In 2014, Japan saw the release of big Pocket Monster games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The games sold a ton in Japan, but not enough to reign supreme. A new challenger has taken the crown: Yokai Watch.
In two words: experience points. Heaps and heaps of experience points.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's creepiest moment happens so fast, most players probably miss it.
Pokémon games aren't known for being challenging. That doesn't mean you can't spice things up.
Famitsu reports that according to the Pokémon Company's data, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire sold a total of 3.04 million copies worldwide in three days. This is notable for two reasons: first, the figures exclude digital copies sold, and second, the game's not out in Europe 'til Friday. Impressive.
So you're interested in a new Pokémon game. Except there are technically two new Pokémon games. Which do you get?
Just because you beat the Elite Four and become the champion of Hoenn doesn't mean Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has nothing more to offer. If you keep playing after you beat the game, you'll have a chance to experience something wild.
It's easy to miss, but the people of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire whisper about things. Incredible things. Inexplicable things. The sorts of rumors involving legendary Pokémon that sound unbelievable, until you remember you're dealing with a video game, where there is no such thing as a tall tale.
In the original Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, there is a hot springs in Lavaridge Town. Players could go and soak in the steamy water with some old ladies. Lavaridge Town returns in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. So does the bathing. The grannies, it seems, do not.
If you're considering picking up the new Pokémon games, which launch later this week, you may want to go back into Pokémon X & Y and make sure you've done everything you can in those games first.
While the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is right around the corner, Japan's CoroCoro Comic points out that eighteen more Legendary Pokemon are headed towards the 3DS remakes.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are due out in November, but what day in November? That would be November 21., giving players plenty of time to play the remakes over the Thanksgiving break. Thoughtful, that Nintendo. Want some footage?