are going into this one…*sighs*

    • 하세요

      May I ask what features you didn’t like? Just curious.

      • alixraen

        I don’t want to sound angry (and I’m really not ._. or start a lengthy argument) but I simply prefer the games in 2D, and it makes the kid in me a little sad knowing there’s not going to be another main 2D entry. I didn’t care for Fairy type, and whatever they did to the older pokemon’s cries weirded me out. I could get behind the concept of Mega-Evolutions if every evolutionary family had one, but I didn’t use them at all.

        • 하세요

          That’s cool and understandable. I was just curious. Thanks for answering, though!

          • alixraen

            You’re welcome! I’m glad I could voice my opinion to someone without them teeing off on me, seriously, at times I think I’m the only one who didn’t care for Gen VI ^^;;;

        • Lynx

          The sprites were really good, up until Black and White where they started to give them standby animation. That’s why I think 3D models work better if they’re going to do that.

          The only thing I didn’t like with the sprites is the attack animations were pretty cut and paste dry.

  • Myanimexarts

    If theres gonna be a Mega Evo…
    It means M.Sceptile and M.Swampert?
    and also Kyogre and Groudon?

    • 하세요

      Seeing how Mega Latios/Latias exist in X / Y’s data, I’d imagine they’re obligated to turn these legendaries into them, too.

  • Holy ****, my childhood! Well, teenage years, precisely. This is great news. Unfortunate it met with such a lame trailer.

  • flameraver64


    HATED the water routes of Hoenn….but damn I’m still so excited for this

  • Kamakuma

    Kinda meh at that fact everywhere else get’s normal white covers but it’s whatever at least we get it~

  • Stephen

    Remakes… but my hype level is still ridiculously high.

  • grayson gee

    YES! Ruby was my favorite game in the series.

  • Freakmasta

    C’mooooon Mega Sharpedo!

  • Theob Vious Choice

    Man am I glad I got a 3DS XL on sale from Amazon yesterday,
    I’ve been waiting to buy one for a while. This is the perfect announcement for me since Ruby and Sapphire are my favorite Pokemon games, even though Red and Blue are god-tier and Gold and Silver surpass them; I have the most fond memories of Ruby and Sapphire, love those games. Definite buy.

  • Jordan Ortiz

    I’m curios as to whether the box art is simply showing that Groudon and Kyogre have slightly updated designs or maybe mega evos.

    • Guest

      Seems likely, they both have the respective Alpha and Omega symbol on that artwork indicating the new game and keeping those two helps people to keep the connection to the original games.

  • Elemiel


  • Ni ~Algidus~

    I’m 8 years old and my are tearing up because tthis news is wonderful.


  • Eder García

    Mudkip is pleased

    • FivePointedTheStar

      Oh yeah. Mudkip holding the Everstone and beating the crud out of everything all over again.

  • NTaiyokun
  • Guest

    This is exactly why I don’t buy the first version of any pokemon, I always wait for the eventual update in the next year.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Yeah dude, it looks like they skipped that this time around.

      • Suicunesol

        I think they’ll do it in the second year.

  • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

    Fangirling hard now! I was around 13 when the original versions were out, been awaiting for these remakes for awhile now.

  • Nightmare637

    Haven’t played pokemon in years, but I will get these if even if I lost interest in the series.

    kinda wonder if Emerald will get the same treatment(I’m not holding my breath)

    • J_Joestar

      probably not, they haven’t remade a “third version” yet iirc.
      at most, we can probably expect some elements of Emerald incorporated into OR/AS.

  • Tsurugi

    Man, I can´t wait to get the OMEGA RUBY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kuma483

    Saw it mentioned somewhere else and instantly thought “This has to be a joke, right?” I’m so happy it’s not a joke.

  • Spirit Macardi

    My favorite earth type now has a Mega Evolution… SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  • DragKudo

    So no Pokemon Z u_q

    • mike dickson

      It will happen in 2015 that’s how game freak does it man

    • Slickyslacker

      Eventually. After these, probably.

    • s07195

      IIRC, FireRed and LeafGreen came out before Emerald.
      Also HeartGold and SoulSilver came out before Platinum.
      In terms of remakes it seems pretty consistent so far.

  • mike dickson

    So rubbing the Pokemon emerald cartridge praying for remake last night payed out by the gods the gipsys were right

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      …so I not the only one who did that everynight….

      • mike dickson

        So there are others interesting

  • Senshin


  • DragKudo

    Well I hope they let us transfer our character design. Finally I can become a Yandere Idol!

