Pokémon X and Pokémon Y titles announced for Nintendo 3DS, coming October 2013

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company made their big announcement today: two brand new Pokémon games that will launch exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will launch worldwide in October 2013, introducing new Pokémon and a new storyline set in a "spectacular 3D world."

“The worldwide launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y this October allows players to begin their adventures at the same time,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokémon Company. “Now, Pokémon fans across the globe can discover the secrets of Pokémon games and can collect, battle, and trade with each other immediately.”

“We brought Pokémon into an entirely new dimension and we’re incredibly excited to bring Pokémon X and Pokémon Y  to fans,” said Junichi Masuda, video game director at GAME FREAK inc. “The stunning visuals, a completely redesigned environment, game scenario, music, and communication features will bring smiles to the faces of video game players around the world.” 

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will also serve as a "blueprint" for a whole new line of products including a new animation, Pokémon TCG, and toy line.