Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Coming to Nintendo 3DS This Fall!

Surprise, Pokémon fans! Nintendo and Game Freak have announced a new entry in the series. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are coming to the Nintendo 3DS family this November. The release will be worldwide.

The news came to us by way of a press release. You might recognize the Ruby and Sapphire names. If so, good job. These might in fact be remakes. Here’s a blurb from the 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.

The wording from the trailer, though, suggests that maybe will see twists on the world and story in Ruby and Sapphire. Specifically, the word “new” is thrown around too often for this to be a simple port. Right?

That release also included a link to the brand new trailer you see above, and the boxart samples in the gallery below.

All of this news comes on the heels of Nintendo posting its fiscal loss for the year ending in March 2014. Coincidence? Doubtful. Pokémon makes money, so Nintendo will be looking to cash in on that fact.

Since 2012, we’ve had a Pokémon game every year. Will Nintendo try to turn its pocket monster cash cow into an annual thing?

I loved Ruby and Sapphire. I loved the HeartGold and SoulSilver remakes. While I’m excited to dive back into that world again, I’m not sure how I feel about the potential annualization of this beloved series. Any thoughts?

EDIT: Some food for thought. I just tweeted this out.


Introducing Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, an Epic Adventure Launching Worldwide in November 2014

BELLEVUE, WA — May 7, 2014 — The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will launch worldwide in November 2014, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Pokémon fans will collect, battle, and trade Pokémon in a new adventure.

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.

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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit

About Nintendo
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 669 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at



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