  • Demonspartanx20

    Am i the only one that noticed kyogre has gotten a new design for the pokemon? it’s the same for groudon but it’s changes are very minor compared to kyogre, though we havent seen all of groudon yet just this bottom view.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    A Ruby/Sapphire remake? I’m shocked, SHOCKED!

    …Well, not that shocked

    • Vash bane

      might as well say every old game (expect crystal and stuff) are being remade at this point….sadly from all the “hype” I see here. I guess I’m the odd ball here who is only interested in a new region. and I’m guessing the milking is about to start XD I wonder since this is real is pokemon Z also real?

  • Kami nii

    YES!! I will see Cynthia in Pokemon X and Y Graphics!!!

    • Learii

      Cynthina my fav pokemon char <3

      • Kami nii

        If only there’s a little dating sim element like persona.well thats just a wishful thinking I guess

        • TruSpindash

          Black 2/White 2 got really close with the Yancy/Curtis side-quest but that is likely the closest thing we’ll ever get in a Pokemon game resembling any dating sim elements.

        • Oh boy I hope it’s not incorporated or if it does I hope it won’t affect important things, Im personally not really fond of it.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            as much as I would like that idea. It wouldn’t fit in pokemon

          • Eeeh, didn’t Nintendo said since Black and White the protagonists would be more teenage like? So I guess Dating Sim would be more teenage like but I pray they forgot that detail.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            BW 1/2 protags were 15/16

            XY Protags were 15/16 as well.

          • Welp, if they didn’t incorporate it in XY I don’t see why they would begin now but who knows about the next gen, depends on how they incorporate it I might call it quits or maybe not.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            I think this they tired with Shuna and with the male MC but stopped half way *fire works scenario* eh I think if they want to do that, they should try it with a spinoff

          • Yeah I think I’d be okay if incorporated in a spin off.

          • Symbol de Au

            Yeah. Emma was 16 and when I compared her to my character I realized they were about the same height. Funny, though Emma is supposed to look younger than her age based on dialogue.

          • Kaetsu

            I like dating sim elements in games(especially in Persona) but I don’t want that in Pokemon. It doesn’t fit.

          • I uh… actually having Persona in mind when this was suggested, I am of those weirdos who didn’t enjoy the dating sim thing in Persona so I wouldn’t like Pokemon to have dating sim elements for stats changes or whatever :S

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          Maybe in a spinoff XD

        • Learii

          lol I take her on a date if is a sim game XD

    • J_Joestar

      Am i missing something? i don’t really recall Cynthia being in Hoenn.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        lol Shes not but she might show up in it since she knows Steven and he apperd in platinum

  • TruSpindash

    Amazing news, only one thing needs to be said.

  • hng qtr

    “Game in 2D, some areas also playable in 3D”
    Hoping the 3D doesn’t cut the FPS to single digits again.

  • Poked

    And once again, I’m going to buy it because it is a game that was part of my childhood…

  • Mugiwara

    The hype is so intense…. so much Hype waiting for games! >.<

  • Solomon_Kano

    [screams internally]

    [screams externally]

    [screams… existentially]

    • More adverbs, please.

      • Solomon_Kano

        [adds adverbs quietly]

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      More keystrokes please

  • NimbusStev

    Sweeet! People have been asking for this forever! Kind of anti-climactic the way that they announced it though. With E3 only a few weeks away, they should have saved it for then and made a bigger deal about it. At least showed some kind of in-game screenshot instead of stills of the package.

    But whatevs, I’m super excited either way! :D

    • Well, they didn’t display gameplay footage yet so there’s still reason to cum buckets once again on E3 days.

  • Chatdimension

    All they need is a Sigma Emerald, and they have the major three Greek letters with colors. In all seriousness, I really dislike these other forms on legendary pokemon.

  • Morningstar

    Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? Y’know when people complain that Game Freak is running out name idea its usually for for main game, not remakes. But this time I’m wondering what would be left after the biblical.

    • Symbol de Au

      Yeah Heart and Soul had nothing to do with Johto(or at least not more than any other Pokemon game) but Alpha and Omega REALLY have nothing to do with these games. XD Did they just think it sounded cool. Actually come to think of it that’s usually the reason for Japanese companies using biblical references…

      • Jinka Fumako

        the best I can think of is that Team Aqua’s emblem kinda looks like the Alpha sign (α or A), while Team Magma’s looks like Omega (Ω)

        • DragKudo

          Makes me wonder if they planned this back then. Like how did no one notice this?

          • Symbol de Au

            Considering this is GameFreak and the fact that they barely resemble them(especially the A you have to turn your head and squint). I bet someone was just like “hey our old designs kind of resemble the greek letters” or something. Expect to hear that same line in an interview later.

