Obligatory Pokemon X and Y Entry
Actually, I'm guessing there's more to the name. The third version will probably be Pokemon Z, because X, Y, and Z are the names of axes in a three-dimensional graph, and these are the first main Pokemon games in 3D.
Before the "y no gen 3 remakes" posts start: we needed Gen I and II remade in order to obtain a lot of those Pokemon, because we couldn't transfer them into Gen III. But our Gen III Pokemon can be transfered to Gen IV, then to Gen V, so there was no point in making remakes in Gen V. Plus, the starters and mascots were available throughout Gen IV and V, so there's that.
Well, the graphics do look nice. Peronsally not a graphics fan, but I'll go along with this shift with only a tiny grudge.
Player characters: the guy looks like Black and the girl looks like Leaf.
Not super-impressed with the starters. We've had Water frogs before, and we've had Fire foxes before. (Please, please don't let this Fire starter evole into another Fire/Fighting type!) The Grass starter...is that a Patrat with mold on its back? Meh, hoping the final forms will be more impressive.
I'm assuming those Pokemon at the end of the trailer are the new mascots. The black and red bird that looks like the letter Y is probably a Flying type, and maybe Dark. As for the blue Sawsbuck with swords for legs and Christmas lights on its antlers, I'm thinking Steel, and maybe Grass. Huh, we may actually go a Generation without a Dragon mascot...
Too soon for me to pick a version, so I look forward to more news. I am impressed that Nintendo is releasing them worldwide in October--I'm all for not having to wait for a dub. I'm also wondering if this region will be based on another place in the States, and if so, if Isshu/Unova will be revisitable. Plus, sort of hoping we finally get a Dark type Gym Leader, and really hoping that story will be even more important than in Gen V. I was dreading the possibility of a Generation VI, but I suppose I should try to judge these games fairly now that they're here. Here's to hoping they're not as stingy with information as they were with Black 2 and White 2!
UPDATE: We now have names for the mascots! The deer is Xerneas and the bird is Yveltal.