‘Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’ Updates: Release Date, Gameplay Details and New Screenshots Confirmed

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Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of The Pokemon Company and Producer of Pokemon, Introduces the New 'Pokemon Art Academy' Game During a News Conference at E3 in Los Angeles
Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and chief executive officer of The Pokemon Company and producer of Pokemon, introduces the new "Pokemon Art Academy" game during a news conference at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California, June 11, 2014. REUTERS

Fans of "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" can expect an onslaught of new details, trailers and screenshots featuring the new Mega Evolutions and the action of some of the Pokemons.

For instance, Serebii reports on the Mega Sableye trailer recently released. The new Pokemon will be taking use of a jewel as defense in battle, while using the weakness and openings of the opponent.

Mega Sableye reveal for "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" (via YouTube/The Official Pokemon Channel)

The source also reveals that The Pokemon Company has already announced that it will be revealing the game on November 21 in North America, Australia and Japan. Europe, on the other hand, will be getting the "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" on November 28, but Canada has been left out of a specific release date. Alongside this, Serebii has created quite the extensive image gallery of "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire."

There's also a trailer featuring a quick look at the gameplay for the upcoming Hoenn adventure, a look at the three starters, their evolutions, and their eventual Mega Evolutions, and the two teams that will be featured in "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire."

New Hoenn adventure gameplay trailer (via YouTube/The Official Pokemom Channel)

Prepare for the Three Starters and Two Stories

As what happens with any Pokemon game, "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" will also feature three starters, namely Mudkip, Treecko and Torchic. Take note that these are the same three Pokemons that were featured in the original Hoenn region game, Sapphire and Ruby, released in 2003.

In "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire," there will also be the two teams that first made appearance in the original Hoenn-based game, which are Team Magma and Team Aqua. The story in the remake involves a struggle between two oganizations, Team Magma and Team Aqua, where the former wants to expand landmass in Hoenn while the latter wants more oceans.

When choosing between the two games "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire," players should remember that Team Magma will be more prominent in Omega Ruby while Team Aqua is more significant in Alpha Sapphire.

Introducing the Three Mega Evolutions

The Mega Evolutions of the three Pokemon starters have also been revealed on the official "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" Web site.

Treecko's Mega Evolution, which is the Mega Sceptile, is able to get the Dragon type that also has the Lightning Rod ability for absorbing damage. The second starter is Torchic, which will have Blaziken for its evolved form. When this Pokemon Mega Evolves into Mega Blaziken, it will gain more power for its kicks. This is powerful enough to "burn from the friction of the surrounding atmosphere," something that is called the Speed Boost Ability.

Mega Swampert is the last of the Mega Evolutions, and not only does its water power increase, but it can also use this power on land. Mega Swampert also gets the Swift Swim ability, one that doubles his Speed so long as the weather is rainy.

Hit the link above for more information on the three Mega Evolutions, as well as screenshots from the game.

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