        • s07195

          Did not notice that at all… 0_0

      • SwiggitySwag

        What are you talking about?

        Alpha and Omega. Land and Sea.

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      Alpha Sapphire as name title on a game that has the sea. which IF you believe to be from where all the life originated in this planet and could evolve to what it is now. which is why Omega Ruby beign the land themed game since it can represents the organism who envolved to land creatures who don’t fit to be on the sea anymore.
      Also the whole Ziz, Behemoth and Leviathan mythos that is heavily aplied to Hoenn. Leviathan(kyogre) beign the biblycal serpent who would destroy humanity, Behemoth(Groudon) beign the Land creature that would fight leviathan to protect the humans (we could call this Alpha phase) and Ziz(Rayquaza) being the Giant Bird that would lead humans to heaven after the draw between Behemoth and Leviathan (Omega Phase)

  • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

    I haven’t played and enjoyed a Pokemon game since gen 3, this will be fun reliving those memories again no doubt.

    • Kaetsu

      I hadn’t either until I played X&Y. Have you given it a shot?

      • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

        I want to but I’m a tad hesitant to be honest, to me its changed a lot from back in the day to where now I feel overwhelmed. Maybe after playing the remakes it’ll rekindle my interest.

  • Izzeltrioum


    So they are going against COD sales it seems.

    • alixraen

      Not exactly conflicting fanbases there for the most part, if you ask me.

      inb4 someone says they play Pokemon and CoD :P

      • Symbol de Au

        I play Pokemon! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! I also play Call of Duty sometimes at my cousin’s house! What do I win?

    • Kaetsu

      I’ll be buying one of those.

  • Wahoo! I’m hyped and happy! >u<
    And my hubby can experience Hoenn for the first time now~.

    Now that I'm really feeling it actually. . . I think Stadium and Snap deserve remakes now too! (Or sequels. Or both~!)

    • Kaetsu

      Add Gale of Darkness and Colosseum to that list!

    • Solomon_Kano

      Snap U killer app

    • s07195

      Now that I think about it, if they make a Pokemon Snap game for Wii U the same way that the idea could work for Fatal Frame, that would be awesome. 0_0

      • Totally! There’s a lot to imagine there~!

  • J_Joestar

    Can’t wait for some hot and steamy battles ;)

    • Vash bane

      yeah….I kind of take that comment two ways lol

      • Symbol de Au

        You’re supposed to. =/

        • Vash bane

          o.o I was only joking (don’t hit me)

      • J_Joestar

        hmmmm? i’m not sure i know what you mean…

  • Altumn

    See I love this generation… so I’m excited… but scared due to the covers and Mega evolutions…

  • Junko Enoshima


    • Tsurugi

      I don´t know but I’m afraid that isn´t going to do the Emerald remake because they ignored crystal when they have done gold and silver ( would buy the emerald ,catching both Groudon and Kyogre =D )

      • s07195

        Hmm, didn’t HGSS basically have the Suicune plotline added as a subplot?

        • Tsurugi

          you’re right, I hope we can get the 3 pokemons (rayquaza,kyogre and groundon) in one version and jirachi and deoxys would be nice too

    • mike dickson

      it won’t happened since the last remakes never had a third version but keep in mind these games will have lots of elements from emerald so don’t worry too much

  • Mavalex

    Hoenn somehow still not confirmed :U

  • Chaos_Knight

    Sceptile for Sm4sh then?

    • Invisbin

      They have a fire and water type, this shit makes absol-ute sense. Make it happens Nintendos.

  • Kaetsu

    A remake of the greatest Pokemon game ever made? The HYYYYYYYYYYYYYPE! I love Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald! I have played Sapphire four times, Ruby twice and Emerald 30+. This is the best gen and region and no Pokemon game will ever top it! /ends fanboy-ing

    I’m really excited to see this game be remade in 3D. Pokemon X&Y had a really nice looking anime aesthetic and I would love to see Ruby and Sapphire re-imagined in that style. November here I come!

    • mike dickson

      whoa dude crystal is the greatest pokemon game ever

  • Ms_Fortune

    This is my favorite gen so this is bought day 1.

    Multiple copies to.

  • Darkwing7

    The waiting game begins

  • jugss

    wtf is this real? the box art looks fake though

  • awang0718

    That 12 million 3DS sales forecast for this year is looking very pessimistic now that these two games have been announced.

  • pokeslob

    I like how everyone hated Gen III until today

    • Vash bane

      really? from what I’ve seen the past years this has always been what a lot of ppl wanted specially a emerald remake

    • Symbol de Au

      Dude I hate Pokemon

    • SwiggitySwag

      Still not huge on it, honestly, I will probably pick it up though. Hopefully I enjoy it better this time around.

