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  1. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    Given recent events, the staff decided that perhaps it was time to retire this old thread and start again with an all-new one...or is it a thread 6.5? With that, this thread will be closed and we ask that everyone head on here - but make sure to read the first post!
  2. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    Nintendo as a whole needs to announce their Q2 slate soon; which I can see happening either this month or in March. I mean, the only Q2 title we know of so far is Star Fox Zero, which is likely to be delayed (also, Europe might finally get dates for Yo-Kai Watch and Fire Emblem Fates, but North...
  3. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    Putting away my "Fun Speculator" hat for a second and popping on my "Moderator Hat": While we respect that these are fascinating times and people tend to get a bit excitable and defensive towards their theories, we would like to ask that all debate and discussion be handled in a mature...
  4. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    Having its own, all-new Gym Circuit is a good idea. Another one I thought of is introducing a Pokémon Professor; which is another thing every new region has had that the Sevii Islands haven't. Exactly my thoughts. If Volcanion hadn't been programmed into X/Y and then discovered by data-miners...
  5. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    I admittedly did shuffle round my prediction a bit after posting; moving the Generation 6 Finale to launch two quarters before my original prediction which would have increased the gap; so I probably forgot to adjust the math there; which would explain the discrepancy. I don't think a really...
  6. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    Internationally at least, new generations have launched all over the year. Black/White were in March and Diamond/Pearl in April (June in Europe) for example - which are all markets where Christmas has a greater commercial emphasis than Japan. If we assume that Magiana is from Generation 7, then...
  7. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    I could definitely see even the next Generation 6 game benefiting from New Nintendo 3DS augments; such as the frame-rate boost mentioned by others and perhaps even a fully 3D world (like how Hyrule Warriors Legends is in 3DS and has a much higher frame-rate on the N3DS). It's worth pointing out...
  8. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    The New 3DS is little more than a stop-gap to help jump-start declining sales; just like the DSi and DSi XL were before the 3DS came along. It says a lot that there's only been one New 3DS-exclusive retail release and even games that likely should have been, like Hyrule Warriors Legends are...
  9. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    I imagine that the core target audience for the Generation I Virtual Console releases are existing 3DS-owning Pokémon fans who are either older and want to feel nostalgic or younger and curious to see where it all began. The only aspect of their release that strikes me as an attempt at appealing...
  10. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    The current consensus is that the NX will serve as a replacement for both the 3DS and Wii U; with some suggesting it will be an infrastructure shared across multiple devices such as Apple's iOS. Both a "Handheld NX" and a "Console NX" have been rumoured for some time now.
  11. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    @Mitchman - I hope that GameFreak are preparing a brand new main-series entry for the NX's launch period or window and that Iwata or Kimishima have spoken to Masuda about how the 3DS' lacklustre launch could have been positively impacted if they had waited six months and had Black/White as...
  12. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    Where are people getting the idea that Volcanion is holding Magiana in the latest movie poster? It's clearly just showing Magiana being positioned in front of Volcanion. Unless there's another image I'm missing or something... In regards to how our new robot bunny ties into the future of the...
  13. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    I would be very interested in Magiana either being a part of a larger "Generation 6.5" or even just a brand new standalone addition to the next Generation 6 game (like an extension of how new formes aren't pre-programmed into older games, such as Zygarde). I could easily see a situation where...
  14. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    Even if the game has nothing specially themed around the anniversary (as in, it isn't a return to Kanto or anything like that), if The Pokémon Company are planning on doing any promotion for the 20th anniversary, I imagine a new game to be a big part of it. I think it would be in Nintendo...
  15. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    I still think that it's a given that a new main series entry won't be released this year, but with The Pokémon Company starting to tease things now, I think an announcement before the end of 2015 is very likely. Imagine if GameFreak unveiled the new game at the Pokémon Video Game World...
  16. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    ...but it has? It's stopped them loads of times before. Shuffle and Rumble World are hardly as text heavy as a Mystery Dungeon game would be and the game simply won't be as high a priority to get an international launch for than the main series would be. Even then though, the release gap only...
  17. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    Nintendo of Europe would also have to localise the game into French, German, Italian and Spanish; which Nintendo of America wouldn't have to do. That could hold back a European release.
  18. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    The game hasn't been confirmed to be eShop only, so it will likely have a physical release too. So yeah, it is a physical product. There could also be other reasons for the release gap; such as Mystery Dungeon being a text-heavy spin-off but not as high a priority for a global launch than the...
  19. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    I personally don't think that we'll see a New Nintendo 3DS exclusive main series instalment; because that would severely limit the potential audience for the game. I can however, see future Nintendo 3DS Pokémon titles having enhancements when played on the New systems, such as C-stick...
  20. Joshawott

    SPECULATION: Generation VI: The Future

    I was actually only made aware about the possible Famitsu tease after posting. I do however, find it interesting that so few places have picked up on it when normally, you'd expect everyone to be shouting it from the rooftops. So that does make me sceptical. Audino, Weedle have to Sewaddle...
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