Why fans are freaking out about the new Pokémon game

Because, well, it's a new Pokémon game.

 

Imad Khan

Internet Culture

Published May 8, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 8:31 am CDT

Nintendo just announced a remake to the wildly popular games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. And despite the fact he announcement was made with perhaps one of the worst uninspired trailers imaginable, fans are still off-the-walls excited.

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THEY’RE REMAKING POKEMON RUBY AND SAPPHIRE FOR THE 3DS JUST LIKE THEY DID FOR RED AND BLUE AND GOLD AND SILVER IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS OMG

— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) May 8, 2014

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This is just basically the sum up of #Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’s announcement for today. pic.twitter.com/B9sleH0KEC

— Anime World (@AnimeParadasu) May 8, 2014

While many fans are clearly excited (“MY BODY IS READY” wrote one 4chan user), Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are probably the most divisive games in the series. Fans laud the game for its lush world, customizability, and length. Critics find it unbalanced, saying it lacks proper narrative progression.

Dubbed Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the game is set to launch this November on the 3DS, but that’s about all we know. From the trailer, we learned learned that “a new adventure is coming,” with the ability to “explore a dramatic new world,” and that’s it. For Pokémon obsessives, however, that’s clearly enough.

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Photo via Bago Games/Flickr

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*First Published: May 8, 2014, 3:08 pm CDT