    • Kaetsu

      I’ve loved Gen 3 my whole life! Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald are my favourite Pokemon games of all time. Gen 3 also had some other great games like Gale of Darkness and Colosseum.

      • pokeslob

        Gen 3 was probably the most productive of them all. Sapphire is still one of my favourites!

    • Arrei

      “Hoenn Confirmed” didn’t become a Pokemon meme from everyone hating Gen 3, yknow.

  • Vash bane

    lol so nintendo caved eh? XD well I guess fans of that gen are going to eat this up….and I already see complaints for emerald on poke forums (and apparently here too) now this has the old noggin thinking is this where mega latios/latias will come into play?

    I guess I’m the odd person out here lol I have no favorite region.

    • SwiggitySwag

      Caved? They’ve literally remade all of the other generations up until now between new releases. You’d have been crazy not to have seen this coming.

  • Histirea

    Never mind, they’re not megas. I need to wear my glasses more often.

    • SwiggitySwag

      That’s normal Groudon and Kyogre. They’re just glowing, nothing about them is different.

      • Robert Hendrie

        They have extra marks on then, but they aren’t mega that’s for sure. Plus X&Y kept talking about how mega pokemon are only in kalos… so if they do bring it forward(backwards?) they break the lore they set…

        • mike dickson

          they broke the lore since pokemon origins i mean mega charizard X in kanto really and yes there mega groudon and kyogre

          • SwiggitySwag

            Pokemon origins is non-canon and is not made by gamefreak.

            They’re also not mega forms, they’re the normal forms.

          • mike dickson

            are you retarded ? your trying to say pokemon red and green are non-canon since its technically based off the game and im not going to argue about mega kyogre and groudon because you are clearly blind

          • SwiggitySwag

            Anything made outside of Gamefreak is non-canon. It’s as simple as that.

            The only difference is they’re glowing, nothing else has changed about them. Exact same designs.

          • mike dickson

            you are clearly ignorant believe in your false lies but remember this i told you so

          • SwiggitySwag

            I never said they wouldn’t have mega forms, I said these are not mega forms.

            You also don’t know what ignorant means.

          • mike dickson

            sigh im not gonna continue talking to some kid about the obvious its pointless

          • SwiggitySwag

            First of all, I’m older than you are, secondly calling me a kid over pokemon really shows your age and maturity, buster.

          • mike dickson

            dude im 20 how old are you ?

          • SwiggitySwag


          • mike dickson

            of course you know more about pokemon than me huh lol nice try

          • J_Joestar

            Maybe they are just… exceptionally lazy designs for Mega forms?

          • SwiggitySwag

            Or maybe, which is the most likely option, they aren’t mega forms at all.

            It’s just a slight design change like a number of other pokemon have gotten over the years.

          • Solomon_Kano

            No need for the insults.

          • mike dickson

            Yeah I should apologize to swiggity swag next time he’s online

          • Solomon_Kano

            That would be nice. Thanks for cooperating.

          • Robert Hendrie

            That anime that doesn’t count, that was only in there to try and sell X&Y. If you use anime logic then diancie is a magical Pokemon princess in the games too

          • mike dickson

            your disproving the original red and green than same story and pokemon movie logic doesn’t count so no diancie is not magical pokemon princess lol

          • DragKudo

            Pokemon origins anime is non canon. You can’t use Anime logic for the game.

        • DragKudo

          This game could take place years into the future or the orbs may be mega stones.

  • Natat

    Well I’ve been feeling like surfing for hours before getting anywhere~

  • Ban The Jackass

    Whelp, time to trade in my X for Omega Ruby.

  • Ricardo C

    Im getting both! Amazon isn’t open for pre-orders yet. It might be too early :(

  • Lumibelle

    My body…my body is ready

  • Ecchitori-san
  • YESSSS!!!!! *Foams at the mouth*

  • tturtlejosh

    But if I can make my own character what about May? No May??!!! I CANT USE MAY???!!!!!!!

    • s07195

      Probably new designs and customization features. May will still be ‘default’ though, I’d say.

  • IsaacGravity

    I screamed and spazzed out when I saw this title alone.

  • AokiShizuku

    What I’m really hyped about is the remixes for the game. ALL THE TRUMPETS. HNNNNNNNG

  • Ni ~Algidus~
  • DingLayGorFe

    Now milking pokemon?

  • Torraint

    i hope day-night cycle will be added

  • KiTA

    Well, there goes any hope of us ever getting a Dragon Quest Monsters localization.

  • artemisthemp

    I just wish they would remaster Yellow

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