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Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are coming to the Nintendo 3DS worldwide in October 2013. This marks the sixth generation of Pokémon games. The announcment trailer revealed three new starters: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie as well as Yveltal and Xerneas, both of which are legendary Pokémon and version mascots. Additional Pokémon have subsequently been revealed, including Sylveon, a new evolution of Eevee. A new form for Mewtwo has also been revealed, although little about it is currently known.
Early footage suggests that the architecture and aesthetic of this game's region are to be based on France. In addition, the first trailer depicted Pikachu announcing the game from atop the real-life Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Previous inspirations for the Pokémon games were various regions of Japan (Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh) and The United States of America (Unova).
The 'X' and 'Y' of the titles suggests a theme of genetics, because of the X and Y chromosomes. Additionally, the games' Japanese logos both contain a DNA double helix.
Changes from Previous Games in the Series
Pokémon X and Y make several significant changes from previous games in the series. Most notable amongst these is the transition to fully 3D polygonal visuals in both the overworld and in battles. This sees battles being somewhat more animated than in previous games, similar in presentation to the Pokémon Stadium games.
The games are also the first to see a simultaneous worldwide release, a big change from the games' usual Japan-first release dates.