Introducing Pokémon X and Pokémon Y: An Epic New 3D Adventure Launching Worldwide in October 2013

  Introducing Pokémon X and Pokémon Y: An Epic New 3D Adventure Launching
  Worldwide in October 2013

New Pokémon Adventure Featuring All-New Pokémon Set in a Spectacular 3D World

Business Wire

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- January 8, 2013

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced today that the next generation of
Pokémon video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, will launch worldwide in October
exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. New Pokémon, a new storyline set in a
spectacular 3D world, and dynamic battles instantly make Pokémon X and Pokémon
Y two of the most highly anticipated video game titles of 2013.

“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

“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.”

Want an early sneak peek at Pokémon X and Pokémon Y? Visit to
watch a video introducing this new Pokémon adventure, including an exciting
first look at the new starter Pokémon in battle! Fans can also catch a glimpse
of the newest Legendary Pokémon and gameplay footage from the upcoming titles.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be the blueprint for an exciting array of new
animation, Pokémon TCG, and toys debuting around the world.

Be sure to visit, Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at, and follow Pokémon on Twitter @Pokemon to ensure you’re
receiving the latest Pokémon X and Pokémon Y news!

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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 billion video games and
more than 637 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


The Pokémon Company International
Rob Novickas, 425-440-6136
TriplePoint PR, on behalf of The Pokémon Company International
Lilit Baron, 212-730-9744
Phillip Klugman, 415-955-8500
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