Today’s Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct culminated in an announcement of the next generation of main Pokémon titles, officially titled Pokémon X and Y. In a massive move for the series, the games will be released simultaneously in all major territories October of this year, meaning English-speaking fans won’t have to wait months while their Japanese friends play through the game before them.
The two games will be exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS and will feature an all-new visual style, completely new Pokémon, and undisclosed features unique to the handheld. So far, only the three new starters and a couple of what appear to be legendary Pokémon have been revealed. The fire starter will be a fox called Fennekin, the water starter a frog called Froakie, and the grass starter, Chespin, is a… chestnut mole thing? We’re not sure on that last one.
Nintendo pulled out all the stops during the Nintendo Direct, showing in-game footage that featured the game’s male player character, a number of battle scenes, some returning Pokémon, and a few of the game’s locales. Check below for some stills from the stream or go here to view the full 10-minute Nintendo Direct.